Residential High Efficiency Toilet Rebate


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


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 subdomain. She has worked as a calendar editor for various news outlets. She worked […]

Tips for July 4th pet safety


Some July 4 tips for pet lovers are offered by the Humane Society of the United States. Leave pets home. Most animals really do not like fireworks, even at parties and picnics Don’t leave pets in vehicles. Partially opened windows don’t provide sufficient air, and are an opportunity for a pet to be stolen Keep […]

Our new website: Living on the Cheap


We know you love all the great South Florida deals you find at Miami on the Cheap. Now we’ve got another great resource to save you time and money: Living on the Living on the Cheap is a new national consumer news website, offering advice on sports and recreation, entertainment, travel, couponing, shopping, personal […]

Free Tax Filing & Help


Some free services and assistance are available for filing federal income taxes or extensions, which are due April 17.  IRS Free File — available online from the federal government, includes filing extensions My Free Taxes  —    free taxing filing for families and individuals with income less than $57,000 H&R Block  — free at-home filing provides […]

Free drug discount program


Miami-Dade County and the National Association of Counties offer a free discount card which they say offers savings averaging 24 percent of the retail price of prescription drugs. It can be used by those without prescription drug insurance, for drugs not covered by your insurance and on some pet medications. There are no restrictions regarding […]

Find the lowest gas prices


Check out our new Cheapest Gas page that helps you find the lowest gas prices. The first chart is for all of South Florida. Scroll down the page to find more detailed charts for Miami-Miami Beach, Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Hialeah, Kendall and Homestead. For the cheapest Broward gas, click here. The data is from […]

Free workshop for ‘momtrepreneurs’


MomsMiami is putting on a free workshop 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, for moms in business. The event will take place in the ballroom at Jungle Island. Parking is $5 per car. The Mom2Mom Business Workshop will feature presentations by moms who are succeeding in business and information about community resources that […]

Free second opinion on car repairs

When the mechanic comes out with the estimate of how much it will cost to fix my car, I am nearly always stunned. Can it really cost that much? If you want a second opinion, check RepairPal, which provides free estimates on repairs to most cars, customized by ZIP code. You can access RepairPal on your computer or get the […]