Dollar Sub Day at Jimmy John’s on Tuesday!

If you have $1 to spare, head to Jimmy John’s on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 4-8pm for Dollar Sub Day!

There are a few Jimmy John’s locations in and around Boston, and you can find the complete list here. You may want to call beforehand to make sure your local store is participating!

For more information about $1 Sub Day at Jimmy John’s, please head here.

Ways to Save at the New England Aquarium

Disounts for the NE Aquarium in Boston

Are you looking for ways to save at the New England Aquarium in Boston?

The New England Aquarium is located at 1 Central Wharf in Boston and is a fun visit with kids of all ages!

Admission to the New England Aquarium is $27.95 for adults, $18.95 for children 3-11, and $25.95 for seniors 60+. Children and museum members are free.

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Special Offers and Discounts for the New England Aquarium

The best money saving option to the New England Aquarium is the Boston Library pass! You can’t beat FOUR FREE admission tickets!

Keep in mind that any Massachusetts resident can become a Boston Library cardholder (and some other people may also qualify), so you don’t have to be a Boston resident to take advantage of this offer!

However, because this is such an awesome deal, the library passes are quite popular, so you really need to reserve a few weeks out if you are interested. A lot of libraries in the Greater Boston area also offer $10 passes, which is a great alternative if you can’t get a free pass from the BPL.

The library coupon is not available in July and August, however, so you will have to use a different offer in the summer.

If you are visiting Boston, you may want to purchase a Go Boston Card of Boston CityPass because admission is included and you can skip the line, which is a huge perk if you are visiting during peak times or are short on time.

You can also skip the line if you are buying IMAX tickets or buy your tickets in advance online, although there’s no discount for buying online– just the skip the line perk.

However, I went on a weekday in April (no school day, though) and the line was REALLY long. The skip the line perk can be a great savings when you are shorter on time than money.

Also, keep an eye out for more discounts that I may have missed (let me know in the comments!) because my cashier put my library coupon on top of a pile of coupons, and there was one I didn’t recognize. I didn’t want to be creepy and ask, but it looked like it came from a tourist stand or book– so keep an eye out for additional coupons around the city I may have missed.

I usually never see daily deals for the New England Aquarium at Groupon or through other sties, but it doesn’t hurt to look, especially in the winter months. Sometimes Goldstar Boston will have discount tickets for Whale Watching out of the Aquarium, so you may want to check Goldstar if you are interested in a whale watch as well.

Getting to the New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is located at 1 Central Wharf in Boston near long wharf and Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

There is also an Aquarium T stop on the MBTA Blue Line and it’s a quick walk to the New England Aquarium as well as an 8-15 minute walk from other subway stops/lines.

The least expensive ways to get to the New England Aquarium is to walk or take the train.

The NE Aquarium does not have their own parking garage but there are area parking garages, but they can be expensive, especially on weekdays.

Here’s a few parking options if you need to drive in:

  • Harbor Garage: $38 for parking longer than 80 minutes, weekdays and weekends; Aquarium members and whale watch goers pay $28 with validation. IMAX ticket holders can also receive a special rate for visits after 4:30pm
  • 30 Rowes Wharf: $40 for parking longer than 80 minutes, weekday evenings after 5pm and weekends are $18 {note: I didn’t see a number listed on the parking garage
  • 75 State Street: $42 for parking longer than an hour, $18 for weekdays after 5pm and weekends, $39 with validation on weekdays and $15 with validation on weekends. Buy ahead of time online for $35 for weekday parking.
  • Garage at Post Office Square: $38 for weekdays and $9 on weekdays after 4pm and weekends; $34.20 for validation on weekdays

I’m a big fan of smartphone parking apps because you can see what parking garages are available at the current price. Often times you receive a small discount for booking through the app as well.

Here are some parking apps to check out as well as free credit for new users:

If you don’t want to drive, walk, or take the train, you can also take the ferry to the New England Aquarium. You can take a boat from Hingham, Hull, or Logan Airport.

Fares vary, but is generally $9.25 per ride. Children under 11 can ride free and students and seniors can receive half off rides.

For more information about taking the ferry to the New England Aquarium, please head here.

The New England is a fun place to visit, especially for kids! It can be quite busy, so plan to visit on a weekday or early or late in the evening if you dislike crowds.

For more information about the New England Aquarium, please head here.

Do you have any money saving tips to share for the New England Aquarium?

 

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 29-30, 2017!

Free Weekend Events in Boston

The weather forecast is looking good for the weekend AND there’s SO MANY cheap and free events happening this weekend in Boston!

Hopefully you have some free time this weekend to take advantage of all this cheap weekend fun:

The Japan Festival: April 30, 2017 at Boston Common from 11-6pm. Head to Boston Common for a free day of Japanese culture and food with a music, booths, events, and more!

SoWa Open Market Returns: April 29, 2017. The SoWa Open Market returns to the South End this weekend for the season!

ArtWeek Boston Returns: April 28-May 7, 2017. Enjoy this award-winning creative festival in Boston with many free events and hands-on activities.

Harvard Arts First Festival: April 27-30, 2017 at Harvard University. Enjoy this annual student showcase of art, music, fun, and more.

Boston College Arts Festival: April 27-29, 2017 at Boston College. Celebrate the arts with the annual student showcase filled with art, music, theatre, dance, poetry, and more!

Brookline Open Studios: April 29-30, 2017 from 11-5pm at art studios in Brookline. Artists in Brookline are opening up their studios for free this weekend to enjoy art and meet the artists!

Park Serve Day: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at a variety of parks throughout Boston and Massachusetts. Help prepare state parks and beaches for the season by helping with trash, clearing trails, and sprucing up parks! Free.

Run of the Charles: Sunday, April 30, 2017. The Run of the Charles is the largest flat-bottomed boat race in New England so cheer on the 1,500+ racers this weekend!

Boston Sailing Center’s Open House: April 29-30, 2017 at 54 Lewis Wharf in Boston. Set sail on Boston Harbor with free sailing trips and discounts on instruction and membership.

Community Boating Open House: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Community Boating by the Charles River. Enjoy a free orientation and go on your first introductory sail!

Comedian Tom Cotter: April 27-29, 2017 at Laugh Boston. Head to Laugh Boston for a night of laughs with comedian Tom Cotter best known from America’s Got Talent. Discount tickets available through Goldstar Boston (affiliate) and comp tickets are available through the Goldstar App exclusively. Download the app in iTunes or Google Play for the free tickets.

First Annual Boston Comedy Blowout: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Boch Center Shubert Theatre. Enjoy an evening of lots of laughs with many up and coming comedians and more! Discount tickets available through Goldstar Boston (affiliate link).

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 150th Anniversary Celebration: Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 9-5pm. Celebrate the Museum’s 150th Anniversary with free admission to the museum all day + enjoy birthday cake and special activities.

Institute of Contemporary Art Play Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10-4pm at the ICA. FREE admission for up to 2 adults per family when accompanied by children ages 12 and under on Saturday. (Youth 17 and under area always free).

MIT Museum: Sunday, April 29, 2017. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of each month, September to June.

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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Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant Cinco de Mayo Specials

Margaritas Restaurant Cinco De MayoMargarita’s Mexican Restaurant is celebrating Cinco de Mayo for five days with a variety of $5 specials each day!

Here’s the Cinco Countdown Specials:

  • Monday, May 1: $5 for Burritos (all burritos)
  • Tuesday, May 2: $5 All You Can Eat Tacos Americanos (chicken and beef)
  • Wednesday, May 3: $5 Fajita (with purchase of any full-priced fajita, fajita of lesser value is discounted)
  • Thursday, May 4: $5 Appetizers (all appetizers)

On Cinco de Mayo, Friday, May 5, 2017, Margarita’s will have all you can eat nachos before 4pm as well giveaways and more!

Even better, Margarita’s is hosting Cinco Days of Goodwill, a five-day fundraiser from April 30-May 4, 2017 where 20% of guests’ checks are donated to Goodwill Industries. Just make sure to mention Cinco Days of Goodwill to your server.

There are eight Margarita’s locations in Massachusetts including Medford, Revere, Lexington, Waltham, and Weymouth as well as locations in five other states. For the complete location list, please head here.

For more information about Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant’s Cinco de Mayo fiesta, please head here.

Comp Tickets Rolling into the Goldstar App

Goldstar Comp Train Tickets

The Goldstar Comp Train is coming with complimentary tickets to a variety of events in and around Boston!

Free tickets can go fast and your best chance to catch all the best tickets is to download the free Goldstar App from Goldstar!

To easily find free tickets on the app, just hit the search button on the top of the app and under “all categories” select Comps to see all the free tickets currently available!

The Goldstar App is available for download on iTunes or Google Play for free. There is an option to upgrade to paid membership through Red Velvet, but the basic free membership is great with free tickets and easy access as well!

Have you downloaded the Goldstar App yet?

*I am an affiliate partner of Goldstar Boston. Please see my disclosure policy if you have any questions.

Pretzelmaker celebrates 26th Birthday with .26 Pretzels!

Pretzelmaker Bostn 26th Anniversary

Pretzelmaker is celebrating their 26th Anniversary on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 with .26 Pretzels!

Visit any participating US store on Wednesday, 4/26/17 and sing Happy Birthday to score a .26 Pretzel. (Or maybe mention the promotion first before singing to see if you can get out of it and still grab the deal…)

There are many participating Pretzelmaker locations but some close to Boston are: Cambridgeside, Assembly Row, Burlington Mall, and the Square One Mall in Saugus.

For more information, please head here.

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 22-23, 2017!

Free Weekend Events in Boston

Are you looking for some fun and budget-friendly things to do this weekend in Boston? Here are a few ideas for you!

Jazz Week: April 21-30, 2017 throughout Boston. Enjoy this annual celebration of Jazz music in Boston with a variety of events.

Greenway Spring Food Festival: April 22, 2017 from 11-3pm on the Greenway. Head to the Greenway on Saturday for a variety of food trucks and vendors!

CraftBoston: April 21-23, 2017 at the Cyclorama. Head to the South End for this 3-day spring show featuring art, craft, and design. Tickets are $15 but discount 3-day passes are available through Goldstar Boston starting at $5 (affiliate link).

East Boston Open Studios: April 22-23, 2017 from 12-6pm. Head to East Boston where local artists open up their studios for the weekend!

South Shore Science Festival: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10-3pm in Quincy. Enjoy this 3rd Annual Science Festival with a day of free STEAM fun.

Free National Park Weekend: April 22-23, 2017. All National Parks are free this weekend to celebrate National Park Week!

Cambridge Science Festival: April 14-23, 2017. Head to Cambridge for this fun 10-day festival with many fun and hands-on events for people of all ages!

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

Also, Wine Riot is happening this weekend in Boston and tickets are pricey. However, Groupon currently has last minute tickets for $90 for two people (aff. link) or you can use promo code WRBOS430 for 30% tickets directly through the source if you are looking to go!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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