May 312012

donutsYum. Here’s an excuse to enjoy a treat.

National Donut Day — or National Doughnut Day as some  say — is Friday.

Free donuts and donut deals are available June 1 from participating Dunkin’  Donuts shops,  participating Krispy Kreme shops and some other donut vendors.

  • Participating Dunkin Donuts shops are offering a free donut with purchase of a Dunkin’ beverage. Offer is valid at participating shops, while supplies are available. Browse local shops
  • Participating Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops are offering a free doughnuts, with no purchase required. Browse for local shops on the Krispy Kreme website
  • Free contest–Entenmann’s and The Salvation Army are featuring a Donut Day Sweepstakes for free donuts and other prizes. Enter online by June 23,  no purchase necessary

May 312012

kids workshopFree activities for youngsters are featured occasionally at Home Depot stores.

The  free hands-on workshop at participating stores Saturday June 2  is building an organizer that kids may keep.  The workshops are available 9 a.m. to noon, usually the first Saturdays of the month.

The workshops are designed for youngsters ages 5 to 12, and include information about tool safety.

May 312012

This July, there are three reasons to visit Lakeridge Winery–free live entertainment, free wine tours and free wine tastings. Bring chairs and blankets to kick back, relax and listen to live performances during the Summer Music Series every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of food and beverages, as well as Lakeridge wines by the glass and domestic and imported beers, will be available for purchase.

Music Schedule:
Saturday, July 7th, BlueStone
Saturday, July 14th, Tory Wynter
Saturday, July 21st, Bobby Blackmon & The B3 Blues Band
Saturday, July 28th, The Dave Capp Project July 2nd Tory Wynter
When: Every Saturday in July from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Lakeridge Winery
19239 US Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34715
Cost: Free

May 312012

Rev up your engines! At Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend, your family can meet racecar Lightning McQueen, pal Mater and master British spy Finn McMissile from Disney-Pixar’s animated motion picture ‘Cars.’ Take part in all sorts of fun ‘Cars’ activities, including test-driving RIDEMAKERZ models, fueling up at food trucks, and catching a ‘Cars’ movie marathon. Check out more than 100 classic, muscle and exotic vehicles at the car show presented by Hess Express.

When: June 2-3, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Disney West Side
Cost: Free entry

May 302012

food tropicalParents who participate in Pollo Tropical’s Teachers of the Year promotion receive a reward.

To participate, parents must sign up online with Pollo Rewards. The entries for top teachers must be submitted online  by May 31 at 5 p.m.

Information about the program’s rules and which K-12 teachers in Florida are eligible is available online.

Families who submit entries earn a coupon for a free Tropichop dish at participating restaurants, with purchase of a drink.

May 302012

Florida residents can enjoy the Universal Orlando Resort’s newest and most popular theme park experiences – including Universal’s Superstar Parade and Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular – using exclusive discounted rates and offers.

3rd Day Free
Florida Residents can purchase a 2-day ticket for $99 and get the 3rd day free at Universal Studios Florida. Experience all the excitement for just $33 per day.

3 Months Free with Annual Pass
Now through August 31, Florida residents can purchase a two-park annual pass and get three more months to enjoy the excitement and adventure of the theme parks. This special offer must be purchased and activated by August 31, 2012 with select Coca-Cola products or a specially-marked cup from participating McDonald’s®.

Vacation Package
Universal Orlando is also introducing an all-new summer vacation package exclusively for Florida residents. Starting at $95 per adult, per night, tax inclusive, this package includes the following:

  • 3-night hotel accommodations at a nearby Universal Partner Hotel
  • 2-day base ticket to Universal Orlando theme parks
  • One-day admission to Wet ‘n Wild Orlando waterpark
  • Access to live entertainment at Universal CityWalk
  • Early park admission to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and, for a limited time, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (valid for travel through June 30)


May 292012

Folks on active duty in the armed forces and their families are eligible for free entry to an assortment of museums in Central Florida through the Blue Star Museums program now through September 3rd.

Participating museums in the Central Florida area:

May 292012

LEGOLAND® Florida, Central Florida’s newest theme park, opened its all-new water park just in time for the summer heat. A “park within a park,” the attraction includes Build-A-Raft River, where guests can build their own LEGO inner tubes and float down a 1,000-foot lazy river. 

Admission to the water park requires a LEGOLAND Florida theme park ticket plus a $12 water park upgrade.  Guests may also purchase a 12-month Premium Annual Pass, which offers unlimited access to both parks, for just $179 for adults and $149 for children ages 3-12 and seniors.