New Photo Contest on Our Facebook Page!

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How sweet is this!

We all know of a little place in town that has the best food and service. They make you feel at home. We’ve already told you about Bubbie’s Brown Bag Cafe. Now we want to hear about your favorite “hole in the wall” place. It could be an old-fashioned hot dog joint downtown, a family owned Greek restaurant or a cafe with amazing desserts. Just email us a photo of yourself at your favorite place and we’ll post it to our Hole in the Wall photo contest album on our agency’s Facebook page. The winner will receive a $25 VISA gift card that can use to buy their next meal at their favorite little place to eat or whatever they want. So share the love and tell us where you like to eat! Who knows, it could be our next favorite place. I bet the owners would be excited for a little publicity.

To learn more about how to enter this contest, please visit our Facebook page and read the description on the Hole in the Wall photo contest album. Thanks for participating and good luck!

If you own or run a restaurant in Tampa Bay, give us a call (727-394-1890) about commercial insurance and we’ll give you a free quote. You can also get a free insurance quote online at our virtual insurance office,


Win Giveaways

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One of my favorite coupon bloggers, Mindi over at Moms Need To Know, is teaming up with 10 other female bloggers to give away tons of prizes from their sponsors. All week long they’re announcing new prizes like laptops, $100 AMEX gift cards, backpacks, gift cards, and much more. All the winners will be announced this Friday. If you’d like to join the fun, “like” the Win Giveaways page on Facebook. There you’ll find out who’s giving away what prizes. Entering is easy and you can do so multiple times. They usually ask that you leave a comment…

1. about their post
2. that says you subscribe to their blog
3. that you shared the giveaway on Facebook
4. that you tweeted the giveaway

Sometimes you can enter more than 4 times. It’s very easy! I actually won a $20 gift certificate in one of Mindi’s giveaways last week and my order should arrive tomorrow. Some of the prizes can be won on all the blogs and other prizes can only be won on one or two. However, they’re all giving away a $100 AMEX gift card from Invisalign Teen, a Land’s End backpack and Belkin laptop messenger bag with accessories. Just keep checking the Win Giveaways Facebook page for the latest postings. Good luck! Don’t forget to let us know if you’re a winner.

We Have a Winner!

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Congratulations to Facebook fan, Laura G., who won our I ❤ The Road photo contest. Here’s the winning photo…

"Our arrival in Ila, Georgia! Others should go there because they have plenty of fencing to crash through, someone has to finish the job." -Laura

Laura clogged up all her friends’ News Feeds with requests for votes. Her friends were annoyed (I think she liked that), but she was able to secure the lead. Great job, Laura! She stopped by our office on Wednesday to pick up her prize, a $25 VISA gift card. Here’s a photo of Dawn awarding her the gift card…

Maybe she'll buy a new pair of sunglasses with it.

Laura, thanks for stopping by. We hope you’ll come back soon and remember us when you need to shop for insurance. We plan on doing more contests and giveaways in future, so please keep checking back. In fact right now, we’re just a few fans shy of 300 on Facebook and when we hit that number we’ll randomly choose 3 of those fans for prizes. Click here to learn more.

I <3 The Road Photo Contest

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We had so much fun with the I ❤ My Pet photo contest, we decided to do another one! You don’t need a pet for this one. We want you to tell us all about  your Summer road trip. Tell us where you’ve gone this Summer and why we should go there too. I will post the photos to the “I ❤ The Road Photo Contest” album on our Facebook page along with your description. Then all of our Facebook friends will vote (by clicking the “like” button) for their favorites. Email your photo to us at and we’ll post it pronto. Click here for contest details.

You’re not the only one traveling this Summer. Two of our agents at Patrons Insurance Agency, Dawn (mom) and Siobhan (daughter), are headed West right now. Their destination is unknown, but they’ll share photos from their trip along the way. You can find their photos on our Facebook page too in the “Dawn & Siobhan Headed West” album. Perhaps you’ll be inspired for your next road trip. They return August 7th and the I<3 The Road photo contest winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 10th. Their prize? A $25 VISA gift card. Stay tuned to our blog for all things road trip related until then.