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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mother's Day Fun and FREE Admission!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What a joy it is to be a mom. I am truly blessed with two little girls. I can’t imagine my life without them. Moms know when I say you just can’t describe how it feels to be a mom, until you are a mom. I will be the first to admit not every day is a day of sunshine, but when your child says to you “Mommy, I love you.” It just melts my heart. I think it is important for me to be a role model for my girls. I know my mom was a fantastic role model for me. I can’t thank her enough for all she did for me and all the sacrifices she made in her life to raise me and my brother and sisters.

I know it’s important to spend time with my children. I think that’s why I am always searching for fun activities to do with my kids that are not too expensive. The reason I started writing and blogging was to share my ideas with other mom’s like you, so you wouldn’t have to do the leg work and search for deals. I have already done it for you.

 As a stay-at-home mom, I am always watching what I spend. If you know me, you know I usually have a coupon for just about everything.  If I don’t have a coupon, I will look for the place with the lowest price. The internet is a great resource for looking for coupons and for comparing prices.

I did some research for activities and events coming up for Mother’s Day in our area. I found a few places that are offering FREE admissions for moms. Here’s what I found.

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is offering FREE admission for moms with a full- paid admission on the weekend of May 12 and 13. Also that weekend, Lowry Park Zoo is offering moms FREE admission with a full price child’s admission ticket. On Mother’s Day, Dinosaur World is letting moms in for FREE with a full-price child’s admission.  A little further away in Lake Wales (between Tampa and Orlando) mom’s can enjoy on Sunday FREE music and the beautiful gardens at Bok Tower Gardens. Make sure you are there for a special carillon concert from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

If you are heading south to Fort Myers, you can visit the beautiful Edison & FordWinter Estates. Moms will get in FREE when accompanied by a paid child on Mother’s Day.

Fantasy of Flight in Central Florida is offering FREE admission for mom’s from Thursday, May 10 to Sunday, May 13 when accompanied by a paying guest.

I also found a Mom’s Night Out at Tyrone Square Mall on May 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with free makeovers, entertainment, fashion tips and goodie bags.

Make sure you check your emails from businesses. Right now companies are offering discounts for Mother’s Day and giving away free items for moms. I found several portrait studios giving away free mugs and pictures when you purchase photographs. I always find that even just asking the cashier if there are any specials right now or discounts, they will usually tell you. It doesn’t hurt to ask. So many times, I’ve had the cashier give me a discount and all I had to do was ask.

Even a little extra savings can add up over time.  Happy Mother’s Day!

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