Dec 302012

Miami-Dade County residents can replace older-model toilets with High-Efficiency models.

Single-family residential property owners or tenants, as well as multi-family property owners, may receive a $50 rebate with the purchase and installation of a WaterSense-certified High-Efficiency toilet.

The residential property must have been built prior to 1996. To quality for the rebate, you must submit the appropriate application form, the original purchase receipt and packaging information from the manufacturer showing that the toilet is WaterSense-certified. For more information visit

Dec 272012

The free Miami Springs Farmer’s Market takes place very Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the All Angels Church in Miami Springs, 1801 Ludlam Road, Miami Springs, 33166.

The farmer’s market includes more than 30 booths with fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods and much more. Kid and pet-friendly.  For more information contact Sarah Vargas email:

Oct 032012

Enjoy the fresh air while selecting your fresh produce, spices, home-baked breads, hand-made pastas, organic products and much more at Pinecrest Gardens’ Farmers Market every Sunday.

Each week the farmers market will feature more local fresh produce. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is free.

While you are there, enjoy the purchases you have made at one of the many picnic areas in the Gardens, or overlooking the view on Lakeview Terrace.

Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, 33156. Tel: (305) 669-6990.

Note: On Sunday, March 9, the market will move to Suniland Park, 12855 Pinecrest Parkway. It will be back at Pinecrest Gardens on March 16.

Sep 112012

Flu shots can be costly if you don’t know where to check for bargains. Here are some tips that might help.

Ask your employer. To cut down on sick days, employers frequently offer flu shots at no cost to their employees. If you’re employed, ask someone in your company’s human resources department if flu shots will be offered this season.

Check with your insurance company. Under the federal Affordable Care Act, all insurance plans that were created after March 23, 2010, are required to provide some types of preventive care, including immunizations, for free beginning September 23, 2012. If you have a new employer, or your employer recently switched insurance plans, call to find out if flu shots are covered.

Talk to your doctor. If you have Medicare Part B, your flu shot should be free. If you have private insurance, you may be able to get a flu shot either free or for the price of a copay. Even if you don’t think flu shots are covered by your insurance, ask the billing department at your doctor’s office to call and find out.

Look for free or low-cost flu clinics or events. Some hospitals or other health care organizations offer flu shot clinics where they will give free or low-cost flu shots to the public on a first-come-first-served basis.

Many state or local health departments also offer free flu shot clinics. But keep in mind, you’ll need to get there early and you’ll likely wait in line.

Try a drugstore or supermarket. Here are the deals for 2012:

  • Miami Dade Health Department: Free flu shots  for kids 1-18 years old. Adults: $25. Free flu shots for seniors 65 & older with financial need.
  • Navarro: $25 per shot (competitor’s prices will be matched).
  • CVS: $29.99. You’ll also get a 20% off shopping pass (while supplies last)
  • Walgreens: $32
  • Costco: $20
  • Walmart: $25
  • Winn-Dixie: $24.99. You’ll also get a coupon book with $15 worth of store coupons (while supplies last).

This post is by Julie Henry of Living on the Cheap.

Aug 132012

Get one free admission with one paid admission to any session this week at Super Wheels. Visit and click on “Get Offer” to print the coupon and present to cashier. Offer expires on Expires August 19. Limit one coupon per person. Skate rental not included.

I remember spending part of my high school days there with my best friends. Now it’s time to introduce the kids to this family friendly place.

Super Wheels, 12265 SW 112  St.  Miami.Tel: (305) 275-7466.

Jul 312012

Every Tuesday, enjoy linguine with whole lobster in a light tomato sauce for $19.95 at Cibo Wine Bar. The restaurant features rustic Italian flare blended with a vibrant nightlife.

Cibo Wine Bar, 45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Tel:  (305) 442-4925 or