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 […]

Get a free ride on new car service Lyft

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Miamians who need a ride but can’t afford a taxi now have another option. Lyft, a new ride-sharing program that calls itself “your friend with a car,” has added Miami to the more than 50 cities that it serves. Readers of Miami on the Cheap can get a free ride, worth up to $25. The […]

Free or low-cost cat spaying and neutering

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The Cat Networks’ Meow Mobile travels around Miami-Dade County to spay and neuter community cats for free or at a discounted rate. Here is the schedule. You can also make appointments for low-cost spay and neutering for cats. For an appointment, email meowmobile@thecatnetwork.org or call 305-233-9958.  

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 […]

Discount spay and neuter for cats and dogs

 Miami-Dade Animal Services provides discount spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats two days a week at the animal shelter. Pets older than four months need proof of rabies vaccine, or the county will administer the vaccine for $10. The service is for Miami-Dade residents only. You can schedule an appointment online. Cats: $15 spay […]

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 […]

Welcome to Onelia, our new editor

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We are delighted to announce that Onelia Collazo Mendive has joined us as editor of Miami on the Cheap. Onelia is the former web supervisor for GablesHomePage, a hyperlocal site about the City of Coral Gables and also managed the MiamiHerald.com/coralgables subdomain. She has worked as a calendar editor for various news outlets. She worked […]