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Please help Anna & Sammy Raise Money for their school.

Sammy and Anna’s (our son and daughter) school is doing a fun run to raise money. They will be running a track, learning good character qualities & having lots of fun! You can help their school by pledging a $1.00 for every lap they run or making a one time donation.

Please visit:
http://www.righttrackchallenge.com/sw/Whispering%20Oak%20Elementary

Anna’s student code is WPBMJT
Sammy’s student code is WPVVVS

Thank you for your support,
Mark

Volunteers are needed in Lake County, 3/6/11

What are you doing this coming Sunday morning (March 6th)?. I know for many of our readers the answer is going to church. But if you are not going to be at church or have free time this coming Sunday morning (March 6th) the company I work for, Sommer Sports, is having a Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk in Tavares, FL (Wooton Park) and we need a bunch of volunteers to help put the event on.

We need people to help with registration in the morning, pass out water along the course, hand out finisher medals, collect the timing chips, and of course helping with the post race food tent. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED. Everything you would need to work with will be provided to you at the race.

For more information, please visit send an EMAIL or call 352-1320, ext 100

Thank you very much for helping.

Mark

Osceola, Orange, Lake, Polk Readers: Help Raise Money for American Heart Association on 2/12/11

If you are looking for a VERY EASY way to help raise money for the American Heart Association, PLEASE enter the 3rd. Annual Kiss-im-mee 5K To Pound Out Heart Disease on February 12, 2011.

Enjoy running, walking, or just plain strolling through historic downtown Kissimmee, past the beautiful lakefront, and through historic neighborhoods in the third annual Kiss-im-mee 5K Run! The race is Chip Timed and awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers.

To register for this event, click HERE.

I sincerely hope that you will help make this event a huge success.

Thanks, Mark

Why We Love Coupons on 10/18/10, 68% Savings

Below is our reason why we love using coupon this week.
Please share your successes.

Publix: Total Spent $25.03, Saved $53.28, 68% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
1 – $5.00/$50.00 Albertsons Coupon from 10/13 Orlando Sentinel
1 – 35¢ Eggland’s Best Coupon from SS 9/12
1 – $1.00 Mott’s Medley Coupon from Target.com
10 -$1.00/10 Meow Mix Cat Food Coupons from RP 9/26 (Donating ALL of this)
13 – $1.00/2 Mueller’s from SS 10/10 (Donating a portion of this)

Please share how your shopping trip went this week.
Even if you are just starting out, that is OK,
we and your fellow readers are here to help.

If you have never filled out a Mister Linky before, simply state how much you SAVED this week (We use “FrugalFloridian SAVED __%” for the name, and then if you have a blog, feel feel to post a link DIRECTLY to your blog’s post for this week’s savings.

2 Wonderful Events in Winter Garden on Saturday, October 9th.

There are two wonderful events happening really close to each other on Saturday, October 9th, at Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves (near the 429 and 535).

First event is a 5K Run at 7:30AM, with race day registration beginning at 6:30AM followed by a Fun Walk at 10AM. Please go HERE for more info.

Then, from 10AM – 2PM is an adoption drive by the group Floridalittledogrescue.com at PetSmart, which is also in the Village. In fact, if you are participating in either of the earlier events (which are being held to raise money for women’s health education), the course goes right in front of PetSmart. Visit their website tonight, so that you can get an idea of which rescued dog you would be interested in possibly adopting. Also, while on their website, you can apply so you can be pre-approved before tomorrow.

So, they you go, two events, both of which support wonderful causes. You can help fund women’s health education as you run, walk, stroll or roll through the village, or welcome a new furry friend into your home.

5K and Fun Walk on October 9th. in Winter Garden.

UPDATE: Race Day Registration Begins at 6:30AM Saturday, October 9th at Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves.

If you have never been to the Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves, this is a wonderful way to get an overview as you help raise money to promote women’s health in our area. The very easy course goes through most of the Village, plus a portion winds through a neighborhood just North of the Village.

Advance registration for the Community in Pink 5K and Fun Walk in Winter Garden, FL ends at 12PM EDT TODAY. Race Day registration begins at 6:30AM at Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves. 5K starts at 7:30AM, followed by the Fun Walk at 10AM. More Info: http://bit.ly/cyZq70

September 21st Groupon Deals for Orlando, Tampa (St. Petersburg), Miami, Jacksonville, and Fort Lauderdale

Orlando: $12 for $25 Worth of Cupcakes and More at Sweet! By Good Golly Miss Holly. Help Support Florida Hospital for Children.

Tampa (St. Petersburg): $10 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Drinks, and More at Tour de Pizza in St. Petersburg

Miami: $20 for Five Classes or $30 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Belly2Abs Wellness Studio

Jacksonville: $25 for $100 Worth of Furniture at Circle K Furniture

Fort Lauderdale$12 for $30 Worth of Waxing Services at Totally Bare Wax Center

Even if you don’t live in these areas, you can still purchase them and send them as gifts to people that can take advantage of them. Just make sure that they use the Groupon before the expiration date (usually 6 months from the date that it was purchased).

31¢ Scoops at Baskin Robbins TONIGHT (4/28/10)


From BaskinRobbins.com: “Join us (on April 28, 2010 from 5PM to 10PM) for 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins® and help us honor America’s firefighters. The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation™.

Participating stores will reduce prices of ice cream scoops to 31 cents*.

At some locations, you may also have an opportunity to make a donation to your local fire charities.

*Limit 3 2.5 oz scoops per person. At participating stores while supplies last.”

To find your a Baskin-Robbins location near you, click here.

$5.00 Admission to Orlando Science Center on 3/14


FROM PRESS RELEASE:
Central Florida Families can enjoy the Orlando Science Center for $5/person
Walmart Foundation $5 Day Returns on Sunday, March 14 only – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ORLANDO, FL – (March 9, 2010) – The next “Walmart Foundation $5 Day” at the Orlando Science Center will be Sunday, March 14. Thanks to the generous support of the Walmart Foundation, all guests to the Science Center on that day will enjoy exhibits, films and live programs for the significantly discounted price of $5. General admission fees are usually $17 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 3-11).

“Walmart Foundation and Walmart Stores continually look for opportunities to give back locally,” said Steven Daniel, Walmart Market Manager for Central Florida. “We have been very pleased with the response of the last two Walmart Foundation $5 Days at the Orlando Science Center. The previous events provided families with a full day of engaging fun at a greatly reduced price. These are the types of community programs we are proud to sponsor for our Central Florida neighbors.”

During this day of reduced admission prices, guests can enjoy the newly arrived Frogs, an exhibit featuring over 80 live frogs and toads representing 20 species from around the world. A variety of hands-on exhibits let you discover fascinating facts about frog anatomy, their behavior, and most importantly, the role that frogs, as amphibians, play in measuring the ecological health of our environment. Guests can continue their day of exploration with Science in Toyland, where they can use classic toys to learn scientific principles. Visitors will also be able to enjoy exhibits like the hurricane simulator in Science Park, the orange grove in KidsTown, and the live reptiles on display in NatureWorks.

“We have really enjoyed participating in Walmart Foundation $5 Days. The attendance at the earlier two events has been incredible. More than 4,000 people came out each time to the Orlando Science Center to explore and discover together,” said JoAnn Newman, president and CEO of the Science Center. “Walmart Stores are a very generous community partner that enables us to make this special offer possible.”

In addition to touring exhibits, guests can venture into the Dr. Phillips CineDome and witness the breathtaking visuals being projected on the massive eight-story screen. Visitors can sit down and enjoy the new film Amazon – A breathtaking look into the vibrant life along the Amazon River.  They can also witness Mystic India – where audiences experience India’s geographic and cultural diversity, amaze in the natural beauty of its land and architecture and celebrate in its spectacular festivals and spiritual wonders.

For more information on Walmart Foundation $5 Day on March 14, the general public can call 407.514.2000. For more information on Walmart, please visit www.walmart.com.

Tonight is UCP Night at CiCi’s Pizza in Ocoee.


On January 26, 2010 (TODAY) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, please help support UCP of Central Florida by having dinner at CiCi’s Pizza in Ocoee, FL.

When placing your order please make sure to let the cashier know that you want to support UCP of Central Florida. CiCi’s will donate 10% of your net sales back to UCP of Central Florida.

Helping to raise money has never been so easy. So, please bring a friend and enjoy ALL of the pizza, pasta, salad and dessert you want.

Adult Buffett: $3.99
Kid’s Buffet (10 and Under Only): $2.69

CiCi’s Pizza Ocoee is located at:
10135 W Colonial Dr (MAP)
Orlando, FL

UCP of Central Florida is an organization that Kathy and I truly believe in. Both of our children have special needs and benefitted from various programs offered at UCP of Central Fla at the Winter Garden location. Our son attends the charter school there every day and enjoys it very much.

Cent Fla Readers: Help Raise Money by Eating Pizza


On January 26, 2010 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, please help support UCP of Central Florida by having dinner at CiCi’s Pizza in Ocoee, FL.

When placing your order please make sure to let the cashier know that you want to support UCP of Central Florida. CiCi’s will donate 10% of your net sales back to UCP of Central Florida.

Helping to raise money has never been so easy. So, please bring a friend and enjoy ALL of the pizza, pasta, salad and dessert you want.

Adult Buffett: $3.99
Kid’s Buffet (10 and Under Only): $2.69

Cici’s Pizza Ocoee is located at:
10135 W Colonial Dr (MAP)
Orlando, FL

UCP of Central Florida is an organization that Kathy and I truly believe in. Both of our children have special needs and benefitted from various programs offered at UCP of Central Fla at the Winter Garden location. Our son attends the charter school there every day and enjoys it very much.

A blogger with heart doing something for Haiti.

Earlier this evening I posted a very simple and easy way to donate to the American Red Cross via an iPhone app called CauseWorld.

While walking our beagle, I was reading about a very interesting idea that Michelle at iheartpublix.com has devised. Very simple, and straight forward. BTW, iheartpublix.com was one of the blogs that we started to follow regularly.

Michelle, the owner, states, “For each person who blogs about what specifically they have done to help those in Haiti I will personally donate $1 to the American Red Cross.”

For more info, please visit iheartpublix.com

Simple and Easy Way to make Donations via your iPhone


After every major natural disaster people look for ways to help. Texting “Haiti” to 90999 is a very simple way to donate $10US to the American Red Cross and have the donation earmarked for the Haitian Earthquake Relief efforts.

Yesterday, as I was looking over the crop of FREE apps on my iPhone, I came across one that melded the “tagging” of GoWalla with donating money to worthwhile causes and having Citigroup & Kraft Foods pick up the tab for doing so (they jointed are donating $500,000.00 towards the effort). Simply put, you earn “Karma Points” by checking in a up to 10 locations per day, and you receive 10 Karma points per check in. They points accumulate until you decide which charities will receive your donation. You get points just for signing up, and so far I have donated to the American Red Cross all of my points. A single Karma point is worth 1¢

The causes that you can donate to are:
American Red Cross (www.redcross.org)
Prevent Child Abuse America (www.preventchildabuse.org)
Support a Classroom (www.DonorsChoose.org)
Provide a Meal in the USA (www.FeedingAmerica.org)
Give Clean Water in the Sudan (www.GlobalGiving.org)
Care for an Injured Animals (www.AmericanHumane.org)
Jane Goodall Institute’s Feed a Chimp (www.GlobalGiving.org)
Plant a Tree in the USA (www.AmericanForests.org)
Donate a Book (www.RoomToRead.org)
Offset Carbon (www.CarbonFund.org)

You can also specify a different cause or organization to possibly be included.

For more infomation, visit www.CauseWorld.com

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