$1 Lift Tickets on April Fools Day & More!

Waterville Valley Ski Resort NHWaterville Valley Ski Resort in NH

It’s no joke! Waterville Valley will have $1 Lift Tickets on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Bring your $1 to the ticket office starting at 8:30am on April Fools Day! No coupon needed– just show up!

If you’d rather, Wildcat and Attitash Mountain will have $9 Lift Tickets available all day on 4/1/15!

Will you be skiing or snowboarding on April 1st this year?

A New Arrival {Announcement/Break}


There’s a new arrival to the Boston on Budget family!

I had a beautiful baby boy recently and will be going on a little break while my family gets adjusted to our first little one (minus my pup of course)!

I did pre-write and schedule some blog posts and tweets beforehand so the blog will still have some activity. Please do you your own due diligence to make sure the posts are still relevant and active. You may notice less/irregular posts in the future weeks as I am getting adjusted to life as a new mom.

I know some material I share tend to time sensitive and last-minute finds, I may miss a few hot deals. Please forgive me. However, hopefully you will like some of the stuff I knew about in advance!

I also updated some of the most popular posts and pages on Boston on Budget and hope you find them helpful while I’m away as well as usual favorites!

Feel free to tweet me or reach out to me on social media to share something really great with me and I’ll try to catch it :)

Thank you for understanding and I’ll be back soon!



5 Burgers in Boston for $5 or Less

Cheap Burger Deals in Boston

Are you looking for an inexpensive but delicious burger in Boston?

Here are 5 Burgers in Boston that will cost you five bucks or less! Enjoy!

  1. The Avenue: $2 Burgers all day on Mondays and daily after 10pm
  2. McGreevy’s: $1 Cheeseburgers on Tuesdays from 4-11pm (additional toppings are extra if you are interested)
  3. Bar Louie: $5 Burger with tots or fries on Tuesdays from 5pm to close
  4. The Lansdowne Pub: $5 Burgers on Wednesdays from 4-7pm (not valid on Red Sox game days)
  5. Pour House Boston: Half-price burgers on Saturdays from 6-10pm

As a bonus, Cafeteria Boston on Newbury Street has $5 burgers everyday at the bar (fries not included).

Also, there are a lot of great mini slider deals and beer and burger deals for cheap too in Boston, and you can find them all and much more on the Boston cheap eats page.

Do you know of a great burger in Boston for under $5? What is your favorite cheap burger in Boston without hitting a fast food chain?


Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for March 28-29, 2015!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s a lot of fun things to do in Boston for the last weekend in March! Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and cheap events!

Boston Design Week: March 19-29, 2015 in the Greater Boston area. Last weekend to check out Boston Design Week with many different events celebrating design in Boston with many events for free.

Shrink at Ink: Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the South End. Head to the South End from 10-11am on Saturday for a free Pilates class!

Pics in the Park: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Franklin Park in Dorchester. Enjoy a free photography workshop with a professional photographer. All levels and skills welcome.

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

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

MIT Museum: The last Sunday of every month September through June the MIT Museum is free!

Free Women’s Self Defense Class: Every Saturday from 10-11am in Charlestown. Krav Maga Yashir Boston provides free self-defense training to women living in Massachusetts on Saturday mornings.

The Big Apple Circus is also underway in Boston, and you can find discount tickets and promo codes to the circus as well as discount tickets to the Boston Duck Tours!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Celebrate National Fondue Day with The Melting Pot!

Melting Pot Fondue

Please note that apparently the Melting Pot Boston location has closed very recently so keep that in mind if you were hoping to take advantage of this offer there.

If you are a fan of fondue and The Melting Pot, you may want to celebrate the upcoming National Fondue Day in April!

Please note that you can only celebrate National Fondue Day with free fondue if you are a member of Club Fondue and you have until March 30, 2015 to sign up. You will then receive an offer between April 1-3, 2015 to use between April 6-9, 2015 this year.

Keep in mind that in the past the free cheesy offer did need a purchase of some kind, but we won’t know what the exact terms are until early April when the e-mail hits the inbox.

Will you be celebrating National Fondue Day this year?

Enjoy Free Concerts at the New England Conservatory!

Free Concerts in Boston

Did you know that the New England Conservatory in Boston hosts a number of free concerts in a year? A lot of them. And the best part… most of them are free!

To find upcoming concerts in Boston from the NEC, please head here or sign up for NEC e-mail news to stay up to date with their free performances.

Have you been to a free concert at the New England Conservatory before?

Shop Thrift Stores in Boston

Thrift Stores BostonShopping at Thrift Stores can be a great way to save some money and score some great deals on clothes, accessories, and much more! However, not all thrift stores are created equal and inventory can vary on the store or even visit.

Below are a list of thrift stores in Boston or in the Greater Boston Area to check out and hopefully score some great finds!

  1. Boomerangs: Locations in JP, West Roxbury, Central Square and the South End
  2. Urban Renewals: 122 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
  3. The Thrift Shop of Boston: 17 Corinth Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
  4. The Garment District: 200 Broadway Street, Cambridge, MA
  5. Buffalo Exchange: Locations in Allston and Somerville
  6. Second Time Around: Locations in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Needham, Newton, Wellesley
  7. Closet Connections: Locations in South Boston and JP
  8. Redress Boston: 395A Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02446
  9. Raspberry Beret: Locations in Cambridge, Reading, and Wakefield
  10. Found: 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02144
  11. The Closet: 175 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
  12. Odds & Ends Thrift Shop: 62A Summer Street, Somerville, MA
  13. Sister Thrift: Locations in Watertown and Burlington, MA
  14. Salvation Army: Multiple Locations
  15. Goodwill Store: Multiple Locations
  16. Savers: Locations across Massachusetts including West Roxbury, Saugus, Norwood, Danvers, and much more!

Do you like to go thrift shopping in Boston? Do you have any favorite spots or tips to share?

Did I miss your favorite thrift shop in Boston?

Discount Boston Duck Tour Tickets from LivingSocial and More!


Boston Duck Tour Discount Tickets

Update: The Boston Duck Tours will resume on March 21st but will have a shorten tour for the water portion due to weather conditions. Due to this, Duck Tour tickets for a limited time will be at half price available directly through Boston Duck Tours ticket booth.

Daily deal site LivingSocial released discount tickets for Boston Duck Tours for the 2015 season!

Boston Duck Tour tickets are $35.99 for full-price adults for an 80-minute tour but you can grab discount duck tour tickets through LivingSocial for $25!

Even better, for the first days of spring, use promo code SPRINGDAY to save 15% at LivingSocial to drop the cost of a duck tour ticket to $21.25! The promo code is valid through 3/22/15 with some terms and conditions.

Keep in mind the duck tour daily deal voucher is only good for the Museum of Science departure location and not valid on Saturdays in addition to other terms and conditions. The daily deal is only available for a limited time but you do have until November 29, 2015 to use the promotional value!

The Boston Duck Tour season is expected to begin Saturday, March 21, 2015 depending on weather conditions. Fingers crossed!

Goldstar Boston usually has discounted duck tour tickets that appear once the season begins, so keep an eye out for those!

Groupon Boston also has a daily deal available for a Super Duck Tour in Boston for $17.50 per adult but it does expire May 21, 2015 so you do have a lot shorter time frame than other offers and is a different tour option.

Have you been on a duck boat in Boston before? What did you think?

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