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Free $20 gift cards and fun at IKEA's 75th birthday bash on Saturday and Sunday

IKEA is celebrating its 75th birthday with free $20 gift cards, deals, giveaways and fun from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 18-19.  The first 75 IKEA Family reward members at each store on Saturday get a free $20 IKEA gift card at participating stores. It's free to sign up for the reward program. ...

  • Chipotle: Free burritos, tacos, salads and kids meals for students on Saturday

    Chipotle: Free burritos, tacos, salads and kids meals for students on Saturday

    Students get a free entree with purchase at Chipotle on Saturday, Aug. 18. The back-to-school deal offers students a free burrito, bowl, salad, order of tacos or kid's meal with purchase of another at participating restaurants.  No coupon is necessary. Just identify yourself as a student to get...

  • What to do with the kids this weekend: Museums, train rides, exotic pets

    What to do with the kids this weekend: Museums, train rides, exotic pets

    It’s hot outside, so this is a great weekend to take advantage of indoor fun, such as the Free Third Friday at Miami Children’s Museum, the “Rescue!” exhibit at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale and “Saturday Morning Cartoons” at Young at Art Museum in Davie. The Frost Museum...

  • Chill with free Slurpees at 7-Eleven

    Chill with free Slurpees at 7-Eleven

    Cool off with BOGO Slurpees at 7-Eleven. Buy any size Slurpee and get one free with the  "Share a Slurpee" promotion running through Aug. 19.  Try a different flavor each day. Opt for a bright blue, limited time Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries, Wild Cherry, Blue Raspberry, Pina Colada, Coca-Cola and...

  • These cute sea lion pups in Miami need names. Want to help?

    These cute sea lion pups in Miami need names. Want to help?

    The Miami Seaquarium wants help in naming its new sea lion pups that were born this summer. A male pup was born on June 13 to 8-year-old mother, Wahoo and the female pup born was on June 17 to 16-year-old mother Sushi. The names under consideration are Thunder, Flash, Champ and Justify for the...

  • Back-to-School Headquarters

    Back-to-School Headquarters

  • All 'Harry Potter' movies to be screened at Cinemark theaters in South Florida

    All 'Harry Potter' movies to be screened at Cinemark theaters in South Florida

    Attention muggles! Cinemark Theatres will be screening all Harry Potter movies Aug. 31st to Sept. 6. Called “Wizarding World XD Week,’’ the event is tied to the 20th anniversary of the J.K’s Rowling’s publication of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” South Florida theaters taking part in...

  • Five fun things to do with kids in South Florida

    Five fun things to do with kids in South Florida

    School has started, but summer isn’t over yet for deal-shoppers. There is still time for families to cross these South Florida adventures off their bucket lists. 1. Simulated skydiving: South Floridians have two options for safe, skydiving-like fun. The first, iFly in Davie, offers indoor flights,...

  • Kids Expo to bring celebrities, characters to Museum of Discovery & Science

    Kids Expo to bring celebrities, characters to Museum of Discovery & Science

    The 6th annual Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Kids Expo will bring more than 75 activities for kids and celebrity guests to the Museum of Discovery and Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event has a STEAM theme, for Science, Technology, Entertainment, Art and Maternity....

  • South Florida adventures for sale on coupon site

    South Florida adventures for sale on coupon site

    Want some help affording all that last-minute summer fun before school starts next week? Parasailing, bubble soccer, Legoland and other grand adventures are on sale on Groupon.com right now. Users can search the website for adventures by location, by name or by category, and then click on a deal...

  • Our Kids World festival returns to West Palm Beach

    Our Kids World festival returns to West Palm Beach

    A festival dedicated to kids, Our Kids World Family Fun Fest, will return to the South Florida Fairgrounds on Aug. 25-26. The event includes bounce houses, a rock wall, games, face painting, live animal shows, storybook readings and a mini race track. There will be a petting zoo, a sports zone...

  • First look: Flamingo Gardens' Baby Jane, born Aug. 1, can stand on one leg

    First look: Flamingo Gardens' Baby Jane, born Aug. 1, can stand on one leg

    The birth of an American flamingo at Flamingo Gardens in Davie – the sanctuary’s first birth ever from its own flock – has been keeping Wildlife Curator Laura Wyatt busy. Flamingos imprint on the first voice they hear, she said, so the 1-week-old flamingo chick, currently being called Baby Jane,...

  • Mickey Mouse and Disney friends say goodnight to kids with bedtime call

    Mickey Mouse and Disney friends say goodnight to kids with bedtime call

    Mickey Mouse and other beloved Disney characters are wishing kids sweet dreams before bed in a recorded phone message.  Parents can call the Disney Store Sleep Shop hotline at 877-764-2539 and let kids hear a special bedtime message from Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald or Daisy Duck.  Mickey asks...

  • Back-to-school DIY: How to craft kids' school supplies

    Back-to-school DIY: How to craft kids' school supplies

    Get kids excited about going back to school by crafting their own school supplies, suggests Miami DIY blogger Amber Kemp-Gerstel. Kemp-Gerstel is one of eight “makers” competing in the new NBC show “Making It,” hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, on Tuesday nights. (10 p.m. on WTVJ-Ch. 6,...

  • A to Z: Summer family fun in South Florida

    A to Z: Summer family fun in South Florida

    Summer has finally arrived, giving South Florida families time to explore the incredible region they call home as schools take a break. Looking for adventures to fill your family’s summer days? There is plenty throughout the region to keep your kids entertained, both inside air-conditioned comfort...

  • Health departments offer free shots for kids

    Health departments offer free shots for kids

    The Department of Health offers free immunizations for uninsured children, ages 4-18, as the new school year approaches, offering parents several locations to visit for free shots. Some doctors also give free shots through the federal Vaccines for Children program. In Broward County, no appointment...

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