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A Few Things I Tweeted on 9/30/10

Hello all. Here are a few of the tweets I posted today. If you do not already do so, please follow me on twitter at twitter.com/FrugalinFla

Fisher-Price product recall info: http://service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp

Orlando Business News: Orlando is 8th worst traffic city http://bit.ly/bz7ybp

Is Facebook Legally Private? It Depends Where You Live http://bit.ly/bCldzs

Orl Sentinel Is this an AARP event or mini-Woodstock? http://bit.ly/9WIohs

Orl Sentinel Be a pest when it comes to ensuring your pet’s safety http://bit.ly/abThFo

FrugalFloridian.com’s Daily Giveaway Info v2.0

I have revised how the daily giveaway will work.

The Sign Up period will be 24 hours after I post the Giveaway. In the post I will state what time the sign up period will end. After the 24 hours has elapsed, I will use Random.com’s random number generator and select the 5 people that will be receiving the give away. All times posted are local to Orlando, FL.

If you do not already follow us on twitter (FrualinFla), now would be a great time to because everything that is posted is automatically tweeted along with the url where to find the post. Plus, because the time of the give away posting will always be different, following us on twitter will be a great way to know when we have posted the give away.

One of the emails I received asked if they could enter often, or just until they were selected for one of the giveaways. We want to help you save money as much as we possibly can, so please feel free to comment every day, regardless if we have already selected you for a different giveaway.

It is my sincere hope that by extending the sign up period to a full day will help people who visit in the middle of the night a fair chance to enter.

Thank you for reading www.FrugalFloridian.com
Mark

FrugalFloridian.com’s Daily Giveaway Info.

Because of the generosity of many people, we accumulate many booklets, tearpad coupons, blinky coupons, and other items.

Even after keeping a few for ourselves and donating a bunch to our favorite charities, we sometimes have a few more on hand then we could ever possibly use.

So, we are going to start a daily giveaway. Can’t say when the giveaway will be announced each day, but will usually be open to the first 5 commenters.

If you do not already follow us on twitter (FrualinFla), now would be a great time to because everything that is posted is automatically tweeted along with the url where to find the post. Plus, because the time of the give away posting will always be different, following our twitter feed will be a great way to know when we have posted the give away.

Though I hope I never have to, I reserve the right to delete comments that were not “playing by the rules”, which is usually one person leaving comments via more then one name/email address from the same computer within seconds/minutes.

I have received an email asking if after winning one of the giveaways can they enter future ones. The answer is YES, and I hope you will. I will be sending out the envelopes once a week, in hopes that I am able to send several different giveaways to the same person.

FREE Smoothie or Frappé at McDonald’s Coupon in 7/18 PARADE


This coupon for ONE 12oz McCafe Smoothie or Frappé at McDonald’s will expire on 8/15/10 is in the July 18, 2010 issue of PARADE Magazine. The coupon is VERY EASY to find because it extends past the top of the page that it is attached to.

Now for the fun part, because we have some wonderful neighbors and friends, we have way more of these coupons than we will possibly be able before they expire.

CONTEST TIME:
Winner of this contest, which will end on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 11:59PM EDT, will be mailed (to an address supplied by the winner after being notified by FrugalFloridian.com) 10 (TEN) of these coupons. The second place winner will receive 5 (FIVE) of these coupons.

How to Enter:
1. In order to be officially entered in this contest, you must leave a comment on this post. Anything other then the usual “I hope I win”.

2. Yes, you can get extra entries by doing the following:
Facebook: Go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/FrugalFloridian/288390956016 and “like” FrugalFloridian. Then comment ANYTHING in regards to this contest. Comment must be in regards to this contest. If you already like FrugalFloridian on Facebook, simply go to the page and leave the comment. Doing this earns you 1 extra entry.

Twitter: Tweet the following (or some variation of); “@FrugalInFla is having a contest with the 1st prize being 10 coupons for FREE Smoothies or Frappes at McDs. More info: http://bit.ly/9FrZ6n”. Doing this earns you 1 extra entry.

If you have a blog: Posting a comment which contains a direct link to this post on your blog, you will earn 1 extra entry.

Good Luck to all, and I will post the Grand Prize and Runner Up on Monday, July 26, 2010.

4th. of July Memories. Macy’s Disocunt Card Contest.

I started to compose this post yesterday (7/4/10) with the intentions of coming back and finishing after I watched the Magic Kingdom fireworks, for free, from a very close by development, Very close to the Summerport Publix. We can see the fireworks from our back yard, but we are about 4 fours away. The location I have found is roughly a half mile from Reams Road and then the fireworks are about the same distance from Reams.

Last year we watched the fireworks from a field near the 429 entry ramp from New Independence Blvd (maybe Way). Here we were pretty much the only non-BIG pick up truck driving families there. Both locations had us watching the entire show instead of having to move our head from a blast here to one over there. Neither location has piped in sound. Though you can feel the concussion at either location, the 429 location is roughly 4 to 5 miles away. The residential location is where you see the firework explode and then instantly hear/feel the concussion.

Some of my other favorite 4th of July fireworks memories are (and always with family and or friends):
Near the USMC Memorial in Arlington, VA.

The rededication of the Statue of Liberty in NYC.

St. Pete Beach, FL.

Steamboat Springs, CO.

Taipei, Taiwan.

But, of all those places, the best place I like to be on the 4th is wherever I am with friends and family enjoying the same experience.

Thank you for hanging in there with this post. As you may (or may not) know, Macy’s sponsors the NYC fireworks display. If you remember this POST we have found some Macy’s 10% OFF Discount Cards. After the first use the discount card is valid for 30 days.

So, lets have a contest (for 8 of the discount cards, which equal one per month until the promotion is over on March 31, 2011), that is VERY EASY to enter.

Here is how you enter:
1. Leave a post with one or more of your favorite memories/locations that you have enjoyed the 4th of July fireworks from. That is all you have to do to be entered in to the contest.

2. IF YOU WANT EXTRA ENTRIES, do either one or both of these (1 extra entry for twitter or Facebook for a total MAX of 2 extra entries):

Twitter, tweet the following: “I just left a 4th of July memory at http://bit.ly/aNsAiF. I hope I win the contest.”

Facebook: “I just left a 4th of July memory on www.FrugalFloridian.com. I hope I win the contest.”

This contest will end on Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 11:59PM EDT.
The winner will be picked randomly and announced on July 12, 2010.

Disclaimer: This contest is not authorized or sponsored by Macy’s or the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau. If you live in the Orlando area, you can get some of these cards in person by going to the Official Orlando Vsitors Center.

Good luck to all who enter.

Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownie Giveaway Winner.


Hello everyone,
I am pleased to announce that Diane has won our Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownie Giveaway.

Diane left her message on 5/28/10 at 1:32PM.

Thank you to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for our next contest starting very soon.

Mark

Disclosure: This contest is being held by www.FrugalFloridian.com with the information and gift card being supplied to us by Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark. All other thoughts and opinions are my own.

One of the reasons to follow us on Twitter.

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As most of our regular readers already know, I prefer to state “SW Orlando Publix” often. Especially when I have started to see the same thing at several SW Orlando Publix stores. For me, SW Orlando encompasses Winter Garden, Windermere, Ocoee, Gotha, Dr. Phillips, Metrowest, Kirkman, near the Convention Center, LBV, and more. If it is a Lake or Osceola county location, I will also let you know where it was. I have started to include the actual Publix store number in the link in posts that we have on FrugalFloridian.com.

If you follow us (FrugalInFla) on twitter, you will receive our tweets as to which locations still have such and such coupon booklets and more. Currently, I have not decided if I am going to create posts on the blogs with this information or not. I know there is value to you in this information, but sometimes I may not be able to blog for several hours at being at a particular store. Which defeats the purpose of the tweet, which also will almost always have a photo of the location in the store where the display is.

$35.00 Jiffy Lube Gift Card Winner.


Hello everyone,
We are pleased to announce that Candice has won our $35.00 Jiffy Lube Gift Card contest.

Candice left her message on 4/22/10 at 12:32PM.

Thank you to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for our next contest starting very soon.

Mark & Kathy

Disclosure: This contest is being held by www.FrugalFloridian.com with the information and gift card being supplied to us by Shell Lubricants* and MotorOilMatters.org through MyBlogSpark. *The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to the various companies of the Shell Group engaged in the lubricants business. All other thoughts and opinions are my own.

$50.00 Safeway GC Contest Winner.


Hello everyone,
We are pleased to announce that Mari has won our $50.00 Safeway Gift Card contest.

Mari left her message on 4/2/10 at 9:39AM.

Thank you to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for our next contest starting very soon.

Mark & Kathy

Disclosure: The $50.00 gift card was supplied to FrugalFloridian.com by Safeway (Dominick´s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, Genuardi´s) and Fiber One through MyBlogSpark.). All comments and opinions are my own.

$50.00 Gift Card Giveaway. VERY EASY TO ENTER.


How far could you make $50.00 Safeway Gift Card last at either Safeway or any of these stores: (Which the card is also valid at) Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, or Genuardi’s.

You could be the lucky person to find out by entering our contest. The winner will receive the $50 Safeway gift card that was supplied to us by MyBlogSpark and Fiber One to use at a Safeway or affiliated store. BUT, we don’t have any of the stores anywhere near us. So, our loss is your gain. Even if you don’t have one of the stores in your area, maybe you have a relative that does and you could be the hero and send it to them.

If you want to enter the contest for the $50.oo Safeway Gift Card, provided to us by Safeway, (Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, Genuardi’s) and Fiber One through MyBlogSpark here are the few simple steps you need to take:

In an effort to make entering our contests as easy as possible all we need you to do are two things. The first and only way to be officially entered is to leave a comment on this page, then do any ONE of these steps (you do not need to do all four):

1. Become a fan of FrugalFloridan on Facebook, and leave a comment. If you are already a fan of FrugalFloridan on Facebook then just leave a comment. Doing this will earn you one extra entry.

2. Subscribe to our feed via email (using Feedburner) and leave a comment.

3. If you have a blog, post an entry this giveaway on your blog and email us your direct link to the blog post.

4. Follow us via twitter.com/FrugalInFla (must have at least 10 followers) then tweet the following: “@FrugalInFla is having a $50 Safeway GC Giveaway. More info: http://bit.ly/d9uWMn”. Doing this will earn you two extra entries.

Don’t forget to leave a comment ON THIS POST. If you don’t leave a post to this post, you are not officially entered into this contest.

This contest will end at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, April 4, 2010 with the winner (as determined via Random.org) being announced on Monday, April 5, 2010.

Goodluck.

Disclosure: The $50.00 gift card that we are giving away, and information were all given to you from Safeway (Dominick´s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, Genuardi´s) and Fiber One through MyBlogSpark.). All comments and opinions are my own.

Nourish Your Inner Goddess Contest Winner.


Hello everyone,
We are pleased to announce that Teresa has won the Nourish Your Inner Goddess contest.

Tesrea left her message on 3/23/10 at 12:02PM.

Thank you to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for our next contest starting very soon.

Mark & Kathy

Disclosure: Yoplait & MyBlogSpark provided us the Gift Packs & VIP Coupons.
All comments and opinions are my own.

Nourish Your Inner Goddess Contest. Easy to Enter.


Have you had a chance to try the new Yoplait Greek Yogurt yet? If not, here is your chance to get a coupon to try it for free. BTW, MyBlogSpark and Yoplait supplied us with 4 full sized samples (sent in a chilled container) and it was very good. I am really happy to finally see Greek style yogurt making it to the US. Pretty much Greek yogurt is thicker than our usual yogurt, though most of the world enjoys what we know as Greek yogurt. For more info on Yoplait Greek, visit their website.

New Yoplait Greek yogurt invites women to nourish their inner goddess with the delicious goodness found in every cup of the brand’s newest offering. Packed with 12 grams of protein – twice that found in leading yogurts – new Yoplait Greek nourishes from the inside out. Available in four delicious flavors, Strawberry, Blueberry, Honey Vanilla and Plain, Yoplait Greek has a unique thick and creamy texture with the unmatched taste expected of Yoplait.

We have been enjoying a different brand of Greek yogurt for a while, and was very excited to try the Yoplait version. Our 2 children both enjoyed the Yoplait Greek yogurt, and Kathy and I both enjoyed the other ones.

The contest is for what you see in the above photo (bathrobe, closed toe style sandals, and bathing tools. You will also receive enough VIP coupons for 4 (Four) FREE cups of Yoplait Greek yogurt. This coupon offer for a free cup of Yoplait Greek yogurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Tennessee.

This awesome CONTEST that is being held by www.FrugalFloridian.com with the gift pack being provided to us by Yoplait and MyBlogSpark.

In an effort to make entering our contests as easy as possible all we need you to do are two things. The first and only way to be officially entered is to leave a comment on this page, then do any ONE of these steps (you do not need to do all four, nor do you earn extra entries):

1. Become a fan of FrugalFloridan on Facebook, and leave a comment. If you are already a fan of FrugalFloridan on Facebook then just leave a comment on our Facebook page about this contest.

2. Subscribe to our feed via email (using Feedburner) and leave a comment.

3. If you have a blog, post an entry this giveaway on your blog and email us your direct link to the blog post.

4. Follow us via twitter.com/FrugalInFla (must have at least 10 followers) then tweet the following: “RT ‘Win a Nourish Your Inner Goddess’ Prize Pack from Yoplait, MyBlogSpark and @FrugalInFla More Info: http://bit.ly/cEVNOT”

Don’t forget to leave a comment ON THIS POST. If you have already purchased Yoplait’s Greek yogurt, why not share what you thought of it? Another suggestion for a comment is how you you nourish your inner Goddess? Though I am not a woman, I admit that I like to have a hot bath every now and then. With lots of bubbles, and a couple of vanilla scented candles. The one “nourishing” activity that I really miss is taking long walks under the light of a full moon in the middle of just snowed winter’s night. The air was quiet, with horses in the pasture making the only noise besides the muted crunching of snow underneath my boots.

This contest will end at 11:59pm PDT on Thursday, March 25, 2010 with the winner (as determined via Random.org) being announced on Friday, March 26, 2010.

Goodluck.

Disclosure: Yoplait and MyBlogSpark provided us the Gift Packs and VIP Coupons.
All comments and opinions are my own.

Winner of the Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls Contest.


Hello everyone,
We are pleased to announce that Katy has won the Pillsbury Orange Sweet Roll/Photo Album contest.

Katy left her message on 3/9/10 at 5:50pm.

Thank you to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for more contests in the very near future.

Mark & Kathy

Disclosure: Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark provided us the Gift Pack containing the Hanging Photo Album and VIP Coupon. All comments and opinions are my own.

Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls Contest Ends TONIGHT


Our contest for the Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls AND unique hanging photo album ends TONIGHT (March 14, 2010) at 11:59PM PST.

We will be announcing the winner on Monday, March, 15, 2010.

Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls Contest.


Today is Tuesday, which means a NEW CONTEST is being held by www.FrugalFloridian.com and the gift pack for this one is being provided to us by Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark.

We were sent a VIP coupon for Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls, and let me tell you, Kathy and I have never seen our kids devour any other sweet roll as fast as they did these. Both of them LOVE to help us in the kitchen, and these were no different. The fact that they have never had Orange Sweet Rolls, from Pillsbury, or any other company did not matter to them.

The contest is for a Pillsbury Orange Sweet Roll Gift Pack, which contains a VIP Coupon for a roll of Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls, and a photo album in which the photo pages hang from the top of the page. The pages can easily be removed through the top for further photo enjoyment with family and friends.

In an effort to make entering our contests as easy as possible all we need you to do are two things. The first and only way to be officially entered is to leave a comment on this page, then do any ONE of these steps (you do not need to do all four, nor do you earn extra entries):

1. Become a fan of FrugalFloridan on Facebook, and leave a comment. If you are already a fan of FrugalFloridan on Facebook then just leave a comment about this contest.

2. Subscribe to our feed via email (using Feedburner) and leave a comment.

3. If you have a blog, post an entry this giveaway on your blog and email us your direct link to the blog post.

4. Follow us via twitter.com/FrugalInFla (must have at least 10 followers) then tweet the following: “@FrugalInFla is having a Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls Giveaway. More info: http://bit.ly/9t5qjR”

Don’t forget to leave a comment ON THIS POST. If you have already purchased Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls, why not share what you thought of them. Or how sweet rolls are part of your morning breakfast (our big family breakfast is on Sunday, and almost always home cooked, with all of us doing our share).

This contest will end at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, March 14, 2010 with the winner (as determined via Random.org) being announced on Monday, March 15, 2010.

Goodluck.

Disclosure:  Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark provided us the Gift Pack containing the Hanging Photo Album and VIP Coupon. All comments and opinions are my own.

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