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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Oct 302013
 

halloweenbuyVarious dentists and orthodontists  in South Florida are participating in a nationwide program to buy back Halloween treats from kids.

The program offers kids a reward — sometimes money, toothbrushes or other gifts — for the sugary Halloween haul.

The candy that the dentists gather is  forwarded in to U.S. military troops by Operation Gratitude.

Participating dentists establish their own guidelines on when they hold their candy buy-back events and what prizes or incentives  offer.   It’s a good idea to phone a participating dentist for info.

Participating dentists by zip code are featured on the site for the Halloween Candy Buy Back.

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.

Nov 012012
 

halloweenbuyVarious dentists and orthodontists  in South Florida are participating in a nationwide program to buy back Halloween treats from kids.

The program offers kids a reward — sometimes money, toothbrushes or other gifts — for the sugary bars. Sweets dentists rake in are forwarded in to U.S. military troops.

Participating dentists establish their own guidelines on when they accept candy and what they offer.   It’s a good idea to phone a participating dentist for info.

Participating dentists by zip code are featured on the site for the Halloween Candy Buy Back.

Sep 162012
 

museum eventIt’s free to sign up for this event.

The reward is a free ticket, sent by email, for two guests to use at a museum or other attraction participating in Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! event.

The event is September 29.

When registering, guests select which museum they’d like to attend from among the list of  participating venues. Various venues in the Florida Keys are participating, including Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters Museum and The Diving Museum in Islamorada.

The offer is for two people per household.

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

Jul 092012
 

shoppingbagParents and students doing back-to-school shopping receive a bit of break from the state of Florida.

Eligible purchases of school supplies, wallets, purses, shoes, backpacks, shirts and other apparel may be purchased without paying state taxes during the event.

The  tax-free event is August 3 to August 5.

The event applies to a variety of items for all shoppers in Florida, even if they’re not in school.

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

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

Doral

 

 

Miami

Miami Beach

North Miami

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.