Restaurant.com vouchers for $3 with Promo Code!



Restaurant.com is offering $25 gift certificates for $3 with promo code WOW through September 30, 2014 when you enter the promo code at checkout.

The promo code should also work for different values too, so you don’t have to only get a $25 gift card! You can also buy as many as you like and the promo code will adjust.

Make sure you read the terms of each individual restaurant before you buy. Typically you need to meet a minimum before you can use your voucher (For example, must spend $50, or must spend $35, food only) but the terms are easy to find before you buy. 20% gratuity is added into the bill automatically.

I’ve always had a positive experience with Restaurant.com and I had a to exchange vouchers before due to restaurant closings, and it was really easy and quick. I didn’t even have to pick up the phone to call customer service and could do the switch all online.

I love using restaurant.com when I feel like exploring a new restaurant in Boston without spending too much money. Have you used Restaurant.com before? What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?!

*Also, don’t forget to use your Ebates or Shop At Home account to save even more!

This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy here.

 

Money Saving Monday: Use Printable Coupons at the Grocery Store!

Money Saving Tips

The other day in line at the Grocery Store the women behind me asked where I printed coupons that I handed to the cashier. The majority of the coupons were from Coupons.com and I quickly mentioned the site. Coupons.com is probably my favorite spot to print coupons online because their is so many and it is a well known site.

However, there are so many different ways to find printable coupons at the grocery store and more. Here are some of the biggest sites to print coupons.

  • Coupons.com: An extensive list of coupons that can be printed online. This is probably my favorite site for printable coupons; however, I tend to print them from Swagbucks because I earn points for every coupon used
  • Red Plum Coupons: Another site where you can directly print Red Plum coupons
  • SmartSource Coupons: Another site where you can directly pring SmartSource coupons
  • Ibotta: A mobile app that you upload your receipt after you shop to save even more money on certain items
  • Checkout 51: A mobile app that you upload your receipt from any store to help save money on certain items (Read my post here for tips). New offers are released every Thursday
  • SavingStar: No printing needed! SavingStar links your store rewards card to online coupons and you will earn money back into your account when you redeem an offer. You can cash out via PayPal. (I tend to cash out right before the holidays and use it as gift money!)

Some of the best printable coupons come directly from the company through Facebook or their website. However, many coupon websites will have coupon databases so you can just search for the brand and see if anything comes up.

There are so many different ways to find coupons to save even more money on products. Do you have any favorite websites or tips to share?

 

National Coffee Day Deals on September 29, 2014 in Boston!

Coffee Day

National Coffee Day aligns perfectly on a Monday this year with FREE COFFEE. Here’s some local and national companies celebrating National Coffee Day on Monday, September 29, 2014:

  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Free medium dark roast coffee on 9/29/14
  • Boston Common Coffee Co: Free coffee from 6am-9am on 9/29/14 at their four locations in Boston
  • McDonald’s: Free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating locations from now until 9/29/14
  • Peet’s Cofee & Tea: Buy 1 beverage, get 1 free at Peet’s Coffee & Tea on National Coffee Day

There’s also a lot more national coffee day deals from other national companies, but I didn’t include them on the list if they didn’t have locations in Boston or Eastern Massachusetts.

Did I miss any great coffee deals for National Coffee Day on Monday? Will you be celebrating this “holiday”?

 

Feature Friday: Discount Boston Parking with Mobile Apps!

SpotHero

Update: The free $5 referral code below is no longer working. Please try jyko6z for a free $5 credit! Thank you.

Every Friday, I feature a fun and budget-friendly option in the Greater Boston area. The “Feature Friday” is typically mentioned on the Cheap Eats list, Free Things to Do in Boston, or Discount Attractions. However, there’s so much budget-friendly ideas on my pages, I thought it would be fun to feature something budget-friendly and different each week. Also, each Feature Friday is something I have personal experience with or took advantage of recently! Enjoy!

Boston Parking and budget-friendly doesn’t always fall in the same sentence, especially if you can’t find a free street spot. I like to have a parking back up when ever possible, and SpotHero is a perfect parking back up for me.

SpotHero is a mobile parking app that allows you to find, book, and pay for parking all on the app. You do not need cash to pay for a parking garage in Boston since your credit card info is on the app.

Not all parking garages in Boston participate, but it’s a great way to figure out current parking rates for the time frame you want and to find cheap parking options.

If you haven’t tried SpotHero before, you can register though my referral link for a free $5 credit. I’ve parked for a rate as low as $8 before for a few hours, so just $3 for parking for the evening after the promo code!

Have you used SpotHero before? What is your favorite way to get cheap parking in Boston?

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 27-28, 2014!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many fun and inexpensive things to do in Boston this weekend with cheap and free events for the first fall weekend :)

Free Lunch at Boston Common: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:30am. Stop by the corner of Beacon & Charles Street in the Boston Common on Saturday, 9/27/14 starting at 11:30am where Capital One 360 Café will be handing out 360 free boxed lunches.

What the Fluff? Festival: Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 3-7pm in Union Square. Celebrate the Union Square Invention with performances, games, contests, and more.

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival: Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 12pm to 6pm in the South End. Enjoy a big block party with great music, vendors, and much more. Free.

Let’s Talk About Food Festival: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Copley Square. Talk about food at this all day festival with so many activities and fun.

The New England Americana Festival: September 27, 2014 from 12-9pm in Harvard Square. Enjoy this family friendly event with many music performances and more! The festival is free.

Heartbeat: A Modern Dance Rock Concert: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Oberon in Cambridge. Enjoy a fun evening with a modern dance rock concert. Tickets are $20, but use promo code BUDGET for half-price tickets.

Craft Beer Cellar Oktoberfest: Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 2-5pm in Belmont. Celebrate German beer and food with a free tasting and more.

Circle the City: Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 1-5pm on Blue Hill Avenue. Blue Hill Avenue will be shut down on Sunday for cars but open to the public for music, fitness and dance classes, art making, games, and more.

Fall Festival at Gore Place: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Gore Place in Waltham. Enjoy a crazy pumpkin drop, live music, antique cars, and much more! Tickets are $10 for adults (members and kids 12 and under are free) but you can get discount tickets for $5 through Goldstar (affiliate).

Free Farm Day: Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 2-5pm in Waltham. Get into the fall spirit at Waltham Fields Community Farms with carrot harvesting, pumpkin bowling, recipe sampling, and much more! Free.

National Public Lands Day: Saturday, September 27, 2014 nationwide. All national parks are free on Saturday for National Public Lands Day!

Free Museum Day: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 57 museums in Massachusetts and nationwide. Request a free museum pass thanks to the Smithsonian Magazine!

Sunday Parkland Games: Every Sunday through September 28, 2014 from 3:30pm-6pm in Cambridge. Free Sunday games along the banks of the Charles River every Sunday in the summer.

ICA: Saturday, September 27, 2014. The ICA is free for families (with children under 12) the last Saturday of every month, except December.

What are you up to this weekend? Did I miss any fun and cheap things to do this weekend?

 

Free Boxed Lunch, Coffee, Music and More in Boston with Capital One 360 Cafe Grand Opening Celebration!

Capital One 360 Cafe Boston

If you are in Boston on Thursday, Friday or Saturday this week, you are going to want to read this…

Capital One 360 Café is celebrating their Grand Opening in Boston with FREE On Common Ground events from Thursday, September 25 to September 27, 2014 with a lot of freebies and fun:

Free Coffee on the Common: Head to the corner of Beacon St. & Charles St. in Boston Common from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from 9/25/14 to 9/27/14 for free iced coffee and tea.

Capital One 360 showcases the best of Berklee: Come enjoy coffee and comfy couches while some of Berklee’s most talented musicians perform. Sets will take place Thursday through Saturday during the morning and afternoon rush.

Free Lunch on Saturday: Stop by the corner of Beacon & Charles Street in the Boston Common on Saturday, 9/27/14 starting at 11:30am where Capital One 360 Café will be handing out 360 free boxed lunches.

Rock it out in Café with The Field Effect: On Saturday night Boston’s own The Field Effect will be performing an intimate set in the Café at 799 Boylston St. Their will be 60 pairs of tickets at the three cafes from 9/25 to 9/27 with limited space available.

For more information about these fun grand opening events, please head here.

Museum of Science College Night 2014!

College Night Boston

College Students, Save the Date! The Museum of Science in Boston is hosting a College Night with free admission to the MOS on September 26, 2014 from 5-9pm!

Admission to the exhibit halls are free with your college ID but additional venues like the 4-D theatre are $6.

If you can’t make it for the Museum of Science College Night, don’t forget you can receive free admission with your Boston Public Library card with advanced reservation.

For more information about College Night at the Museum of Science, please head here and please head here for more college student discounts in Boston especially for you.

Free Lunch from The Sausage Guy all week long!

Free Sausages in Boston

Note: This is actually 12-1pm. Thanks Meghann!

Starting today, September 22, 2014 to September 26, 2014, The Sausage Guy will be handing out a free sausage from 12-2pm each day. The location changes daily and below is the schedule:

  • Monday, September 22nd at One Kendall Square
  • Tuesday, September 23rd at 101 Main Street
  • Wednesday, September 24th at the Corner of Mass Ave and Sidney
  • Thursday, September 25th at the Corner of Third and Binney Street
  • Friday, September 26th at the Corner of College Ave and Highland Ave

For more information about free sausages in Boston this week, please head here.

Thanks BostInno for the heads up!