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Teresa Mears is a publisher, writer and editor who was raised to be frugal. She became a website entrepreneur after 30 years as an editor at newspapers ranging in size from the Portland (Tenn.) Leader to The Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald, where she worked most recently. She moved to Florida in 1980 because it was the only place she could get a job during that recession and has lived in South Florida since 1985, in Miami, Hollywood, Tamarac, Wilton Manors and Fort Pierce. She is co-owner and CEO of the parent network, Living on the Cheap.

Where to get a COVID vaccine in Miami-Dade

The COVID vaccine is available to all residents of Miami-Dade County 12 and older. At most pharmacies and vaccine sites, you don’t need an appointment. However, you may need an appointment to get a Pfizer booster in the next few weeks while demand is high. The vaccine is free to all, whether or not you …

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Check out Miami On The Cheap’s special coupons page

Looking for coupons? Check out Miami On The Cheap’s coupon page, which is constantly updated with new offers. It’s a geolocating page, which means that if you look for Miami, you’ll see special offers for Miami. You can search, sort and quickly find just the coupons you want to print out. It’s easy-peasy! To keep …

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Free bluegrass festival at Greynolds Park

The South Florida Bluegrass Association offers a free bluegrass festival and acoustic jam on the first Sunday of the month at Greynolds Park, 18501 NE 22nd Ave., North Miami Beach. After livestreaming in the past, the event is back in person, from 1-5 p.m. Musicians in attendance at the monthly jams are encouraged to bring their …

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Get free entry to national parks on select holidays

All 392 U.S. national parks offer free entry on certain holidays every year.  This offer includes entry at Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, off Key West.  The National Park Service also reminds us that admission to many of our national parks, including Biscayne National Park in Miami, is always free. Click here for …

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Fall harvest festivals popping up around Miami – VIDEO

OK, OK, so we don’t really have a fall season in Miami, but the weather gets cooler and it starts being really nice out. Our version of fall foliage is the Royal Poinciana in the summer. Still, we do have places hosting harvest festivals to celebrate all things fall. Below, find a roundup of events …

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Miami’s best thrift stores: Find them by neighborhood – VIDEO

Bargain-hunters who want to find the best deals know that thrift stores are where it’s at. You can find discounted designer clothes, handbags and shoes, as well as furniture and home accessories. But do you know where they are? If you’re looking to do some bargain shopping, check out our list of thrift stores by neighborhood …

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Discounted late-night movies at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Night owls who love movies will want to get in on discounted late-night movie screenings at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. Offered at 9 p.m. Saturdays, the “After Hours” series offers quite a selection of films to enjoy. To receive the discounts, however, you’ll need to purchase an annual $30 After Hours Membership. The yearly …

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Free family day at Coral Gables Museum

Coral Gables Museum welcomes you to “Family Day on Aragon” on the second Saturday of each month. The event includes live music and free admission to the museum!   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 and visit our …

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Free medications available at Publix pharmacies

Before you buy medications, see if you can get them for free. Publix offers a variety of prescription medications free of charge, for as long as your doctor prescribes them.   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 …

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