Mar 192013
 

showThe winner in our random drawing for a free family four-pack to Dare to Dream in Sunrise is Tammy B.

Thank you to all those who entered. For readers who’d like to save money on a family four-pack, discount tickets for Disney On Ice

at two venues in South Florida are offered. The shows are in March 21 to March 24 in Sunrise and March 27 to March 31 in Miami.

Mar 082013
 

ice

Tickets for the ice-skating show Dare To Dream are offered at a discount rate of four for $48.

The show starring Rapunzel, Princess Tiana and other storybook favorites is  featured at matinee and evening performances March 21 to March 24 in Sunrise and March 27 to March 31 in Miami.

For the discount to Disney On Ice Dare To Dream at  the BB&T Center in Sunrise or AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, specify promo code MOMDOI13 when ordering  tickets online or by phone, 800-745-3000

The discount is for a select shows with  a minimum purchase of four tickets at $12 each.  Regular prices for individual tickets are $16 to $55. Additional fees may apply.

The discounts are for  select shows including March 22 at 7 pm;   March 23 11 a.m., 3 pm, and 7 pm; March 24 at 1 pm and 5 pm; March 28 at 7 pm; March 29 at  7 pm; March 30 at 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm; and  March 31 at 1 pm and 5 pm. Offer excludes Front Row and VIP seating.

Subscribers to our sites are eligible to enter a drawing to win a free four-pack of Disney on Ice tickets.

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
Aug 272012
 

showOur readers are eligible to win a free set of four tickets to Worlds of Fantasy.

The ice skating show featuring The Little Mermaid, Tinker Bell, Buzz Lightyear  and lots of other storybook and movie favorites, is being presented at two venues in South Florida.

The contest features a pack of four free tickets for the show 7 p.m. September 6 at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise.

To enter, please leave a note in the comment section of the post by September 2.

The show is at the Bank Atlantic Center and American Airlines Arena in Miami various dates September 6 to September 16.

Tickets and information are available at Ticketmaster online or 800-745-3000

For group rates, 866-248-8740

Apr 022012
 

van-halenVan Halen is coming to South Florida on Tuesday, April 10, and we’re giving away two tickets to the show.

The Hall of Fame rockers will perform songs from their new album “A Different Kind of Truth,”  as well as hits from their more than three decades of performing. Yes, I remember the original Van Halen.

The Fort Lauderdale stop is part of the band’s 2012 North American tour. If you’d like to tweet about the band (or our contest), the hashtag is #VHNA2012.

The South Florida performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. Tickets are $41.25 to $165.

Here is how you can win two tickets:

  1. Subscribe to our daily feed from Miami on the Cheap, Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap or Palm Beach on the Cheap. If you already subscribe, proceed to step 2.
  2. Send an email with your name, postal mail address, phone number and the e-mail address with which you subscribe to On the Cheap to miami27@miamiflonthecheap.com. ENTRIES WITHOUT MAILING ADDRESSES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. We don’t sell or even save these addresses and phone numbers but use them to verify eligibility.
  3. Put VAN HALEN in the subject line. Entries without the correct subject line will not end up in the contest mailbox.
  4. Deadline to enter is midnight Thursday, April 5.

The drawing will be conducted and winners will be notified Friday, April 6. Winners must pick up their tickets at WILL CALL at the venue two hours before the show and will need photo ID. If you win, you cannot transfer the tickets to another person.

Contestants must be 18 or older. One entry per household. Winners must be residents of South Florida.

Dec 302011
 

travelzooAirTran, Virgin America and some other airlines are offering  sales, according to TravelZoo.

Most deals, including some from JetBlue, are for travel January 4 to May 16.  Some must be purchased by January 2.

The best prices on for travel are Tuesdays to Thursdays and Saturdays, TravelZoo states.

Booking tips and some examples of the one-way sales  are featured on the TravelZoo web site.

 

  • Fort Lauderdale to Washington DC, $36
  • Orlando to Atlanta, $59
  • Miami to Atlanta,  $61
  • West Palm Beach to New York in January & February, $84
  • Sarasota to Baltimore, $85
  • Baltimore to Miami, $88
  • Tampa to Denver, $129
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 »

Apr 232011
 

memphis_thumb_thumbCongratulations to the winners of our drawing for tickets to the movie version of Memphis, the 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical.

You can read about the Memphis movie here and watch the video trailer here.

The Broadway performance, captured live in HD digital cinemas, will be shown at selected movie theaters Thursday, April 28; Saturday, April 30; Sunday, May 1; and Tuesday, May 3.

These are our winners for showings at Regal Cypress Creek Stadium 16, 6415 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

  • Thursday, April 28 (7:30 p.m.): Stephanie Blaising, Betsy Silverfine, Heather Young, Claudia Doherty, Kristen Rodriguez.
  • Saturday, April 30 (7:30 p.m.): Nneka Uzoh, Charlotte Smith, Scot Spiwak, Susan Koser, Cindy Craven.
  • Sunday, May 1 (12:30 p.m.): Jeff Robins, Max Zaslavsky, Lynn Robbins,  
    Marie Warmbrandt.
  • Tuesday, May 3 (7:30 p.m.): Rachel Cannon, Kate Wesner,  Jennifer Jhon.
Apr 212011
 

memphis_thumbMemphis, the 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, is coming to the big screen, and we have tickets to give away to showings in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. We want to share them with our friends, so this contest is all about sharing your love for Palm Beach on the Cheap and Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap (you DO love us, don’t you?)

The Broadway performance, captured live in HD digital cinemas, will be shown only four days at selected movie theaters nationwide: Thursday, April 28; Saturday, April 30; Sunday, May 1; and Tuesday, May 3.  Readers of Palm Beach on the Cheap and Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap can win a pair of passes to see Memphis on the big screen.

You can read about the Memphis movie here and watch the video trailer here.

Our giveaway is for showings at 7: 30 p.m. April 28,  7:30 p.m. April 30, 12:30 p.m. May 1 and 7:30 p.m. May 3 at the Regal Cypress Creek Stadium 16, 6415 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. We have 40 passes to give away, two each to 20 lucky winners.

If you’d rather see the movie in Miami, enter our contest at Miami on the Cheap to win tickets to showings at Dolphin Cinebistro, 11471 NW 12th St, Miami. You may enter both contests if you’re a daily subscriber to both sites.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Subscribe to our daily feed or e-mail update from Palm Beach on the Cheap or Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap. If you already subscribe, proceed to step 2.
  • Send an email with your name and postal mailing address to miami27@miamiflonthecheap.com. Include the e-mail address with which you subscribe to our feed. We don’t share or even save the addresses, just use them to check for duplicate entries and verify entrants are South Florida residents. Plus, if you win, we’ll need to mail you the movie passes right away. If you don’t include your mailing address and the e-mail address with which you subscribe to the daily feed and tell us which feed, your entry will be discarded.
  • Put MEMPHIS FORT LAUDERDALE in the subject line. This is important, because it routes your entry to the contest mailbox.
  • List your first, second, third and fourth choice for the day you would like to attend. If there is a day, you cannot attend, do not list that day. Once we draw the winners, it will be impossible to change days.
  • Enter by midnight EDT Thursday, April 21.

If you share the news, we’re going to give you ADDITIONAL entries:

  1. After you have sent an email with your address to the email above, share a link to this blog post on Facebook and/or Twitter and then leave a comment for each time *you shared it (one for Facebook and one for Twitter) and how you shared it.
  2. Become a fan of Palm Beach on the Cheap or a fan of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap on Facebook and leave a comment here or on the Facebook page letting us know that you’ve a new fan.

Entrants must be 18 or older. One entry per household. Winners must be residents of South Florida. The winners will be chosen via a random number generator from all valid entries.

Apr 162011
 

memphisMemphis, the 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, is coming to the big screen, and we have tickets to give away to showings in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. We want to share them with our friends, so this contest is all about sharing your love for Palm Beach on the Cheap and Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap (you DO love us, don’t you?)

The Broadway performance, captured live in HD digital cinemas, will be shown only four days at selected movie theaters nationwide: Thursday, April 28; Saturday, April 30; Sunday, May 1; and Tuesday, May 3.  Readers of Palm Beach on the Cheap and Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap can win a pair of passes to see Memphis on the big screen.

You can read about the Memphis movie here and watch the video trailer here.

Our giveaway is for showings at 7: 30 p.m. April 28,  7:30 p.m. April 30, 12:30 p.m. May 1 and 7:30 p.m. May 3 at the Regal Cypress Creek Stadium 16, 6415 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. We have 40 passes to give away, two each to 20 lucky winners.

If you’d rather see the movie in Miami, enter our contest at Miami on the Cheap to win tickets to showings at Dolphin Cinebistro, 11471 NW 12th St, Miami. You may enter both contests if you’re a daily subscriber to both sites.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Subscribe to our daily feed or e-mail update from Palm Beach on the Cheap or Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap. If you already subscribe, proceed to step 2.
  • Send an email with your name and postal mailing address to miami27@miamiflonthecheap.com. Include the e-mail address with which you subscribe to our feed. We don’t share or even save the addresses, just use them to check for duplicate entries and verify entrants are South Florida residents. Plus, if you win, we’ll need to mail you the movie passes right away. If you don’t include your mailing address and the e-mail address with which you subscribe to the daily feed and tell us which feed, your entry will be discarded.
  • Put MEMPHIS FORT LAUDERDALE in the subject line. This is important, because it routes your entry to the contest mailbox.
  • List your first, second, third and fourth choice for the day you would like to attend. If there is a day, you cannot attend, do not list that day. Once we draw the winners, it will be impossible to change days.
  • Enter by midnight EDT Thursday, April 21.

If you share the news, we’re going to give you ADDITIONAL entries:

  1. After you have sent an email with your address to the email above, share a link to this blog post on Facebook and/or Twitter and then leave a comment for each time *you shared it (one for Facebook and one for Twitter) and how you shared it.
  2. Become a fan of Palm Beach on the Cheap or a fan of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap on Facebook and leave a comment here or on the Facebook page letting us know that you’ve a new fan.

Entrants must be 18 or older. One entry per household. Winners must be residents of South Florida. The winners will be chosen via a random number generator from all valid entries.

Mar 112011
 

disney-on-ice-celebrateWe’ve got a package of four tickets to Disney on Ice in Sunrise and four tickets to Disney on Ice in Miami to give away.

Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! has Mickey and Minnie celebrating a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in the celebration of the century.

The show runs March 24-27 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise and March 30-April 3 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

We are giving away a pack of four tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show Thursday, March 24, in Sunrise, and a pack of four tickets for the 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, show in Miami.

Here’s how to enter the contest:

  1. Subscribe to our daily feed from Miami FL on the Cheap, Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap or Palm Beach on the Cheap.If you already subscribe, proceed to step 2.
  2. Send an email with your name, postal mail address and the e-mail address with which you subscribe to On the Cheap to miami27@miamiflonthecheap.com. ENTRIES WITHOUT MAILING ADDRESSES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. We don’t sell or even save these addresses but use them to verify eligibility.
  3. Put DISNEY ON ICE SUNRISE or DISNEY ON ICE MIAMI in the subject line. Entries without the correct subject line will not end up in the contest mailbox.
  4. Enter only one contest.
  5. Deadline to enter is midnight Eastern time Sunday, March 20.

The drawing will be conducted and winners will be notified Monday, March 21. Winners will pick up their tickets at WILL CALL at the venue and will need photo ID.

Contestants must be 18 or older. One entry per household. Winners must be residents of South Florida.

Feb 122011
 

Love and romance are great.  Also great —  plenty of ways to spend Valentine’s Day weekend in South Florida without forking over a fortune.

We’ve put together a mix-and-match assortment of free and cheap activities to savor with your favorite sweethearts. Or just take a friend.

Palm Beach County
  • Free Valentine’s theme musical show: Love American Style, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real in Boca Raton, 561-393-7827. Bring a chair, or rent a chair for $2.
  • Picnic & music: Pre-order a picnic basket of treats for two from Whole Foods at Downtown at the Gardens,  11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. in Palm Beach Gardens. Prices are  $15.99 to $19.99.  Folks who purchased the picnic brunches  are invited to stroll over to Downtown Park  for the Valentine’s Day Jazz Brunch Sunday, Feb. 13, noon to 2 p.m., 561-340-1600.
Broward County
  • Stargazing: The Fox Observatory in Markham Park  is free on Saturdays after dusk, weather permitting. Members of the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association are available to assist with the equipment, 954-357-8868.
  • Free music with a fabulous ocean backdrop at Hollywood Beach Theatre at Johnson Street on Hollywood’s Broadwalk 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Valentine’s Day, Andrea G performs.  Other free concerts at the theater are Friday, Feb. 11, and Saturday, Feb. 12. Also, the theater offers free music Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Miami-Dade County
  • Free outdoor music: Latin jazz artist Kiki Sanchez  performs as part of the Noches Tropicales concerts at 8 p.m. Friday Feb. 11  at Tropical Park, 7900 S.W. 40th St., Miami,  305-271-0812.
  • Guided Nature Walks: 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturdays at Greynolds Park17530 W. Dixie Highway, N. Miami. Fee is $3 a person. Reservations are required, 305-945-3425.
  • Flying kites: Seaside kite-flying 10 a.m. to sunset every day at Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave. Skyward Kites sells kites, windsocks and wind spinners for $5 and up, 305-893-0906 or 305-947-3525.

For a deal on Valentine’s Day dining, about 55 participating Pollo Tropical restaurants in South Florida are offering two dinners for $9.99 on Feb. 14.  To receive the offer, text SWEETHEART to 30241.   The deal is available at  company-owned restaurant in Florida.