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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.

Miramar’s Holiday Magical Park: How to get 30% off admission

Miramar brings the magic this holiday season, with a theme park full of dazzling lights, jumbo inflatables, a three-story roller coaster and more! The city’s Holiday Magical Park is open on select days through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway. While admission is free for children age 12 and younger, …

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Holiday lights: Where to see Christmas lights in South Florida

Turn on holiday music in the car and take a drive to a fairyland of outdoor light displays throughout South Florida. You can see Christmas lights in Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach counties – and, in some cases, you won’t event have to leave your car. We’re lucky that we have a nice mix of …

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Deering Estate for the holidays: Vintage decor, Santa photos & more

Beautiful Deering Estate lights up for the holidays with a variety of activities throughout December. Enjoy vintage decor, photos with Santa, evening strolls and more as you get into the spirit of the season. The estate is at 16701 SW 72nd Ave. Here’s the schedule of events for 2021:  Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age Daily, from …

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Miami-Dade Youth Fair ends Sunday: Discounts & coupons available

Be there, the fair! The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair, which was set to start in mid-March, was rescheduled for Nov. 18-Dec. 5, 2021. So instead of the springtime South Florida tradition, we’ll get to enjoy the fair fun in a whole different season.  To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on …

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Miami Seaquarium: Discounts available for the marine park

Making your fall and winter plans? If visiting Miami Seaquarium is on the list, check out discounts offered at this popular attraction.  There’s a Black Friday sale going on right now that you won’t want to miss – check out the details below! To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on …

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Santa’s Enchanted Forest is now open & there are discounts!

The annual Miami tradition that is Santa’s Enchanted Forest has returned!  The popular holiday theme park is known for its carnival rides, shows, games and towering trees laden with twinkling lights. Dubbed the “World’s Largest Holiday Theme Park,” Santa’s Enchanted Forest has been around for more than 37 years. It was canceled in 2020, but …

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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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Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

Pet owners: We’ve learned of a free spay and neuter service in Miami-Dade County. Every first Friday of the month, the county’s Animal Services Department is offering the surgical procedure for dogs and cats, at no charge.  To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow …

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Visit Miami Beach Botanical Garden for $5

Have you visited the Miami Beach Botanical Garden lately?  This 3-acre tropical oasis sits in the heart of Miami Beach, at 2000 Convention Center Drive, and is brimming with beauty. Best of all: It’s open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except Mondays) for $5 per person. There’s a $1.94 fee. …

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