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Holiday bazaars & craft fairs where you can find unique gifts

Christmas shopping at big-box stores is fine, but real unique finds are what’s great about holiday bazaars and craft fairs. Besides finding the perfect gift, you’re supporting local and small businesses. Here is what we’ve found so far. Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Talents Unleased Christmas Bazaar Indoor/Outdoor event, socially-distanced guidelines to be …

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Miami on the Cheap readers: Tell us about your Miami craft fair or bazaar

Miami on the Cheap is putting together a directory of South Florida craft shows, holiday bazaars and other such events. If your organization is organizing a craft show or bazaar, even virtually, please email all the information (day, time, place, admission fee if any, types of goods sales) in a Word or text format (not …

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Free singing e-cards from celebrities

How much do you miss the people in your life? Let them know you’re thinking of them with a free e-card from American Greetings.  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. The best part? (Aside from the fact that it doesn’t cost …

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Art Basel Miami Beach canceled for 2020

The most important annual arts event in South Florida will not happen this year. Organizers of Art Basel have announced that the 2020 edition has been canceled. According to a Facebook post: “We regret to announce that the 2020 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach has been canceled. As the artworld continues to face momentous …

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Support local: Try new online market for food, clothes and more

Now more than ever, it is a good time to support small businesses – and you can do that with the newly launched online Vecinos Market. (“Vecinos” means neighbors.) The site gives Miami residents access to online shopping with delivery of goods from a variety of local businesses, many of which are very familiar. New …

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Miami’s Technique Records now offering curbside pickup

It’s not just supermarkets and restaurants offering curbside pickup. Now some of our favorite local haunts are adopting this vital service. The latest is Technique Records, an independently owned Miami record store that has used, rare and imported records, tapes, books and more. It specializes in buying, selling and trading.  To keep up with latest …

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Publix expands open/close times, suspends senior hours

Changes are coming to Publix Supermarkets’ store hours. Starting May 16, the Lakeland-based chain will end its reduced-hour schedule and its reserved senior shopping hours. 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. The new hours are: For the supermarket: Expanded schedule of …

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Walmart’s ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’: Give help or get help

The outpouring of initiatives to help those in need has been extraordinary. Here’s one of the latest efforts: Walmart has partnered with the social networking service Nextdoor to operate the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” program, which coordinates with member cities to help vulnerable members of the community get groceries and needed supplies. To keep up with …

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Want a Miami Heat face covering? (Or that of another team?)

If we have to wear a face mask, we might as well have some fun with it!  For those of us who are Miami Heat fans – and are missing our favorite sport – now there’s an opportunity to wear our team colors with pride.  Purchase face coverings sporting the team’s logo or colors, thanks …

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Free Club Publix membership program

  Miamians are surely familiar with the phrase “Publix, where shopping is a pleasure,” and now the supermarket giant is making the shopping experience even better. Building relationships and connections with customers is a key part of Publix’s strategy, so it’s offering a personalized membership program, called Club Publix. This free program bundles together a …

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