Mar 162014


Woofstock in Islamorada is a free event that features a variety of activities for people and pooches.

Music, dogs performing athletic stunts and dogs available for adoption are among the highlights of the family-friendly festivities.

Entry is free to Woodstock Music Fair 10  a.m. to 6 p.m. March 22 at Founders Park in Islamorada.



 Posted by on March 16, 2014
Sep 012010

Planning to get a flu shot this year? You can get a free flu shot at CVS.

Well, there’s a catch: You’ll need to buy $30 worth of select Procter & Gamble products to get the freebie. You can find the products in the store flier.

The deal is good through Saturday, Sept. 4. The regular price for a flu shot is $29.95.


 Posted by on September 1, 2010
Aug 312010


It’s time for another contest!

We have several copies of the DVD of Season 1 of the NBC TV series “Parenthood” to give away. This DVD was just released today, Aug. 31.

Here’s the description of the show:

Parenthood introduces us to the very large, very colorful and imperfect Braverman family.  Single mother Sarah and her two children Amber and Drew moving back home with her parents Zeek and Camille. Sarah’s sister and complete antithesis, Julia, is a successful corporate attorney trying to juggle work and motherhood, alongside her stay-at-home husband, Joel. Executive producers are Ron Howard and Ron Grazer.

To enter our contest, we’re looking for a cheap tip in one of these categories:

  • Best cheap date
  • Best cheap happy hour
  • Best cheap place to take your kid
  • Best cheap hotel
  • Best cheap eats
  • Best thrift shop
  • Best cheap fun
  • Or, come up with your own “best cheap” tip in a category we haven’t thought of.

Your “best cheap” thing must be in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach or Monroe county.

Here are the rest of the rules:

 Posted by on August 31, 2010
Aug 132010
 Entry to all 392 U.S. national parks is  free this weekend, Aug. 14-15. The deal includes Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, off Key West.

The National Park Service also reminds us that admission to many of our national parks, including Biscayne National Park in Miami, is always free.

During the free weekend, you can also get in free at other national parks in Florida that charge admission. Some Florida national parks are always free.

Admission fees also will waived on Public Lands Day, which will be Sept. 25 this year, and Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.

 Posted by on August 13, 2010
Aug 092010

salebag If you haven’t bought all the school clothes and supplies your kids need yet – or if you don’t have any kids but need some clothes and office supplies of your own – this may be the weekend to shop.

Florida’s sales tax holiday is back this year, in a shortened version. Qualifying items will be free of state and local sales tax Friday, Aug. 13, through Sunday, Aug. 15.

Items of clothing that cost less than $50 and school supplies that cost less than $10 are covered. But check the list (scroll to the bottom of the document) to see exactly what qualifies. Scissors will be exempt from tax this weekend, but staples will not. Purses are exempt, but briefcases are not.

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel have a Q&A with more details.

 Posted by on August 9, 2010