Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for January 31 and February 1, 2015!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!?! Here’s the cheap weekend round up for Super Bowl Weekend in Boston!

I’ll be posting a round up tomorrow of cheap places to watch the game and other Super Bowl deals so make sure to keep an eye out for that!

Also, Papagayo in Charlestown has an amazing Super Bowl promotion where you can eat for free if the Patriots win, which will hopefully be the case :)

Some Like it Hot Chili Cook-off: Saturday, January 31, 2015 1-2:30pm in Harvard Square. Enjoy this free outdoor winter festival with chili samples from local restaurants and more!

Berklee High School Jazz Festival: January 31, 2015 at the Hynes Convention Center. Enjoy this annual event that is open and free to the public with local bands, combos, and vocal jazz ensembles performing and competing throughout the day.

ICA: The ICA is free for families (with children under 12) the last Saturday of every month, except December.

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

Don’t forget you can get FREE TACOS this month and next on Saturdays and on Sundays you can get a FREE BRUNCH if you are willing to sing a little Sunday Karaoke!

Also, if you are looking for some skiing or snowboarding soon in New England, don’t forget to check out discount lift ticket site Liftopia. They also have a great sale going for Super Bowl Sunday if you’d rather be on the slopes on Sunday! You can also score Lift Tickets for as low as $40 for Gunstock Mountain through Groupon.

Hope you have a great weekend and please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston!

Go Pats!!

Celebrate Pinkberry’s 10th Birthday with a .10 Deal!

Pinkberry 10th Anniversay 2015

Pinkberry is celebrating their 10th Birthday with a delicious deal!

Stop into a participating Pinkberry location on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 7pm to close for a small yogurt with toppings for 10 cents!

*Note you may be asked to LIKE your local Pinkberry on Facebook.

For more information about Pinkberry’s .10 cent yogurt deal, please head here!

Will you be celebrating Pinkberry’s 10th Birthday on Friday with some cheap froyo!?

Discount Lift Tickets from Gunstock Mountain!

Gunstock Mountain Resort

One or Two All-Day Lift Tickets at Gunstock Mountain Resort (Up to $57 Off)


If you are looking to enjoy all that snow soon with a little skiing or snowboarding, you may be interested in this Gunstock Groupon Deal! You can choose from two offers:

  • $53 for one PrimeTime lift ticket (up to $78 value)
  • $99 for two PrimeTime lift tickets (up to $156 value)

Even better, use promo code TRIPLE to save up to 20% on this local deal which drops the lift ticket down to $42.40 and $79.20 so as low as $39.60 a person! Promo code ends 1/29/15.

PrimeTime tickets are good for a full day of access to the slopes. Click to check the hours and snow conditions.

Gunstock Mountain is less than two hours from Boston in Gilford, New Hampshire off 93.

Keep in mind there are a few terms and conditions to the Gunstock Groupon deal and the discount tickets do not include February Vacation week and the promotional value expires by March 22, 2015.

For more information or to read all the fine print, please head here. Don’t forget to check out via Ebates or Shop At Home to save an additional 6% in cashback from Groupon!

Also, Liftopia sells lift tickets from ski resorts across the country at a discounted rate including discount lift tickets from New England Mountains! You may want to check out Liftopia to see if you can find a good deal that is right for you if you are not interested in Gunstock!

Will you be taking advantage of all this fresh snow and hitting the slopes soon?!

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How to Eat for Free During the Super Bowl in Boston!

Papagayo Boston

If the Patriots win the Super Bowl while you are dining/drinking/cheering on the Pats at any Papagayo location, all your food will be free!

Yup, you read that correctly. So if you and 5 of your closest friends all order appetizers, entrees, dessert and the Pats win the Super Bowl, your bill will be super.

What’s the catch you ask? Here’s what you should know:

  • Offer is valid with a purchase of a beverage {alcohol not included in promotion}
  • You must be present at kick-off (6:30pm) for the Super Bowl on February 1, 2015
  • You must make a reservation at any Papagayo location beforehand
  • Please tip your server as gratuity is not included

If the Patriots do not win, the meal will be half-off so you will still win a little. For more information or to make a reservation, please head here.

Papagayo has locations in South Boston, Downtown Crossing, Charlestown, and Assembly Row in Somerville.

Will you be eating for free at Papagayo during the Super Bowl?!

Go Pats!!!

Faneuil Hall: Half Off at the Hall Promotion!

Faneuil Hall Food Deals

From now until March 31, 2015, stop into Faneuil Hall and receive Half Off at the Hall! Select restaurants and food vendors are offering half off select food items during the winter months at Faneuil Hall in Boston.

Below are the food deals from select vendors and restaurants:

Boston Chowda Co.: Bread bowl with your choice of ANY chowda or soup ($3.75+tax)

Boston Pretzel: Salt or Sesame Seed Pretzel ($2.30)

Carol Ann Bake Shop: One hot coffee and a choice of a muffin ($1.95)

Cheers: Half Price Appetizers Monday-Friday, 4-6 PM (side note: this deal is year round, AAA members can save 10% at Cheers too)

Dick’s Last Resort: Fish ‘n Chips (Lunch $6.40, Dinner $9.10) and ½ Rack of Ribs (Lunch $8, Dinner $8.55)

Durgin-Park Restaurant: All desserts 50% off with any purchase of an entrée.

Fisherman’s Net: Stuffed clam and crab cake dinner ($5)

Kilvert & Forbes Bakeshop: 50% off any three cookies ($4.50)

La Pastaria: Chicken, Broccoli and Ziti ($3.75+tax) and Chicken Carbonara ($3.75+tax)

McCormick and Schmick’s: Half Price Appetizers Monday-Friday, 4-6:30 PM (side note: this runs year round at the bar with a beverage purchase)

Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar: Duck Taquitos ($5.50+tax)

North End Bakery: Apple Pie ($2.14)

Philadelphia Steak & Hoagie: French Fries (Small $3.50, Large $6.00) and Free canned drink with any sandwich purchase

Quincy’s Place 50% off Any Combo Meal ($4.25)

Sprinkles Ice Cream: 50% off a large cup of yogurt with a topping ($3.75+tax) and 50% off a Smoothie or Frappe ($3.48+tax)

Wagamama: Half price Gyoza Steamed Dumplings for $3.75

Walrus & Carpenter: 6 clams on the half shell for $6

Zuma Tex Mex Grille: Half Price Appetizers Monday-Friday from 4-6 PM (side note: they also have $4 margaritas daily)

Note from Kate: Last winter when Faneuil Hall ran a similar promotion, I didn’t notice food vendors directly advertising the offers via signage or anything, so you may want to ask before you purchase just to make sure the deal will work.

For more information about Half Off at the Hall, please head here. For more food deals and specials in Boston, please head here.

Will you be heading to Faneuil Hall this winter for some half-off deals?


Where to Watch the AFC Championship Game on a Budget!

Football Deals in Boston

The day has come! And if you won’t be at Gillette Stadium tonight but are looking to head out and cheer on the Patriots in Boston without spending too much money, I’ve got you covered.

Below are a few bars in Boston (and greater Boston) that have cheap eats and drinks tonight before or during the game. Keep in mind that all info was received directly from each establishment’s website (minus An Tain who doesn’t have a site) but you may want to double check before you head there and/or order.

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any of your favorite NFL Football deals in the city:

Pour House: Half price Dipper Menu from 4-10 PM on Sundays

The Living Room: .35 Jumbo Wings during the NFL season & $3 Coors Light daily

The Draft: .25 wings all day on Sundays with the NFL Package

SKYBOKX  109 (Natick): Half price pizza during all Patriots games

Captain Fishbones (North Quincy): After 3pm on 1/18/15: Half price pizzas, .50 wings, and complimentary buffet at Patriots halftime!

5 Napkin Burger: Slider Happy Hour with $2 sliders, $2 pork taquitos, $2 hand rolls, wings, and more from 4-7pm & 10pm-close at the bar every day

Grendel’s Den: Entire menu is half-price from 5-7:30pm & 9-11:30pm with $3 per person beverage purchase from when your order is placed (Sundays-Thursdays)

Cityside: $3 Bud Light and Coors Light everyday and happy hour menu from 4-7pm daily

Phoenix Landing: Half-priced appetizers from 5-7pm daily

Red Hat: .10 cent wings from 12-9pm on Sundays

Whiskey’s Boston: .25 wings from 11:30am to 9pm with a beverage purchase

An Tain:$1 Coors Light drafts daily

Clarke’s: $3 Beer Specials on Miller Lite Draft, PBR Draft, Rolling Rock Bottles

Midwest Grill; .10 wings at the bar with this coupon with a purchase of alcoholic beverage

Don’t forget to check out Boston on Budget’s Cheap Eats list to find even more great food and drink promotions and specials. Also, check back later this week because this list will be updated!


Free Soup from Hale and Hearty Soups on January 21, 2015!

Hale and Hearty Boston

The NYC based lunch institution Hale and Hearty Soups is opening up a Boston location and are handing out free soup on Wednesday, January 21, 2015!

A limited selection of soups will be available for FREE on 1/21/14 from 12-2pm.

The Hale and Hearty Soups new location will be at 175 Franklin Street, Boston, MA.

For more information about Free Soup Day, please head here!

Will you be getting free soup for lunch on Wednesday?

New England Chowder for $1 at Legal Sea Foods!

Legal Sea Foods Boston

Legal Sea Foods is declaring January 15, 2015 “Chowda Day” and they celebrating with $1 Clam Chowder!

$1 Cups of their signature New England Clam Chowder is available with a purchase of an entrée and will be available at all locations during normal operating hours on 1/15/15.

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

(Side Note: The Prudential Legal Sea Foods location closed at the end of December so don’t go there!)

Will you be celebrating Chowda Day at Legal Sea Foods?