Mar 182011
 

In keeping with its  tradition, Rita’s shops are offering free Italian ice treats to kick off spring.

The free ices are available noon to 9 p.m. Sunday March 20 at Rita’s shops, which include about 30 in Florida.

In Broward, Rita’s is 5709 N. University Drive, Tamarac, 954-597-9040

Mar 112011
 

Quarterdeck restaurants are offering a free pint of beer with purchase.

The beer is free to guests purchasing an entree or sandwich while supplies are available.

 The St. Patrick’s Day deal  is available  Sunday March 13 to Thursday March 17.

Quarterdeck restaurants are in Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Davie, Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens.

  • 12370 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, 954-423-4197
  • 3155 S. University Drive, Davie, 954-452-7676
  • 2933 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-2010
  • 1541 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954-524-6163
Mar 112011
 

Enjoy National Pi Day even if you want to skip the arithmetic.

Morton’s The Steakhouse restaurants are using the occassion to offer a deal on the other type of pie.

For  National Pi Day, Monday, March 14, Morton’s restaurants are offering a slice of key lime pie for $3.14.

Morton’s is at  500 E.  Broward Blvd.,  Fort Lauderdale, 954-467-9720.

Mar 052011
 

We’ve got three new On the Cheap, and we need you to help spread the word. Tell your friends and family about Orlando on the Cheap, Jacksonville on the Cheap and the beta version of Baltimore on the Cheap. And be sure to visit those sites if you’re planning a trip

Meet our new editors in Orlando and Jacksonville:

laura-perryOrlando on the Cheap: Laura Perry is a native Floridian and Orlando resident of five years who is always planning on-the-cheap experiences, from creative date nights with her husband to outdoor adventures with friends and family. Laura has a degree in communications from the University of Florida and also works as the marketing and media manager at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort.

Belinda-HulinJacksonville on the Cheap: Belinda Hulin never met a bargain she didn’t like. The Atlantic Beach resident trolls websites and ads for discounts, and — as a Louisiana-born Cajun — is particularly drawn to scrumptious deals on great restaurant fare. In addition to her On the Cheap research, Hulin writes feature stories on a wide range of topics and authors cookbooks.  Her latest book is Roux Memories: A Cajun-Creole Love Story with Recipes (Lyons Press).

We’re still looking for a Baltimore editor.

Those sites join Miami FL on the Cheap, Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, Palm Beach on the Cheap, Florida Keys on the Cheap and Florida on the Cheap, part of our section of Cities on the Cheap.