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Free spay/neuter services for 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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Publix: Get pet medications at the pharmacy

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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Comparing drugstore card perks: Rite-Aid vs. CVS vs. Walgreens

Drugstores carry everything from health and beauty items to school supplies and kitchenware, often at relatively low prices. We looked at three chain drugstores available in Miami to decipher their rewards programs and let you in on the potential perks and pitfalls. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the …

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Free Miami-Dade hurricane app provides up-to-the-minute info, tips

Worried about the next named storm? Not sure what it will mean to South Florida?  Miami-Dade County offers the free ReadyMDC mobile app, which allows you to get the most up-to-the-minute information to deal with a hurricane before, during and after.    To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the …

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Free grocery delivery: Farmstead app goes live in Miami

Between work, appointments, picking up the kids, and other daily tasks, sometimes there just isn’t time to stop by the grocery store. And we sure aren’t OK with paying that extra $10 for deliveries from other retailers. Enter Farmstead, the online grocer that offers free delivery and local produce at better prices than your local …

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Veggies & herbs you can grow inside in summer

If you’re interested in picking up a fresh, at-home activity, producing edible indoor plants such as radishes, turnips and arugula right inside your South Florida home is fun, relatively easy and relatively inexpensive. For wisdom on the topic, we solicited tips from a South Florida urban horticulture program specialist affiliated with the University of Florida …

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Hurricane preparedness: How to build an emergency kit

The aftermath of a hurricane can be devastating and leave you and loved ones without basic necessities. Here’s a  helpful guide to creating an essential and basic emergency supply kit. 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. It’s …

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Hurricane prep for pets: Have your supplies?

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-Dade transit fares resume (but there are discounts)

If you’ve been using Miami-Dade County Transit for free this year, there’s something you need to know: All fares and fees have resumed in June. 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 Facebook group page. …

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Hurricane season: How to prepare (without spending too much)

South Floridians have learned the hard way to take hurricanes seriously. When we get complacent, another storm comes and reminds us of the importance of hurricane preparation and supplies. You should take preparing for a hurricane seriously — but you shouldn’t buy a lot of things you’re never going to use. Miami-Dade County has an online hurricane guide that …

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