What’s the Freebie?
Not sure what to make for dinner, or want to surprise your child by joining him/her for lunch at school? How about picking up a Subway® Fresh Fit for Kids™ Meal! For a limited time, Subway® kids meals comes packed in a free, exclusive Muppets Most Wanted backpack! Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted can be seen in theaters now.
This Subway® Exclusive “Muppets Most Wanted” Backpacks offer will only be available for a limited time and only at participating restaurants.
Subway “Muppets Most Wanted” Backpacks images courtesy of Subway®/Doctor’s Associates Inc.
Remember! Spring ahead for daylight savings this Sunday, March 9, 2014.
To make losing an hour just a little bit sweeter, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is giving one FREE original glazed doughnut to every customer on March 9, while supplies last (no purchase necessary). Just visit your favorite Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop for a Daylight Savings sweet treat.
FREE Krispy Kreme Doughnut for Daylight Savings Flyer courtesy of KKD Corporation
Time: All day, while supplies last
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Location: Participating IHOP restaurants nationwide
Cost: FREE short stack of IHOP’s buttermilk pancakes (Dine-in only; A donation is encouraged)
Register/Info: IHOP National Pancake Day Web Page
IHOP will be once again hosting it’s annual flapjack giveaway fundraiser in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants nationwide, and 18 Tampa Bay area IHOP restaurants, will participate in National Pancake Day, inviting guests to enjoy a complimentary short stack of IHOP’s buttermilk pancakes (dine-in only, while supplies last). While there, you will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital or other local charities.
Find an IHOP restaurant near you.
1. For the Moms: Happy Mealtime at Babies “R” Us
2. FREE Books, Bike Helmets, Entertainment & More at Curious George Bike Day 2014
3. Try Hockey for FREE Day!
IHOP National Pancake Day Celebration logo image courtesy of IHOP Restaurants 2007-2014, a DineEquity Brand
IHOP National Pancake Day image courtesy of IHOP Restaurants 2007-2014, a DineEquity Brand
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Location: Whole Foods Market Carrollwood
Register/Info: (813) 264-3600; Whole Foods Carrollwood Website
Join Whole Foods Market outside on the patio for a complimentary light continental breakfast, including pastries, juice, fruit and coffee. No registration is required … just enjoy!
Whole Foods Market Carrollwood
3802 Northdale Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33624
1. Family Fun with The Court Jesters’ Harlem Globtrotters-style Antics
2. Bricks 4 Kidz is coming to Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
3. Characters, Crafts & Stories at Barnes & Noble Stores in February 2014
4. Join the Fun on TiViTz Tuesdays at Tampa Bay Area McDonald’s (February-April 2014)
Coffee and muffins image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Coffee and danish image courtesy of Paul / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Time: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Location: Chick-fil-A, WestShore Plaza
Cost: FREE cup of Ice Dream
Register/Info: (813) 286-0534; Chick-fil-A, WestShore Plaza Website
Chick-fil-A in WestShore Plaza wishes all of you a Happy Valentine’s Day and would like to give you a special treat — a FREE cup of Ice Dream!
Chick-fil-A, WestShore Plaza
241 West Shore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33609
1. AirHeads Valentine’s Day Drop & Hop
2. FREE (Or Almost FREE) Crafts for Kids: February 2014
Valentine’s Day heart icon image courtesy of photoraidz / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Chick-fil-A Valentine Cow image courtesy of Chick-fil-A
Time: 12-5 p.m.
Date: Friday, January 10, 2014
Location: Brandon/Riverview Centra Care
Cost: FREE (No reservations required; First come, first served, while supplies last)
Register/Info: (407) 833-9201; Centra Care Urgent Care Website
As Influenza sweeps the Southeast, the CDC warns residents to brace for a harsh flu season this new year. Florida Hospital Centra Care is opening their newest Tampa Bay urgent center with FREE flu shots.
Did You Know? According to the CDC, it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection. That’s why it’s better to get vaccinated early in the fall, before the flu season really gets under way. But it’s still not too late! While seasonal influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time influenza activity peaks in January or later.
During the Grand Opening event, attendees can also take a tour of the all-new facility, meet the medical staff, and learn about all the features that Centra Care has to offer.
Brandon/Riverview Centra Care
10222 Bloomingdale Avenue
Riverview, FL 33578
1. Chidren’s Special Storytimes at Barnes & Noble Stores: January 2014
2. 2014 Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, Preschooler’s Stroll & Children’s Parade
3. Super Science Workshop Jan. 6
Nurse image courtesy of digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Location: Mangrove Software
Info: Mangrove Software on Twitter; Every Kid Gets a Toy Facebook Page
Mangrove Software will be giving from the heart to the children of the Tampa Bay Community. On December 19 from 6-9 p.m., they will be giving every child 9 (ages 3-11) a toy (while supplies last).
— Have your picture taken with Santa (download your picture for FREE)
— Watch an Ice Sculptor create beautiful lighted trees
— Decorate a stocking
— Get a candy cane from one of Santa’s elves
— Watch seasonal movies
— Watch the dancing holiday lights
Nightly Holiday Light Show
For the entire month of December from 6-9 p.m. your family can experience more than 40,000 lights dancing to popular holiday songs. Drive by with the kids and turn your radio to 87.9.
1501 South Church Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629
1. Santa Claus is Coming to Lee Roy Selmon’s
2. Tampa Christmas Home
3. Christmas Lane: A Winter Wonderland Family Tradition in Dover, FL
4. Your Guide to 2013 Holiday Events in Tampa Bay
Ornaments image courtesy of Kittisak / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Every Kid Gets a Toy Web Page courtesy of Mangrove Software
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Location: Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent
Cost: FREE ice cream in return for food/toy donations
Info: (813) 209-1200
For one afternoon this holiday season, donors and volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries will be treated to FREE hand-dipped Blue Bell Ice Cream. Choose from Homemade Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Chip, Cookies n’ Cream and Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream.
The Holiday Tent is where the public drops off food and toy donations. Did You Know? This is also where those in need receive meals and presents for their children during the holidays. At peak times it takes 800 volunteers daily to run the Holiday Tent. Metropolitan Ministries’ most critical donation needs right now are dry beans canned fruit, yams, turkeys, chickens and cereal, as well as teen and infant gifts (unwrapped).
Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent
400 West Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
1. United Skates Toy Drive: Bring a Toy Donation and Skate for FREE!
2. Your Guide to 2013 Holiday Events in Tampa Bay
Blue Bell Ice Cream Homemade Vanilla image courtesy of Blue Bell Creameries
Mint Chocolate Chip and Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream Cupboard image courtesy of Blue Bell Creameries
Thank you to Harmon Tampa for providing this information!
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Location: United Skates
Cost: FREE admission with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy; Bring your own skates, or rent them for $3/regular skates or $4/rollerblades
Info: (813)876-5926; United Skates Tampa Website
Give a new, unwrapped toy to United Skates and receive FREE admission between 6-8 p.m. on December 10. All toys will be donated to Salvation Army of Hillsborough County.
United Skates of America
5121 North Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33603
1. Temple Terrace 2013 Winter Wonderland, Caroling in the Park & Lighted Golf Cart Parade
2. FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies: December 2013
3. Your Guide to 2013 Holiday Events in Tampa Bay
Christmas gift image courtesy of Feelart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Toy Drive flyer image courtesy of United Skates of America, Inc.
Time: All Day
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Location: Participating PDQ restuarants
Cost: FREE Chicken Tenders
Info: Call ahead to your favorite PDQ location to verify they are participating
Brown Shoe Day may not be one of the more popular days to celebrate, but hey … I’m always up for free stuff! So I wanted to let you all know that PDQ is giving away three PDQ Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders with your choice of sauce for FREE to everybody wearing a pair of brown shoes (No purchase necessary).
Even Better! You can claim this offer in the restaurant or the drive-thru.
Locate a PDQ near you.
Pair of leather shoes image courtesy of PANPOTE / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Brown Shoe Day 2013 flyer image courtesy of PDQ