May 032012

cruiseCruises are an easy and cheap vacation for many of us in Florida. Since it’s easy to get to the port, we’re in a great opportunity to take advantage of all kinds of cruise deals. But, as cruise expert Lillian Africano tells us at Living on the Cheap, to make sure your cruise remains a true bargain, you have to be smart about “the spend.” (via Living on the Cheap)

Apr 232012

couponsThe show “Extreme Couponing” has brought new attention to the money you can save on groceries by judicious use of coupons. While we don’t advocate that you stockpile a 30-year supply of toilet paper in your garage, we do recommend looking for coupons before you head to the grocery store.

If you’re looking for coupons, check out our new coupon page, which is constantly updated with new coupons. It’s a geolocating page, which means that if you look at in Jacksonville, you’ll see special offers for Jacksonville.

You can search, sort and quickly find just the coupons you want to print out. Remember that if an item is buy one, get one free at Publix, you can use two coupons.

We also have a section below the coupons with other offers, including offers for free samples.

If you think coupons are just for junk food, think again. Our friend Leah Ingram at Philly on the Cheap recently shared her experiences using coupons to cut the cost of healthy food at our new sister site, Living on the Cheap.

What’s your best coupon coup?

 Posted by on April 23, 2012  Shopping  Comments Off on Check out our new coupons page
Apr 162012

LOTC_Full Round LogoWe know you love all the great Florida deals you find at Jacksonville on the Cheap.

Now we’ve got another great resource to save you time and money: Living on the Cheap.com.

Living on the Cheap is a new national consumer news website, offering advice on sports and recreation, entertainment, travel, couponing, shopping, personal finance and more. It’s a one-stop-shopping site for deals and smart shopping (and saving) tips for people all over North America. And it’s based here in Florida and edited by Florida on the Cheap editor and publisher Teresa Mears and Mile High on the Cheap editor Laura Daily. Florida on the Cheap writer Patti Roth, who scouts out Florida deals for us, is a National Deals Editor at the new site.

Your editors at Jacksonville on the Cheap are part of a team of more than 20 consumer advocates, frugalistas and experienced journalists who have joined forces to create this new resource. We’re excited about this new money-saving national site and we hope you will be, too.

We hope you’ll check out Living on the Cheap, bookmark it and subscribe to our daily email update for practical information about how to thrive, not just survive, in today’s economy. We also want you to share the news with your friends all over the United States. We’ll continue to bring you the best local deals at Jacksonville on the Cheap.

We’ll have a gala grand opening at Living on the Cheap with giveaways and prizes in a few weeks, but we’re giving you a sneak peak first. We hope you and your friends will spread the word about Living on the Cheap, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 Posted by on April 16, 2012  Everything Else  Comments Off on Great new website: Living on the Cheap
Aug 212011

LegolandOn Oct. 15, LEGOLAND Florida is scheduled to open its doors.

Florida teachers can get a free annual pass, valued at $129, to Legoland Florida. To receive the pass, teachers must register online, print out a page with a discount code and take it to Legoland Florida’s ticket window, along with their most recent pay stub, Florida photo ID and teaching certificate.

Legoland field trips and educational programs are scheduled to begin in November and include building machines with gears, pulleys, levers and motors to creating a theme park ride for the study of speed and direction to using “Adventure-bots” with light and sound sensors.

Aug 112011

amazon-studentHere’s a great back-to-school freebie from Tania at Albuquerque on the Cheap:

If you need your textbooks (or anything else) in a hurry, the Amazon Prime service offers two-day shipping for speedy delivery, with no minimum order. The service usually costs $79 a year, but college students signing up for the free Amazon Student membership program also get Amazon Prime free for one year.

Other Amazon Student membership benefits include student discounts and news on offers and promotions. If you can’t wait for free two-day shipping, one-day shipping within the plan costs $3.99. To sign up for the free Amazon Student with Amazon Prime, you need to verify that you’re a current student at a college or university by providing an .edu email address. Once that .edu address is verified, use any email you choose to manage your Amazon account.

You can use the Amazon Prime student deal for products other than books, and existing Amazon Prime members who are eligible can still register for Amazon Student, and get a refund on the remainder of their subscription.

You don’t need to cancel the Amazon Student deal (although Amazon Student members get the option to renew at nearly half price: $39). Once you’ve used up your free shipping time, the Amazon Prime membership just stops -– although other discounts and benefits continue. It’s a totally free deal.

Amazon is an advertising partner of On the Cheap.

 Posted by on August 11, 2011  Shopping  Comments Off on Free Amazon prime for college kids