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March 1, 2001
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NEW ECONOMY

What’s better than a free SUV to tow your boat? Nothing. Which is why we recommend you visit www.freecar.com to see if you’re eligible for one of its free advertisement-covered SUVs. Vehicles are given out for a two-year period and include scheduled maintenance every three months.

MEMBERS ONLY

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So you always wanted to join a yacht club, but you don’t own a blue blazer? Join the All Volunteer Boat Club at www.myboatclub.com. The virtual membership is free and includes nautical jokes, boating stories, boat safety tips, and more in its newsletter and online Web pages. It’s a great place to make new boating friends.

HOW DO YOU SPELL RELIEF?

Is you boat engine giving you a headache? Visit www.excedrin.com or call 800/580-4455 for a free Excedrin sample and headache-management materials.

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FISH FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Catching the fish is only half the battle. Check out the free seafood recipes offered by the Department of Agriculture. Each brochure contains a species description, a nutritive value chart, and recipes for one of the following: amberjack, blue crab, grouper, mahi-mahi, oysters, red snapper, shark, shrimp, Spanish mackerel, spiny lobster, stone crab, swordfish, yellowfin tuna, and more. Call 850/487-8000 for more information.

ENERGY PACK

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Keep your energy while behind the wheel of your cruiser with a free sample of Pulse, The “Snack Food of the Future.” Packed vitamins and seven dietary fibers, Pulse keeps you going. Simply fill out the short questionnaire at www.pulseaday.com/questionaire.html.

WORDS OF CAUTION

Hurricane season will soon be upon us, which is why the BoatU.S. Catastrophe Team (CAT) put together a new hurricane guide. Information includes how to secure your boat, find hurricane holes, and avoid theft during storms. It also talks about anchor and mooring techniques as well as chafe protection. Visit www.boatus.com/freebies/hurreq.htm to order a free copy.

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GREETINGS FENZY

Your honey having a down day? Cheer her up with an elecrtonic card from Kritter Cards. You choose the fish, text, colors, and even the music (everything from “The Marriage of Figaro” to the James Bond theme). Get all sappy and squishy at www.krittercards.com/fish.htm.

SCENIC SCREEN SCENES

Want to change your Windows wallpaper or create your own nautical screensaver? Go to NOAA and download your choice of ships, fish, reefs, coastal scenes, and more. There are more than 16,000 public domain images to choose from at www.photolib.noaa.gov.

NATURALLY FREE FOOD

Don’t forget Fido and Fluffy….The free food sample from Flint River Ranch is just the perfect size to take along for a day trip. Visit www.allnaturalpetfood.homestead.com.

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