Federal Parks Lifetime Seniors Pass for $10 for a Limited Time

Free National Park Days Boston

If you are 62+ (or have parents or know someone who would be interested), the Federal Parks Lifetime Pass is increasing from $10 to $80 on August 28, 2017.

The Lifetime Pass includes access to all federal parks, lands, and water for $10 + $10 processing fee for LIFE for seniors 62+.

This is a great deal considering admission to many of the parks on the list charge more than $10 admission to begin with and may include 50% off amenity fees and other perks. This is also not an annual pass but a lifetime pass with no yearly fees.

The “America the Beautiful” National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series is valid at over 2,000 federal recreation with many options in Massachusetts like Cape Cod National Seashore, Adams Historical National Park,  Minute Man National Park and more.

Keep in mind that there is about a 3-month wait to receive a pass due to an increase interest in the pass so if you need it soon, you may want to go directly to a participating site.

For more information about “America the Beautiful” National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, please head here.

If you are 62+, you may also be interested in a DCR MassParks pass which is also $10 for life and includes DCR parks and beaches in Massachusetts.



Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches for $1 at Morton’s Steakhouse

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Morton’s $1 Filet Day is Monday, August 14, 2017 with Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches for $1 each available all day from 10AM to close.

Keep in mind that these Filet Mignon Sandwiches are small and you may need to order more than one. There is a limit of 12 per person and available at the bar only, while supplies last. Make sure to ask your server about the details before ordering.

Morton’s Steakhouse is located in Boston at Two Seaport Lane in the Seaport District, however, there are locations all across the country that participate in the deal as well.

For more information about $1 Filet Day at Morton’s Steakhouse, please head here.

Yum! Will you be grabbing a Petite Filet Mignon Sandwich for a $1 on Monday?


Marshfield Fair Discounts and Deals for 2017

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The Marshfield Fair is from August 18-27, 2017 from noon to 10PM daily at the Marshfield Fairgrounds on the South Shore of Boston.

Admission is $10 and Children under 6 are FREE at the gate. Parking on-grounds is $5.

However, there are a few discounts & deals available for the Marshfield Fair on certain days:

  • Sunday, 8/21: Ride ticket special: 30% off all rides all day and night
  • Tuesday, 8/22: Senior Day where seniors get in free!
  • Wednesday, 8/23: 4H & Agricultural Awareness Day: 4H Plymouth County members wear your 4-H t-shirts for free admission!
  • Thursday, 8/24: Children’s Day: Free Admission for Children 12 & Under + 50% off all kiddie rides & wristband special available

Marshfield residents receive half off admission ($5 admission) on Friday, August 18 & 25, 2017 from 12-6pm with proof of residency.

Pre-sale tickets are available until Thursday, August 17, 2016 at 6pm for $7 and are good for any day of the fair. Pre-sale ride tickets are $24 for 10 rides with some exclusions. For pre-sale tickets, please call 781-834-6629 or visit the fair office at 140 Main Street in Marshfield.

Also, Mega Pass tickets are on sale at Walgreens through Thursday, August 17, 2017 for $35 weekdays and $40 weekends and includes one admission and one wristband.

There are also wristband specials on select days and times for $18-30 per wristband, and you can find more information here. Wristbands are available at Fiesta Shows Customer Service on the day of the special but does exclude some rides like bumper cars and the Rock Wall.

You can also find a printable coupon to the Marshfield Field for special ride deals and discounts.

For more information about the Marshfield Fair, please visit their website here.

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any discounts for the Marshfield Fair this year!

Will you be going to the Marshfield Fair this season?

Free Entree at Verts Mediterranean Grill on Friday

Verts Mediterranean Grill Logo

Verts Mediterranean Grill is opening up their third Boston location and is celebrating with free entrees at their newest Downtown Crossing location on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Head to Verts Mediterranean Grill’s newest location at 267 Washington Street from 11AM to 9PM on Friday for a free, full-size entrée (one per person). You will need to download the Verts Reward App and show the app to the cashier upon checkout.

The first 100 guests to arrive on Friday will also receive free Verts swag.

For more information about free food this Friday from Verts, please head here.

Will you be heading to the new Downtown Crossing location for their Grand Opening on Friday?

Dine Out Boston Returns Starting in August 6, 2017!

DOBDine Out Boston is once again coming for two weeks this August from August 6-11, 2017 and August 13-18, 2017!

Many local Boston restaurants patriciate and select one of three price options to offer a prix fixe menu during the two weeks. 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. Also, you may want to compare prices to their regular menu items and specials as some restaurants have better deals than others.

To find participating restaurants and/or to check out restaurant menus, please head here.

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

Blog Update

Hi Everyone!

I just had a beautiful baby boy (or will be soon) and will not be checking the blog for a few days/weeks. In anticipation of my new addition, I previously wrote and scheduled a few blogs posts (just like this one) so the website will have some content over the next few weeks, although a little less.

The Free and Cheap Things to Do This Week in Boston and Cheap Weekend Fun weekly posts will still occur on Mondays and Thursdays, but please keep in mind that most of the posts were done in advance so please check them for their accuracy. There may be some great events that I missed as well because I didn’t know about them far in advance.

I may have a few other things scheduled or try to post when I can when I come home from the hospital, but we’ll see.

In the meantime, here are a few resources and favorite posts to help save money in Boston and beyond this summer.

Thanks for your patience! Hope you are having a great summer!

Thanks– Kate



Free Kayem Hot Dogs in Boston on July 13-14, 2017!

On July 13-14, 2017, keep an eye around Boston’s Financial District for Kayem Franks! Pedicab drivers dressed as hot dogs will be handing out free Kayem Franks on Thursday and Friday.

Even better, select hot dog wrappers will include vouchers for prizes such as Red Sox tickets, Kayem grill kits, a year supply of hot dogs, and more.

For more information about free Kayem Hot Dogs in Boston this week, please head here.

There will be 5,000 Free Hot Dogs up for grabs– will you be getting one?

Free Admission to the Gardner Museum for Neighborhood Nights!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum BostonThe Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is opening their doors for FREE on Thursday, July 13, July 27, and August 10, 2017 from 5-9PM for Neighborhood Nights this summer in Boston!

Everyone is invited for Neighborhood Nights at the Gardner Museum especially neighbors from Fenway, Mission Hill, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Dorchester. This is a great chance to check out amazing art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for free.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is such a unique art museum and one of my favorites in Boston! I went to a Neighborhood Night a few years ago and it wasn’t too busy and it was very easy to get in the door for free!

I’ve included Neighborhood Nights in the weekly free things to do this week series, but I also wanted to highlight this event because it’s such a great museum and there isn’t as many free offers as other art museums in the city.

For more information about Neighborhood Nights and more, please head here.

Have you been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum before? Will you be attending Neighborhood Nights?