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May 292013
 

We’re always trying to find a way to dine out on the cheap. One option is Local Dines South Florida  (formerly South Florida Dines), which sells discount dining certificates to more than 350 restaurants in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The selection is particularly good inPalm Beach County.

The usual discount is 50% off. But for a limited time, you can get up to 70% off Blue Plate Specials on selected South Florida restaurants. Click here for the deals. The sale ends at 11 p.m. Friday, May 31.

Each restaurant sells a limited number of certificates each month, and there is a limit on how many any one patron can by. Check out the current offerings here.

Local Dines is an advertising partner of On the Cheap.

Apr 202013
 

coffeepot-278x300Capturing Suspect 2 after an intense manhunt over a period of 24 hours takes a special kind of hero. Add to that the stress of the Marathon bombing earlier in the week, and it’s no wonder the men and women of the Boston Police Department are America’s best and finest.

So what do you say we all chip in to buy our neighbors in uniform a cup of coffee? And not just any cup of joe, but a special blend roasted just for them.

Living on the Cheap and its sister sites, including Palm Beach on the Cheap, are collecting $1 from everyone who feels moved to contribute toward this cause. The money will be used to buy custom bags of fresh roasted beans from Buona Caffe and send them to station houses all over Boston to fuel these officers’ days and nights. Each bag will have a special thank you message from our readers.

To contribute, click on the Donate button below and leave your message of congratulations in the comments. We’ll select random comments to print on the accompanying tags.

Thank you to everyone in advance, and a big hats off salute to Boston!




 

Apr 062013
 

Kenny RogersWe’ve found a way you can get up to 35% off tickets to the Kenny Rogers concert in West Palm Beach.

ScoreBig is offering these tickets for a minimum 10% off. But with discount code SPRING35, new customers can get a minimum 35% off tickets, up to a total price of $300. The promo code can be used only once per customer.

Kenny Rogers will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Dreyfoos Concert Hall at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Orchestra and grand tier tickets that would normally be $84.10 each are being offered for 10% off, which would be $75.69. With the promo code SPRING35, you can get those seats for $54.66 each.

ScoreBig also has deals for 10% to 35% off on these West Palm Beach events:

ScoreBig works a little like Priceline. You name your own price, and ScoreBig tells you whether it’s accepted. The company tells you upfront what discount is likely. Offerings change frequently, so these deals may disappear in a few days, or other tickets for the same event may become available.

Here’s how ScoreBig works:

  • Sign up (it’s FREE).
  • Select the event you want and where you want to sit (sometimes it takes a few minutes for the available seating areas to be highlighted). You choose a section, but not the exact site.
  • Name how much you are willing to pay. You’ll have to enter your credit card information here. This is where you add the promo code. If you have a promo code for 35% off, bid 35% off.
  • If your bid is accepted, you’re notified instantly. If your bid is rejected, you can place a new bid.
  • Sometimes you’ll get a counter offer, which you are free to accept or reject.
  • No additional fees are added. The amount of your accepted offer is what you pay.

In South Florida, ScoreBig has lots of discount sports tickets as well as concert tickets and tickets to touring Broadways shows. Click here to see all the current South Florida deals, including deals for 25% to 50% off the Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins and Miami Heat.

Aug 012012
 

american-idol-live-2012-tourHere is a chance to get tickets to “American Idol Live!” for 69% off. The 10 finalists from Season 11 will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug.3, at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. With this deal, tickets normally priced at $66 (plus fees) are just $20 (plus $9.50 in fees)

The show features winner Phillip Phillips and runner-up Jessica Sanchez, plus Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Joshua Ledet and Skylar Laine. The singers will reprise solos from the show as will as do group numbers.

The deal is available from Goldstar, a company that sells entertainment tickets at a discount. To get the deal, you must join Goldstar, which is free. You can join Goldstar and buy the tickets here.

Jul 262012
 

Couponing for the Beginner - a Guide to CouponingA bit intimidated by couponing? A new e-book can help. Couponing for the Beginner: A Guide to Couponing for the Uninitiated is the first in a series of guides released on GuideToCouponing.com.

Author Jenny Dean has been couponing for more than 10 years. Dean has not only studied, but read, heard and experienced how to coupon legally and effectively. She wanted to create this guide for all the people who ask her, "How did you do that?" when her total is $0.00 at checkout.

This book covers topics such as coupon rules and policies, where to get coupons, how to organize them, and how to maximize your savings, even how to get items for free. Dean also looks at refunds, rebates and money-back guarantees.

It’s normally $9.99, but you can get $4 off through our special code. To buy it, go here. Scroll down to the "Buy Now" button. Look for the words Discount Code. In the box below type in LivingOnTheCheap. Click on "Buy Now." You will be redirected to PayPal where the total should be $5.99 instead of $9.99. You can pay with your PayPal account or any major credit card. The eBook will be delivered almost immediately to your inbox.

Jun 042012
 

barnes-and-noble-summer-readingThis summer, kids can get a free book at Barnes & Noble with the Imagination’s Destination summer reading program. If kids in grades 1-6 read eight books and fill out a reading journal, they’ll get to choose a free kid’s book.

The bookstore program isn’t the only one in which kids can earn prizes for summer reading. Our friends at Living on the Cheap have a list of 10 other free summer reading programs, plus a few additional resources.

Jun 042012
 

barnes-and-noble-summer-readingThis summer, kids can get a free book at Barnes & Noble with the Imagination’s Destination summer reading program. If kids in grades 1-6 read eight books and fill out a reading journal, they’ll get to choose a free kid’s book.

The bookstore program isn’t the only one in which kids can earn prizes for summer reading. Our friends at Living on the Cheap have a list of 10 other free summer reading programs, plus a few additional resources.

Jun 042012
 

firehouse subs deal ffFirehouse Subs is offering free food for kids, with purchase of an adult entrée.

The offer, with a printed voucher available on Facebook and Twitter, is redeemable to June 17. It’s valid for dine-in guests at participating shops.

Some other restrictions may apply.

The kid’s combo includes a drink, dessert and kid’s fire hat.

May 192012
 

Graduation-hatsEven though I don’t have children, I think my age qualifies me to give some money advice to new graduates. Yes, I think they should save money and stay out of debt, but I also think they should learn to cook. You can find the rest of my advice at Living on the Cheap. Leave a comment with the best advice you have for new grads – and their parents who are seeing them move back home.