Katherine is a lover of delicious food, good wine and discovering new gems in her local community. In addition to writing for Palm Beach on the Cheap, she is also the editor of Dine Magazine (dinemag.net) and blogs about her travel experiences at The South Florida Traveler (thesouthfloridatraveler.com)

May 022016

photo credit: Tracey Benson Photography

CityPlace will be in bloom this May with the spring topiary event — running through May 21. This art display will feature 10 beautiful topiaries spread throughout CityPlace — and will include flowering displays of swans, dragonflies, bunnies and more.       

In addition to the beauty that these topiaries bring to CityPlace, they are also part of a scavenger hunt, that’s perfect for the entire family. The hunt leads along the path of topiaries and allows participants to explore the shops and restaurants along the way. When children correctly match the 10 topiaries to the facts provided, they have a chance to win prizes. To participate, stop by Guest Services for details.

Other fun things to see and do at CityPlace this spring include:

·        Spring Photo Contest

Upload a photo while enjoying the topiary displays using #SpringatCityPlace for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree.

·        Spring Fashion at CityPlace

Spend more than $100 at CityPlace shops and receive a free $10 gift card when you present your same-day receipts at guest services. This promotion runs April 24 – May 8, 2016.

For more information, please visit www.cityplace.com or call (561)366-1000.

CityPlace is located at 500 S. Rosemary Avenue in West Palm Beach.

May 022016

palmtreeAre you looking for some free and cheap things to do this week? We have compiled a list to help you out of some of our favorite free events, discounts and deals to keep you busy this week in Palm Beach County. Whether you’re a seasoned local or are just down visiting, this list is sure to liven up your week.

Please note that some events may require advance registration, and some deals may end before the events occur, so remember to plan early. We’ll add more to our list, as we hear about them — and you can always check out our complete list on our Calendar page. If you know of a free or cheap event that you think we should know about, email us the details.

You can get free daily email updates of all the free and cheap events, plus deals and discounts on entertainment and dining, by subscribing to our daily newsletter. For even more cheap fun, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Here’s our list of the top free events, discounts and deals to have fun in Palm Beach County this week.


Apr 302016

Whole Foods Market

Celebrate mom a day early and take her to Whole Foods Market on Saturday, May 7th for in-store activities. From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., visitors (kids 5 and up) will be able to participate in gift-making activities like decorating a heart-shaped cookie cake ($11) and creating hand-drawn Mother’s Day cards.

While the kids will be having loads of fun creating, moms will be treated to complimentary mimosas with the Whole Foods Market’s specialty department.

In addition, Whole Foods Market will be offering complimentary floral wrapping — making this in all-in-one extravaganza.  

To find the location nearest you, visit Whole Foods Market online. 

Apr 292016

West Palm Beach, Florida nighttime skyline.Are you looking for some things to do this weekend, but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Check out our list of the top free and cheap things to do this weekend in Palm Beach County.

To keep up with latest news on deals, discounts and free events in Palm Beach County, sign up for the daily Palm Beach on the Cheap newsletter.  You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.

Here are our top picks for free and cheap weekend fun:

Apr 282016

Tijuana FlatsTijuana Flats will host a 48 hour Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at all locations on Thurs., May 5 and Fri., May 6. That means food and drink special all around to satisfy your Mexican food cravings.

Stop by on Thurs., May 5th and you will enjoy the following deals:

  • Enjoy a Tijuana burrito, chips & a drink for $5.99 ($1 extra for steak or carnitas) — add on a draft beer for $1.
  • All day happy hour
    • Drafts $2.50 – Corona Light, Modelo Especial, & all domestics
    • Domestic Bottles $2.50
    • Import Bottles $3 – Corona/Corona Light & Negra Modelo
    • Wine $2.50
    • Sangria $3

Specials on Friday, May 6:

  • $2 Tacos ($0.50 extra for steak or carnitas, excludes fish tacos)
  • Happy Hour all day

 To find the Tijuana Flats closest to you, visit www.tijuanaflats.com.


Apr 272016


Did you know that Teacher Appreciation Day is on May 3rd? Well, Chipotle locations nationwide want you to celebrate with them — and they will be offering a BOGO offer for teachers on that day from 3 p.m. to close.

For this deal, teachers, faculty members or other school staff members must visit a Chipotle location on May 3 — and must bring their school ID with them. When they do so, they will receive a free burrito, burrito bowl, salad or order of tacos when they purchase another menu item.

Limit one free menu item per person. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.


Apr 262016

sunfest uber

Who’s excited that SunFest is almost here? We certainly are and now, we’re even more excited that Uber is throwing in some ride deals. That’s right, in addition to offering a free ride (up to $20) for first-time riders — they will also be offering $10 off your ride home for existing users, courtesy of Coors Light.

For you first-time Uber riders, enter code SUNFEST16  (or if you want to give us an added perk, enter code katherinel831ue).

If you’re an existing Uber rider, pick up your code at the Info Booth inside Sunfest — and enjoy $10 off your ride home, while supplies last.

Here’s to a fabulous and safe SunFest experience.


Apr 232016

Thanks to the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) , visitors to Sunfest who don’t want to deal with the crazy traffic, will be able to take advantage of a free bicycle valet service available during regular business hours. This service allows you to get the closest spot possible, bringing you to the center of the activities, without having to worry about where to chain your bike.

The valet service is located at Waterfront Commons, near the Centennial Square Fountain so you can ride your bike there, drop it off at valet (bikes are kept in a secure gated compound) — and when you want to retrieve it, just present your claim ticket to the staff on duty.

The valet service is available during Sunfest (April 27 – May 1). Hours of operation are as follows:

Wed & Thurs: 5 – 10 p.m.
Fri: 5 – 11 p.m.
Sat: 12 – 11 p.m.
Sun: 12 – 10 p.m.

Bikes left after closing will be locked up and can be picked up the next day.



For more information about the SunFest bicycle valet service, please contact the DDA at (561) 833-8873.

Attendees of 2016 SunFest are also invited to use SkyBike, a public bike sharing system with 14 stations throughout the Downtown area. Users can rent and return more than 150 bikes from the convenient stations throughout the city.

Apr 232016


Are you heading out to Sunfest this year? This annual waterfront music and art festival will return to South Florida from April 27 to May 1, 2016. Taking place on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, extending along Flagler Drive from Banyan Blvd to Lakeview Ave, SunFest is expected to attract over 175,000 visitors this year.

Headliners at this year’s event include:

  • Duran Duran
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Steve Aoki
  • ZZ Top
  • Walk the Moon
  • Flogging Molly
  • Lukas Graham
  • Cade
  • and more.

Before you buy your tickets, check out our list of money-saving promotions.



Discounted Tickets to Sunfest are available to those who buy early and are available for purchase online, by phone at 800-786-3378 (Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.); at Publix locations in Martin & Palm Beach counties between April 10 and April 23, or at the SunFest Store (525 Clematis St., West Palm Beach) weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

With this advance pricing deal, you will enjoy a 1-day pass for adults for $35 (until March 11) or for $40 (March 12 – April 23). Pricing at the door will be $45. A 1-day children’s pass for children 6-12 will be $10 (until April 23), and $12, thereafter. Kids 5 and under are free. Discounted tickets are also available for multi-day tickets.


Enter promotion code chamberwpb16 and pay just $35 (a savings of $10) for your 1-day ticket between April 1 – 15 or pay $54 for your 2-day ticket. BUY NOW


Seniors 65 and up will enjoy discounted tickets for $20, available at the door only.


Kids will enjoy discounted tickets to Sunfest thanks to Well Fargo. Tickets for youth 6-12 will enjoy advance tickets for $10 or tickets purchased at the gate for $12. Kids 5 and under will get in for free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Tobacco Free Florida is sponsoring a promotion that will save you $10 (based on the gate price) on SunFest admission on Fri., April 29 making a 1-day pass just $35. This deal is good for admission on Friday.


Active members of the Military, National Guard, Reservists and Veterans can enjoy a 1-day ticket for $35, this is $10 off the gate price. This deal, sponsored by Bank of America, must be purchased through GovX and is available through 4/23. Four tickets maximum per order.

**Please note that we will keep you posted, as we hear about more ticket deals.


Apr 222016


Florida Prepaid wants to send you to Roger Dean Stadium — and award you with free tickets to a baseball game. That’s why they’ll be offering the Baseball Buddies Program.

Through this program, you can bring your group to the stadium to take the field with the Jupiter Hammerheads or Palm Beach Cardinals during the National Anthem at Roger Dean Stadium. After the National Anthem, your team will come up to the microphone and yell, “Play Ball!” and help get the game started.

While the group will get free tickets to the game, there are a few steps that you must follow:

  1.  Download this Application, and submit to Roger Dean Stadium
  2. Have each parent or guardian Register their participant to be a member of the Florida PrePaid Baseball Buddies Program. (Note: this will add your name to the Florida prepaid college savings plan database)

After completing these 2 steps, each participant will receive one complimentary ticket to the game.


Apr 172016

sundays-waterfrontOn the third Sunday of each month, the Waterfront Commons is home to Sunday on the Waterfront, a free concert series that features a variety of local and national artists. These events are perfect for the entire family, and take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Waterfront Commons. Bring your chairs and blankets.

When: The 3rd Sunday of the month from 4-7 p.m.
Where: The West Palm Beach Waterfront in Downtown West Palm Beach
Cost: Free to Attend

Here’s the upcoming schedule:

April 17: Nicole Henry
May 15: Joshua Davis, The Voice finalist
June 19: Coast-to-Coast, Tribute Band to Kool and the Gang & Earth Wind and Fire

For more information, call 561-822-1515 or visit wpb.org/sunday-on-the-waterfront

Apr 142016

table26Summer dining deals are kicking off and here’s our first one for you — stay tuned for more coming your way this summer.  If you like to dine out early, you are in luck, as Table 26 is kicking off their Summer Tastes special on April 20. Dine at Table 26 between 5-6 p.m. and enjoy 50% off entrees. This offer is valid through November 16, 2016. Reservations are recommended: 561-855-2660

Table 26 is located at 1700 S Dixie Hwy in West Palm Beach.

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