Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20th and Bay Area dads can take advantage of these weekend specials. Need a new cell phone provider? Check out the fantastic deal at the end of this article.
Free make-it-take-it crafts
Michaels wraps up a week of Father’s Day make-it-take-it events. Most of these do require a purchase, but kids get to try out a craft in-store and Mom doesn’t have to deal with the mess. These crafts are appropriate for ages 3 and up.
- June 18, 6 – 8 p.m.: Decorate a T-shirt (with purchase)
- June 19, 10 a.m – 2 p.m.: Make a Father’s Day card (free)
Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts hosts a free make-it-take-it card workshop in every store on Saturday, June 18th from 1 – 3 p.m. Children are invited to create one-of-a-kind cards for Dad and Grandpa.
Pottery Barn Kids (Old Hyde Park) invites kids to make a free memory book. Bring in photos to use and they’ll supply the rest.
Both McDonald’s and Ikea give Dad a free breakfast on Sunday, June 20th. McDonald’s offers their deal during breakfast hours at participating stores (the one on 38th Ave N and 4th St. is). It’s dine-in only and Dad must be accompanied by a child. Ikea offers a free 99-cent breakfast and free coffee.
Friday, June 18th is “National Flip Flop Day” at Tropical Smoothie Cafe. It’s not technically a Father’s Day treat, so any customer who wears flip flops into TSC gets a free Jetty Punch Smoothie. Go early, as this offer is good for the first 500 customers per store location.
Celebration Station offers Dad free rides and golf all day on Father’s Day.
The Florida Aquarium lets Dad in free, with one full paid admission June 19-20.
The Henry B. Plant Museum (University of Tampa campus) invites Dad to visit free on June 20 from noon-5 p.m.
It’s Father’s Day weekend at the Lowry Park Zoo. Dad gets in free with a paid admission June 19-20
Dads get in free at MOSI on June 19-20 with a paid general admission. MOSI offers additional specials that day so that the whole family can come along.
Sunken Gardens gives Dad a free admission, with one paid admission on Sunday only.
Free saltwater fishing
Governor Crist announced a special free fishing weekend in honor of Father’s Day.
And finally….free phones
T-Mobile has a Father’s Day promotion, on Saturday, June 19th only. When new customers sign up for a family plan–or add a new line to an existing plan, they receive up to 5 phones free (any phone in the store). Visit the website for details.
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