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Military families get free annual pass to national parks

By Bryan Chavez Active-duty military personnel and their dependents can receive an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass for FREE (an $80 value). The pass grants them access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. In partnership with many U.S. government agencies, the program is […]

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Military families get free museum admission across U.S.

By Bryan Chavez Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, is offering FREE admission to more than 2,000 museums across America for the nation’s service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 26, through […]

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Tampa Bay CityPASS saves 37% on 5 attractions

The national CityPASS program, a ticket booklet with discounts to a city’s most popular attractions, has expanded to include Tampa Bay. You can buy a Tampa Bay CityPASS online. You can e-mail yourself a voucher, which can be redeemed at any of the included attractions, or ship the booklet to youself through the mail. After you have your […]

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Fandango: 2-for-1 movie ticket with Visa on Fridays

We love going to the movies, as long as we can do it “on the cheap.” If there’s a Visa Signature credit card in your wallet, you’re in luck for some blockbuster savings. Through Friday, August 8, cardholders can get 2-for-1 movie tickets from Fandango (up to $19.50, including Fandango’s convenience fee) every Friday. The […]


Earn free book with Barnes & Noble kids’ reading program

Several reading programs for kids offer rewards for participants. Participating Barnes & Noble stores offer a free book. Participants read eight books  and write some information about them in a reading journal that may be printed from the Barnes & Noble website. Submit the information at a participating store by September 3 and participants are […]

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Discounts at waterpark resorts in Orlando & other Florida vacation deals

By Patti Discounts at resorts in Florida, including waterpark resorts in Orlando and hotels in St. Augustine and Naples, are featured on Groupon Getaways, Living Social Escapes and our travel deals page. Some vacation deals offer discounts of 40 percent and 50 percent, or more. Here’s a selection of the deals, with links to click […]

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Florida vacation discounts at resorts in Key Largo, Islamorada, Naples, Orlando & more

By Patti Discounts at various resorts in Florida, including Islamorada, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, are featured on Groupon Getaways, Living Social Escapes and our travel deals page. Some deals offer discounts of 40 percent and 50 percent, or more. Here’s a selection of the deals, with links to click on for information. Naples, from $134 […]

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Starbucks Treat Receipt = $2 cold drink after 2 p.m.

By Bryan Chavez For the frugally minded and sweltering, nothing is better than a “cheap” cold drink on a hot summer afternoon. Luckily, Starbucks has brought back its highly popular “Treat Receipt” promo. Through Sunday, August 17, when you make a purchase in the morning and bring the receipt back the same day after 2 […]

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Boston Market: Save your receipt for Saturday BOGO

By Bryan Chavez When you buy something, it’s always important to ask for a receipt to be sure the charges are correct. However, in this case, it’s all about saving money. When you make a purchase between Sunday and Friday at Boston Market, you’ll receive a special Saturday receipt coupon good for a “buy one […]

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Half-price slices at Cheesecake Factory for two days

By Bryan Chavez Lovers of cheesecake are in for some sweet savings. In honor of National Cheesecake Day, The Cheesecake Factory is offering 50% off any slice of cheesecake on Wednesday, July 30, and Thursday, July 31. The “factory” produces more than 30 cheesecake flavors, from the simple original cheesecake to the succulent new lemon […]