Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for November 1-2, 2014!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

Happy (almost) weekend! Here’s some fun and inexpensive things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area!

Also, don’t forget about your extra hour of sleep this weekend for Daylight Saving time on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2AM!

South Boston Open Studios: November 1-2, 2014 from 12-6pm. Dozens of artists and crafters open up their doors in South Boston for this free event!

Open House at Boston Athenaeum: Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 12-4pm! Discover the Anthenaeum’s history during this free open house!

Free CrossFit at City Sports: Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 12pm in the Back Bay. Want to scope out a CrossFit class for free? Here’s an opportunity to do so this fall!

WCRB Classical Cartoon Festival: Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10am to 4pm at Boston Symphony Hall. Enjoy your favorite cartoon cartoons set to classical music on the big screen. $8 with discount tickets through Goldstar (affiliate link).

Boston Bridal Bash: Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Getting married soon? Meet local wedding professionals, enter raffles, and more! Discount and free tickets available through Goldstar (affiliate link).

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3 2014. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate.

Kid Price Saturday at Franklin Zoo: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11.95. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $6.95 for admission.

Let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and cheap events this weekend!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Free Roxy’s Grilled Cheese for Lunch on October 30th!

Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese will be giving away free grilled cheese sandwiches on Thursday, October 30th from 11am to 2pm in Everett. The food truck will be at The Batch Yard (a luxury apartment complex) at 25 Charlton Street in Everett.

You can choose from the Green Muenster, Three Cheese or the new Batch Yard Melt grilled cheese on Thursday for free! Yum!

H/T Boston Magazine!

Budget-Friendly and Free DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

The other day I shared 31 Fun and Budget-Friendly Halloween Events in the Greater Boston area which included a few costume contests and/or trick-or-treating which you may need a Halloween costume for!

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on an Halloween costume… or any money at all. Chances are you already have plenty of ideas already on hand.

I created a Pinterest board of my favorite creative and DIY Halloween Costumes that are either free to make or very budget-friendly depending on what you have at home.

Follow Kate @ Boston On Budget’s board Budget-Friendly Halloween Costume Ideas on Pinterest.

There are so many great ideas on my Pinterest board– I hope it inspires you to find a budget-friendly, easy and fun Halloween costume!

Let me know what your favorite is! What are you going to be for Halloween?!

What was your favorite and most budget-friendly Halloween costume?!



Money Saving Monday: Sort through all your clothes

Money Saving Tips

*Every Monday throughout 2014 I will be sharing Money Savings Tips to help stick to and expand your budget!

Today’s Money Saving Monday tip is pretty simple: Sort through your clothes… all of them.

Bring clothes from the bottom that you haven’t worn awhile and reorganize your wardrobe for the winter. You may even find some great clothes that you haven’t worn in awhile or haven’t worn yet.

Bring clothes you haven’t worn in awhile to the front, and put other clothes in the back that you’ve worn frequently. Reusing clothes and discovering old favorites is a great way to save money on clothes.

Also, consider donating clothes when you sort through your entire closet as it’s a great opportunity to do so.

Maybe you’ll even find some inspiration for a budget-friendly Halloween costume by sorting through your clothes ;)

To find more Money Saving Tips from Boston On Budget, please head here.

Get Half Off at the Halfway Cafe!

halfway cafe half off promo

The Halfway Café is celebrating a new menu and offering 50% off the entire menu on October 27-28, 2014!

The offer is valid for dine-in only and not valid with any daily specials or promotions. Tax and gratuity not included.

The Halfway Café has locations in Dedham, Watertown, Marlborough, Canton, Holbrook and Maynard. To find a location near you, please head here.

Have you been to the Halfway Café before?

Feature Friday: SoWa Open Market

SoWa Boston Market

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!

SoWa (South of Washington) Market takes place every Sunday in a three block area in Boston’s South End from May to October and continues inside during the colder months.

The last outdoor market of 2014 will take place this Sunday, October 26, 2014 with a Halloween theme: Carnival of Curiosities. There will be a Halloween costume contest as well to kick off the last outdoor market of the season!

SoWa Open Market includes a farmer’s market, arts and vintage market and food trucks from local people and businesses. The first time I went to SoWa I missed an entire area, so make sure you check out the map before you go so you don’t miss anything!

For more information about SoWa Open Market, please head here.

Have you been to SoWa before?

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Uber Offers Free Flu Shots in Boston Today, October 23, 2014!

UberHealth Boston

Uber is launching a one-day pilot program today called UberHEALTH. Uber has partnered with Vaccine Finder to bring flu prevention packs and flu shots to you with the touch of one button on your mobile app Uber.

If interested, you will receive a flu prevention pack and the option for a free flu shot from a registered nurse. Uber will also donate $5 to the Red Cross to support vaccination efforts for children.

UberHEALTH will be available from 10am to 3pm in Boston, New York, and DC. For more information about UberHealth, please head here.

If you can’t take advantage of UberHEALTH today but are interested in a free or low-cost flu shot in the greater Boston area, please head here.

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for October 25-26, 2014!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There is a lot of fun and inexpensive things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area! There are also a lot of trick-or-treating and Halloween events at malls and more this weekend.

However, I decided to keep this week’s cheap weekend fun post Halloween free, but you can find all Halloween events in Boston in this post. Please let me know if I missed any of your favorite events this weekend in the comments below.

19th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival: October 25-26, 2014 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. Enjoy educational exhibits, food samples, demos, and much more! Free and free parking.

Boston Book Festival: October 23-25, 2014 in Copley Square. Enjoy a festival that celebrates the culture of reading and ideas that enhance the city.

Free Cruise to Spectacle Island: Saturday, October 25, 2014 boarding at 9:30am. Enjoy a day at Spectacle Island. Free, but reservations are required.

Haunted Happenings in Salem: Fun events daily in Salem, MA. Salem has a lot of haunted happenings this October including a free movie night sponsored by Radio 92.9 every Saturday night. This week’s free movie night under the stars is Hocus Pocus.

Chocotoberfest at Taza Chocolate: Every Saturday in October from 1-4pm at Taza Chocolate in Somerville. Celebrate fall with a tasting of goodies! Free to attend.

Don’t forget you can also check out places to watch Patriots game and NFL games on a budget for ideas to cheer on the Pats this weekend if you won’t be at Gillette on Sunday.

Go Pats! Hope you have a great weekend!