Free Fun Fridays Schedule for Summer 2016!

Highland Street Free Fun Fridays 2016

Highland Street Foundation announced their very popular Free Fun Fridays 2016 schedule today with over 80 participating venues providing FREE admission to popular museums and attractions across Massachusetts!

This is the biggest Free Fun Fridays schedule yet with eight sites open for FREE for TEN Fridays this summer. Very fun!

Below is the 2016 Free Fun Fridays schedule or head here for a printable version:

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

For more information about Highland Street’s Free Fun Fridays, please head here.

What free attraction are you most excited about this year? Will you be participating in Free Fun Fridays this year?

Free Music Around the City with Berklee’s Summer in the City

Berklee Summer in the City

Free music around the city this summer has begun thanks to Berklee’s Summer in the City!

Berklee College of Music hosts a free concert series, Summer in the City, every summer with over 200 performances from students, alumni, and faculty!

The free outdoor music series takes place across the city from various venues such as the Prudential Center, Boston Public Library, Downtown Crossing, Kendall Square, The Lawn on D, and much more!

There’s so many ways to catch free music this summer with so many dates and venues to choose from!

For the complete schedule and/or more information about Berklee’s Summer in the City, please head here.


How I Find New Baby Clothes On A Budget

Kohls Body Suits

I’ve been sharing a lot of great things to do in Boston and less about the every day budget side of things.

Since becoming a mom a little over a year ago, all things baby have consumed a lot of my time– and my budget too. Kids are expensive.

I wanted to do a post on how I find (NEW!) clothes for my baby without spending too much money.

Kohl’s is my #1 place for finding new baby clothes on a budget, whether it is in-store or online.

Kohl’s is a great store to shop at because the savings can really add up. Kohl’s allows 4 promo codes per online transaction (only 2 for mobile) which makes stacking codes easy and fun!

Kohls Baby Deal

Right now Kohl’s is currently having a baby sale. You can save $10 when you purchase $30 or more when you use promo code BABYSALE10 at checkout.

Kohl’s cardholders can also get 30% off your purchase when you use promo code REFRESH30 as well as get free shipping with promo code FREE4MAY.

If you are not a cardholder, you can use promo code TREEBUD for 15% off and free shipping starts at orders of $75 or more. If you spend more than $200 a year at Kohl’s, you may want to consider getting the credit card for all the great perks. It’s one of those few store credit cards that are worth it in my opinion.

In the transaction above, you can see that I also used Kohl’s cash. I also have a Discover card and checked the rewards center. They had an offer sitting in my account for $10 of purchases of $30 or more. (My husband also had the same offer– so check your account!) I was able to apply that discover coupon code to my account, without using my discover card for the purchase.

I had to spend at least $30 for the deal above, but had two $10 off coupons and a $30% offer. I was able to get 5 items (including PJ’s) for $8– which is a great deal!

If you are looking for a baby deal for yourself or for a friend, check out this deal on bodysuits right now at Kohl’s for cardholders:

Carter’s 5-Pack Bodysuits: on sale for $15.99 each (reg $26)
Buy 2 sets= $31.98
Use promo code REFRESH30 (for 30% off)
Use promo code BABYSALE10 ($10 off $30 Baby Purchase)
Use promo code FREE4MAY (for free shipping)
Final Cost $15.38 shipped– only $1.54 per bodysuit!

These promo codes end on May 23, 2016 and there are many different scenarios for some great baby deals at Kohl’s! I got great deals on pajamas and summer t-shirts because that’s what I needed, but you can apply the promo codes to almost anything!

You can also print out a savings pass and do this deal online if you are not a cardholder and won’t be able to do free shipping. The price would just be slightly higher without the 30% discount.

Kohl’s is one of my favorite places to grab baby clothes as there’s so many great deals!

Do you have any tips for saving money on baby clothes?



Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 21-22, 2016!

Cheap Weekend Events in BostonHere are the fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston. As always, let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and free events in Boston!

92.9 EarthFest: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at DCR’s Hatch Shell from 10-5pm. Flight of Fire, The Strumbellas, Joywave and Fitz and the Tantrums will be performing a FREE concert at the Hatch Shell on Saturday thanks to Radio 92.9 and Whole Foods!

Opening Day at The Lawn on D: Saturday, May 21, 2016. The Lawn on D is open again and will kick off with a free Children’s Festival on Saturday from 12-5pm and then transform to Lawn after Dark with a free concert from 7-10pm! (There will also be a free movie screening of Fever Pitch on Sunday night).

PorchFest: Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 12-6pm on the porches of Somerville residents! Musicians and bands of Somerville will perform on their porches on Saturday with free music to enjoy!

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

If anyone is looking for a great walk this weekend for a great cause, the Boston Walk for Epilepsy is Saturday at DCR’s Pope John Paul II park. We lost a family member from Epilepsy last year and will be walking for her this year. The weather looks great for the walk (hopefully it will stay that way!) so come join us if you are looking for something to do!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival

Boston Bike FridaysFriday is National Bike to Work Day and a great reason to ride your bike to work on Friday, May 20, 2016.

Friday is also Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival where there will be celebrations for riding your bike to work.

There will be several bike convoys in and around Boston and the route will finish at City Hall Plaza where there will be free breakfast, coffee, and music.

Below is the schedule for the free bike festival in Boston:

6:45 AM: Meet with convoy.
7:00 AM: Convoys depart (except from Concord)
7:30-8:30 AM: Convoys finish at City Hall Plaza
7:00-9:00 AM: Free breakfast and expo
*Exact times will vary by route; see detailed list of convoy stops and times for exact times

For more information or to sign up for Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival, please head here.

Will you be riding your bike to work on Friday?


Free Trolley to Columbia Point


From May 1st to November 1st, hop onto the Free Trolley from Back Bay to Columbia Point on the weekends in Boston. Look for the free shuttle on the corner of Dartmouth Street and St. James Avenue in the Back Bay.

The shuttle leaves Copley Square at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm and leaves Columbia Point at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm.

This is a great chance to check out the Commonwealth Museum (always free), JFK Library and Museum, and Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate with the free shuttle opportunity.

Don’t forget to check out the discount attractions page, for discount admission for the museums in the area and more!

For more information, please head here and then scroll to the bottom of the page for more information.

Will you be taking advantage of this free transportation to Columbia Point? Have you in the past?


Enter to Win a Free Apartment in Boston

Win Free Apt in Boston
Boston is expensive. Rent is expensive in Boston. This we know.

However, Sumu is teaming up with Flutter to give away one year of rent-free living and a fully-furnished Boston apartment by Wayfair.

For a $10 entry, you could win 12-months of rent-free living at Chroma Cambridge while benefitting Y2Y Harvard Square, the first student-run shelter for homeless youth in the country.

This is a great way to help fight homeless in Boston as well as win a very awesome prize, all for $10!

Image not paying rent for an entire year… what would you do with all that extra rent money?

For more information or for your chance to win, please head here.

Good Luck!


Discount Tickets for Codzilla in Boston!

Codzilla Discounts in Boston

Are you looking for discount tickets to ride Codzilla in Boston?

The 40-minute wet ride is Boston’s first and only high-speed thrill boat ride and goes approximately 40 miles an hour on the ocean! This is an unqiue sightseeing tour that combines the Boston sites with fun on the water– and be prepared to get wet!

Regular-priced tickets are $29 for adults 12-64, $27 for adults 65+, and $25 for children 3-11. Children under 3 are free but you need to call 877-733-9425 to order tickets as they are based on availability for the youngest ones.

However, I do have some discount tickets to share with you— and I rarely see Codzilla discounts, so I’m excited to share!

Goldstar Boston just released discount tickets for Codzilla for weekday tickets available from May to September 18, 2016. Discount ticket prices range from $17.50 to @23.20 (+ ticket fees) depending on the age and dates. Tickets are only available Monday-Friday and exclude Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.

Codzilla departs from Long Wharf in Boston which is next to the New England Aquarium and Codzilla is operated by Boston Harbor Cruises.

For more information or for more terms & conditions for the Codzilla discount tickets through Goldstar Boston, please head here.

Codzilla sounds like a fun activity if your are visiting Boston or looking for something unique to do on a hot day!

Have you ridden Codzilla yet?

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