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Cheap Things to Do in Miami in September: How to Save $100 a Week

BY: | 8.28.2017 |

If there's one thing this itinerary proves, it's that there are plenty of cheap things to do in Miami this September. Follow our sample Miami calendar and you'll take a riverboat cruise to an all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner, hunt down treasure during a "Pirate's Den" room-escape challenge, and shoot down alien spaceships at a VR park, all while saving an average of $100 a week.

To prove how easy it is to save money on Miami activities with Groupon, we've organized our guide into four sample weeks. Each week includes three suggestions: a fun weekend event, a weeknight outing, and an errand or appointment you might need to get done. Check out how quickly the savings add up when you make Groupon a regular habit.

Week 1: September 1–7

Weekend Idea: Dinner Show Cruise from Jungle Queen Riverboat

The Deal: $78 for an all-you-can-eat dinner cruise and show for two ($105.90 value)
Amount Saved: $27.90
The Story: Board a riverboat and head to a private tropical isle, where you'll dine on BBQ ribs, chicken, and shrimp while enjoying a comedic variety show.

Weeknight Idea: Cuban Dinner at La Rosa Restaurant

The Deal: $18 for $30 worth of Cuban food
Amount Saved: $12
The Story: Feast on churrasco, Cuban sandwiches, and stuffed pork chops at a family restaurant that's been a neighborhood favorite for more than 40 years.

Get It Done: Carpet Cleaning from Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

The Deal: $74 for three rooms of carpet cleaning ($135 value)
Amount Saved: $61

Weekly Savings: $100.90


Week 2: September 8–14

Weekend Idea: Davie Pro Rodeo on Saturday, September 9

The Deal: $16 for admission for one ($22 value)
Amount Saved: $12 for two people
The Story: Catch events such as barrel racing, bareback riding, team roping, and cattle wrestling at this long-standing rodeo venue.

Weeknight Idea: Tapas Dinner for Two at Tapas Y Tintos

The Deal: $55.99 for a tapas meal for two with tapas, paella, and sangria ($107 value)
Amount Saved: $51.01
The Story: These tapas are the real deal: think free-range ham from Spanish forests, black tiger shrimp infused with garlic, and Spanish sausage cooked in cider. On certain nights, you can even catch a live flamenco performance.

Get It Done: Deep-Cleansing Facial at CC Spa

The Deal: $36 for a 60-minute deep-pore cleansing acne facial with light therapy ($65 value)
Amount Saved: $29

Weekly Savings: $92.01


Week 3: September 15–21

Weekend Idea: Pirate's Den Escape-Room Challenge at PanIQ Room Escape

The Deal: $69 for a room-escape challenge for up to four ($129 value)
Amount Saved: $60
The Story: Use wits and teamwork to find Captain James's hidden treasure in under an hour during this scenario set in the early 1800s.

Weeknight Idea: German Appetizers and Beers at Bavaria Haus

The Deal: $22 for one appetizer and two beers or cocktails ($45 value)
Amount Saved: $23
The Story: Snack on smoked sausage, Bavarian cheese, or another appetizer at an official partner of the Hofbräu München brewery in Bavaria.

Get It Done: Oil Change at Valvoline Instant Oil Change

The Deal: $39.99 for a synthetic blend oil change ($61.99 value)
Amount Saved: $22

Weekly Savings: $105


Week 4: September 22–28

Weekend Idea: VR Rides at Virtual Reality Park

The Deal: $39 for five rides of your choice ($75 value)
Amount Saved: $36
The Story: Head-mounted displays and full-motion seats give you the chance to shoot down alien spacecraft and dive deep beneath the ocean without leaving your chair.

Weeknight Idea: American Food and Sweets at Sugar Factory

The Deal: $35 for $60 worth of American food, desserts, and cocktails
Amount Saved: $25
The Story: Satisfy your sweet tooth with a dozen varieties of chocolate martinis, eight gourmet ice-cream sandwiches, and "Insane Milkshakes," such as the Twinkie Dinkie. You can also grab meals like steaks, pizzas, and Monster Burgers.

Get It Done: Hair Services at Universal Hair & Body Salon

The Deal $20 for a haircut and Moroccan oil treatment ($70 value)
Amount Saved: $50

Weekly Savings: $111

Total Monthly Savings: $408.91


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