$1 Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches at Morton’s Steakhouse on 8/13/14!

Morton's Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches

Morton’s Steakhouse is once again celebrating National Filet Mignon Day on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 with Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches for $1 from open to close in the bar area.

As the name mentions, these sandwiches are petite so you may need to order more than one to fill up.

Morton’s also has a bar bite menu Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30pm and 9pm-close with select items for $7 and $8. For more happy hour specials and food deals in Boston, don’t forget to check out my updated cheap eats page!

For more information about this deal, please visit their facebook page here.

Yum! Will you be celebrating National Filet Mignon Day tomorrow?

Thanks, LOTC!

Free Taste of the Seaport on Wednesday, 8/13/14!

Taste of the Seaport

Update: Please note that due to the rainy weather, this event has been moved to Thursday, August 14th.

On Wednesday, August 13, 2014 take a lunch break and drop by the Taste of the Seaport from 12-1:30pm at Boston Maritime Park.

Sample menus of over a dozen local restaurants and enjoy live music– both for free!

For more information, please head here.


Enjoy Dine Out Boston from August 17-22 and August 24-29, 2014!


Dine Out Boston is coming soon for two weeks in August from 8/17/14-8/22/14 and 8/24-8/29/14. In previous years, Dine Out Boston was Restaurant Week Boston and has been rebranded for 2014.

There are many participating restaurants throughout the city. Each participating restaurant picks one of three price options. Lunch prices are $15, $20 and $25 and Dinner prices are $28, $33, $38. Prices are per person and do not include beverages, tax or gratuity.

Menus are prix fixe so make sure to check out the menus beforehand online to make sure it’s something you’d be interested in.

To find participating restaurants and/or to check out restaurant menus, please head here and head here to get all your questions answered.

Also,  American Express Cardmembers who enroll their eligible American Express Card will be eligible for a $5 statement credit when they spend $21 or more at a participating restaurant during Dine Out Boston. Card registration and more information available here.  

Will you be attending Dine Out Boston? What is your favorite Boston restaurant participating?

Feature Friday: $1 Pizzas on Thursday Nights!

McGreevys pizza

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!

Every Thursday night McGreevy’s Boston offers “Make Your Own Pizza” for $1 from 4-11pm. Cheese Pizza is $1 and then $1 for every additional topping. The Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper pizza pictured above was $3.

McGreevy’s also does half-priced appetizers from 4-7pm on weekdays.

My husband and I decided to throw in half-priced nachos to our pizza order at the last minute. We decided to do two pizzas, one for each of us with our own topping choices. It was a little too much food with the nachos. I wish we only did one pizza and the nachos since we weren’t able to box up the pizzas to go.

Have you done the $1 pizzas (or $1 burgers on Tuesdays) at McGreevy’s before?

For more information about McGreevy’s food deals, please head here.

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National Oyster Day Deals in the Greater Boston Area!

National Oyster Day

Happy National Oyster Day, Boston!

Today is National Oyster Day so what better way to celebrate than rounding up all the cheap oyster deals and specials in the Greater Boston area! $1 oysters anyone?

Here are some deals especially for National Oyster Day on Tuesday, August 5, 2014:

Social Restaurant and Bar; 320 Washington Street, Newton, MA
$1 Oysters on 8/5/14 for National Oyster Day

The Blue Ox; 191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA
$1 Island Creek Oysters all night long at the bar only

There are so many Boston restaurants and bars that have great oyster deals every Tuesday:

Carrie Nation; http://www.carrienationcocktailclub.com/dinner/; 11 Beacon St, Boston
$1 oysters from 4-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays

The Lansdowne Pub; http://www.lansdownepubboston.com/menu/; 9 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215
$1 oysters served from 4-7pm (not valid on Red Sox Home Days)

Marliave; http://www.marliave.com/news/; 10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108
$1.50 Oysters daily from 4-6pm & 9-10pm

Mr. Dooley’s; http://www.somerspubs.com/mr-dooleys/boston-events-and-promotions.html; 11 Marshall Street, Boston, MA 02108
Two free oysters when you purchase a drink from 5-7pm Monday-Thursdays

Savin Bar and Kitchen; http://www.savinbarandkitchen.com/; 109 Savin Hill, Dorchester, MA 02125
$1 local oysters Monday-Fridays 3-6pm

Dante; http://www.restaurantdante.com/; 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
$1 oysters from 4-6pm in the bar and lounge daily and $2 grilled cheeses on Tuesdays

Grafton Street; http://graftonstreetcambridge.com/menu/late-menu/; 1230 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
$1 Oysters after 11pm daily

Red House; http://www.theredhouse.com/oysters/; 98 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
.50 Oysters Tuesday-Sunday from 12-6pm for the first 12 and $1 oysters from 6pm to close

Russell House Tavern; http://russellhousecambridge.com/events/; 14 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
$1 oysters nightly after 11pm

51 Lincoln (Newton); http://51lincolnnewton.com/news/events; 51 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands, MA 02461
$1 Oysters at the bar every Tuesday

Carroll’s; http://www.carrollsmedford.com/current_events.html; 21 Main Street, Medford, MA
$1 oysters on Tuesdays from 4-7pm

Lineage; http://www.lineagerestaurant.com/; 242 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02466
$1 Oysters at the bar from 5-7pm (daily) while supplies last

Orleans; http://orleansrestaurant.com/; 65 Holland Street, Somerville, MA 02144
$1 oysters Monday-Friday from 3-6pm

If you are looking for more oyster deals, check out Eater Boston’s awesome $1 Oyster Guide for even more ideas. Also, don’t forget to check out Boston on Budget’s Cheap Eats page (newly updated!) for more oyster deals for every day of the week as well as other food specials!

Happy National Oyster Day! Where will you be celebrating tonight?

The Cheesecake Factory Half-Price Cheesecake from July 30-31, 2014!

Cheesecake Factory Half Price Cheesecake 2014

Today is National Cheesecake Day! Yum!

Once again, The Cheesecake Factory will be celebrating National Cheesecake Day from July 30 to July 31, 2014 with half-priced cheesecake.

No coupon or purchase is necessary to receive a half-off slice of cheesecake at your nearest Cheesecake Factory; however, this offer is valid for dine-in only.

The cheesecake offer is one per guest and more information can be found here.

In addition to half-price cheesecake at CCF, you can also receive a free cheesecake at McCormick and Schmick’s when you purchase an entrée (minimum $25.99) with this Facebook offer on Wednesday, July 30th.


Free Wahlburgers Burger on Saturday, July 26, 2014!

Wahlburgers Food Truck Bosotn

On Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 11 AM to 7pm, the Wahlburgers on Wheels food truck is coming to Faneuil Hall to promote the upcoming season of A&E’s Wahlburgers TV show.

Stop by Faneuil Hall on 7/26/14 to receive a FREE Burger and Tator Tots from 11 AM to 7pm and look for the Wahlburgers on Wheels Food Truck!

Yum! Will you be getting a free burger and tator tots from Wahlburgers!


Free Cumberland Farms Farmhouse Blend for a Friend!

Free Cumberland Farms Farmhouse Blend Coffee for a friend

Send a friend a Free Farmhouse Blend Coffee from Cumberland Farms by e-mail before July 22th by filling out this free and simple form. Your friend can redeem the free coffee through July 23, 2014.

I was able to send myself a free coffee using two different e-mail addresses, just in case “your friend” needs a Monday morning pick-me-up in a few days, but you can send the free coffee to multiple friends as well.

For more information or to send a free coffee to a friend, please head here.