Free Access to All National Parks on Thursday to Seniors

Humana Senior Skip DayOn Thursday, October 8, 2015 Humana is sponsoring Senior Skip Day with free admission to all 401 National Parks for seniors 62 or older. If you are interested, you can find more information here.

The last free National Park Day of the year for everyone is November 11, 2015 if you don’t qualify for this one or can’t make it.

What to Buy (and Avoid) in October

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

With Black Friday and Holiday deals approaching towards the end of the year, you may want to hold off with purchases in October. However, there are still some great things to buy in October and some purchases to hold off until a later month.

  1. Cars: Cars are usually a great buy in October for the 2015 models since a lot of 2016 models have already arrived
  2. European Vacation: October is the start of the European off season and is a great time to book an European vacation!
  3. Pizza: It is National Pizza Month and look for pizza deals all month long, especially from National Pizza chains
  4. Select Produce: Pumpkins, cranberries, grapes, oranges, sweet potatoes, and yams are all in season and are at their lowest price points this month.

Here’s a few things to avoid in June:

  1. Large (and small) Appliances: If you canuntil Black Friday if you can for a really great deal
  2. Laptops and TV’s: Wait for Black Friday for better deals
  3. Video Games: A lot of new video games are expected to release this month which means very few deals in October
  4. Winter Clothing: New clothes typically don’t have great deals yet, wait if you can for a better deals on winter clothing

Do you have any suggestions of items that are great to buy in September? Any items to avoid buying this month?

Free First Mondays in Jordan Hall

First Mondays at NEC Jordan HallHead to Jordan Hall on the First Monday of every month for First Mondays. Enjoy free music performed by some of the world’s best chamber musicians on Monday nights in Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory.

First Mondays take place October 5, November 2, and December 7, 2015 at 7:30am in NEC’s Jordan Hall. For more information, please head here.

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for October 3-4, 2015

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s a lot of fun things to do in Boston this weekend for cheap or for free. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed one of your favorite events this weekend.

Let’s Talk About Food: Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 11-5pm in Copley Square. Enjoy this free event with celebrity chefs, nutritionists, food experts and much more!

Art Week Boston: September 25, 2015 to October 4, 2015. Celebrate the arts this week with over 100 free events across the city.

Allston Village Street Fair: Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 12-6pm. Enjoy a day of family-friendly fun, music, vendors, and much more!

Boston Symphony Orchestra Fall Parks Concert Series: October 4, 2015 from 3-4pm at various Boston Parks. Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops are visiting five Boston Parks this fall with free music!

Haunted Happenings: All October Long in Salem, Massachusetts. Enjoy free and cheap events in Salem, MA for the month of October including free movies under the stars on Saturday nights at 6:30pm.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, 2015. 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 Zoo New England: 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 $10.95 for admission.

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

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Salem Haunted Happenings This October

Halloween Events Salem Haunted Happenings

Salem, Massachusetts is a popular spot in October for Halloween with a lot of Haunted Happenings! There are so many fun events and things to do. To see the entire haunted happenings schedule, please head here.

I did want to highlight the free movie night every Saturday night at Salem Common from 6:30-8pm. It is a fun way to watch a movie under the stars for free!

Here is the free movie schedule for Saturday nights in October:

  • Saturday, October 3rd: Ghostbusters
  • Saturday, October 10th: Monster House
  • Saturday, October 17th: Casper
  • Saturday, October 24th: Hocus Pocus

There are so many free and fun events in Salem this fall. What are your favorite events and things to do in Salem this month? Any tips to share?

Where to Find Free Coffee on National Coffee Day in Boston and Beyond

Free Coffee Image

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 is National Coffee Day and what better way to celebrate than a free cup of joe from your favorite National and local companies.

Here’s where you score free coffee tomorrow for National Coffee Day in Boston and beyond:

  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Free medium hot or iced dark roast coffee
  • Peet’s Coffee & Tea: Free small cup of Peet’s Major Dickason blend with any purchase of a baked good, simply oatmeal or fresh food item
  • Cumberland Farms: Text the word FREECOFFEE to 33733 for a text coupon
  • Whole Foods: .25 for a 12 oz cup of coffee at Whole Foods for the month of September

What did I miss? Will you be celebrating National Coffee Day this year?

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Free Coffee and Donuts Monday Morning from Joe Andruzzi

Honey Dew

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) and Honey Dew Donuts are teaming up on Monday, September 28, 2015 with free cups of joe and donuts in anticipation of National Coffee Day on Tuesday.

Three-time Super Bowl Champion and cancer survivor Joe Andruzzi will play barista on Monday morning from 10am to 11:30am on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, at the corner of Atlantic and State Street at the Honey Dew Mobile Truck.

This free event is the kick off for the second consecutive year that Honey Dew Donuts and JAF have teamed up to support New England Cancer patients and their families. For  more information, please head here.

Will you be grabbing free coffee and donuts on Monday morning from Honey Dew and Joe Andruzzi?

Don’t forget to check the blog tomorrow for a roundup of all the great free coffee deals for National Coffee Day on Tuesday!

Amazon Prime Membership for $67 Today Only!

Today only you can receive an Amazon Prime Membership for $67 in honor of the 67th Annual Emmy Awards and winning 5 awards for their hit show Transparent.

Amazon Prime is regularly $99 and rarely goes on sale so this is a great deal if you love Amazon, free 2-day shipping, free movie streaming and more!

For more information or to take advantage of this deal, please head here.

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