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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What Inspired Me to get Freebies

One of the number one questions I've been asked lately (aside from how do you get your freebies) is why did I start this site? It is difficult to say but it started like this...I've been obsessed with getting free stuff for a while but getting even more free stuff happened out of necessity when the number of gigs I was getting as a freelancer began to dwindle.

I heard about this cool site called Addicted to Saving and then attended one of the savings classes taught by the blogger herself Liza Ford. She was already helping me through her blog to save more than 50% on my grocery bill and as I followed her blog I even got as good as saving up to 80 and 90% on my groceries. In fact, the best I ever did was $200 worth of groceries at Publix for $0.76 out of pocket.

Still needing more ways to get free stuff I made it my mission for 30 days to see just how much free stuff I could get and by the end of the 30 days my futon in my living room was literally covered in miscellaneous products that I had gotten FREE!!! Then, I decided it was time to get SERIOUS! So, on 10-10-10 since it was an epic date anyway I bought the domain http://www.tampabayfreebies.com After a couple of days of fighting to transfer stuff I had already written through blogger over to the domain, I was in business and ready to share all the freebies I get with anyone who cared to read this.

I still view the awesome website Addicted to Saving almost daily and even post some of Liza's awesome deals on this site and give her credit for everything I get from there.

Although I'm starting to get work regularly again my obsession with free stuff is growing not only for myself but for the many people who I struggling to bring down their expenses.

I honestly believe that even if I won the lottery or had some other windfall I would still be seeking out freebies and sharing with everyone in cyberspace how I get what I get.

I hope you have been enjoying this website and I hope it can continue to grow by leaps and bounds. Thanks to everyone who has viewed it so far and for all the nice comments and amazing support. I love my readers and I LOVE FREEBIES!!!

xoxoxo~ The Famous Ashley Grant

lots of the freebies I got in my 30 day challenge to myself:
http://www.tampabayfreebies.com
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Free Butterfingers Candy Bars

Just scored butterfingers free at Walgreens. How? At Publix there is a coupon $1/2 butterfingers on many of the candy displays. Grab the coupon and head to Walgreens where the Butterfingers are 2/$1 and you will get them FREE!!!

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Free Subscription: Elle Magazine



Click HERE for to fill out a survey for a FREE subscription to Elle Magazine!

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Free New York Style Snacks – Coupon Worth $3.99


Hurry on over and get a FREE $3.99 off New York Style Snacks Printable Coupon! Many stores have New York Style Snacks for $3.99 or less which makes them FREE after the coupon!! Hurry this coupon won’t last to long!

I have seen these snacks at Wal-Mart and Publix!

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Tampa Bay Freebies Hits 10,000 Page Views

On January 24, 2011 around 8pm Tampa Bay Freebies hit more than 10,000 page views! Hitting this milestone means that my website will be able to get some upgrades. I'm super excited about this. My amazing husband Jeremy managed to catch this screenshot at the exact moment the site hit 10,000 page views =)



As the new things come to the site I'll be posting updates and letting everyone know about them. One thing that is coming is a newsletter. I'll be sending out emails with updates so subscribers will be the first to know about freebies. Expect more giveaways! The more freebies the better right?

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Receive a FREE Child Safety ID Kit



Gerber Life Insurance is offering FREE child safety ID kits and you can score one for free
without applying for insurance by writing them at: Gerber Life Insurance Company, 445 State Street, Fremont, MI 49412.

Awesome Coupons From Valpak

If you don't know what Valpak is I strongly recommend you visit their website! Valpak sends the blue envelopes filled with coupons to our houses and apartments each month but they also have a website with other coupons and offers. Below are some of the examples of coupons available on the site!

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JOHNNY ROCKETS


7989 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
Tampa, FL
(813)926-6335

FREE Entree With Purchase of One Entree
Dine In Only. One discount per table per visit. Other restrictions may apply Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. With Valpak® coupon only. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011
Kids Eat FREE With The Purchase of Adult Entree
Dine In Only. One discount per table per visit. Other restrictions may apply Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. With Valpak® coupon only. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011
$5 OFF Purchase of $20 or More
Dine In Only. One discount per table per visit. Other restrictions may apply Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. With Valpak® coupon only. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011



Klement Dental Excellence


7650 38th Ave North
Saint Pete, FL
(727)498-1946

FREE Exam (0140) & X-Ray (0330 & 0274 or 0210)
plus free consultation & 2nd opinion. no-cost, no commitment opinion on your dental condition add a cleaning for $77 (1110) One coupon per customer. Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of order. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011
FREE Emergency Exam & X-Ray ($90 value)
New Patients Only. One coupon per patient. (0140, 0220) Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of order. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011
$77 Cleaning & Exam ($140 value)
offer does not include periodontal (gum) therapy or x-rays (0140, 1110) new patients only. Not valid with insurance Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. Not valid with any other offer. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011



Berryism Frozen Yogurt Café


701 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL
(813)873-2377

Free Buy One Menu Item Get One Free Of Equal Or Lesser Value
May not be combined with any other offers or specials. With Valpak® coupon only. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011
50% Off Any Smoothie, Gelato Or Sorbet
May not be combined with any other offers or specials. With Valpak® coupon only. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011
2 Free Toppings With Any Yogurt Purchase
May not be combined with any other offers or specials. With Valpak® coupon only. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011



PITA'S REPUBLIC


808 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL
(813)879-4976

Buy One Get One 50% Off Pita
One coupon per customer, per visit Not valid with any other offer. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011
Buy1 Get 1 FREE Pita
with purchase of 2 drinks. One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011
TEXT: PITA4677 To 825725 (Valpak)
To Receive Free Updates & Promotional Texts (Standard message rates may apply) With Valpak® coupon only. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011



ALL DENTAL TAMPA, LLC


3814 West Bay Vista Avenue
Tampa, FL
813-774-5770

New Patient Special FREE Exam, X-Rays
with purchase of cleaning or gum treatment at regular. price Mondays-Saturdays (Limited Appointments-Saturday) not valid on prior services (00210, 00150) With coupon only. Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011
2 Denture/2 Partials From $1375
Walk-ins welcome With coupon only. Coupon void if altered. Expires 02/08/2011

Darn Near Free Bagel at Einstein Bagel

Working Women of Tampa Bay just informed me about an awesome FREEBIE! You can score a free bagel with the purchase of a drink at Einstein Bagels!!! Click HERE to get the coupon directly from their facebook page!

Two FREE events tonight!

5:30-7pm at Essentials Med Spa Event



7pm at Tampa Theatre-Free Screening of Billy Elliot

Monday, January 24, 2011

Announcing a Giveaway of $10,000 in Engagement Sessions

I'm so excited that I've hit 10,000 page views that I've decided to give away $10,000 in Engagement Sessions through my photography company More Than Photographs!!!







If you are getting married fill out this form and we'll get you scheduled for a FREE engagement session* as quickly as possible.





*fine print- each session will be one hour and is valued at $100. I will only give away 100 engagement sessions. No, this DOES NOT mean you have to use me as your wedding photographer. Photos from the sessions will be available to view online for free and prints/ CDs will be available for a fee.
Only valid in the Tampa Bay area (i.e. 20 mile radius of Tampa International Airport) Engagement sessions only.

Carrabba's Catering Menu





The Car I Got to Test Drive

On the day of my freebie field trip with Working Women of Tampa Bay founder Jessica Rivelli I got to test drive the Buick Lacrosse with her!! Check out the picture and all of its features below!

Century Buick Tampa is located at
3308 West Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
Sales: (813) 774-5456
Email: Contact Us
Service: (813) 774-3093
Parts: 813-774-5452




Features:




Details about the dealership:


Free Magazine Subscription

You can score a FREE subscription to Vertical Tampa Bay by clicking HERE and entering your full name and email address. Vertical is Tampa Bay’s virtual magazine celebrating fashion, flavor, travel, culture and beauty (inside & out).
Check out the Winter 2010 issue HERE

Free $10 Best Buy Gift Card

On Monday January 31, 2011 you can score a free $10 gift card to Best Buy and be entered to win one of ten $50 Best Buy gift cards just for donating blood! See below for blood donation locations that are offering the $10 gift card next week.

There is always a need for blood! For example, today two St. Petersburg police officers and one U.S. Marshall were shot in the line of duty and immediately it was reported there was a shortage of blood. Donate as often as you can! Giving blood takes only about an hour, but it can work a lifetime of miracles for as many as five people. Before you donate read these helpful tips HERE


At the following Best Buy locations:


Two FREE events tomorrow 1.25.11

Free Med Spa event 1.25.2011

5:30-7pm at Essentials Med Spa



Billy Elliot - FREE SCREENING!!

7pm at Tampa Theatre

Free Med Spa event 1.25.2011

Tuesday January 25, 2011 at Essentials Med Spa there is a free event! You can try the new Youth Eye Complex as well as enjoy refreshments, gifts and 20% off all iS CLINICAL products!
There will also be a raffle for a full size bottle of the Youth Eye Complex

Where: Essentials Med Spa
8557 W Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33625

When: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

You must RSVP to 813-739-0915 as Space is Limited!!

First 40 guests will receive a free gift.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Reminder: Billy Elliot - FREE SCREENING!!



Come to Tampa Theatre to see the film FREE on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. There will be goodie bags for the first 50 guests, and everyone who comes will receive the opportunity to purchase specially priced tickets to see BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL. Get more details on the FREE screening HERE

Newsweek has called the film "A movie so artfully made, so deeply charming, so heartfelt, it's not only pointless to resist, it's damn near impossible!" And the New York Observer says,"Joyous! A warm, wonderful, optimistic, unpretentious, life-affirming movie!"

For more information on the musical, or to purchase tickets, visit
www.strazcenter.org

Big thanks to my buddy Radko with TourFotos for telling me about this awesome FREEBIE =)

Reminder: Free Girls Night Out Jan 22nd

There is an awesome FREE girls night out event coming soon to benefit PACE. Its being held at the Ramada Inn Bayside on January 22nd from 7-10pm
5015 US HWY 19 New Port Richey, FL
See flyer below!

There is NO ADMISSION COST for this event. This event is to benefit PACE for Girls of Pasco County. There will be raffle tickets for $5 each for a chance to win a beautiful basket filled with a variety of stuff from all the vendors. 5% of all sells of product or services will go to PACE for Girls of Pasco. There is a long list of about 40 vendors for this awesome, exciting and well deserved Girls Night Out. Call all your girlfriends and come have a blast.
For event info check out the facebook event page HERE
Watch the wall for messages from vendors of what kind of specials they will be running and some information about what their business is and contact info.

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Free Business Cards

Everyone who knows me knows that I have been a fan of Vistaprint for a looooong time! They do my business cards because of how cheap they are. Yes, I know that people complain that the cards are not original-but if you can find one you like on the site and it fits your budget I see no harm in using the Vistaprint cards! With that said, there are lots of FREEBIES right now from Vistaprint.

This is what my card looks like on the front and back:



Check out the freebies below!


Premium Business Cards250 Start at $19.99
Standard Postcards100 Start at $24.99
Brochures25 Start at $39.99
Flyers25 Start at $29.99
Return Address Labels140 Start at $7.99
Small Magnets25 Start at $12.99
Rack Cards50 Start at $14.99
Letterhead10 Start at $19.99
Car Door Magnets1 Starts at $9.99
Lawn Signs1 Starts at $11.99
Note Cards10 Start at $7.99
Banners1 Starts at $13.99

Thursday, January 20, 2011

We have a winner!

We have a winner for the freebie giveaway! Congratulations to the fabulous Caroline Smith of CSE Photography!

Freebie giveaway!

In honor of my first ever freebie field trip with Working Women of Tampa Bay founder Jessica Rivelli I want to do a giveaway!
We stopped at a baker's dozen of places yesterday. 13 stops-where were we in each?
The first person to email me at tampabayfreebies at gmail dot com with the correct locations for all 13 stops will get a really awesome prize. Not sure what yet-but it will be FREE =)


This is the list of stops I was live blogging all day. Check them out for the hints.
by the way-if you figure out one is Publix-no, you don't have to say which Publix!

Stop #1

Stop #2

Stop #3

Stop #4

Stop #5

Stop #6

Stop #7

Stop #8

Stop #9

Stop #10

Stop #11

Stop #12

Stop #13

If you can figure out all those freebie stops, you at least deserve a free drink. A free martini is at least one thing you will definitely get if you win the prize for solving the picture puzzle!
blue martini