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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

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.

Donate a toy, get a free Crossfit workout

Published:   |   Updated: December 12, 2014 at 01:25 PM

Donate a toy, get a free Crossfit workout
Donating a toy to a needy child will feel twice as nice when you attend Crossfit 9’s Santa Slam this weekend.

Free clown noses, circus discounts at Bay area Chick-fil-As

Published:   |   Updated: December 12, 2014 at 09:05 AM

Free clown noses, circus discounts at Bay area Chick-fil-As
Through Saturday, you can have a chance to win circus tickets at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants.

Free document shredding next week in Land O’ Lakes

Published:   |   Updated: December 11, 2014 at 08:34 AM

Free document shredding next week in Land O’ Lakes Cooper Financial Services is hosting no-cost document shredding by Shred360 on Thursday, Dec. 18. 1 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Learn to row at free weekend class

Published:   |   Updated: December 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Learn to row at free weekend class Curious about the sport of rowing but don’t know much about it?

‘Eat for free’ this weekend when you shop at Ikea

Published:   |   Updated: December 9, 2014 at 01:41 PM

‘Eat for free’ this weekend when you shop at Ikea
Just in time for holiday shopping, the Ikea “eat for free” deal is on again this weekend.

Donate toys, food for print shop credit

Published:   |   Updated: December 9, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Donate toys, food for print shop credit
Tampaprinter.com is hosting a seasonal toy and food drive and offering rewards for donors.

Free OJ (and possibly more) with Bruegger’s breakfast sandwich

Published:   |   Updated: December 9, 2014 at 09:26 AM

Free OJ (and possibly more) with Bruegger’s breakfast sandwich
What goes great with a hot breakfast sandwich? If you’re a Floridian you better say “orange juice.”

Kids can earn real money at the free Tampa Kids Market

Published:   |   Updated: December 8, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Kids can earn real money at the free Tampa Kids Market
Tampa Bay area kids can earn money for their piggy banks while learning about commerce at the recurring Tampa Kids Market.

Trade a toy for an oil change this week

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Trade a toy for an oil change this week
Tampa Bay area residents are invited to trade a child’s toy for auto services at Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair this week.

Trade a toy for a taco at Qdoba

Published:   |   Updated: December 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Trade a toy for a taco at Qdoba
Tampa area Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants want to reward you for making a child’s Christmas special.