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Best free and cheap things to do in Broward

Where to see rescued sea turtles (for free)

With a focus on protecting oceans and sea turtles, the Marine Environmental Education Center in Hollywood is open to the public with exhibits and a saltwater pool where you can watch rescued sea turtles swim and eat. The female turtles on site are not releasable due to injuries from boats, according to a representative of …

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Farmers markets & vendor fairs feature food, vintage wares & handmade goods

Shop for fresh produce, prepared foods, vintage treasures, art, decor and other items from South Florida vendors, farmers and artisans. Farmers markets in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties often include extra fun and entertainment like yoga, live music, family activities or petting zoos. That means vendor fairs and farmers markets offer opportunities for delightful, …

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Free entry days and museum deals in Broward

Free entry days & discounts offer a wonderful & frugal opportunity to play tourist in your own town. Many Museums in Broward offer free-entry days or discounts for groups, senior citizens, military and members of other museums. Some venues are always free. Broward museum deals & free-entry days are perfect for a rainy day, a …

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Butterfly World: $5-off & other discounts

Now’s a good time to nab a discount for the enchanting Butterfly World in Coconut Creek.  The popular walk-through attraction, at Tradewinds Park,  3600 W. Sample Road, features free-flight aviaries with tropical foliage and thousands of butterflies and birds from different parts of the world. Regular prices are $32.50 for guests age12 and older, $22.50 …

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Ideas for free and cheap dates in Broward

If you appreciate frugal fun, delighting your sweetie with a lovely inexpensive or free date is doable in Fort Lauderdale and the rest of Broward County. Plenty of exciting events and interesting activities are free. Others are relatively inexpensive. With extra dollars in your wallet, splurge on sparkling wine, a fancy dessert, or other romantic …

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Kids eat free & other kids’ deals at restaurants in South Florida

Restaurants in South Florida offer  family-friendly deals, including free food for kids. Often, free-kid’s-meal deals require purchase of at least one adult entrée. With these deals, participation at individual restaurants may vary and restrictions and exceptions may apply. Because vendors sometimes switch out their promotions, it’s wise to phone first to be sure the deal is …

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Shop for deals at thrift stores in South Florida

Designer clothing, furniture, apparel, appliances, toys, electronic items and decorative items are sold at bargain prices at thrift stores in South Florida Some stores sell a wide array of merchandise and others are more focused and limited, with an emphasis on furniture, fine apparel or kids’ items.   If you’re interested in making money from your own unwanted …

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