Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How To Find Shark Teeth On The Beach In South West Florida - Manasota Beach

On our recent summer vacation to South West Florida, we decided to go looking for shark teeth on the beach. Venice Beach is known as the shark teeth capital of the world, but we wanted to go somewhere less crowded. Other beaches in the area, which are well known for beaches for finding shark teeth are Caspersen Beach, Blind Pass and Manasota Beach all just south of Venice Beach. You can read about our middle son's shark teeth adventure on the kids blog too.

Make sure to see the guide below for how to find shark teeth.



We were actually headed for Caspersen Beach, but because this beach is known for having rocks, we decided to try Manasota Beach instead. Manasota beach is a beautiful beach with long stretches of white sand mixed with sea shells, and yes you can find lots of shark teeth on Manasota Beach.

You can find Manasota Beach at 8570 Manasota Key Road, Manasota Key, FL.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Get The Fort Lauderdale Savings Card With Lots South Florida BOGO Coupons


Summer vacation is right around the corner, and that means that we are looking for great ways to save on summer fun and educational attractions for our family. This is why we always sign up for the Fort Lauderdale Savings Card. The Fort Lauderdale Summer savings Card, gives great BOGO discounts on attractions, museums and more in the Fort Lauderdale area.
Fill out this Fort Lauderdale Summer Savings Card form, and you can request up to 2 savings cards per household. You can also print the coupons straight front the Sunny.org website.


Our favorite Fort Lauderdale and South Florida coupons:



YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM Coupon:
2-for-1 admission. Mon-Thu 10am- 5pm; Fri-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-6pm. Adults/Children $14
HISTORIC STRANAHAN HOUSE MUSEUM Coupon:
2-for-1 guided house tour. Not valid on River Tours or special events. Daily 1pm, 2pm,
3pm. Adults $12, seniors $11, children $7. 
FORT LAUDERDALE DUCK TOURS coupon:
2-for-1 adult tickets, no additional coupons or discounts. View Fort Lauderdale on land and by
water. Daily 9am-5pm. Adults $33.92.
FORT LAUDERDALE AQUATIC COMPLEX coupon:
2-for-1 admission.
Public lap/recreation swim facility. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm & 6:15-7:45pm.Sat & Sun 8am-2pm. $5
FLAMINGO GARDENS coupon:
Buy one regular priced adult admission andget the 2nd admission free. 60-acre botanical garden and Everglades wildlife sanctuary. Open 7 days a week 9:30am-5pm, ticket booth closes at 4pm. Adults $18, children 3-11 $10. Narrated tram touradditional. 
CINEMA PARADISO coupon:
– LAUDERDALE & HOLLYWOOD
2-for-1 tickets, plus a free bag of popcorn and 2-for-1 on wine, beer, soft drink. $10 film ticket. Lauderdale: Wed-Fri 6-10pm, Sat-Sun 1-10pm; Hollywood: Mon-Sun 1-10pm.
BUTTERFLY WORLD coupon:
2-for-1 admission equal or greater value. Experience the wonder of six-free-fli
ght aviaries with live, exotic butterflies and birds. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 11am-5pm. Admission
closes at 4pm. Adults $26.95, children $21.95.


BILLIE SWAMP SAFARI coupon:
Purchase one Swamp Safari Day package and get 2nd free, includes airboat ride, swamp buggy tour, and more. Daily 9am-6pm. Adults $49.95, children $35.95. 
BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDENS coupon:
2-for-1 tickets. 35-acres of pristine barrier island ecosystem nestled among miles of beachfront. Tues-Sun 9am-4pm, Adults $20, seniors $18, children $16; grounds only $10. 
MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE coupon:
2-for-1 museum exhibit admission. Sun noon-6pm, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Adults $14, seniors
$13, children $12.
SAMPLE-McDOUGALD HOUSE coupon:
2-for-1 admission ticket ($5) for public tour. One of South Florida's most historic structures. Tue-
Thurs 1pm, 2pm and 3pm; Sat 11am to 3pm.
SAWGRASS RECREATION PARK coupon:
2-for-1 airboat ticket. Does not apply to private and red eye tours.
Standard 30 minute tour. Adults$19.50, children $10 4-10. Daily 9am-5pm.
Most of the Fort Lauderdale Attraction deals are valid from May 01, 2014 -Sep 30, 2014
Make sure to bring your card along with you, when you go to the Sawgrass Mills Mall to get a free coupon book with more than $500 in savings. These coupon books are usually sold to tourist for $10 a piece, so it is a great savings, and you can pick up a book every time you go.
You can find the full list of discounts, which you can get with the Fort Lauderdale Savings Card here. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival Ticket Giveaway



I have a fun and low-entry giveaway for all of you South Florida folks. The Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival is coming up, and I am giving away a family 4-pack of tickets at my sister blog Frugality Is Free.

You can enter to win Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival tickets here.

What: The Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival
When: October 5th and 6th, 2013 from 10 AM – 6 PM
Where: Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, 2820 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133
Cost: General Admission: $10
Kids Admission (12 years and younger): $15
Babies 24 months and younger: FREE


Have you ever been to the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival? 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Zoo Miami Free Admission September 29th, 2012

If you are looking for a Zoo Miami discount, you can sign up for Recyclebank, and get a - BOGO Zoo Miami  here.

This Saturday September 29th, you can get free admission to Zoo Miami. You have to go to the Smithsonian Museum Day website to download your tickets. You can get 2 tickets per email address.Once you get to the ticket form, simply look under FL, and then scroll to the last FL museum...Zoo Miami.

On a personal note, I can highly recommend getting to the Zoo as early as possible, as it can get hot in the Zoo here in South Florida. Renting a family big will also be a splurge well worth it, because Zoo Miami is enormous, and from personal experience I can say that walking the entire zoo is tough for both young and old.


Besides free admission to Zoo Miami, there are lots of other museums which you can attend free this Saturday. For a complete list of free admission museums in Florida go here.

Zoo Miami Opening Hours:

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
(Ticket booths close @ 4:00 PM) 


Zoo Miami Address:
1 Zoo Boulevard
12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177 

Zoo Miami Phone Number: 786-619-3418

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Admission to Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art On Smithsonian Museum Day September 29th, 2012


This Saturday September 29th, you can get free admission to the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. You have to go to the Smithsonian Museum Day website to download your tickets. You can get 2 tickets per email address.

The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art has a great shark exhibit, which my boys have been eager to see.

Current exhibits at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art:

SHARK on view through January 6, 2013

The CoBrA Movement and the Arts of Africa and New Guinea
on view through Feb 2013

All in the Family: Drawings from the Glackens Family
on view through October 7, 2012

Academy Student exhibtion
on view through September 30, 2012

Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art Address & Information:

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Ticket Giveaway

 

Are you excited about this years Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch? My kids sure are! Now, all Florida Free and Frugal readers have an opportunity to win a family pack of tickets to the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch festival, which is a $30 value. See below for details.

The Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

When: Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30
Times: 10am-6pm each day
Location: Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, 2820 McFarlane Road, Miami, FL 33133
Price: $10 for Adults; $5 Kids 12 and Under – tickets are available at the event


                      Win The Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Tickets:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Free National Parks Entrance June 9th


If you are looking for a great frugal way to start off the summer vacation, consider visiting one of your local national park this week. On Saturday June 9th it is Get Outdoors Day, which means free national park entrance.

So take advantage of this free national park entrance fee days, and make sure to visit one of the national parks near you. If you are near St. Augustine, I can highly recommend a visit to Castillo De San Marcos, and if you are here in South Florida why not stop by the Everglades for a frugal afternoon.

Florida National Parks
Big Cypress
Biscayne
Canaveral
Castillo De San Marcos
De Soto
Dry Tortugas
Everglades
Fort Caroline
Fort Matanzas
Gulf Islands
Gullah/Geechee
Timucuan

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