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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Free and Cheap

A deals blog by Janine Dorsey

Janine Dorsey loves to save money: it doesn’t matter if it’s hers or someone else’s. She rounds up all the best deals and freebies to be found in the Tampa Bay area -  in shopping, dining, entertainment and more – to help you save, too.

Earth Day freebies have an environmental angle

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Earth Day celebrates 45 years of environmental awareness this year and we’ve rounded up a few offers to honor the occasion for fellow treehuggers.

Evos Feel Good Food is once again offering a free organic shake to anyone who visits their participating locations on Wednesday, April 22.

The offer is good while supplies last, no purchase necessary.

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Goodwill donors can score BOGO Dino World admission

Published:   |   Updated: April 20, 2015 at 11:22 AM
By Janine Dorsey

Reward yourself for doing spring cleaning with a discounted trip to Dinosaur World.

During the month of May, anyone who drops off donations of clothing or household items at any Goodwill Industries-Suncoast donation site will receive a coupon good for up to two free children’s tickets to Dinosaur World.

Coupons are good for one free child’s ticket for each paid adult admission.

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Dress for Success hosts weekend fashion sale

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By Janine Dorsey

It’s an annual event that frugal fashionistas look forward to each spring.

The Tampa Bay Dress for Success spring inventory clearing sale comes just once a year.

On Friday, April 24 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., shoppers can browse the racks of gently used ladies fashions and acessories at Bayshore Baptist Church.

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Tampa’s ‘Healthy Kids Day’ is free family event

Published:   |   Updated: April 20, 2015 at 09:13 AM
By Janine Dorsey

Mark your calendars: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will be the gathering spot for some healthy kids this month.

On Saturday, April 25 Tampa area YMCAs will be hosting an event to inspire increased activity and healthy habits among families and children of all ages.

The free event, which takes place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. will feature bounce houses, fitness demonstrations, crafts, safety information, healthy snacks, giveaways, live DJ and more.

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Free orca documentary screenings this weekend in Bay area

Published:   |   Updated: April 17, 2015 at 12:49 PM
By Janine Dorsey

Catch a free screening of a documentary film this weekend in Tampa Bay.

Two screenings of ‘Fragile Waters,’ open to the public, are scheduled in Tampa and St. Petersburg.

♦  Meet the film makers Saturday, April 18 at noon at the University of Tampa – Reeve’s Theatre, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa.

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Cheap family fun to be had at Tampa Yankee games

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By Janine Dorsey

There are some deals on the calendar for some upcoming Tampa Yankees home games.

Whether you like a free or cheap ticket price or a bundle that includes other perks plus dinner, there’s something for everyone looking for a deal.

Tickets range in price from $4 - $6.

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‘Island Earth Days’ is cheap family fun

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By Janine Dorsey

Celebrate Earth Day at a place that has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet this weekend.

Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, Honeymoon Island State Park will be the site for ‘Island Earth Days.’

Scheduled activities include:

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Free shredding on Earth Day in Land O’ Lakes

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By Janine Dorsey

Shred360 and Cooper Financial Services are providing free document shredding services on Earth Day.

Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the public is invited to bring up to five boxes or bags of documents, DVDs or CDs to the parking lot of Cooper Financial Services, 5420 Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, Land O’ Lakes for free, secure shredding.

There is no need to remove or separate binders, clips, rubber bands, wire folders, CDs or DVDs.

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Free movie on the lawn in Seminole Heights

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By Janine Dorsey

Seminole Heights-area residents can enjoy a free movie on the lawn when they gather at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church on Friday night.

On Friday, April 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m., the public is invited to gather on the lawn for a screening of ‘Big Hero 6’ in the great outdoors.

The event is free but popcorn, sodas and candy will be available for purchase to benefit Imagine No Malaria, a global campaign to cure malaria.

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Seniors can enjoy zoo at a discount

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Seniors over age 50 can enjoy the zoo at a discount next week in Tampa. The ‘Lifestyles After 50 Senior Safari and Fun Fest’ is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 starting at 9 a.m. at Lowry Park Zoo.

The event is $10 and includes admission to the zoo, free coffee, animal encounters, live entertainment, health screenings, bingo, lunch specials, preview of Zoominations entertainment by Chinese performers and prizes.

The zoo is open until 5 p.m. The evening Zoominations Chinese Lantern Festival event is not included in the offer.

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