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Kids Free Admission Florida Strawberry Festival Today

Today, March 5th, children through high school will get free admission to the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. The gates open at 10 am. Adults can still purchase discounted tickets at Publix Stores.

Free Cones at Ben and Jerry’s

032910_0017_FreeScoopof1.jpgIt is that time again.  Ben and Jerry’s is offering free cones at select locations.  You can visit their website for specifics about the offer and find locations that are closest to you.   The free cones are offered between noon and 8 p.m.   Maybe after picking up the kids after school or after dinner you can go get your free ice cream.

Updated Belle of the Ball Prom Dress Donation

promdressRedSmallWe recently received updated information about the Belle of the Ball project and wanted to create a separate post to let you know about it.  The original post was from several years ago and we appreciate getting the update and wanted to make everyone aware of the changes.    Hopefully this can help a teen girl you know or maybe you can be of help to the organization.

Belle of the Ball Announces Spring Prom Shopping Dates, New Location in Clearwater
Non-profit organization Belle of the Ball Project will provide prom dresses to in-need, low-income high school girls on four Saturdays this spring at 1210 Holt Avenue, Clearwater. This is a NEW location. The charity is no longer located in the Seminole Mall.
The dates are Saturdays March 28, April 11, April 25 and May 9, and the hours are from 10am to 2 pm. These will be the only dates to receive a dress.

Dresses are available to all greater Tampa Bay area in-need, high school girls only. We respect the honor system. No referral letter is necessary. No appointment needed. A $1 donation is requested but not necessary.

For low-income, in-need, high school girls only.

Donations of dresses can also be made at the distributions, dates/times listed above. For other year-round donation sites and more information about Belle of the Ball Project call 727-386-4502 or visit our web site: or Facebook at Belle of the Ball



Get a Free Comic Book from Local Tampa Bay Comic Book Stores

SuperMan, One of the free comics for National Free Comic Book Day

SuperMan, One of the free comics for National Free Comic Book Day

May 4th is Free Comic Book Day (Yes, there is a day for that.) throughout the world.     The website has details about the free comic book giveaway and also a store locator for you to find comic books in your area.   Many comic book stores throughout Tampa Bay are participating in the giveaway.

Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics are some of the publishers providing the comic books.   There are comic books that both and children will enjoy.   Some of the comics included are Superman, SpongeBob SquarePants, Hulk, and Star Wars.

Free St. Petersburg Bridal Show on Cinco de Mayo

NOVA535 On May 5th there will be a free bridal show at NOVA 535 in St. Petersburg.  The event is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and is being co-hosted by NOVA 535 and Simple Weddings.   You can reserve you tickets online at

It is promised that there will be several vendors offering door prizes, along with free food from invited caters.

Even if your wedding is way in the future, visiting would not hurt since it is FREE.

Have a Free Fun Tuesday at Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa

Tuesday, April 2nd, is Target Tuesday at Glazer Children Museum in Tampa.  Children and accompanying adults will get free admission from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Only adults that are with children are admitted, and all children must be accompanied with an adult.     Target Tuesday is usually the first Tuesday of the every month.

This month’s Target Tuesday will feature appearances from the curious little monkey –Curious George.  His appearances are scheduled to be at 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.

For more information you can visit the Glazer Children’s Museum website.

Free Ice in Tampa Bay for National Ice Cream Day

When you visit MOSI this Sunday, July 15th, you will be able to get a free sample of Blu Bell Ice Cream with your admission.   The samples will be given out between noon and 2 p.m.    The free ice cream is being given away to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, which is the third Sunday of July.

Dippin’ Dots will be celebrating National Ice Day eve.   Today, July 14th, you can get a free small cup of Clusterz  when you present a coupon that can be printed from the Dippin’ Dots website.   The coupons must be redeemed between 7p.m. and 9 p.m. today.

Coupon Link for Dippin’ Dots

Free Starbucks Refresher Drink Today

Today, Friday the 13th, Starbucks is giving away their new Starbucks Refresher between noon and  3 p.m. at participating locations.  The refresher use green coffee bean extract and mixes it with different fruit flavors to create a energy drink.    They explain it in a video below as getting the caffeine and other components of the coffee bean before it is roasted so that it doesn’t have the roasted coffee taste, but it still has gives the boast of energy you would get from coffee.

There is a video explaining the Green Coffee Extract


Friday the 13th Brings New Sesame Street Play Area to Westfield Brandon

One of the draws for some parents is the free play area at the mall.  It is a great way to have the children to burn some energy and have fun.   Westfield Brandon will have the grand opening of their new Sesame Street themed play area this Friday.   The new play area is a part of a partnership between the mall and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.   Busch Gardens created Sesame Street themed area in there park a few years ago.

Westfield Brandon and Books-A-Million Super Why Event

Books-A-Million at the Brandon Westfield mall will be having a Super Why event in their stores on July 19th.  Super Why is an educational cartoon that appears every weekday on PBS.   The program teaches early reading skills while discovering life lessons from classic children’s stories.   Children at the Book-a-Million event will get story time, snack, and craft time.    The first 75 children will also get a free Super Why book.  The event starts at 4 p.m.

Still Time to Get a Breakfast Entrée from Chick-fil-a Tampa Bay

Chick-fil-a is giving away a free breakfast entrée this week.   Tampa Bay is a one of the areas selected to participate in the free breakfast entrée giveaway.   To get you free entrée you must make a reservation online for one of the available Chick-fil-a locations.    The breakfast giveaway promotion period is from January 14th to January 19th.

Visit: to make you reservation.  Other areas participating in the breakfast giveaway are:   Southern California; Cincinnati, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Metro Charlotte, North Carolina.

Free Admission to Busch Gardens and SeaWorld for Preschoolers

Other than the great weather, Florida residents have another reason to happy about living in the Sunshine State.   Residents of Florida can now get free admission to Busch Gardens and SeaWorld for their preschoolers.  The free preschool pass is available online and provides free admission to both Busch Gardens and SeaWorld for children 5 and younger.  The pass is valid for the entire 2012 calendar year.

You can sign up online for the free Busch Garden and SeaWorld Preschool Pass.

Grow Financial Giving Away Suite Level Tickets to USF Bulls Football Game

One winner of the Grow Financial Federal Credit Union Sweepstakes will get 4 suite-level tickets to a USF Bulls football game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. In addition to getting four tickets for the December 1st game that the Bulls play against the West Virginia Mountaineers, the winner receives: a round trip limo ride to the game and back, a tour of Raymond James Stadium, some USF Bulls gear, a $250 Visa gift card. You can enter to win online at:


Free Music Download from Hillsborough County Library

There are great reasons to have a library card and now you can add one more to the list. Hills borough County library card holders can now download free music.

Library card holders can now download three free music downloads each week from the Sony Music Entertainment Catalog through a new online service called Freegal.

To download music, visit and click on Books, Movies and Music. Enter the barcode on your library card, and then follow the prompts to the Freegal site. Once there, library card holders can download up to three free songs each week (Monday through Sunday) onto any computer. They will play on any MP3 player, iPod, Smartphone, laptop or tablet computer.

Freegal is a music download service that accesses the Sony Music Entertainment Catalog to offer hundreds of thousands of songs in 100 genres of music through more than 50 record labels.


Free Chick-fil-A Breakfast Food Next Week

Chick-fil-A is letting individuals reserve space to get one free breakfast entrée September 6 to September 10.  It is one free reservation per customer and  you can make you reservation online at There are a limited amount reservation  for each day.

Customers will have up to nine breakfast entrées to choose  from, including the Chick-fil-A® Chicken  Biscuit, Spicy Chicken iscuit, Sausage Biscuit, Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Minis (three-count), Chicken, Egg & Cheese Bagel, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Chicken Breakfast  Burrito, Sausage Breakfast Burrito and the new Multigrain Oatmeal. Entrée  choices may vary by restaurant.

Free Slurpee at 7 Eleven Today

Yes, you heard right. Today on 7/11/2011 7 Eleven is celebrating their 84th birthday by giving away free Slurpees. You can visit the 7 Eleven website to find the closest 7 Eleven to you so you can go get your 7.11 oz. Slurpee.

7 Eleven’s website

Free Donuts from Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme

Today is National Donut Day and both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts are giving away free donuts.  The day was not started by any of these two companies, but by the  Salvation Army  in  1938 as a way to raise funds for the needy and to honor the women that served donuts to the World War I soldiers.

  • Krispy Kreme is giving away one donut per person today at participating Krispy Kreme locations. No purchase is required for the free donut.
  • Dunkin Donuts is also giving away one free donut at their participating restaurants, but you have to purchase a drink to get the free donut.  

Hopefully this does not ruin anyone’s diet.  🙂

You can visit the companies’ websites to find the locations that are closest to you.

Krispy Kreme’s website

Dunkin Donuts’ website

City of Tampa Celebrating the Tampa Bay Lightning with Free Public Event

The Tampa Bay Lightning are making their fans very proud as they continue to play fantastically on the way to another Stanley Cup win.  On Saturday, May 14th, the Lightning will be playing in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins at the St. Pete Times Forum.  However, celebrating for the Lightning making it this far will be happening this Friday the 13th in downtown Tampa.

Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn, will have a banner ceremony Friday at 11am in front of Tampa Municipal in downtown Tampa.  The banner will be hoisted on the Tampa Municipal Building.  Following the banner hoisting fans will be treated to a free lunch in Lykes Gaslight Square Park.  During the lunch Thunderbug, the Lightning Girls, and the Lightning Street Team will be in attendance. 

Another thing that fans will not want to miss is the Lightning themed sand sculpture that will be at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.  Start at 7:30 Team Sandtastic will be sculpting a Lightning sand sculpture out of 12 tons of sand at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Kids Eat Free for the Month of April at IHOP Almost Over

For the mother of April IHOP has been letting kids eat free.  The promotion is over on April 30th

According to the IHOP web site the terms of the free kid’s meal are:

Free meal valid for kids 12 and under on “Just for Kids” menu items. Drinks not included unless otherwise specified on “Just for Kids” menu. Dine-in only. Available at participating locations only for a limited time. Not valid with any other discounts or coupons


Free Prom Makeovers in Tampa

High schoolers in Tampa Bay have the opportunity to get a fee Prom Makeover from Remington College Cosmetology Program.   The services will be provided be provided by students and staff of the school’s cosmetology program.

Services Include:

  • Haircuts
  • Updos
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Makeup

High school students in the Tampa area can visit The Salon at Remington, located at the Remington College-Tampa Campus from April 8 through April 16. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling 813-316-4470.

“All students deserve to have a memorable prom night, and we’re happy to donate our services to make sure they look and feel their best,” said Dr. Rosalie Lampone, Remington College-Tampa Campus President.

Remington College’s Cosmetology program teaches students the art of hair, skin and nail care through traditional classroom instruction and hands-on training in the Remington College School of Cosmetology, which allows students to work with real clients.

All Prom Night Makeover services will be done in the Cosmetology Department of the Remington College-Tampa Campus, located at 6302 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd in Tampa.

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