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Free entry, special offers at U.S. national parks on Saturday, Sunday

Get in free at all U.S. national parks on Saturday and Sunday, Aug, 14-15, and get special offers on park attractions, too.

Here's the special offers for this weekend and also in September and November in our neck of the woods:

Dry Tortugas National Park: Passengers aboard the Yankee Freedom II on Saturday and Sunday and Nov. 11 will be eligible to win two free passes for a return visit to the Dry Tortugas and historic Fort Jefferson, worth $160 each. To make reservations or for more information call 800-634-0939 or visit

Everglades National Park: On Saturday and Sunday and on Sept. 25, Shark Valley Tram Tours will be offering a buy one, get one half price for two-hour narrated tours through the northern entrance of Everglades National Park. On Nov. 11th, veterans and their families get 50 percent-off on tours. For reservations and more information, call 305-221-8455 or go to

Click here for a list of all national parks in Florida.

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Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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