Jan 202014

pollo tropicalFor a good deed, participating Pollo Tropical restaurants are offering a free wrap.

Participating Pollo Tropical restaurants in Florida, which are most or all,  are offering a free wrap for each used  phone donated on January 21, in a project known as Handhelds for Handhelds.

The cell phones, with batteries included, don’t need to be working. They are  are refurbished for various women’s organizations, including Women In Distress of Broward, an advocacy and assistance organization for domestic abuse situations.

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May 092013

spinachWith a purchase of at least $10 at participating restaurants, receive a free spinach artichoke dip.

The offer is valid to May 14.

California Pizza Kitchen is offering a coupon for the deal and information is posted on its Facebook site.

The free spinach dip kicks off the restaurants’ Thank You Card promotion, that features rewards and prizes for a future occasion.

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Feb 202013


Snag a free order of tostones, which are fried plaintains, with any purchase at Pollo Tropical.

The offer is valid to February 24 at participating Pollo Tropical restaurants.

A coupon for the deal is featured on  Pollo Tropical’s Facebook site.

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Aug 012012

shoppingbagThe state of Florida is offering shoppers a tax break — at least on some items.

During the tax-free event , eligible accessories, apparel and school supplies may be purchased without the usual six percent sales tax.

The tax-free event is August 3 to August 5. It’s handy for back to school purchases, but shoppers don’t need to be students to receive the tax break.

From among the types of eligible items, individual garments must be $75 or less. School supplies must be $15 or less. For information, phone 800-352-3671

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May 252012

bluestarFolks on active duty in the armed forces and their families are eligible for  free entry to an assortment of venues in South Florida.

The free entry for military members and their families in the summer is presented by the Blue Star Museums program.

The program is May 28 to September 3.

Participating museums are featured on the website.  Here are some.

Boca Raton

Boynton Beach

West Palm Beach

Fort Lauderdale


Coral Gables





Miami Beach

North Miami

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May 092012

spinacheHere’s a tempting free food offer that requires simple Facebook activity.

The reward is a voucher for a free spinach artichoke dip.

California Pizza Kitchen is offering the deal for Facebook folks who like California Pizza Kitchen’s Facebook page by May 14.

Guests redeeming the voucher at participating restaurants, also receive a Thank You promotion, that features rewards  for a future occasion.

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Apr 042012

kids menu fTooJay’s restaurants are offering a kids eat free deal.

The free meal from the kids’ menu is available with purchase of an adult dinner entrée after 4 p.m. in April and May.

Some exceptions and restrictions apply.

The free meal is for kids ages 10 and younger.  The offer is not valid with other discounts.

Mar 062012

food deal fFor a good deed, Pollo Tropical is offering a reward.

Participating Florida restaurants, which are most,  are offering a free wrap for each used  phone donated on March 14.

The cell phones, with batteries included, don’t need to be working. They are  are refurbished for Women In Distress, an advocacy and assistance organization for domestic abuse situations.

The Handhelds for Handhelds project involves a free quesadilla wrap for each mobile phone donated. 

 Posted by on March 6, 2012  Food & Drink  Comments Off on Pollo Tropical: Free Food For Old Phones
Feb 232012

fuelperksShoppers who participate in Winn-Dixie’s fuel rewards program receive discounts on gasoline.

To earn and use the discount, shoppers must buy groceries at participating Winn-Dixie stores and purchase gas at participating gas stations. Phone a local store to make sure they are participating.

The discount earned is based on the amount spent at the participating grocery stores when shoppers use the new  Winn-Dixie Reward cards with a magnetic strip.

For each $50 worth of qualified groceries, the discount is five cents a gallon, up to 20 gallons. Boost the discount with bonus items, which switch  each week and are worth an extra discount of five cents to 50 cents a gallon.  

Information about the program is available on the Winn-Dixie web site.

 Posted by on February 23, 2012  Shopping  Comments Off on Winn-Dixie Offers Fuel Rewards
Feb 112012

If you haven’t already, make sure you meet the March 1 deadline for filing for homestead exemption in Palm Beach County. Most homeowners can get a $50,000 exemption in the taxable value of their homes, and senior citizens, widows and veterans are eligible for additional exemptions. If you had an exemption last year, you don’t need to refile. But you do need to file a new application if you bought a house in 2011.

File out an application and take it to one of these county offices. You can also file online.

 Posted by on February 11, 2012  Money  Comments Off on Homestead deadline is March 1
Aug 082011

Eat at Chipotle Mexican Grill Monday or Tuesday and you can eat free again this weekend during your back-to-school shopping.

To get the deal, eat at any Chipotle in Florida Monday, Aug. 8, or Tuesday, Aug. 9, and save your receipt.

Bring in your receipts Aug. 12-14, during Florida’s tax-free weekend, and you can get a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos or salad.

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