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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.

Miami Heat win means 50% off Papa John’s pizza

When the Miami Heat wins, so do the team’s fans. Take advantage of the “HEAT Win, You Win” deal available at Papa John’s locations throughout Miami. Use the promo code HEATWIN the day after a Miami Heat victory to get 50 percent off your entire pizza order. For example, you can get a large Original …

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Papa John’s promo code: 50% off when Inter Miami wins or ties

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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Walmart: Get Redbox DVD or Blu-ray rentals for 99 cents

Nowadays, you can watch movies just about everywhere. However, it’s not always cheap, especially when streaming movies at home.  That’s why bargain-hunters have always applauded Redbox for its value and flexibility. Rent a movie for under $2 at the red kiosk in the grocery or drug store and, best of all, return it to any …

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Fairchild Garden offering 2 promo codes for admission deals

Want to visit Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden? Admission to this Coral Gables attraction typically costs $24.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and $15.95 for students. (Tickets usually cost $12 for children age 6-17 and are free for those who are younger.) But we’ve got promo codes for you – plus other discounts! Fairchild Garden discounts  …

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Viernes Culturales in Little Havana: Music, art & FREE walking tour!

Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays) is a South Florida tradition. This free arts and music festival typically takes place on the third Friday of each month on Calle Ocho, in the heart of Little Havana.  Every month, enjoy music in Domino Plaza, as well as works by local artists and artisans. There’s even a free Little …

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Visit airplane museum for just $10 ($6 for kids!)

Feeling grounded? Let your spirits soar at the Wings Over Miami Air Museum!  Located at Miami Executive Airport, the museum is open to the public and ready for action. If you’re looking for activities that don’t break the bank, this might be a good choice – especially if you have flying fanatics in the family! …

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Free trees available in South Florida: Here’s what to do

Who wants a free tree? Just head to the site of the Community Canopy program, which is designed to help people plant trees on their property for maximum energy savings as part of Arbor Day Foundation efforts. The program partners with cities, states, energy companies, corporations and nonprofit organizations to distribute trees throughout the country.  Trees …

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Best pizza deals in South Florida

Looking for a pizza deal? We’ve rounded up the best discounts available throughout Miami-South Florida. No matter which restaurant is your fave, hopefully we’ll find you a deal. So keep checking back for updates!   Marco’s Pizza Marco’s Pizza, which has locations in Miami and Hialeah, is offering unlimited, 1-topping medium pizzas for $7.99 each. …

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Enjoy free Jazz at MOCA concerts outdoors

The long-running, popular – and free – Jazz at MOCA has made a comeback! After going virtual last year, the monthly event presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami officially returned in January 2022 – and its schedule features an exciting lineup of South Florida musicians playing on the last Friday of every …

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