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Kanes Strikeout Promo #RAYS 2018-2019 Season

Batter Up! If the Tampa Bay Rays get 10 strikeouts, you'll get 2 FREE tacos & a side of chips from a participating TIJUANA FLATS. Participating locations: Tampa, St. Petersburg, Ft. Myers, Naples, Orlando, Daytona, Gainsville & Ocala Florida Markets. 
No purchase necessary. 

Within 7 days of the 10 strikeout home game, bring in one of these qualifying items to any Kane's Showroom and get a coupon for FREE TIJUANA FLATS:
Ticket Stub
Seat Locator Receipt (for Flex Pack Cardholders)
Web Voucher (printed or on phone)

For More Information

PLEASE NOTE: Limit one FREE coupon per person per ticket stub/receipt/web voucher, per game. No purchase necessary.
You must be 18 years of age & you must redeem your ticket stub/receipt at Kane's within 7 days of the 10 strikeout home game date.
Meal consists of 2 FREE tacos & side of chips. Restrictions may apply. See coupon for details.

Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Promotion

Batter Up! If the Tampa Bay Rays get 10 strikeouts, you'll get a FREE WHOPPER Sandwich Combo Meal of your choice from a participating Burger King. 

Within 7 days of the 10 strikeout home game, bring in one of these qualifying items to any Kane's Showroom and get a coupon for a FREE WHOPPER Sandwich Combo Meal from Burger King:
Ticket Stub
Seat Locator Receipt (for Flex Pack Cardholders)
Web Voucher (printed or on phone)

PLEASE NOTE: Limit one FREE WHOPPER Sandwich Combo Meal coupon per person per ticket stub/receipt/web voucher, per game. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years of age & you must redeem your ticket stub/receipt at Kane's within 7 days of the 10 strikeout home game date.
Click Here To View The Strikeout Contest Rules

The Kanes stores usually let you redeem several printouts at one time so if the RAYS do 10 strikeouts in successive games, just bring the vouchers in at the same time. Bring your spouse too.

How to Get A Free Moe's Burrito


1. Download the Moe’s Rockin’ Rewards app on iTunes or Google Play.
2. Create an account with your email address or Facebook account. (Using Facebook will earn you an extra 50 points.)
3. Click on “Offers” in the bottom right-hand corner of the app, and you’ll see your coupon for a FREE burrito, which you can redeem at the Moe’s nearest you.
4. You can also enter another user’s referral code (mine is MARIE39) to get an additional 500 points — which I’d say is worth it, because 1,000 points will get you $10 in store credit. 

To rack up the other 500 points, you can either spend $50 (you earn 10 points for every dollar spent), or refer friends. For everyone who signs up through your link, and then uses the app in-store, you get 100 points. So get five friends to join, and you’ll have $10 in Moe’s credit!
The promo runs from now until August 14, 2016.
Once you sign up, you must redeem the offer in-store within seven days… But I doubt you’ll wait that long when a free burrito is calling your name!

Not Urgent, But Important Opportunities

Yesterday it happened. The unexpected opportunity which, as it turns out needed to be acted on rather soon if we wanted to take advantage of it. Sometimes there are those Not Urgent, But Important activities that are always lurking in the backs of our minds. Taxes could be one of those things, until it actually becomes Tax Day and hopefully you have them done way before this day.

Anyway, getting firewood varies on the scale of importance and urgency. After a nice winter with lots of fires, our firewood piles are low. We have three stockpiles of wood and it ages nicely for a year and then we have three racks of split firewood. We like to have all three of both types full of course. But right now we have two empty split wood racks, and one empty cut wood pile, with the others getting low. So, we are always scouting for free firewood and when it becomes available we have to act pretty quickly - it becomes one of those urgent activities.


As Stephen Covey explains in this classic text things we do; all can be categorized as Urgent and/or Important or a combination of those. Getting firewood while its available became urgent because it usually goes away as the homeowner cleans up the mess of cutting down a tree. So a friend told me about an Oak tree cut down and a sign out front confirming free firewood. That meant piling into the truck to check it out.

We loaded the chain saw, two wheeled hand truck and drove to the location. At first it didn't look like much we could use because the trunk of the tree was humongous. We asked the little old man who lived there what was available and he said all of it. We scored on the medium size branches (6-12" diameter) that were already loaded into his trailer to go to the dump. So we had to pull out the logs and cut them up with the chainsaw into manageable size wood. After many trips with the hand truck we had the Ford Explorer full and heavy. The dude really wanted to get rid of the wood because he offered to fill his pickup truck and follow us home to bring us even more wood. We politely declined the offer, thanked him for the wood and departed.

But at this point we were only half done. We were exhausted, sweaty and dirty with a few nicks and cuts from moving chunks of wood. Now we had to off load the truck and stack the wood in our stockpile space. Then the truck needed to be cleaned and the chain saw cleaned up too. What a job. Not many people would do what we did to get free wood. In fact I don't know anyone who would. I guess we're lucky we're both frugal. I'll leave you with this thought. And hopefully your taxes are done.

He who cuts his own wood, is twice warmed.

#CrunchyGoodness Meets Creamy #PlatefullCoop #Publix

How does some free Cascadian Farm granola and free Liberyogurt sound? Both are possible this week!

Fall is a great time of the year to switch to a hearty breakfast for those cool mornings. Of course you eat breakfast, don't you? It's my favorite meal of the day because all the choices are yummy!  Your family will love when you serve granola topped with fruit and yogurt. Cascadian Farm Granola and Liber yogurt are a perfect, easy combination that is convenient to prepare before school or work. My favorite combination is the Fruit and Nut Granola topped with Blackberry Liber yogurt.

If you have a hectic morning and need to bring your breakfast with you, there are these handy two part containers with a lid where you can pre portion the cereal and yogurt to transport to your destination. Then you can munch on your mid morning snack after you get settled from your commute. This #CrunchyGoodness in your morning can't be beat!

#PlatefullCoop #Paid #Frugalapolis

Choosing delicious breakfast and snack options doesn’t have to be difficult! Just combine your favorite flavors of Liberté yogurt and Cascadian Farm granola, available at Publix. For example you can mix Liberte Coconut Yogurt with Cascadian Farm Dark Chocolate Coconut Protein Granola, for a sweet and tropical combination. Or you can try Liberte French Vanilla with Cascadian Farm Apple Crisp Granola, for a combination that tastes like fall! 

Now onto the savings! You can save on Liberté Yogurt and Cascadian Farm Organic Granola with an in ad Publix coupon, and a "Try Me Free" peelie found on select boxes of cereal.

In-Store Savings
There is a Publix Coupon on the last page of the ad 10/23 - 10/29, which is required for free yogurt savings.

  • Get 2 free cups of Liberte yogurt when you buy any one (1) Cascadian Farm cereal, Cascadian Farm Granola or Protein Granola.

Peelie Coupons
There are peelie manufacturer coupons on some of the boxes of the cereal for $1.00 off one box. Also look for the "Try Me Free" rebate peelie where you can submit your receipt and the peelie to the manufacturer for the $3.99 refund.

Printable Coupons
If you can't find the peelies, you can always visit to clip and print your coupons. Available while supplies last.
  • Save $0.40 when you buy one Liberte yogurt (it's on sale for $1.00)
  • Save $0.75 when you buy any one Cascadian Farm product 
So, here's the best Scenario:
Buy 1 box of Cascadian Farm Granola ($3.99)
Buy 2 cups of Liberte yogurt $1.00 each ($2.00)
Use 1 Publix store coupon for 2 free yogurt wyb 1 cereal  (-$2.00)
Use 1 Manufacturer peelie for granola (-$1.00)
Use 2 Manufacturer printable coupons for yogurt (-$0.80)
Get 1 Manufacturer peelie for granola "Try Me Free" rebate of $3.99 (limit one per HH)
So, pay $2.19 for granola and yogurt, submit for $3.99 rebate and it's a moneymaker!

#CrunchyGoodness, #PlatefullCoOp and #paid

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. 

#BuschGardens November Passholder Freebie

This month of November, Busch Gardens Tampa is offering FREE COFFEE to season passholders available at any cafeterias, except Sultans Sweets. Just show your pass to the cashier to redeem this deal, one per day per passholder. 

FREE BEER At Busch Gardens Tampa

remember the free beer samples at Busch Gardens??

Who doesn't love #free stuff? Remember when I told you about the cool promotion at Busch Gardens Tampa in July and August? Well, they're back at it for September and October. This months promotion if you're a season pass holder is a free 6 x 8 photo - each day! That's right you can get a photo one day on Kumba roller coaster, the next day you could get one on Gwazi, and the next day on Montu; or you could get one by the adventure photo staff as you walk in the front entrance. Anyway, this is a great way to get some nice photos taken.

Jerry the bartender at the former Hospitality House
I can't wait for October though. Busch Gardens is having their own sort of Octoberfest by providing season pass holders with a FREE BEER at Crown Colony House, or any other beer stand each and everyday in October 2013. They haven't offered #free beer since Feb 1, 2010 when they ended their free samples of fine libations. But now is your chance to catch up. You can get 2 ten oz samples or 1 20oz beer (Budweiser, Bud Light or Leinenkugel) between 11 am and 4 pm.

How great is that, just like old times.

Free Summer Treats at Busch Gardens #Tampa

Since we live close to Busch Gardens, we go there after work for a walk a few times a week. From the parking lot, through the park and back to the car is over 2 miles. We usually don't even bother to go on any rides, but occasionally we'll stop and see a show if its new. I like to enjoy all the pretty flowers and landscaping, and it's interesting to people watch since most of the patrons are foreigners from South America now. It's winter there and this is their winter break, so huge groups of young teens who don't speak English follow around their guides with flags. It's actually annoying if you get stuck behind a group of fifty to a hundred people like that, so it's one of our challenges to stay ahead of them.

One of the frugal things we do this month, is to get our free daily sweet or salty snack. As season pass holders we're entitled to show our pass at any snack stand and get a free ice cream bar, popcorn, caramel corn, frozen fruit bar or dippin dots ice cream. Usually, we never spend any money at Busch Gardens, we only go for our exercise or to socialize with friends (most have a pass too!) Anyway, its been tough on the diet to get these snacks and stay on track with our diets. It means only a very light dinner and we also throw away the popcorn at half a bag. I know you're thinking, just get half a bag to be frugal. But that doesn't work because then you get a 1/2 bag of old maids and burnt kernels. You have to be able to shake and settle the bag so the good stuff (light and puffy) goes to the top and the heavy unpopped old maids go to the bottom.

Did you get your postcard telling you about the free snacks?
Anyway, this week the afternoon rains have been relentless. Luckily, I've managed to have a weather window to ride my bike home safely and dry, but those storm clouds roll in shortly after. Yesterday when we finished our Publix shop we were going to go for a walk but the rain rolled in, so we just went to the quick drop off area of Busch Gardens and went to the snack stand at the front of the park. We didn't even walk, just went and got our free ice cream. I like to think its being frugal, but some may think of it as being cheap. But as you know frugal is saving money with planning, being cheap is saving money at the expense of others. I guess you could argue that our savings were at the cost of Busch Gardens, but it's their deal - they threw it out there for those who are aware to take advantage of. We asked the employee at the booth how many free snacks they gave out daily and he said not many. He said only 15% of the people have redeemed the offer. That actually seems like a lot to me, since the only notification of this offer was a postcard mailed in June. It's not posted anywhere in the park or on the website, so if you threw away your junk mail you missed out on free stuff all summer.

By the way, don't miss out on next months freebie - Free soda beverage or 20oz Dasani water every day in August.

List of State Free Fishing Days

Alabama 6/8/13
Arkansas Noon 6/7/13 until midnight 6/9/13
Arizona 6/1/13 & 6/8/13
California 7/6/13 & 9/7/13
Colorado 6/1/13 - 6/2/13
Connecticut 5/11/2013
District of Columbia 6/1/13 - 6/9/13
Delaware 6/8/13 & 6/9/13
Florida 4/6/13 & 6/8/13 (fresh)

6/1/13 & 9/1/13 (salt)
Georgia 6/1, 6/8 & 9/28/13
Hawaii 365 days a year (marine)
Iowa 6/7/13 to 6/9/13, IA residents only
Idaho 6/8/2013
Illinois 6/7/13 to 6/10/13
Indiana 6/1/13 & 6/2/13, IN residents only
Kansas 6/1/13 & 6/2/13
Kentucky 6/1/13 & 6/2/13
Maryland 6/1, 6/8 & 7/4/13
Maine 2/16 & 2/17/13; 6/1 & 6/2/13
Michigan 2/16 & 2/17/13; 6/8 & 6/9/13
Minnesota 6/7/13 to 6-9/13, with youth
Missouri 6/8/13 to 6/9/13
Mississippi 6/1 to 6/2/13 (fresh); 7/4/213 (salt)
Montana 6/15/13 to 6/16/13
North Carolina 7/4/13
North Dakota 6/1/13 to 6/2/13, ND residents only
Nebraska 5/18/2013
New Hampshire 6/1/213
New Jersey 6/15/13 & 6/16/13
New Mexico 6/1/13 & 9/28/13
New York 6/29/13 & 6/30/13
Nevada 6/8/13
Ohio 5/4/13 & 5/5/13
Oklahoma 6/1/13 & 6/2/13
Oregon 6/1/13 & 6/2/13
Pennsylvania 5/27/13 & 7/4/13
Rhode Island 5/4/13 & 5/5/13
South Carolina 5/27/13 & 7/4/13
South Dakota 5/17/13 to 5/19/13
Tennessee 6/8/2013
Texas 6/1/213
Utah 6/8/2013
Virginia 6/7/13 to 6/9/13
Vermont 6/8/2013
Washington 6/8/13 & 6/9/13
Wisconsin 6/1/13 & 6/2/13
West Virginia 6/8/13 & 6/9/13
Wyoming 6/1/213

2013 Friday Extra Concert Series Schedule

Finally, the 2013 schedule has been posted for the Tampa concerts. Again this year the first half of the concerts are going to be downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Park, and the second half at our beloved Lowry Park. There is plenty of parking downtown if you're willing to walk a couple blocks so don't let that stop you from attending there. All events are free, bring your dinner, drink and a chair. We always discreetly bring beer too and use a hugger to camouflage the can. The shows are Friday nights from 7:000 - 7:25 opening act, and 7:30 - 9:00 pm for the main act.
April 5 - Curtis Hixon
Acho Brothers (Latin)
NJ Ladyfinders (Jazz)
April 12 - Curtis Hixon
Kate Rueter (acoustic guitar pop folk)
Urban Gypsies (tribal gypsy bluegrass)
April 19 - Curtis Hixon
Michael Weiss (folk)
Shane Mead (American)
April 26 - Curtis Hixon
Ray Gurka (pop)
Soul Circus Cowboys (country)
May 3 - Lowry Park
Rayzilla's Drumbeat (jazz)
Acme Jazz Garage (jazz)
May 10 - Lowry Park
Liz Hollister (guitar pop folk)
Karmic Tattoo (60s 70s and up)
May 17 - Lowry Park
Between Bluffs (folk pop roots)
Rebekah Pulley (soul indie rock)
May 24 - Lowry Park
Todd Grubbs Band (rock)
Sting Police (tribute band)

#DewCrew Swag

I love being a #dewcrew member! They just sent me a nice bag of swag - a soda, Dale Jr hat, sling bag and hugger. The soda is a new flavor I've never seen before - dark berry Mt Dew.

At Publix this week, Mt Dew product are B3G1 for $12.

Free Admission Florida State Parks - SUN 9/11/11

Hey Florida Folks - This Sunday, September 11th honors Literacy Month in Florida with Free Admission to all Florida State Parks! Just bring your library card, a library book or donation of family-friendly book* to get FREE entry into all Florida State Parks! (except the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park).

We might just head on up the road to the Hillsborough River State Park on our motorcycles. To see a list of all of the Florida State Parks, go HERE.
The next free admission day is Friday, November 11, 2011 in honor of Veterans Day.

How To Attend Concerts for Free

Tomorrow night we're going to see the Motley Crue and Poison concert and we actually paid money for tickets. While this might not be unusual for most, it is for us. Over the past several years we've seen a few hundred concerts and 99% of them have not cost us any money. The main reason is that we're frugal and as much as I love live concert events and sporting events, sometimes I leave feeling like it just wasn't worth it. Like for instance tomorrow's concert tickets cost $95 each, but with the $5.50 facility charge, and the $30.40 convenience charge, and the $4 order processing charge the total comes to $230 for an evening of rock n' roll. Add on $11 beers and maybe a snack and it soon becomes a huge non-frugal affair.

On the other hand, if we were working at the St Pete Times Forum as guest services staff or security, we would be making over $100, and see the show too. So the swing between paying $230 and not making $100 makes it a $330 opportunity cost to attend the show as a guest. But we don't work there anymore since the motorcycle accident last fall, so now when we want to see a concert - we pay. We've actually seen Motley Crue about three times in the past few years, but they put on a great show and we know its worth it to attend and party, rather than babysit work.

The point is, if you want to see events for free, one way is to work for the venue, or in some cases you can even volunteer. We also used to work for Sentry Event Services and they staff events at Tropicana Field (baseball), Raymond James Stadium (football), the USF Sundome (concerts), and the Tampa Amphitheatre (concerts). Sentry will let your civic, community or church group volunteer and the money that would have been paid to staff goes to the organization you represent. The cool thing is that if you volunteer you really don't work that hard and you get good spots in the front sections. You're not going to get rich volunteering or working for $8/hour, but you can see lots of events for free.

But if you're not into working and standing for six hours at an event, you can still try another method to avoid having to pay for your tickets. We used to do this a lot before the economy took a dive, but I think it would still work for the right event. We would just buy an extra pair of tickets to an event and list them for sale on Stubhub for some ridiculous price and they would sell. The profit from the sale of one pair paid for our pair of tickets so we essentially went for free. But keep in mind this is risky and you may end up with tickets you have to sell for less than face value, or you may have to attend the show yourself. We would often buy a pair of tickets and plan to work the event, but if the tickets didn't sell we would just go as guests. This never happened but it was our insurance. You could also buy tickets for an event you know would sell out, (like playoff games) and take the profit and buy tickets to a concert or event you do want to attend.

Free New Years Eve Concert at Busch Gardens

Those of you in Tampa still deciding what to do on New Years Eve may want to consider going to The Guess Who concert at Busch Gardens. It should be a nice warm evening and the FREE (with park admission) concert starts at 10:30 pm in Gwazi Park and ends with fireworks at midnight. Gwazi Park gates open at 9:30pm Friday.
The Guess Who is a great oldies band and is sure to be an evening of hits. We're thinking of taking a cab, or riding our motorcycle to avoid the traffic and closed parking lots, so if you plan to go it better not be at the last minute. Based on past years holiday concerts, the parking lot will probably close about 7 or so.  

Free Museum Weekend Aug 7-8

If you are a Bank of America customer, you are invited to enjoy the Museums on Us program this coming weekend, and every first weekend of the Month. Check Museum Locations here to see where you can go for free. It also includes many botanical gardens, zoos, and science centers in 27 states.
In Tampa, the new Tampa Museum of Fine Arts is free with your Bank of America ATM, Debit or Credit card. Its that new building downtown by the new Curtis Hixon Park. We haven't been there yet, but probably will check it out this weekend.

Free Workout Music Download

Subway and The Biggest Loser have come up with a pretty good workout mix of songs for you. I just downloaded them and then you have to unzip the file. Then just import the folder into itunes, and you can put it on your ipod!. It may seem like a few steps but it only just took a couple minutes. And the workout mix is great!. I am so tired of my same 200 songs on my ipod while biking to work, this will be a nice change.

1. Telephone Lady Gaga

2. In My Head Jason Derulo
3. Revolver Madonna
4. Empire State of Mind Jay Z Feat. Alicia Keys
5. Hard Rihanna
6. Bulletproof La Roux
7. Hey Soul Sister Train
8. Blah Blah Blah Ke$ha
9. According To You Orianthi
10. Whataya Want From Me Adam Lambert
11. Russian Roulette Rihanna
12. Need You Now Lady Antebellum

So go ahead and download from HERE, you'll love it.

Free NPR Music SXSW Sampler

Here's some great free music from the SXSW makers and iTunes.

Download a free 11-song sampler of the artists featured by NPR Music and public radio stations at this March's South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Click on the graphic to get the code, which is redeemable on iTunes through April 30 while supplies last. 

The collection includes performances by Spoon, Broken Bells, Local Natives, Freelance Whales, and many more.

Free Busch Gardens Preschooler 1 Year Pass

Busch Gardens Tampa is opening a new Seasame Street Safari of Fun March 27th! To celebrate this they are offering free kids Annual passes for children 5 and under that are FL residents.   You can register and sign up online. 
Free Rhymes with Wheeee!
If you have a child 5 and younger, a Free Commemorative Busch Gardens Preschool Pass is waiting! It's all they need to explore the wonders of Busch Gardens and our all-new Sesame Street Safari of Fun…for all of 2010. Elmo and Ernie, can't wait!

Just go here!
In order for the pass to be valid you need a copy of their birth certificate when you take them to the park.  Just to verify age.
Busch Gardens is a great family park now, since they got rid of the free beer. No more old folks like us hanging around taking up tables and benches, while we have a cold bud. But its a nice place for grandchildren.
They just created a new parking area in the preferred parking lot for "Families with Strollers" and put up pretty pink signs along the whole front row of preferred parking.
We go every week to see the free concerts and have a nice walk. Pat Benatar is playing this Sunday in Gwazi Park at 4pm.

$3 Free MP3 downloads from Amazon

Click HERE to get the code MP34FREE for 3 free songs from Amazon.
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