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Melina I. De Rose is a veteran editor and communications specialist with a special love for all things Miami. The longtime resident spent 22 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in roles such as section editor, department head, social media specialist and web producer. Melina has much experience in the freebies-and-bargains arena, having edited the popular Sun Sentinel feature, “Doreen’s Deals,” for many years. She also is editor of ArtburstMiami.com, a media hub for local music, theater, dance, visual arts and independent arts coverage. Contact her at editor@miamionthecheap.com.

In a continued effort to promote literacy, The Children’s Trust has expanded its Book Club! Get free monthly books by mail for your child – from birth until their fifth birthday. (The program originally targeted just 3-year-olds.) To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily South Florida on the Cheap newsletter. You can …

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Remember Papa John’s Miami Heat deal (50 percent off when the team wins)? Well, the pizza chain now also offers a similar promotion for South Florida’s soccer team. Inter Miami CF can now score you half-off pizza!  Use the promo code INTERMIAMI the day after a team victory or tie to get 50 percent off …

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Need to entertain the kids at home? Or maybe you’re seeking entertainment for yourself! Live webcams offer delightful virtual diversions and opportunities to peek in on activity throughout Florida. Check out meerkats, sharks, airplanes, cruise ships and more with our listing below. We will be updating this list, so keep checking back. And, as always, let …

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Educators give their all in the classroom. It’s time for them to enjoy some perks. Here are freebies and deals available throughout Miami and beyond. Whether you’re a teacher or know a teacher, check out these special offers below. PLEASE NOTE: Deals may change suddenly, so be sure to confirm the specifics with each business. PEREZ …

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Did you know Publix fills pet meds? The Lakeland-based supermarket giant, which has locations throughout Miami and South Florida, makes it convenient to pick up your prescriptions – and your pet’s – in a one-stop shopping experience. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on …

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Miami-Dade Animal Services wants to know: How’s your emergency storm prep going? Do you have all your pet supplies? The start of the season is in June, so the county agency reminds residents to “always include your furry family members in your storm plans!”   To keep up with latest news, sign up for the …

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Miami Children’s Museum offers a discount for Florida residents, who can visit for $16. The museum is operating with a contactless e-ticketing system that requires patrons to select a specific play session and make their purchase in advance.  To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also …

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Miami-Dade County Transit offers a way to get around the county without using a car. If you use public transportation and buses often, you may find ways to get a discount. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily South Florida on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook You …

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We’re all living and working by Zoom calls nowadays, so why not make the wallpaper/background something beautiful and fun? From marine life and gardens to Miami hotpots or sports teams, there’s certainly an image for any taste. Take a look at what’s available free of charge! To keep up with latest news, sign up for …

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Ready to take down your beautiful Christmas tree? Don’t fret: If you don’t know what to do with the once-festive fir, now that the holiday is over, we’ve got some answers for you. Miami-Dade County’s Department of Solid Waste Management offers some pretty specific options, so please read the instructions carefully.  To keep up with …

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Get ready to walk the walk! Once Miami-Dade County beaches reopened, the Miami Design Preservation League restarted its Official Art Deco Walking Tours.  To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. The popular guided tours include hotels, restaurants and other commercial structures – …

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