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The Tampa Bay New Car + Truck Show is Coming November 15-17 + Enter to WIN Four Tickets!

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Calling all car lovers! The Tampa Auto Show is coming to the Tampa Convention Center November 15-17!  

From new model introductions to automotive industry innovations, the Tampa Bay New Car and Truck Show presented by MotorTrend, serves as a stage for automakers and suppliers to showcase their products and technologies. Auto enthusiasts, casual drivers, families and those curious about the latest innovations in today’s automotive industry will enjoy the offerings that the three-day event holds.

Attendees are invited to get behind the wheel and take an up-close look at hundreds of vehicles in the impressive lineup of more than 450 new 2020 model-year cars, trucks, crossovers and more. Featuring exclusive test drive opportunities, kid-friendly activities, and high end exotics, there is something for everyone at this year’s Tampa Bay Car + Truck Show! 

HOURS + TIMES:

Hours and times for the Tampa Bay Car + Truck show are Friday, November 15, Noon. – 10 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. , and Sunday, November 17, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center 333 S Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602

Representatives from leading automotive manufacturers will be at the show to answer questions and provide information on the latest vehicles. Presented by the Clearwater Automobile Dealers Association, St. Petersburg Automobile Dealers Association and the Tampa Bay Area New Automobile Dealers Association, The Tampa Bay Car & Truck Show is produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC, the nation’s largest auto show producer.

GET YOUR TICKETS:
Admission to the event is $12 for adults (13 and over); $5 for seniors (62 and older with ID), and military and first responders (w/any DOD ID); and free for children 12 and under. Advance sale E-tickets can be purchased at www.AutoShowTampa.com. You can Purchase online now and save $1 on adult tickets! 

ENTER TO WIN FOUR TICKETS:

Thanks to the Tampa Auto Show I am giving away four tickets! All you need to do is a leave a comment on this post. Winners will be chosen on Thursday, November 14.

Easy Canvas Prints: Large Photo Canvases Only $15.95 + Free Shipping!

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One of my favorite things to gift year after year are photo canvases. They allow you take a photo from a special occasion and treasure it forever in the form of a canvas. We have an entire wall in our hallway with canvas prints of photos from past years. Right now Easy Canvas Prints has a SUPER deal! In fact, they are offering 85% off + Free Shipping! You can create a Custom 11×14 Canvas Photo Print for only $15.99 shipped (reg. $108.55) or a Custom 16×20 Canvas Photo Print for only $20.99 shipped (reg. $156.47) And, no promo code is needed for this offer. Your discounted price will be reflected automatically! 

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer. These make the best gifts for parents and grandparents too!

Enter the 2019 Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway!

Help to build your child’s college dreams together! Enter to win one of ten Florida Prepaid/LEGOLAND® Florida scholarship prize packs. Each Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Prize Pack is valued at over $8,000 and entry takes just a few minutes. This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy.

When you stop to think about preparing for your child’s future college education, how does it make you feel? Are you anxious about the cost? Maybe you are overwhelmed because you haven’t financially prepared for the future the way that you had originally planned. Honestly, I can’t think of anything better than saving for my child’s future education even if it requires sacrifice on my part. I want my boys to fulfill their dreams, reach for the stars, and to have the opportunity for a firm, solid college education. I tell my boys all of the time not to underestimate how their education now is preparing and building them for their future!

2019 Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway

If the cost of college education keeps you tossing and turning in bed at night, I have some exciting news for you! Right now you have the opportunity to help build your child’s college dreams with the help of a scholarship from Florida Prepaid College Plans! There is nothing better than saving for college all while winning a scholarship to help with the costs!

For years, Florida Prepaid and LEGOLAND® Florida have been supporting kids’ big imaginations and helping families achieve their college savings goals. And this year, Florida Prepaid and LEGOLAND® Florida are partnering together to make college dreams a reality! Florida Prepaid and LEGOLAND® Florida are once again coming together to support our kids’ imaginations, dreams and their future education with help through a scholarship program. 

There’s even more Bricktastic news regarding this awesome partnership! On November 14, your toddler’s favorite air-conditioned place to play is getting a new look! The DUPLO farm at LEGOLAND® Florida is becoming the Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse, a space for parents and kids to imagine all about their child’s future while cooling off or escaping the rain. There will also be spaces for the kids to slide, climb, build and crawl as they start dreaming about what they want to be when they grow up.

Florida Prepaid Scholarship Program Information: 

Florida Prepaid is hosting a scholarship program which gives 10 lucky Florida students the chance to win a 2-Year Florida Plan College Scholarship valued at $8000 + 2 tickets to LEGOLAND® Florida valued at $200! That’s right! 10 scholarship prize packs will be awarded, and each prize pack is valued at over $8200! This means that 10 families have the opportunity to help make a bright future for their children!

Since college tuition can be expensive, a scholarship would definitely come in handy! And, I don’t know about you, but some down time with the family at LEGOLAND® Florida sounds like the perfect way to end the year! 

If that wasn’t enough, Florida Prepaid and LEGOLAND® Florida have even more exciting news…….

Registrants will also be automatically entered to win one of four LEGOLAND® Florida weekly prize packs!

  • Nov 1: 4 LEGOLAND® Florida park tickets
  • Nov 8: 4 LEGOLAND® Florida park tickets
  • Nov 15: 4 LEGOLAND® Florida park tickets + 1 night Beach Retreat stay
  • Nov 22: 4 LEGOLAND® Florida park + water park tickets + 2 night Beach Retreat stay

Have you ever been to the LEGOLAND® Florida Beach Retreat? My family and I stayed there several years ago and we had such a great time. You are sure to love staying where everything is awesome!

Enter the 2019 Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway

Now on to the fun part! How can you enter the 2019 Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway?

The Florida Prepaid Scholarship Giveaway runs from now through November 24 at 5pm EST. The best part? Entering literally takes just seconds! Just think, with the click of a button, you have the opportunity to can make a huge difference in your child’s future! 

While saving for your child’s college tuition can be a daunting experience, it is also an important one. Many students graduate from college with such huge debt that it can be overwhelming as they enter a new career. Florida Prepaid College Plans will not only give you and your child ease of mind about their future education, but your wallet will thank you too! While the Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway is an amazing opportunity, you can start saving right now for your child’s college education with Florida Prepaid! They offer both College Prepaid Plans as well as 529 Savings Plans which allow you to save no matter how big or small your budget may be. 

We have a Florida Prepaid College Savings Plan for my son Brady, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to help him as he plans toward his future dreams and goals. For many families, (including myself) college seems like it is an eternity away. We often think that tomorrow will be the day to start saving. With Florida Prepaid College Plans, saving for college today is easier than you think and it will give you such a peace of mind. 

So, what are you waiting for? GO HERE to learn more about Florida Prepaid College Plans and to enter the 2019 Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway! With Florida Prepaid College Plans, Starting is Believing!

*Winners will be notified by December 6, 2019.

Be sure to follow Florida Prepaid College Plans on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube to stay up to date with information on open enrollment, tips and promotional offers.

Do you Still Have Questions About Florida Prepaid College Plans?

Be sure to check out my posts HERE, HERE and HERE that will give you more details and information on Florida Prepaid College Plans.

CVS Photo: 11 x 14 Canvas Print Only $9.99 with Free In-Store Pick Up!

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Do you have graduation, wedding, or end-of-the-year school photos that you want to hold onto? Turning them into a canvas print is one of the best things that you can do to treasure those memories forever! Through June 9, you can head on over to CVS.com where you can score an 11×14 Unframed Canvas Print for just $9.99 with promo code CANVAS10 at checkout. And, you can choose Free in-store pick up to avoid shipping charges! (please note that it will take approx. 5-9 days for your canvas to arrive to the store) We have a wall in our house with several canvas prints and they truly are one of my favorite things to look at throughout the day! With this deal I am going to add another one to the wall! 

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer.

Kids Bowl Free: 2 Free Games of Bowling Every Day During Summer!

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Now that school is out for the summer, we are looking for ways to keep the kiddos busy! One of our favorite things to do every summer is the Kids Bowl Free Program! We usually go at least once a week, and I love that it is in the air conditioning, but we are keeping the body active!

This offer is valid at select bowling centers, and age requirements and times will vary by locations. Shoe rental price is not included in offer, but it is usually just a few dollars per child.

You can also sign up for a Parent Pass which will give you a nice savings for yourself so that you can enjoy bowling with the kiddos too! You should see this option right after you have signed up the kiddos.

GO HERE to see all the details.

Michaels: Summer Camp Creativity For Kids

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Michaels wants to help keep your kids busy this summer! They are offering seven weeks of screen-free fun for kids ages 3 and up.

Camp Creativity begins June 10 and runs through July 26. Classes are offered each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-12 noon. The price is $3 per 30-minute session and supplies are included. The Slime Classes offered on Fridays are usually Free! You can sign up HERE.

Kids collect stickers and coloring pages for every week they attend. *Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

 

2019 Florida 529 Savings Plan Promo + Free $50!  

Are you considering opening a Florida 529 Savings Plan? Be sure to check out this Florida 529 Savings Promo where you can save up to $50! This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

2019 Florida 529 Savings Plan Promo-Get up to $50 Free! 

I can hardly believe that one week from today my kids will be out of school for the summer. This has been such a fast year! Drew, my oldest son, is in 7th grade, and while it definitely has been a challenging year for him, I am so proud of his excellent grades and the responsible young man that he is becoming. Brady, my youngest son is in 1st grade, and I am amazed at the math problems that he can solve and the books that he can now read. They just underwent extensive end-of-the-year testing at school so I know that they are ready for a much-needed break. (So is mommy!  🙂 )

I am so thankful for the education that my boys are receiving, and that they both have a love for learning. As a former teacher, education is very near and dear to my heart and I never want to underestimate the importance that it will play both now and in the future of my children. It is also important that we keep our kid’s minds active even during the busy summer months.

Are you frantically preparing for summer vacation all while dreaming about all the fun memories that you are going to make with your family? Before we head off to enjoy a fun-filled summer, I wanted to let you know about about a limited-time Florida 529 Savings Plan Promotional offer that you will want to take advantage of and that will allow you to save up to $50 Free towards your child’s future education. Summer is actually the perfect time to put extra money away for college, especially with a jump-start from Florida Prepaid!

You have heard me mention Florida Prepaid College Plans recently here on the blog, and you know how much that our family believes in this remarkable program. Let me explain to you the difference between a Florida Prepaid College Plan and a Florida 529 Savings Plan. 

Why Should I Open a Florida 529 Savings Plan? 

Both plans are available through Florida Prepaid College Plans and offer savings towards college education. The Florida 529 Savings Plan is known for it’s flexibility, allows you to save at your own pace for college, and lets you choose your investment options. I love this approach as you can contribute what you can, as often as you’d like! In addition, a Florida 529 Savings Plan can be opened any time of the year and at any student age. In addition, 529 Savings Plans can also be used to help cover qualified educational expenses and fees. (We all know that those can get pricey!) 

-There is no minimum contribution to get started with a Florida 529 Savings Plan and you can contribute as much or as little as your budget allows. There is no family income limit, and it is super easy to set up monthly contributions and change them at any time. I also appreciate that you can invite family and friends to contribute toward your college savings goals! 

-Florida 529 Savings Plans are not guaranteed by the State of Florida so there is a little bit more risk involved. (investments can fluctuate based on the market) With that being said, I appreciate the flexibility of this plan as it allows you to choose your investment option and to save for your children’s college education at your own pace.

-You will be happy to know that the Florida 529 Savings Plans can be used in conjunction with your Florida Prepaid College Plan. In fact, they work very well together. While your Prepaid College Plan can be used to pay for tuition and other fees, the Florida 529 Savings Plan can be used to help cover fees, room and board, the cost of books, supplies and equipment. 

-Did I mention that Florida 529 Savings Plans are tax-free? Unlike a savings account or mutual fund that is going to get hit with income taxes, your contributions towards your 529 Savings Plan will earn interest and will not be taxed when the money is taken out to pay for college.

-You don’t have to attend a Florida school to use your Florida 529 Savings Plan. As with Florida Prepaid Plans, your contributions and earnings towards your 529 Savings Plan are eligible for use at any eligible public or private college. 

Are You Ready to Get a Jump-Start on Your College Savings this May? Save up to $50! 

-Through May 29, if you open a Florida 529 Savings Plan, Florida Prepaid will seed your account with $25.

-If you set up an automatic monthly contribution of $25 or more, they will seed your account with another $25. 

If you don’t have money set aside for your children’s future education, why not start now with a Florida 529 Savings Plan? It is such an easy and flexible option, and the money will quickly grow! With the Florida 529 Savings Plan $50 promotion, there is no reason to not start saving today! 

This all sounds super easy, right? It is! You can apply in as little as 10 minutes! But, you have to HURRY as this promo is only good through May 29!

Get a jump-start on your children’s college savings plan before the summer begins with up to $50 for FREE! This will allow you to check that off your list and to join in the summer fun with the kids and to make memories that will last a lifetime!

Be sure to follow Florida Prepaid College Plans on FacebookTwitterInstagram and  YouTube to stay up to date with information on open enrollment, tips and promotional offers.

Give Your Children the Lasting Legacy of Education with Florida Prepaid College Plans + Open Enrollment Promo Code

This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. Use Florida Prepaid College Plans promo code SWEET19 to save on your application fee. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy.

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment is ending soon! April 30 is less than 2 weeks away, and I don’t want you to miss out on the opportunity to give your children the lasting legacy of an education thanks to help from a Florida Prepaid College Plan! You can use Florida Prepaid College Plans promo code SWEET19 to save $30 off your enrollment fee!

For my husband and I, there are many things that we want to pass along to our children. One of the greatest privileges and responsibilities for us to pass on to them is education. We feel that with a great education, you can certainly do anything that you put your mind to! Invest in the gift of education with a Florida Prepaid College Plan and let your children be the leaders of tomorrow!

Are you still uncertain about whether or not Florida Prepaid is right for your family? Is your head spinning and you are in information overload with questions? Do you feel that it is too expensive? Which plan is the best one for my child? I am here to answer your questions! Trust me, I totally understand how you feel…overwhelmed, nervous, anxious, stressed. I felt those same exact feelings before we signed up Brady during this enrollment period! My husband and I did a lot of research, number crunching and planning before making this BIG decision.

Should We Invest in a Florida Prepaid College Plan?

I am here to encourage you and to tell you that Florida Prepaid College Plans is the best investment that your family can make! It is a worry-free investment that you will feel good about. As a parent, it is important for me that my children are able to pursue their goals and to dream BIG. When it comes to college and their future careers, I want to give them the BEST education possible. Thanks to a plan from Florida Prepaid, I can help to make those dreams a reality! Florida Prepaid College Plans are guaranteed by the State of Florida. When you sign up today as a new plan holder, your child’s future college education cost will be LOCKED IN at a low rate. You will never lose your investment! That is why it is SO important to sign up during Open Enrollment! There is a reason that over one million people and counting have purchased Florida Prepaid Plans since 1988! I am so glad to be one of those families!

Are Florida Prepaid College Plans Affordable?

As someone who lives a frugal lifestyle and tries to budget and plan my money, I appreciate that Florida Prepaid College Plans is very affordable. You really CANNOT afford to save for your child’s education! You can prepay for your child’s future college either through a monthly or lump-sum payment. And, you can even invite friends and family members to contribute along the way! I think it would be a wonderful idea to have family members to contribute for birthdays and holidays!

Which Florida Prepaid Plan is Best for my Family?

You will first want to look at your family’s budget to see how much that you can spend each month towards your children’s education. I would also highly suggest that you use the Florida Prepaid Pricing Tool. This tool is a fantastic resource that will help you calculate exactly how much your monthly payments will be for each plan. You simply enter the child’s date of birth and it will give you the monthly cost for each plan!

  • 1-Year Florida University Plan – if you are looking to start small, this is the plan for you! This is the plan that we enrolled Brady with and I could not be more excited! It is such a flexible option and allows for different family members to purchase an additional year if they want to, adding up to 4 years! We are paying just over $60 a month for 30 credit hours, which is very affordable!
  • 4-Year Florida University Plan– this is the most popular plan and offers the widest variety of bachelor’s degree options from one of Florida’s 12 State Universities with 120 credit hours.
  • 2+2 Florida Plan– this plan covers 60 credit hours at a Florida State University and 60 credit hours at a Florida State College. You get the best of both worlds with this plan!
  • 4-Year College Plan– this convenient and affordable plan covers 120 credit hours at any Florida State College.
  • 2-Year Florida College Plan– this plan is an affordable way for your child to earn an AA degree from a Florida State College and guarantees admission to a Florida State University. Covers 60 credit hours.
  • 1Year Dormitory Plan– Florida Prepaid also offers a dormitory plan, which is a great option to add on to your Prepaid Plan! You may add dormitory housing coverage to a Florida Prepaid Plan with university tuition coverage at the time you enroll, or during a later enrollment period. A maximum of two semesters of dormitory fees may be prepaid for each year of State University coverage.

Can a Florida Prepaid College Plan be used at a Private College or University?

With your Florida Prepaid Plan, the value you pay to the other schools is the same you would have paid to a Florida school. While Florida Prepaid Plans are designed to be used at a Florida College or State University, the plans can also be applied at other schools nationwide. If your child attends an out-of-state college or private college, the plan will pay the same amount as it would pay at a public college or university in Florida. You would just be responsible if there is a difference.

What if My Child Receives a Scholarship?

You can use scholarships in conjunction with a Florida Prepaid Plan. In fact, I think that it is important to encourage your children to apply for as many scholarships as possible. Having a scholarship in conjunction with a Florida Prepaid Plan will cover even more college expenses. If for some reason the scholarship covers all tuition costs, you can get a refund on your plan and use that for housing, supplies, etc. or transfer the plan to another family member. Remember, you will never lose your investment!

Is there a deadline for my child to use their Florida Prepaid Plan?

Depending on which plan that you purchase, you generally have up to 10 years after the projected year of college enrollment listed in your prepaid application. I appreciate that Florida Prepaid has taken this into consideration! Sometimes kids like to take a year off to decide which career that they want to pursue or perhaps they would like to travel abroad. This is fantastic news for us as parents!

Save $30 off Open Enrollment With Florida Prepaid College Plans Promo Code

Today is the day to change your child’s life forever! Give Your Children the Lasting Legacy of Education with Florida Prepaid College Plans! Lock in your low rate while saving towards your child’s education– You won’t regret it! Remember to use Florida Prepaid College Plans promo code SWEET19 to save $30 off your application fee.

Be sure to follow Florida Prepaid College Plans on FacebookTwitterInstagram and  YouTube to stay up to date with information on open enrollment, tips and promotional offers.

Do you Still Have Questions About Florida Prepaid College Plans?

Be sure to check out my posts HERE and HERE that may help to answer any other questions that you have.

With Florida College Prepaid Plans, Starting is Believing!

How to Get LEGOLAND® Florida Discounted Tickets

LEGOLAND® Florida and Florida Prepaid have partnered together to encourage Florida families to support their children’s imagination all while saving for their college education! This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy.

Now through April 30, 2019, which is the end of the Florida Prepaid Plans Open Enrollment, not only can you save $30 off your admission fee when you use Florida Prepaid Promo Code SWEET19, but you will also score LEGOLAND® Florida tickets for HALF-OFF! Yes, you read that correctly! 50% off LEGOLAND® Florida tickets! It’s time to start building your child’s future all while having fun where “everything is AWESOME!”

How do I get my discounted LEGOLAND® Florida tickets? 

Any family who enrolls in a prepaid plan during this Open Enrollment season will receive a 50% discount on LEGOLAND® Florida tickets for their family! (3 tickets only, including beneficiary)

When do I need to purchase my LEGOLAND® Florida discounted tickets by and when will I receive them?

If you enroll in a Florida Prepaid plan, you can expect an email with more information on how to access your LEGOLAND® Florida discounted tickets after Open Enrollment ends. Your tickets must be purchased by October 27, 2019.

With Florida Prepaid College Plans, Starting is Believing! 

With a Florida Prepaid College Plan, saving for college is simple and stress-free. While your kids are focused on their LEGO® creations, you can make sure they are prepared to attend college and pursue their goals. Now is the time to prepare for their future education!

You can learn more about Florida Prepaid College Plans HERE.

Don’t forget to use Florida Prepaid College Plans promo code SWEET19 to save $30 on your enrollment fee!

Be sure to follow Florida Prepaid College Plans on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube to stay up to date with information on open enrollment, tips and promotional offers.

Do you Still Have Questions About Florida Prepaid College Plans?

Be sure to check out my posts HERE and HERE that will give you more details and information on Florida Prepaid College Plans.

Old Navy: Buy 2 Get 1 Free Clearance!

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For a limited time, Old Navy is offering Buy 2 Get 1 Free on their Clearance when you use promo code DEALS at checkout! And if the items are available at your local store you can choose Free in-store pick up! There are so many cute pieces to choose from!

GO HERE to start shopping.