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.

Mar 062013

southwest-airlinesSouthwest Airlines and AirTran Airways have announced yet another airfare sale. One-way travel to nearly 100 destinations starts as low as $59 one-way, including taxes and fees. The sale lasts through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 14.

The tickets are good for travel Tuesdays and Wednesdays between March 19 and Oct. 30, 2013. Tickets must be bought through southwest.com or airtran.com. Not only is this a great deal, but know that on Southwest customers can check their first two bags free.

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Aug 202012

skincare-by-alanaSpa Review Magazine, part of the Living On The Cheap network, is holding a giveaway for five great spa products. Spa Review Magazine checks out spas worldwide, plus shares information on all sorts of spa products.Spa Review Magazine readers can enter to win 5 Travel Best Sellers from Skincare by Alana, a package worth $97. To learn more and enter the giveaway, go to this Spa Review Magazine post and be prepared to leave a comment. Deadline to enter is midnight Aug. 30.

Aug 032012

RubySparksRuby Sparks, the new film from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine, opens Aug. 10 in theaters. But Palm Beach on the Cheap readers have a chance to get free passes to a special sneak preview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Regal Royal Palm.

The film stars Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas and Steve Coogan. The story is about Calvin (Dano), a young novelist who creates a character named Ruby who inspires him – and then Ruby (Kazan) shows up on his couch.

You can download a sneak preview pass here. Passes often go quickly and are limited. There’s a limit of two passes per person. Remember, free screenings are always overbooked house, so arrive early because seating is not guaranteed.

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 252012

Treasure MoneyHere’s one giveaway prize everyone can use — $100. In partnership with Living On The Cheap, we’re going to give five lucky readers from across the country $100 each.

With such a big payout, we’re going to make you do a bit more than just leave a comment. We’re sending you on a hunt to find three “secret” words or phrases. But being nice guys, we’re giving you a map (actually step-by-step instructions). Be sure to follow the directions carefully so you get your chance at the cash.

Here is how you enter:

  1. Click on the Palm Beach on the Cheap Daily Deals page. Look for the secret word. Hint: It says “Here’s the secret word.” Write it down.
  2. That page also has a link to the second secret word, along with how to find it. Find that one and write it down.
  3. Go to this Living On The Cheap page and find the third secret word. Write it down.
  4. Now send an email to lotccontest@gmail.com. Put “Contest Entry” in the Subject line. In the body of your email you must include all three secret words/phrases, as well as your real name and mailing address. Don’t worry, we aren’t going to add you to any mailing lists, we promise.

Deadline to enter is 10 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 28. Five winners will be randomly drawn and contacted by email from the Living On The Cheap crew. If they don’t hear from you within 72 hours, they’ll move onto the alternate winner.

Fine print: Only one entry per household. Duplicate or incomplete entries will be tossed. You must be a resident of the United States.

Jun 182012

lowes toyKids build a toy vehicle at free workshops offered at participating Lowe’s stores.

The project is a Luxury Assault Vehicle from the movie Madagascar 3.

The workshops are at 10 a.m. Saturday June 23 and 2 p.m. Sunday June 24 at participating stores.

The workshops are free, and registration is required.  Online registration is available. Some workshops may be full, so it’s wise to book early.

Jun 132012


Snag a deal on Domino’s pizza by ordering online.

Type in 50OFF with an online order or use a link to an ordering form provided by email from Domino’s Facebook page. The Facebook post featuring the deal may only be accessible to those who “like” the page.

The deal is available to June 17 at most Domino’s restaurants in the United States, except Alaska and Hawaii.

The passcode —- 50OFF —- should be typed in the coupon code section at checkout, and press the button to “add coupon.”