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Thursday, Sep 18, 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.

Scare up some savings at zoo during ‘Shriek Peek” weekend

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Scare up some savings at zoo during ‘Shriek Peek” weekend
Those wishing to visit Lowry Park Zoo’s annual Halloween “Zoo Boo” event before the season really gets underway can save money during the “Shriek Peek” weekend.

More ways to celebrate, save on National Cheeseburger Day

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More ways to celebrate, save on National Cheeseburger Day
It’s National Cheeseburger Day next week on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Walking ghost tour offered for free fall fun

Published:   |   Updated: September 11, 2014 at 01:05 PM

Walking ghost tour offered for free fall fun There’s nothing like a ghostly ramble through dark, deserted city streets to get you in the mood for the Halloween season.

Glazer Children’s Museum celebrates birthday with free, discounted days

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Glazer Children’s Museum celebrates birthday with free, discounted days
We can hardly believe The Glazer Children’s Museum is turning four years old.

Free flu shots offered at USF

Published:   |   Updated: September 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Free flu shots offered at USF
The USF College of Public Health is once again hosting their annual free flu shot drive.

Talk, dress like a pirate to score free doughnut booty

Published:   |   Updated: September 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Talk, dress like a pirate to score free doughnut booty
Tampa-area residents need only the slightest provocation to bust out their pirate gear and swagger.

Zoo members treated to free MOSI, Aquarium admission in “Swaptember”

Published:   |   Updated: September 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Zoo members treated to free MOSI, Aquarium admission in “Swaptember”
Lowry Park Zoo members get treated to free admission at two reciprocal Tampa attractions during “Swaptember.”

Free fun runs in Safety Harbor next week

Published:   |   Updated: September 9, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Free fun runs in Safety Harbor next week
The City of Safety Harbor is hosting a day of fun runs for all ages and levels of ability.

Dress like a chicken, get a free meal at Pollo Tropical

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Dress like a chicken, get a free meal at Pollo Tropical Pollo Tropical is giving away free quarter-chicken meals for National Chicken Lover's Day on Monday, Sept. 15 between 2 and 7 p.m.

Free haircut for blood donors in September

Published:   |   Updated: September 8, 2014 at 01:09 PM

Free haircut for blood donors in September
Healthy people age 16 and older can score a free haircut in September.