Home Show coupon or $3 off if you buy online

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We’ve found a way to save you $2 or $3 on admission to the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show, which runs Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2014. The show gathers hundreds of purveyors of home products from contractors to feed vendors under one roof at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Regular admission price is $10 per person. If […]

6 months of free Internet for qualifying families

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Comcast is offering up to six months of free Internet service for new families that sign up for Internet Essentials, a program that provides basic Internet service for $9.95 a month for low-income families. To get the free months, you must sign up by Sept. 20. The program supplies free Internet service to almost 50,000 […]

4 tips for relocating to Miami on a budget

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This post is by Zillow. Miami is an attractive place to move with warm weather year-round, gorgeous scenery, dynamic culture and robust entertainment options. Beautiful beaches and lush vegetation draw residents outdoors, yet the city is becoming a business hub for start-ups and tech companies. Miami is also rich in culture, with many vibrant neighborhoods […]

FPL tips for saving money in hot weather

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Sometimes, simple adjustments around the home are good ideas for reducing household expenses. FPL offers tips for reducing energy, which also saves money. Set the thermostat at 78 degrees when you’re home, and 82 while you’re away. Make sure the fan switch is on auto. Use fans to keep cool, but remember to turn them […]

Free trees for Miami-Dade residents

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Miami-Dade County single-family or duplex homeowners are eligible to receive two free trees per year.  The 2014 tree giveaways will be in June, July and September. Tree quantities are limited and will be given away on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email adoptatree@miamidade.gov or call 311. You can also call 305-372-6784 […]

Free shower head, toilet rebate

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Miami-Dade County wants you to save water. The county has several incentives to encourage that. The county give you a free high-efficiency shower head in exchange for an old one, up to two per household. You can exchange pre-1996 shower heads during business hours at the Caleb Center, the South Dade Government Center and the […]

Free mulch for pickup

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Got mulch? It’s good for water conservation and feeds plants while keeping weeds down. The City of Miami has plenty to spare and will share free mulch with anybody who will come get it, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Head to the Virginia Key mulch facility, 3851 Rickenbacker Cswy.

Residential High Efficiency Toilet Rebate

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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 […]