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Gas prices fall in Tampa, time to fill up!

Gas prices fall in Tampa, time to fill up!

Tampa, FL -- Average retail gasoline prices in Tampa fell 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58/g yesterday.

This compares with the national average that fell 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.66/g, according to gasoline price website TampaGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Tampa during the past week, prices yesterday were 92.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 5.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

Cheap gas in Plant City

Cheap gas in Plant City

Plant City -- The summer driving moths are starting to take a toll on area drivers who say they are fed up with rising gas prices.

Analyst predicted earlier this year that we could see prices at the pump approaching $4 a gallon. 

So as we begin a brand new week here is a look at some places where filling up won't break the bank.

Farmer's Market Featured Vendor: Onesie Tutusie

Farmer's Market Featured Vendor: Onesie Tutusie

FishHawk -- If you know a little girl that loves to dress up, the 1st Sunday Farmer's Market has the vendor for you!

Cortney Lormejuste, creator of her line Onesie Tutusie, has handmade products ranging from tutus to hair accessories. The prices are affordable, custom onesie's just $5 and tutus starting at $6, and she can custom make anything to fit your needs.

Onesie Tutusie will be at Park Square on Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. along with 23 other vendors showcasing their goods.

Click here to find out how you can save 20 percent off of your purchase.  For a full list of participating vendors click here.

Farnell M.S. PTSA prepping for the school year!

Farnell M.S. PTSA prepping for the school year!

Tampa, Florida --  The lazy days of summer are winding down. Can you believe we're only a few weeks away from the first day of school on August 23?

The Farnell Middle School PTA is ready to help you get ready for the start of the school year by posting the school supplies lists and uniform order forms online.

Wiregrass Fresh Market

Wiregrass Fresh Market

Wesley Chapel, Florida - A Fresh Market at Wiregrass will be held on the first and third Saturday of each month featuring a variety of produce, prepared foods, plants, hand-made gift items and crafts and much more!

Also at the market, a number of green products for purchase. The Fresh Market at Wiregrass provides fun for the whole family with live music, dancing, art exhibits, free food and drink samples; pets are welcome.

The market is located at 28211 Paseo Dr Ste 100, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543.

Click here for more information.

WestShore Plaza welcomes new stores

WestShore Plaza welcomes new stores

Tampa, FL -- WestShore Plaza continues to stay current by welcoming even more retailers to the center.

Stores which are now open include Crane and Co. Paper Makers, Grip, and Miracle Eyebrows.

Coming soon includes the recently signed Charming Charlie, as well as Republic of Couture, Cotton On, Papaya, Collegiate Fashionista, Gelateria Venezia, Toni Bijoux, and Rush BT.

Charming Charlie has signed at WestShore Plaza. Charming Charlie is a fashion accessories boutique. The Houston-based chain ended 2010 with 96 locations throughout the United States and continues to expand in 2011.

Riverview woman's couponing saves families $100s a month

Riverview woman's couponing saves families $100s a month

RIVERVIEW, Florida - Kim Panak returns home, her arms filled with groceries to feed a family of four.

"$320 worth today." That's what Kim says she would have spent on groceries. But by using some savvy saving strategies, Kim pays much, much less!

"I had gift cards from prior purchases at Publix. I spent $3.65 out of pocket," says Kim.

Even without the gift card, Kim's savings add up to 70 percent because she used coupons.

"Luckily, using this method you can get name brand items as cheap, if not cheaper, than generic or store brands," explains Kim.