Free Yoga in September and October (New Members)

Free Yoga Month Card

In honor of National Yoga Month, you could receive a free week of yoga in September or October, for new members only. There’s over 2000+ participating locations for free yoga nationwide and you can find a participating location here.

For more information or to request your free week of yoga, please head here.

Free Flywheel Class on September 25, 2014 in Boston!

Free Flywheel Class Boston

On Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 4:30pm, Game Plan, an all natural protein and nutrition company, is sponsoring a free Flywheel class on Boylston Street.

This event is free but you do need to RSVP to to request a spot because space is limited.

If you are looking for more information about Flywheel, please head here.

Feature Friday: Free Wine Tastings at Urban Grape!

Urban Grape Free Wine Tastings

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!

Do you like drink for cheap or, even better, free in Boston? Wine tastings are a great way to sample different wines for free.

Urban Grape in the South End has different wine tastings each week that are free and open to the public. Better yet, some wine tastings are more than wine too. The wine tasting I went to also had different craft beer to taste in addition to wine.

The wine tasting was a great way to break up a date night with something free thrown in before or after dinner.

Urban Grape Free Wine Tastings are Thursday and Friday 5-8pm and Saturday 3-6pm. For more information or for the upcoming event schedule, please head here.

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 20-21, 2014!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There are a lot of fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston! Here are a few suggestions if you are looking for some fun and free local events!

Allston Village Street Festival: Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 12-6pm. Enjoy this multicultural festival with music, international foods, public art, giveaways, and much more!

HarborArts Festival 2014: Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 12pm to 12am in East Boston. Enjoy local art, live music, and much more! Free but donations welcome.

Shellfish Shindig: Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 2-4pm at Legal Sea Foods at Charles Square in Cambridge. Grab $1 oysters from Legal Sea Foods at the Charles Square location.

11th Annual Revels RiverSing: Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Cambridge. Join thousands of voices in song and welcome in fall with this family-friendly celebration!

South End Open Studios: September 20-21, 2014 from 11am to 6pm. South End Open Studio is celebrating their 28th year that showcases over 200 local artists this year.

Jamaica Plain Open Studios: September 20-21, 2014 from 11am to 6pm. Enjoy local art from Jamaica Plain artists.

The Boston Cup: Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 9am to 2pm. Check out this classic car show at Boston Common with select areas free and open to the public.

Free Cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcake: Saturday, September 20, 2014 starting at 10am. CBS and Georgetown Cupcake has teamed up to promote a new CBS series with free cupcakes starting at 10am, while supplies last!

Sunday Parkland Games: Every Sunday through September 28, 2014 from 3:30pm-6pm in Cambridge. Free Sunday games along the banks of the Charles River every Sunday in the summer.

Sunday Fundays at Faneuil Hall: Every Sunday in September, Faneuil Hall is having a Sunday Funday with entertainment from local colleges from 12-4pm!

Also, the Patriots have their home opener this weekend and if you are looking for a place besides home or Gillette to catch the game, here’s a few budget-friendly bars with NFL deals.

Hope you have a great weekend and Go Pats!!

Discount Tickets to Heartbeat: A Modern Dance Rock Concert!

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Heartbeat: A Modern Dance Rock Concert is an immersive theatre experience with a cast of 11 modern/contemporary dancers along with the full George Woods Band performing 15 songs to tell a dramatic story of life and love.

Heartbeat returns to Oberon in Cambridge with discount performances on September 21 & September 28, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 but are only $10 with promo code BUDGET at checkout.

You can find more information or purchase tickets here or feel free to watch the video above to get an idea of Heartbeat!

Free Cheeseburgers at Kings on National Cheeseburger Day!

Kings Boston National Cheeseburger Celebration

Kings will be giving away FREE Cheeseburgers on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5-8pm at their Back Bay, Dedham and Lynnfield locations in honor of National Cheeseburger Day!

This is one per person while supplies last and free burgers will be available in the Kings Lounge.

For more information about Kings Free Cheeseburgers Giveaway, please head here.

Do you know of any other National Cheeseburger Day deals I may have missed? Will you be celebrating with a burger this year?

Boston Sports Clubs Celebrates 40 Years with Free Workouts!

Boston Sports Club

Boston Sports Clubs is celebrating their 40th Anniversary on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 and are offering free workouts to everyone!

During this anniversary celebration, BSC will offer everyone free fitness classes and demos, giveaways, post-workout snacks, and more to both members and non-members!

For more information or to find a location near you, please head here.



Money Saving Monday: Spend Smart (Celebrity Advice)

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

There was an article over the summer, Zooey Deschanel never pays late fees and other 5 smart money lessons from celebrities, which was a good read.

The celebrity advice inspired my money saving tip for this week: Spend Smart. I think it is important to spend smart (and in moderation) no matter how big or small the income is.

Zooey Deschanel always pays off her credit card (apparently) every month and doesn’t hold a balance. She doesn’t overspend nor does she pay unnecessary interest on her credit card. Kristen Bell uses coupons to help pay for purchases and doesn’t over pay for items.

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like. ~Will Smith

It is important not to overspend money whether you have a lot or a little amount and to find the right balance. Try to steer clear of impulse purchases and spend your money smart.

What do you think of celebrities money saving tips? If you had A LOT of money, would you spend all of it?

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