Free Coffee On National Coffee Day

Coffee aficionados, National Coffee Day is here.

Friday is National Coffee Day and the best way to celebrate is with free and discounted cups of java.

There are plenty ways to get a caffeine fix Friday.

Here are the deals:

Dunkin’ Donuts: Buy a medium or larger cup of hot coffee and get a medium hot coffee free at participating locations nationwide.

Wawa: No coupon is needed to get a free cup of coffee — any size —  on Friday. Also, get a coupon for a free cup when you join Wawa Rewards or by doing a quick survey on Wawa receipts.

Krispy Kreme: It’s a National Coffee Weekend at participating locations. Get one free hot brewed or small iced premium blend per day from Friday through Sunday.

McDonald’s: For a limited time, get a small specialty coffee for $2 at participating locations. Also, there are coupons for a free medium McCafé with any purchase in the McDonald’s smartphone app. Plus, when you purchase any five McCafé drinks you can get one free when a QR code from the app is scanned at checkout.

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Starbucks: While not a National Coffee Day deal, in honor of the day and through Sunday, the Seattle-based company will “be taking over” its stores. For the three days, there will be no menu boards. Instead, the company will share information with customers about how their coffee purchases have made a difference and the company’s commitment to ethical and sustainably sourced coffee.

Keurig: From Friday through Sunday, get 20% off all pods and bagged coffee purchased at with coupon code CELEBRATE. Get free shipping with a $39 or higher purchase.

Peet’s Coffee: At participating Peet’s coffee bars Friday, get 25% off all beans and a free drip coffee or tea with bean purchase. Also, on Peet’s website, get 25% off all regular, non-subscription bean purchases with promo code COFFEEDAY17. Limit one per person.

Lyft: When you take a Lyft ride Friday in select cities, get a free can of High Brew Cold Brew Coffee during your ride. Participating cities are Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Dallas and Philadelphia.

Caribou Coffee: Starting Friday and through the month of October, Caribou Coffee will donate 10% of purchases to CancerCare, a nonprofit organization offering support, education and financial assistance to those affected by cancer, the company announced in a news release.

7-Eleven: Members of the convenience store chain’s 7Rewards loyalty program get one free cup of coffee at participating locations Friday through Sunday. To redeem, show a bar code on the 7-Eleven smartphone app at checkout. Limit one deal per member.

Atlas Coffee Club: New subscribers to the travel-themed coffee of the month club get a free bag of coffee or $14 off a subscription or World Tour of Coffee gift subscriptions Friday with discount code AtlasCoffeeDay17. Each month the club highlights a new country’s coffee and culture. Learn more and sign up at

Love’s Travel Stops: All 24-ounce coffees and cappuccinos are $1 Friday and purchases will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. According to a news release, professional truck drivers who are My Love Rewards members can use a free drink refill credit on coffee, and Love’s will still donate $1 to the hospitals.

Pilot Flying J Travel Centers: Get a free small cup of Pilot Coffee, cappuccino or small hot tea at more than 750 locations by showing a coupon from or on Pilot Flying J’s Facebook page. The coupon can be shown on a smartphone or printed. Limit one per customer.

Cinnabon: Get a free 12-ounce coffee Friday at participating locations nationwide.

Coffee Beanery: Participating locations are offering fresh brewed coffee for $1 all day Friday and $2 off a pound of coffee.

Cumberland Farms: Text FREECOFFEE to 64827 to receive a mobile coupon for a free hot or iced coffee, in any size, to use at participating Cumberland Farms Friday. The deal also includes the choice of tea, cappuccino or hot chocolate.

QuickChek: Starting Friday and continuing every Friday through Nov. 3, buy any fresh-brewed or made-to-order espresso drink and get one free. No coupon is required.

Biggby Coffee: At participating locations, get a free modifier Friday. Choose from whipped cream, an extra shot of espresso, added flavor and other options.

Birch Coffee: You decide how much you pay for coffee Friday in the New York City company’s “Pay What You Please” National Coffee Day promotion.

Minit Stop Brewing Co.: Visit any Big Island or Maui location of the Hawaiian chain 7 to 9 a.m. Friday for a free 16-ounce cup of the company’s new Premium Hawaiian Blend.

6 Things You Can Do to Help You Bounce Back from a Creative Block at Work

Getting in a creative block at work can happen to the best of us. You might have just had a super productive week, and then you hit a wall. This can be extremely frustrating if you need to get things done, but don’t feel like you have the motivation or inspiration to get the tasks done and completed on time. The next time this happens to you, take a deep breath, and try out some of these easy ways to get yourself back into the creative-flow of things.

Take the pressure off yourself.

Many of us tend to be too hard on ourselves. In reality, if you’re trying your best, that’s all you can do. It’s ok to accept to yourself that yes, you’re in a “slump” right now, but yes, you will get out of it! The first step to getting out of the creative slump is just accepting that you are in one.

Find a new space.

Whether you work from home or in an office, relocating to a new space might be a good way to spark up some new ideas. Try sitting in a different area of the office (if possible), or if you’re at home, relocate to a new room for the day, and see how you like it. For all you know, a new environment be exactly what you need. If relocating isn’t an option, try decluttering your workspace. A cleaner space means a clearer mind.

Get away for a bit.

It is okay to take a break from it all if that’s what your head is telling you. Sitting around and thinking about how you have no motivation won’t help, so if you have a few extra days, use one! This could help clear your mental space and put you in a much better position for when you get back from your mini-vacay (even if it was only for a day!)

Write down some goals.

Another way to get your mind off the negative place your head may be at is to write down your goals. Writing something down physically on pen and paper could help you realize what you need to accomplish, prioritize it, and hopefully help you realize that you can get the things don you need to if you take things one at a time!

Take a walk.

Getting some exercise is important all the time, but especially if you’re feeling creatively stumped. Exercising releases some endorphins which put you in a better mood, and can therefore help you get more motivated and productive! So try to get outside (soak in the vitamin D), and get moving!

Get back into it.

After taking a few steps back from work and reevaluating where you’re at, an important step is to just get back into it. It’s the hardest step, but taking that first step back in the door and embracing the challenges you have at hand may put your creative block into perspective and have you realize you can overcome!



Clearwater Craft Beer Trail.


Think of it as the Sunshine State’s answer to California’s wine country. Along the Trail you’ll stumble upon an array of small, independent breweries crafting fresh artisanal beers you can’t find anywhere else! Belly up to the tasting room bar with other beer enthusiasts, take a tour, meet the brewer and fill a growler with locally brewed beer to take home with you.

Both beer geeks and newbies will find suds to suit their palate, but don’t miss the chance to taste the area’s signature craft beer: Florida Weisse. This Berliner Weisse-style beer (tart, low-alcohol, highly carbonated) is given a unique spin by local brewers who add fresh fruits like key lime, raspberry, mango, dragon fruit, pineapple and passion fruit during the fermentation process.

Fans of craft distilling should also check out craft cocktails at local restaurants made with St. Pete Distillery spirits. Check out our video to see some delicious drink recipes.

Explore our beer culture and visit some of the 30+ craft breweries along our “Gulp Coast.” Before you arrive, order your Craft Beer Trail Passport below to win prizes!



Sunset Cinema at Pier 60

Sep. 22, 2017

Enjoy a night out underneath the stars on Clearwater Beach with a free showing of The Parent Trap. Grab your beach towel, blanket or low lawn chair and enjoy the movie starting at dusk, weather permitting. Popcorn and drink special is offered at $5.

September 22nd–  The Parent Trap/ PG

September 23rd– The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones/ PG-13

September 29th– Bedtime Stories/ PG

September 30th– Wonder Woman/ PG-13



October 6th– Monsters University/ G

October 7th– Hotel Transylvania/ PG

October 13th– Scooby-Doo (2002)/ PG

October 14th– The Mummy (2017)/ PG-13

October 20th– Haunted Mansion/ PG

October 21st– Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban/ PG

October 27th– The Nightmare Before Christmas/ PG

October 28th– Hocus Pocus/ PG

This Ultimate Burger Will Make Your Mouth Water

Engine No9 started as a little bar on the corner of 1st Ave North & 9th St North in Sept 2012.  

From the beginning we have strived to produce an excellent product and within less than one year Jason Esposito had brought Engine No. 9 up from a little unknown stop, to the Engine that could. Engine has over 65 different kinds of beer in a bottle and some on tap. Engine also has a good variety of wines from Diabolo to Cakebread. 

Our motto is pretty much “Prime Burgers.”and that’s what you get. Engine is a sports bar with TVs at every table and probably the premier destination in Tampa Bay Area to watch hockey. (Owners father and uncle are Tony & Phil Esposito who are both in the hockey hall of fame & founders of the Tampa Bay Lightning .)

Owner Jason Esposito is a certified Executive Chef and has worked at some of the best hotels & resorts in the South and the menu lends towards his Cajun/Creole  style of cooking. 

In December 2014, Jason opened a sister restaurant, Engine Rose, on the corner of 29th Street and Central Avenue at the west end of the now booming Grand Central District.


We do not take reservations. All seating is first come, first serve. 
Each of our tables in the dining area can seat up to 5 guests. 
Unfortunately parties larger than 5 will have to split up between 2 tables(depending on availability). 
Due to limited space we can not push tables together or move them at all.
While we are more than happy to welcome anyone as a guest, 
be aware that we do not have a kids menu or high chairs.
Must be 21 to sit in bar area, including high tops.
Being a sports bar it can get loud, especially during hockey games.

Creative Loafing Best of the Bay 2013 Best Burger





How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman’s personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn’t quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging.

That’s where a trusted jeweler like Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry can help, where sales associates are committed to helping every happily ever after begin with the perfect ring – and that means taking the time to understand every future bride’s personal taste. Here are a few tips to help determine what your engagement ring style may be.

Timeless Beauty

For the woman who prefers a more traditional style (think clean designs and sophisticated patterns), a classic engagement ring may be the perfect fit. A great example of this is the solitaire setting, which focuses on highlighting the gorgeous center stone, offering an elegant statement. A modern take on this classic would be the halo setting where an outline of diamonds encircles and enhances the center stone for a slight twist on tradition.

A Touch of Romance

The woman who thoughtfully selects every accessory to offer the perfect complement to any look knows it’s all about the details. An engagement ring with ornate design and intricate craftsmanship offers a distinct, vintage feel inspired by and echoing the most romantic eras of the past. From milgrain finishing to delicate antiquing, these subtle touches offer something extra special – which is fitting for such an important piece of jewelry.

Forever Fashion Forward

The fashionista prides herself on being one-of-a-kind, so her engagement ring obviously has to follow suit. From embracing fancy shape center stones (like pear, emerald, marquise, and oval) to standing out with a gorgeous rose gold or mixed metal setting, there are many options to ensure the engagement ring is as head-turning as the woman wearing it.

If you are still unsure of the style that’s right for you – fear not, retailers like Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry can be a good place to go for inspiration. They have a huge selection of the most popular collections and styles and even offer the option for you to design the perfect engagement ring yourself. Every Jared store offers a Custom Design Studio where customers can bring their jewelry dreams to life. Certified diamontologists and master craftsmen work directly with each customer to create a completely original piece of jewelry. Once aligned on the general design, the customer is able to customize from selecting the type and color of metal to deciding on the shape and cut of the diamond. More information can be found at

For what may be the most important piece of jewelry you will ever wear, take the time to understand your options, and find a piece that suits your style completely.


Top 10 Burger Joints to Satisfy Your Craving

Chow down on the best burgers in St. Pete/Clearwater!

We’ve rounded up the top spots to sink your teeth into some of the juiciest burgers around. What makes a perfect burger? The flavor, freshness, toppings, and, of course, the atomsphere you indulge in. From classic American burgers to gourmet mashups, here’s your guide to the best burger joints in St. Pete/Clearwater.

1 Engine No. 9, St. Pete

Grab a table quickly in this shotgun-style restaurant, especially when the happy hour crowd starts trickling out of nearby bars. With a menu of gourmet burgers and TVs throughout the restaurant, Engine No. 9 is your go-to spot for watching the game with good food and good company.

2 Rococo Steak, St. Pete

An upscale steakhouse in St. Pete with an award-winning burger. Celebrity Food Network chef selected the Rococo Burger in the battle of the ‘Burg competition. What makes this burger so special? The patty is a blend of New York Strip in a 70/30 meat to fat ratio, grilled to your perfect temperature, dressed with bacon onion jam, rosemary aioli, heirloom tomato, and artisan lettuce, all in between a brioche bun.

3 BRGR Kitchen + Bar, Treasure Island

Located in Treasure Island Beach Resort, BRGR Kitchen + Bar offers a dining experience full of contemporary style and retro details. Enjoy a custom seasoned burger paired with house-made sauces and unique toppings while overlooking stunning views of the beach and surf.

4 FarmTable Kitchen, St. Pete

This farm to table restaurant is home to the famous Saint Petersburger, a true work of art crafted up with the freshest ingredients and grilled to perfection. The only thing you’ll need after indulging in this epic burger is a nap!

5 The Avenue Eat + Drink, St. Pete

This lively bar in downtown St. Pete is your go-to spot to enjoy craft cocktails, beer, and gourmet burgers in industrial digs. With an indoor and outdoor bar and patio, come here to watch the game, enjoy live music, and hang with friends.

6 El Cap, St. Pete

Open since 1964, this no-muss, no-fuss burger joint fills to the brim with hungry patrons happy to order burgers a la carte and beer by the pitcher. Wood paneling on the walls, yellow and red condiment bottles on the tables, and servers who get right down to business dictate the vibe.

7 Tarpon Tavern, Tarpon Springs

You might stumble upon the Tarpon Tavern if you go too far on your bike trip on the Pinellas Trail. You’re going to need a tall beer and one of their famous burgers, stat! This cozy low-light tavern situated in a 1920s-era building is the perfect spot to cool off and refuel.

8 Pete & Shorty’s, Clearwater & Pinellas Park

Calling all Iowa expats: This is your home away from home. Pete & Shorty’s is an Iowa bistro down to the posters and news clippings on the walls and the clientele around the bar. You don’t have to be from the Midwest to appreciate a homey experience while chowing down on their popular char-grilled burgers.

9 Biff Burger, St. Pete

A hangout for motorcycle enthusiasts, this local hot spot is family friendly and home to a classic all American menu. Biff Burger has a variety of burgers for anyone to choose from, from small and simple to giant knife and fork projects.

10 Sandbar Grill, Dunedin

You know something is a local secret when it looks like a shipping crate set up in a parking lot, but is still brimming with eager guests. Sandy folks coming from Honeymoon Island State Park stop here for a burger, cold beer, and a chill vibe.

Let us know what you think. Do you have a place we did not mention. Send us your list of favorite places.

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This Unbelievably Charming Cafe In Florida Will Make You Feel Right At Home

When you’re looking for a good, home-cooked meal and friendly service, you can’t go wrong with a mom & pop restaurant. This Unbelievably Charming Cafe in Clearwater has perfect diner food and treats you like family. You’ll find it at 307 S. Myrtle Avenue, Clearwater.

Welcome to Tin Can Café, where hearty home style meals are prepared daily with fresh and quality ingredients.
Every meal is priced and designed to appeal to our diners, looking for a casual family friendly eating place.

The ingredients used for freshly prepared breakfast or lunch plates from carefully selected services that guarantee freshness & quality. Take our lettuce for example, which is delivered fresh daily.

Our restaurant receives fresh deliveries 6 days a week to ensure that your meals are always using the freshest ingredients.

The Tin CAN Cafe is a downtown area for a quick, homestyle breakfast. Popular options from the menu include the Angus Steak & Eggs breakfast, which, at less than  $8, is hard to beat at any chain diner or fast food restaurant. With large portions, and an extensive menu , this small, quaint breakfast and lunch diner is sure to remain a local favorite for years to come.

Our Homestyle Classics Breakfast
We’ve built a reputation by providing a delicious, filling, and affordable homestyle breakfast. It’s all here, The Eye Opener, 3-Egg Omelets, Quaker® oatmeal, Stacks of pancakes, waffles and so much more.
We know you love breakfast, So come on in and begin your day with a full breakfast of bacon and eggs, waffles, breads and pastries, fresh fruit and more.
View our Breakfast Menu

HomeStyle Lunch
What better way to break up the busy day than with a warm, satisfying homestyle lunch? Whether you’re in the mood for one of our Fresh Salads, a Hearty Knife & Fork Open Face Roast Beef, Turkey Sandwich, or one of our classic 1/2 lb. TinCan Burgers, The Tin Can Cafe is a sure bet for satisfying lunchtime hunger.

View our Lunch Menu

Have you dined at Tin Can Cafe? Tell us what you thought!


This Island With An Abandoned Fort And Pristine Beaches Is Perfect For A Day Trip

Have you ever wished you could drop everything and get away from it all, even for just a day? We’ve told you about secluded beaches around Florida, like the shores of Lovers Key and Shell Island. We thought you’d love to hear about another lovely little island getaway, Egmont Key.

The Tiny Town In Florida That’s The Next Pizza Capital Of The World

There are plenty of awesome things a town can be famous for, like its landmarks, attractions or natural wonders, but sometimes all a city has to do is make a certain food really well. You’ve probably heard big cities like New York or Chicago referred to as pizza capitals of the country (or even the world), but there’s a tiny town in Florida that might just give them a run for their money.