St. Patrick’s Day Dining Special at South Street Diner

South Street Diner in Boston

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at South Street Diner from March 13-19, 2017 with a St. Patrick’s Day dining special!

South Street Diner is offering corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Irish soda bread, and a pint of Guinness for $12, no coupon needed.

South Street Diner is located at 178 Kneeland Street in Boston.

For more information, please head here.

How Much Does it Cost to Raise a Family in Boston Compared to the Suburbs?

The Cost of Living in Boston

How much does it cost to raise a family in the suburbs vs. the city?

Care.com and Zillow.com teamed up to compare the costs of daycare and housing. To no surprise, Boston made the list of one of the most expensive cities to live in.

It is also $8,000+ more expensive to live in the city than it is to live in a suburb of Boston. Keep in mind, the cost of education wasn’t calculated into the mix, just the cost of daycare for two young children in a household.

The study found the cost of daycare in Boston to be $27,507 compared to $27,078 in the suburbs. However, the cost of housing in Boston was $32,130 compared to $24,483 in the suburbs. Families living in the suburbs also had 300 more square feet than those families living in the city.

There were some cities that made the list that were cheaper to live in than the suburbs of the city itself, including Boston’s neighbor, Providence.

For the complete study, please head here.

What do you think of this data; do you agree with it? Does your family fall into this range for expenses?

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for March 11-12, 2017!

Free Weekend Events in Boston

Here’s some fun and free things to do this weekend in Boston. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any free and fun events.

St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl: Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Boston Bars. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a few days early with fun pub crawls. Comp tickets available via Goldstar (affiliate) for St. Paddy’s Weekend Pub and St. Patrick’s Irish Stroll.

Cheers to Five Years: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Night Shift Brewing in Everett from 11-8pm. Night Shift Brewing is celebrating 5 years on Sunday with fresh beer, music, and fun.

Patriots Place Saint Patrick’s Irish Festival: Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Patriot Place in Foxboro from 11-5pm. Enjoy live music, Irish step dancing, children activities, and much more at this fun Irish Festival!

Owls Live! Festival: Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Canton from 1-4pm. Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities and a chance to see live owls. $5 per person.

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

Dine Out Boston is underway with many Boston restaurants participating with set menu prices and fixed menus and available until Friday.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Free Film Friday at Museum of Science!

Museum of Science Boston

It is Free Film Friday every Friday this month at the Museum of Science thanks to generous support from Mathworks.

On Friday, March 10, 17, 24, and 31, head to the Museum of Science for free shows at the Mugar Omni Theatre for Free Film Friday.

Simply stop by and pick up tickets on the day of the show (only) to receive free tickets. Free tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limit of two shows per date per person.

However, if you are a museum member, you can reserve tickets up to 5 days in advance with a limited amount of tickets available for reservation.

For more information about Free Film Friday, please head here.

*Don’t forget you can receive FREE admission to the Museum of Science any day with your Boston Public Library card with advanced reservation for a museum pass!

Will you be attending Free Film Friday at the Museum of Science this month?

Boloco 20for20 Celebration to Celebrate 20 Years with 20% Discount!

Boloco 20 Discount for 20 YearsBoloco is celebrating 20 years and will be periodically celebrating 20 years throughout the year!

For the rest of March, Boloco is encouraging you to stare at your screen a little longer to order Boloco via the Boloco Passport App for their 20for20 Celebration.

Now until March 31, 2017, you will receive 20% off everything when you order through the passport app. You can also earn your way to freebies and more!

If you don’t have the Boloco Passport App yet, you can download the Boloco app and get $5 for signing up through my referral link and we both get $5 to Boloco! Sweet!

For more information about the 20for20 Celebration, please head here.

Rare Game Pieces for the 2017 Monopoly Game at Shaw’s

Monopoly game 2017 shaws

Are you looking for the rare game pieces for the 2017 Monopoly game at Shaw’s?

The Monopoly Game is back with over $200 million in prizes and money saving offers. Game tickets are distributed until May 9, 2017 or when the store runs out (usually a few days beforehand in my past experiences). You will also have until May 30, 2017 to claim your prize(s).

Every time you shop at Shaw’s, Star Market or another participating store you will receive a game ticket at checkout. Look for BONUS items to receive even more game tickets from your shopping trip.

Keep in mind that the game is available at over 2000+ stores in 34 different states (Shaw’s, Star Market, Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel Osco, Acme Markets, Pavilions, Carrs, Vons, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Market Street, United Supermarkets, and Amigos) and chances are winning are pretty slim.

There are over ONE BILLION tickets created so you probably don’t want to buy things you wouldn’t ordinary buy or go out of your way to shop at Shaw’s just for the tickets because there’s such a small chance to win, especially a big prize.

Below is a list of (suspected) rare game pieces for the Monopoly board. This information is compiled from human players and may not be 100% accurate, but will give you a good idea of what others may have. Please leave a comment below if you suspect an error in the list and I’ll make the adjustment.

The best prizes require two rare pieces and the number in bold is the prize thought to be more uncommon.

Here are the suspected rare monopoly pieces for the 2017 game:

$1 Million Vacation Home: 8Y14F, 8Y16H
$1 Million Cash: 8Z07G, 8Z08H
$100,000 Cash or Luxury Car: 8E82B, 8E85E
$40,000 Home Makeover: 8D86A, 8D87B
$35,000 Vehicle of Your Choice: 8C91A, 8C93C
$20,000 College Tuition: 8B99D, 8B00E
$10,000 4-Wheeler: 9A03B, 9A04C
$10,000 Family Vacation: 9B07A, 9B10D
$5,000 Cash: 8F77A
$5,000 Groceries: 8G75C
$1,500 Gas Grill & Groceries: 8H72D
$1,500 LED HD TV:8J66B
$1,000 Cash: 8K64D
$1,000 Grocery Gift Card: 8L57A
$1,000 Laptop Computer: 8M54B
$500 Grocery Gift Card: 8N51C
$300 Smart Watch: 8P47C
$200 Family Picnic: 8Q41A
$200 Cash: 8R40D
$100 Grocery Gift Card: 8S34B
$100 Cash: 8T32D
$50 Grocery Gift Card: 8V27C
$25 Grocery Gift Card: 8W21A
$25 Gift Card Mall: 8X18B
$25 Cash: 9C15D
$25 Fandango Gift Card: 9D16A
$15 Grocery Gift Card: 9E22C
$10 Grocery Gift Card: 9F26C
$10 Cash: 9G31D
$5 Grocery Gift Card: 9H32A
$5 Cash: 9J37B

Please feel free leave comments about the rare or semi-rare pieces ONLY as it’s very easy to find the other pieces not mentioned here. Also, please use caution and do some due-diligence about other rare pieces as this is a public website and PLEASE do not leave your private information here.

For more information about the Monopoly Game, chances of winning, game rules, and more, please head here.

Good luck!

Are you playing this year? Have you won anything in the past?

Free Pancakes at IHOP for National Pancake Day!

IHOP National Pancake Day

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 is National Pancake Day and IHOP is celebrating with FREE short stack of pancakes from 7am to 7pm.

Guests are encouraged to make a donation to their charitable partners to help reach their $3.5 million goal as well.

For more information about National Pancake Day and free pancakes, please head here and please head here to find your nearest IHOP location.

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for March 4-5, 2017

Free Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston!

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Harvard Square: Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Harvard Square from 12:30-3:30pm. Celebrate Chinese New Year in Harvard Square with a lion dance, parade, arts & crafts, and more!

Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival: Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Somerville from 10-2pm. Enjoy this annual maple syrup boil down festival in Somerville with Maple Syrup, food, music, games, and more! Free.

Reenactment of the Boston Massacre: Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Old State House. It is the 247th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre and reenactments and more are taking place on Saturday. *Evening and outdoor events cancelled due to cold weather*

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5, 2017. 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 the month (October to March) at Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo for the price of kids admission!

Free Weekend at Historic Newton: March 4-5, 2017 in Newton. Enjoy free admission at the Jackson Homestead & Museums and Durant-Kenrick House this weekend in Newton.

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

Dine Out Boston also kicks off on Sunday for the first of two weeks with many Boston restaurants participating with set menu prices and fixed menus.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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