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Deals for veterans, first responders & other front-line heroes

For a Thank You to wonderful healthcare professionals, first responders, armed forces & other front-line workers in South Florida, some restaurants, attractions & stores are offering extra deals. The deals are valid while the promotions are on. ID is usually required. Please return to this page. We’re adding other deals.  Exceptions & restrictions may apply. …

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Where to get the Covid-19 Vaccine in Palm Beach County: UPDATED

After nearly a year of waiting, the Covid-19 vaccine is out and ready for distribution. All Florida residents 12 and older are eligible to get vaccines. Teens under 18 can receive only the Pfizer vaccine. They will also need this consent form at state sites. Instead of spending hours searching the internet, you can use our …

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Rent, utilities & other financial resources for Florida residents

Resources are available for assisting residents and entrepreneurs with employment, social services, paying rent, free food & other expenses. Many resources are free.  Eligibility requirements vary.   Rent Assistance Eligible renters receive assistance paying for housing & utilities Eligibility includes  renting a unit, apartment or house in Broward qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a …

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After-school programs: Check out these affordable options in Miami

Back-to-School season is upon us, so it’s time to start making plans for the new semester.  If you’re interested in enrolling the kids in after-school care, take a look at the programs that are available in Miami-Dade County. We’ve rounded up a list of programs that run from when the afternoon bell rings until 6 …

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Special deals, freebies for teachers

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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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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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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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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Free pet food: See if you’re eligible

If you’re struggling financially at this time and are in need of pet food, you can find help from ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Miami. It is now offering free pet food to Miami-Dade County residents affected by the current times, with a few provisions to follow. To keep up …

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