Mar 052013

admissionEnter our drawing for free tickets to a screening of  the Tina Fey film Admission at a theater in South Florida.

The movie, about a university admissions officer,  stars Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. The winners of our  drawing receive free tickets to a screening of the new film at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at AMC Aventura.

Entering the drawing the simple.

To be eligible, please subscribe to Fort Lauderdale on The Cheap or Miami on The Cheap newsletters.

To enter the drawing, send an email to  with “Admission Movie Drawing” in the subject line. In the email, please include your name, phone number and street address. The street address is where the tickets are sent, if you are a winner.

Entries are due by midnight March 11.

Oct 032011

It’s almost the first Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for the monthly mini model build event.

Starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, stop by the Aventura Lego store (at Aventura Mall) to build a scarecrow.

The best part? It’s free. The freebie is available while supplies last, and the event is open to children ages 6-14 only.

A new Lego store is opening at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise Oct. 28, and Legoland Florida opens in Orlando on Oct. 15.

Jan 072011

Youngsters who dine with their parents at some Original Pancake House restaurants in South Florida eat on the house.

Kids eat free with an adult purchase 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. at most local restaurants in the Original Pancake House group.

It’s probably a good idea to phone first to be sure the restaurant in your neighborhood is participating.

Broward restaurants

  • 8460 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 954-473-2771
  • 2851 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-564-8881
  • 6650 Dykes Road, Southwest Ranches, 954-272-0825

 Palm Beach restaurants

  • 105 South State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach, 561-296-0878
  • 8903 Glades Road,. Boca Raton, 561-395-2303
  • 1840 South Federal Highway, Delray Beach, Florida,  561-276-0769
  • 4360 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-721-2213

 Miami Dade restaurants

  • 21215 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-933-1966
  • 9903 NW 41St. St., Miami, 786-507-0564

Various other restaurants offering kids eat free and kids eat cheap deals are featured on our website.

Nov 042010

movies Every time I go to the movies, it seems as if the price has gone up again. These days, I can get an entire month of Netflix for less than the price of a movie.

But real movie lovers know that there is nothing like seeing a film on the big screen and sharing the experience with other movie lovers.

Matinees are still cheaper than evening shows, but most matinees in South Florida run $7.50 to $9, a discount of a few dollars. Seniors (usually 62-plus) and students pay less. The major chains have loyalty cards, which offer discounts. Discounts are sometimes available from companies that buy tickets in bulk. Regal Cinemas has a weekly concession coupon on its Facebook page.

We did a little research and found a few places where adults can see movies on the cheap. At some theaters, Imax and 3-D shows incur an additional charge over the discount price.

Here are the best movie deals for adults:



Here are some other ways to get discounts on movie tickets:

  • Weekly Cinema is a subscription service that provides a specified number of tickets for a fixed monthly fee. Currently, it is offering four movie tickets for $19.99 a month. Weekly Cinema also has been offering packages on various deal sites that don’t require signing up for the monthly program.
  • Fandango is an online ordering system that sometimes offers specials. The Weekly Cinema tickets can be redeemed using Fandango.
  • CityDeals usually has discount movie tickets. It’s currently offering 50% off an AMC ticket package, or 33% off a Regal ticket package.

Weekly Cinema, Fandango and City Deals are advertising partners of Miami Fl on the Cheap and Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap.

Mar 032010


Maple BlondieWe just heard about this deal from Jennifer at Atlanta on the Cheap.

On Wednesday, March 3, stop by participating Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops to get a scoop of Maple Blondie for $1. To get yours, just say, “Way to go, Hannah!” The promo is to celebrate Hannah Teter bringing home a silver medal. The offer is available while supplies last at participating shops.

Get ready for Free Cone Day, which is March 23.