Nov 092012

tradeTrade in traditional light strings for discounts on energy-efficient LED holiday lights. 

 Home Depot is offering  vouchers for $3 to $5 off a selection  of LED lights for shoppers turning in holiday strings with incandescent bulbs. LED lights save significantly more energy than traditional lights. 

The deal is available to November 14.

 Posted by on November 9, 2012  Shopping  Comments Off on Trade-in discounts for holiday lights
Oct 062011

Become a member of Spa Week and you’re eligible for $50 spa treatments twice a year at South Florida spas.

The fall event takes place Oct. 10-16, and it’s smart to book in advance to make sure you get an appointment at your favorite spa. Booking is open now. Click here to become a member, which is free and just requires providing your email address.

These are the participating spas in Palm Beach County: Continue reading »

Dec 012010

cirquekoozaCirque du Soleil has just sent us a new deal for 40 percent off selected December performances of “Kooza.” 

With this deal, prices start at $30 for Level 3 seats (normally $50), $42 for Level 2 seats (normally $70) and $54 for Level 1 seats (normally $90). Children’s tickets are $21, $29.50 and $38.

Fees of $8 to $10.50 per ticket and a $5 delivery fee per order are added.

To get the deal, click here. You don’t need a promo code.

 Posted by on December 1, 2010  Entertainment  Comments Off on New 40% off deal for Cirque du Soleil
Apr 262010

miamimuseummonth May is Miami Museums Month, and this year that includes a deal for non-residents.

Visitors can get two for one admission to participating museums. To get the buy one, get one free deal, you have to show an ID with proof of residence outside Miami-Dade.

Residents of Miami-Dade who belong to one participating museum get free admission to all the others.

 Posted by on April 26, 2010  Entertainment  Comments Off on BOGO entry to miami museums in may
Apr 132010

WeddingDay Now here is a promotion we haven’t seen before: Wear a wedding dress to participating Pollo Tropical restaurants on Saturday, April 17, and get 50 percent off an order for Pollo Tropical wedding catering.

It doesn’t even have to be your wedding. The deal is for 200 guests, and the wedding will need to be in 2010.

Participating stores are:

  • 7785 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach.
  • 1592 W. 49 St., Hialeah.
  • 14880 SW 31st St., Miramar.
  • 1652 NE Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.
  • 3285 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa.
  • 1811 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando.
  • 3103 Kennedy Blvd., North Bergen, N.J.
  • 465 Flatbush Ave., Hartford, Conn.
 Posted by on April 13, 2010  Food & Drink  Comments Off on 50% off a Pollo Tropical wedding
Mar 102010

cirquedreams Hard Rock Live in Hollywood is offering a deal on tickets to “Cirque Dreams Illumination” at the Hard Rock Seminole Hotel and Casino in Hollywood.

With this deal, if you buy one ticket, you get one free.

The show is March 10-14. The promotion is not valid Saturday, March 13.

To get the deal, use promo code BOGO and buy the tickets before 2 p.m. the day of the show. Phone: 954-327-7625.

 Posted by on March 10, 2010  Entertainment  Comments Off on Buy one, get one free Cirque Dreams
Feb 082010

disneyonice Through Thursday, Feb. 11, you can get 20 percent off presale tickets to Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy, coming March 25-28 to BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise and March 31-April 4 to American Airlines Arena in Miami.

To get the deal, click here for tickets to the Sunrise show and click here for tickets to the show in Miami. Use promo code Z4492. You can order tickets by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

If you order online, you can get a free Disney On Ice Kodak single-use camera with your order.

Disney on Ice also has a special deal for $15 tickets on opening night shows: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Sunrise, and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 in Miami.

Aug 272009

Aladdin2The South Florida Make A Wish Foundation has a special deal for $5 off Disney on Ice presents Princess Classics Sept. 17-20 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise and Sept. 23-27 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. With this deal, $1 of your purchase goes to the South Florida Make A Wish Foundation.

To get the deal, good for every performance except opening night, enter the promo code WISH where is says “Advance or Promotion Ticket Selection.” You might have to try different priced tickets to get the promotion, but it is good on a limited number of tickets at every price point.

The promo code MOM will get you tickets at the prices listed in the “MC Central” promo code box.

If you hear of other good promo codes, let us know.

And check back to enter our upcoming contest to win a four-pack of tickets to a show in Sunrise or Miami.

Aug 242009

carrepairWhen the mechanic comes out with the estimate of how much it will cost to fix my car, I am nearly always stunned. Can it really cost that much?

If you want a second opinion, check RepairPal, which provides free estimates on repairs to most cars, customized by ZIP code. You can access RepairPal on your computer or get the freeiPhone app.

RepairPal joins several similar services: DriverSide, which is also free, and FairRepair, which charges $9.99 for an estimate once you enter your VIN number but gives you that cost back as a rebate if you use one of their participating mechanics, who have promised to honor the estimates.

RepairPal launched last year. In addition to providing repair estimates, it explains the purpose of the repairs, outlines problems specific to your car’s make and model and has a forum where you can get answers to questions. You can even keep your service records online.

Some local repair shops are listed with reviews, but that part of the website isn’t yet complete.

May 202009

We have a new Cheap correspondent looking for deals in Palm Beach County.

Katherine Lynch, a resident of West Palm Beach, is the new voice of Palm Beach on the Cheap. Katy is a lover of delicious food, good wine and discovering new gems in her community. In addition to writing for Palm Beach on the Cheap, she is the editor of Dine Magazine and blogs about her travel experiences at The South Florida Traveler. Send your cheap Palm Beach County news to Follow her on Twitter @pbcheap.

Patti Roth, a veteran Broward freelance writer, is the new voice of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap. Patti, who has lived in Florida since her teenage years, was a staffer at the Sun-Sentinel pattiroth2newspaper in Fort Lauderdale for about 14 years. As a freelancer, she’s written for various publications, including The Miami Herald, Florida Travel and Life, New Times, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Send your cheap Broward tips to her at

They join me, Teresa Mears, your publisher and editor for Miami Fl on the Cheap, Florida Keys on the Cheap and Florida on the Cheap. You can follow me on Twitter @miamicheap.