Free Tickets to Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston Breakers and More!

Goldstar Comp Train TicketsDiscount ticket site Goldstar has rolled out their comp train for complimentary tickets to many attractions, shows and events in Boston and more!

While tickets are free, you do need to pay a service fee per ticket and the fees usually range from $3-8, depending on the event so please keep that in mind. However, it is free to sign up and browse Goldstar Boston!

The Comp Train usually just lasts a day (sometimes two) and the best free events usually sell out quick so make sure to check out Goldstar Boston soon.

There are free tickets to various Boston Harbor Cruises, comedy shows, the Boston Breakers, and much more!

To check out Goldstar Boston’s Comp Train, please head here and hit the comp train button on the top to see only the comp train tickets.

You can also head to the half off ticket page on Boston on Budget to see all free Goldstar tickets if you’d rather.

*I am an affiliate partner of Goldstar Boston, please read my disclosure policy here if you have any questions.

What to Buy (and Avoid) in April

Did you know that there are certain months to buy certain items that are better than other times of year.

Some of things that you’ll want to buy the most this month will be at the highest price because everyone will have spring and warmer weather on their minds this year!

Here are a few things to buy in April:

  1. Snow blowers and more: Hopefully we won’t need any more snow equipment and retailers want to make room for new seasonal inventory so look for deals on winter equipment like snow blowers and shovels… if there’s any left at this point after this crazy winter.
  2. Sneakers: April is a great time to buy sneakers and athletic shoes because retailers will be encouraging shoppers to get outside soon
  3. Easter Items: Ham, eggs, baking supplies and more are on sale in the beginning of April and look for candy, decorations and more to be on sale after Easter.
  4. Natural and Organic Items: Look for natural and organic products on sale in April for Earth Day. This is a great time to purchase organic foods, natural cleaning supplies, reusable water bottles, and much more.
  5. Tax Freebies: The end of tax season is upon us and April 15th tends to bring freebies such a free massages, food, and more. You may even see last minute deals on tax software if you’ve waited this long.

Here’s a few things to not buy in April:

  1. Mattresses: The next big mattress sale is most likely memorial day weekend, so wait a month or two to buy a new mattress
  2. Patio Furniture and grills: If you can, wait a few months to make these purchases since demand is high for these warm weather products.
  3. Spring and summer clothes: Wait a little longer to buy warm weather clothes as people are refreshing their outfits for the nicer weather.
  4. Baby Gear: There were great prices on baby gear at the beginning of the year and you should see less discounts and deals for the month of April

What do you think of this list? Do you agree or disagree with the above?

Either way, Happy Spring! :)

$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!