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Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015

Janine Dorsey

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First responders treated to free Busch Gardens, SeaWorld visits

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Florida first responders can treat themselves to a day at a theme park before summer ends with a ‘September Salute’ from Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando.

Try before you buy BJ’s warehouse club membership

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Want to try before you buy one of those big box warehouse club memberships?

Kids treated to free entree, craft activity at Ikea

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School is out for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 7 but Ikea has you covered when it comes to feeding and entertaining the kids for the day.

Buy one, get four free on Saturdays in September at zoo

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Saturdays in September just got a lot more fun and quite a bit cheaper.

Free Kahwa coffee at Westchase location grand opening

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To celebrate the opening of their latest location in Westchase, Kahwa Coffee is giving away free cups of their popular brew.

Free skating for military and their families on Labor Day

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School’s out on Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day but that doesn’t mean kids have to sit around the house bored.

Tampa’s Coast bikes to offer cheaper memberships beginning Sept. 1

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Have you seen the people tooling around downtown and South Tampa on those cute blue bikes?

Stock up on cheap books at library sale

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Book lovers and avid readers can stock up on the cheap at the upcoming Friends of the Safety Harbor Public Library book sale.

Zoo members get free Florida Aquarium, MOSI visits in ‘Swaptember’

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

Howards treated to free pizza at Hungry Howie’s

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If your name is ‘Howard’ this deal has your name written all over it - literally.

Patel hosts free audition workshop for kids

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Kids with theatrical aspirations can benefit from a free audition workshop presented by Patel Conservatory next week.

Visit Glazer Children’s Museum for free

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Kids and adults are all admitted free on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the Glazer Children’s Museum when they visit from 2 - 7 p.m.

Free kids meal with purchase of adult entree at Carraba’s

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Harried parents struggling to get back in the school routine can treat themselves to a break from the kitchen - and at a discount.

Free, cheap admission available to weekend home show

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Those seeking ideas for sprucing up their homes may want to make plans to catch Florida’s Largest Home Show when it comes to town the weekend of Sept. 4 - 7.

Free dog exams, vaccinations at Saturday adoption event

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Lennar Homes Tampa will host its Dog Day of Summer dog adoption and pet health event at K-Bar Ranch, 19322 Paddock View Drive, Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Enjoy Plant Museum at dusk with free ‘First Fridays’

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Local landmark and architectural treasure, the Henry B. Plant Museum, invites you to visit for free on certain Fridays.

Free homecoming dresses available for needy teens

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Tampa Bay area girls with financial constraints need not miss making important high school memories because of lack of funds this fall.

Movie night at kids’ museum is discount family fun

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Visit the Glazer Children’s Museum for Back To School Movie Night and enjoy reduced admission for the event.

Tampa residents can save on home improvement course

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Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

Free nature film event at Tampa Theatre

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Fans of nature films will want to catch ‘Big Blue Live’ when it airs on PBS WEDU on Monday, Aug. 31 and Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Blood donors score gift card at Winn Dixie donation drive

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Healthy adults ages 16 and older who weigh at least 100 pounds can donate blood at an upcoming Tampa Bay area Winn Dixie donation drive.

Pay what you want at Tampa museum event

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Pay what you want when you visit The Tampa Museum of Art on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Get Macy’s discount when you ‘Shop For A Cause’

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Stock up on back-to-school and fall fashions while doing good in your community when you ‘Shop for a Cause’ at Macy’s.

Free mammograms at Moffitt for qualified women

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For a limited time, women meeting income and insurance requirements can get a free mammogram at

Cheap bagels make Mondays better

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For a not-so-limited time (the offer has been extended), Einstein Brothers Bagels are making Mondays something to look forward to, or at least something not to actively dread.

Buy two, get two free Rays’ tickets

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There’s still time to take advantage of the Tampa Bay Rays’ ‘Two For Tuesday’ offer.

Goodwill donors treated to discount aquarium admission

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Donate gently-used clothing or household items at Tampa Bay area Goodwill locations in September and you’ll be treated to a discount trip to The Florida Aquarium.

Score free candy bars with 7-Eleven mobile app

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Those who have the 7-Eleven mobile app installed on their smartphones will want to make sure they are fully charged for a couple of upcoming “FREEkends.”

Paid adult admission scores two free kid tix at zoo event

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Celebrate (or mourn) going back to school next week with Lowry Park Zoo’s “Back to School Splash” event.

Visit Legoland at a discount this summer

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It’s not too late to squeeze in one last trip to Legoland Florida before summer ends.

Visit a park for free on National Park Service birthday

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The National Park Service is celebrating 99 years and inviting the public to the party.

Food truck event features free, cheap MOSI admission

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You won’t need a big pocketbook, but you will need a big appetite when you visit the Museum of Science and Industry’s ‘Food Truck Madness’ event.

Back to School Blast features free Tampa Yankees backpacks

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Pet microchips, rabies shots just $5 at ‘Check the Chip Day’

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Hillsborough County pet owners are invited to ensure their pets’ health and safety at “Check the Chip Day.”

Adopt a black cat for free on national appreciation day

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Monday, Aug. 17 is National Black Cat Appreciation Day at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Free kids’ books with purchase of popular grocery items

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Kids won’t be limited to reading the back of the cereal box at breakfast when you purchase participating Kellogg’s products.

Week of Carvel deals culminates in free ice cream giveaway

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Carvel ice cream is celebrating the relocation of their Palm Harbor store with several days of deals.

Get tickets to free wrestling shows on Saturday

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Wrestling fans can gather to watch more than 25 wrestlers mix it up when they attend one of two free shows this weekend.

Donate school supplies for free shredding services

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Donate some paper, get your sensitive ones shredded for free.

Free two-hour play pass with purchase of kid’s buffet

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With rains continuing on and off, it’s sometimes hard to entertain the kids.

Shop the sales, compare prices during tax-free days

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It was originally designed to give parents a break on outfitting kids for back-to-school and the financial hardship it presented. But now, 17 years since its original inception, the 10 day

Free iced coffee when Rays win Sunday home games

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When the Rays win, you win.

Free family cooking classes offered by All Children’s Hospital

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Families can have fun together while learning about health and nutrition with All Children’s Hospital’s free cooking classes.

Chiselers host summer furniture sale

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The Chiselers, a fundraising arm supporting The University of Tampa and the historic Tampa Bay Hotel, holds highly anticipated large scale sales of gently used merchandise each spring.

BOGO ticket deal at Busch Gardens in August

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Want to squeeze in some last minute summer thrills before the kiddos return to school?

Evos offers BOGO meal deal in August

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It’s too hot to cook. You’re exhausted from back-to-school shopping. Besides, you need to squeeze more summer fun in before school resumes.

Crayons and cocktails Friday at The Paper Seahorse

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Happy hour takes on a whole new level of adult relaxation when you spend it with a cocktail and a coloring book at The Paper Seahorse.

‘Great Connections’ event for special needs kids offered at a discount

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Families of children with special needs are invited to an event at Great Explorations just for them on Sunday, Aug. 9.

Free shredding services on Wednesday

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Free community shredding will be offered this Wednesday, Aug. 5 courtesy of Shred360.

School lunch giveaway at Whole Foods Market

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Need some healthy ideas for packing school lunches this year?