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Tuesday, Mar 03, 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.

Shred for free at Wesley Chapel event

Published:   |   Updated: February 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Shred for free at Wesley Chapel event
It may feel like winter outside, but it is still time for some spring cleaning. Gather up those boxes of papers because there is another free shredding event on the calendar for next week.

Spring baseball is cheap family fun at Clearwater Threshers games

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Spring baseball is cheap family fun at Clearwater Threshers games
Entertain your whole family with just a fistful of dollars when you take in a Clearwater Threshers spring baseball game.

Kids can build free ‘Monster Truck’ at workshop

Published:   |   Updated: February 19, 2015 at 01:43 PM

Kids can build free ‘Monster Truck’ at workshop
Kids can “build and grow” next weekend when they sign up for a free workshop from Lowes.

See story of Jackie Robinson on big screen at a discount

Published:   |   Updated: February 19, 2015 at 11:08 AM

See story of Jackie Robinson on big screen at a discount In celebration of Black History Month, enjoy a special presentation of the 2013 film ‘42;’ the story of American legend Jackie Robinson.

Meet Lightning player at sporting goods drive

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Meet Lightning player at sporting goods drive
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop will be signing autographs at a community outreach event on Monday, Feb. 23. from 5 - 7 p.m.

‘Bring Your Own Friend’ to annual Ikea event

Published:   |   Updated: February 19, 2015 at 08:34 AM

‘Bring Your Own Friend’ to annual Ikea event
Make a day of it and spend time with a pal at the Tampa Ikea superstore on Saturday, March 7 when you “Bring Your Own Friend.”

Free family fun at Planes, Trains & Autos event

Published:   |   Updated: February 18, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Free family fun at Planes, Trains & Autos event
Your chance to see airplanes, remote control planes, helicopters, model trains, classic cars and more is this weekend at the Planes, Trains & Automobiles event.

Free fishing clinic includes rod and reel giveaway

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Free fishing clinic includes rod and reel giveaway
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children ages 5 to 15 from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Military admitted free, others use coupon for discounted Armed Forces museum visit

Published:   |   Updated: February 17, 2015 at 10:58 AM

Military admitted free, others use coupon for discounted Armed Forces museum visit For a limited time, Valpak is offering a discount coupon for admission to the Armed Forces History Museum on their website. ...

Annual ‘Lights’ event is free fun in downtown Tampa

Published:   |   Updated: February 17, 2015 at 10:19 AM

Annual ‘Lights’ event is free fun in downtown Tampa On Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21 the lights will come on in downtown Tampa.