Free and Cheap
Janine is a 20-year veteran journalist who puts her sleuthing skills to use unearthing deals and discounts for families in the Tampa Bay area. Raising her own two daughters has taught her that some of the best things in life are “free” but not necessarily “cheap.”
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Donate blood, choose your rewards
Posted May 22, 2013 by Janine Dorsey
Updated May 22, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Maintaining the local blood supply cannot take a holiday, so this weekend why not take some time to give a little of yourself. Local retailers are offering generous rewards for eligible donors.
Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood.
Bloodmobiles will be on site at various Bay area and Florida locations offering a variety of incentives for donors:
* Select Movie Theaters: Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 2 – 8 p.m. Donors get two vouchers for free movie tickets.
* Select Publix Super Markets: Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Donors get a free $10 Publix gift card.
* Select Golden Corral Restaurants: Saturday, May 25 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Donors get a free lunch buffet coupon and a voucher for a free movie ticket.
* Select Sam’s Club Stores: Tuesday, May 28 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Donors get a free $10 Walmart gift card.
Visit www.oneblood.org for specific donation locations.