Pi Day Deals on 3.14 in the Greater Boston Area

Pi Day Deals in Boston 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 is 3.14 which means Pi Day! Celebrate this mathematical constant with free pie and other great deals in the Boston area!

Here’s your best options for celebrating Pi Day on a budget in Boston:

Blaze Pizza: Blaze Pizza is celebrating Pi Day with Pizza Pie for $3.14! Limit one person, in-restaurant only.

Petsi Pies: Stop by the Somerville bakery for their annual pi contest– details will be posted on their website soon, but usually it involves reciting pi for pie– so start studying! ;)

Boston Market: Buy 1 Pot Pie and a drink and get one free with this printable coupon valid on 3/14/18 only

The Charles Hotel: Book a hotel stay on March 14 from 9am-5pm EST for their annual Pi Day Sale with great deals on room rates for upcoming dates!

Whole Foods: Get 3.14 off large Bakery Pies on 3.14, while supplies last.

Will you be celebrating Pi Day on 3.14? Do you know any other Pi Day celebration that I may have missed?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for March 10-11, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

If you are looking to get out the house this weekend, here are a few ideas of some cheap weekend fun. As always, please let me know if I missed any fun and free events!

Chinese New Year in Harvard Square: Sunday, March 11, 2018. Enjoy this 12th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration with a lion dance, performances, crafts and much more!

Somerville Maple Syrup Boil Down: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Somerville Community Growing Center. Come watch sap turn into maple syrup and enjoy music, games, and more!

Taste of Iceland: March 8-11, 2018 throughout Boston. Get a taste of Iceland with this annual festival celebrating Icelandic cultural with a variety of events, with some free ones too!

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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Dine Out Boston Returns to Boston starting March 18, 2018!

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Dine Out Boston is coming soon from March 18-23, 2018 as well as March 25-30, 2018 in and around Boston.

There are many participating restaurants throughout the city and 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 since menu items are limited. Also, make sure to do the math on your favorite food items and restaurants because Dine Out Boston is a great deal at some restaurants and not so much at others.

To find participating restaurants or for more information about Dine Out Boston, please head here

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

Rare Shaw’s Monolopy Pieces for 2018!

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Are you looking for the rare game pieces for the 2018 Monopoly game at Shaw’s?

The Monopoly Game is back with over $250 million in prizes and money saving offers. Game tickets are distributed until May 8, 2018 or when all tickets are gone. You will also have until May 29, 2018 to claim your prize(s) at the customer service desk.

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 because people this is not local to the Northeast supermarket chain.

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. This website was also extremely helpful in creating this post, so please give them some love too.

Please leave a comment below if you suspect an error in the list and I’ll make the adjustment.

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

Here are the 2018 suspected rare game pieces for the monopoly game:

$1 Million Cash: 108AH
$1 Million Vacation Home: 110BB, 116BH
100,000 Cash or Luxury Car: 182TB, 181TA
40,000 Vehicle of Choice: 190VE, 189VD
25,000 Kitchen Makeover: 193WC, 194WD
20,000 College Tuition: 199XD, 200XE
10,000 Cash: 203YB, 206YE
7,500 Family Vacation: 207ZA, 209ZC
5,000 Cash: 179SC
5,000 Groceries: 173RA
2,600 Movies for a Year: 172QD
1,500 Gas Grill & Groceries: 166PB
1,000 Cash: 164OD
1,000 Grocery Gift Card: 159NC
1,000 Weekend Getaway: 154MB
1,000 Laptop Computer: 149LA
500 Grocery Gift Card: 145KA
300 Spa Day: 144JD
200 Family Picnic: 138HB
200 Cash: 135GC
100 Grocery Gift Card: 132FD
100 Cash: 126EB
50 Grocery Gift Card: 121DA
25 Gift Card Mail: 213AB
25 Cash: 218BC
20 Cash: 220CA
15 Grocery Gift Card: 227DD
10 Grocery Gift Card: 228EA
10 Cash: 235FD
5 Grocery Gift Card: 237GB
5 Cash: 242HC

Please feel free leave comments about the rare or semi-rare pieces ONLY for the big prizes as it’s very easy to find the other pieces not mentioned here.

If you shop at Shaw’s or Star Market regularly (or even just a few times) you should get all the common pieces by games end, so please don’t leave comments on common pieces as everyone will have those.

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?

Celebrate Boloco’s 21st Birthday Celebration with 1997 Prices


Boloco is celebrating their 21st birthday this week by turning back prices to 1997! You can grab a small burrito or bowl for $3.95 and an original for $4.95! Smoothies are also at 1997 prices as well!

For more information about Boloco’s 21st Birthday celebration, please head here.

Also, 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!

Happy Birthday Boloco!

Free Birthday Meals, Desserts, and More Birthday Perks in the Greater Boston Area

Free Birthday Stuff in Boston

Another year, another birthday post.

Every year in February (my birthday month) I receive a lot of lovely e-mails with free birthday meals, free birthday desserts, free birthday perks, and much more!

I rounded up all the free birthday offers and birthday perks once again that I personally received and a few other birthday offers too.

Keep in mind that most offers below require a little forethought as you may need to signup for e-clubs, e-mail lists, and other memberships. I’d recommend doing it before your birthday month since some overs came almost a month before my actual birthday!

However, there are some birthday deals in the Boston area that you simply need to show up to receive and I included those as well.

Here are the birthday offers and freebies I received in 2018:

Free Birthday Meals in the Boston Area

Here are the restaurants in the Greater Boston area that offer a free Birthday entrée when you sign up for their e-mail club.

  • Not Your Average Joe’s: Join the Not Your Average Joe’s e-mail club for $15 off your celebratory lunch or dinner (given two weeks to redeem)
  • The Chateau: Join the eClub for a free birthday entrée with the purchase of an adult entrée, dine-in only (given two weeks to redeem)
  • Fire & Ice: Free Birthday meal for e-mail subscribers (given about 10 days to redeem)
  • IHOP: Free Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘n Fruity for e-mail club subscribers (or equal or lesser meal item) available at one specific location (given about two weeks to redeem)
  • Bertucci’s: Free small cheese, Bertucci, or Margherita pizza for dine-in only, after 4PM (roughly one month to redeem)
  • Au Bon Pain: Free Sandwich or Salad with birthday coupon and proof of ID (given about two weeks to redeem)
  • The Asgard & The Kinsale (Cambridge & Boston): Free dinner entrée (when you purchase an entrée) for e-mail subscribers, valid Sat-Wednesday (given two weeks to redeem)

Free Dessert on Your Birthday

Here are the restaurants that offer a free birthday dessert when you sign up for their e-mail club. Note: If you’d rather less e-mails, and more singing, a few of these places may offer a free dessert if you say it’s your bday without being a club member.

  • Baskin-Robbins: Free 2.5oz ice cream cone (or 3oz soft serve) for being a birthday club member (given roughly 2 weeks to redeem)
  • Biagio Ristorante & Bar (Waltham, MA): Free birthday dessert with any party of 2 or more when you sign up for their Birthday Club (given a month to redeem)
  • Friendly’s: Free medium sundae for BFF’s (given about a month to redeem)
  • Ninety Nine: Free dessert coupon for e-mail subscribers (given about two weeks to redeem)
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Free dessert for e-mail subscribers (valid for the entire month of February)
  • Smokey Bones: Free Dessert for e-mail subscribers (given about one month to redeem)
  • Ben & Jerry’s: Free Single Scoop of Ice Cream and/or $3 off Ice Cream Cake Coupon for e-mail subscribers for the location of your choice only, when you print out coupon (roughly two weeks to redeem)
  • Boston Market: Free individual dessert (or regular side) for VIP Club members (roughly 2 weeks to redeem)

Misc. Free Birthday Offers

Here are the misc. free birthday offers I received this year that couldn’t fit into a specific category.

  • Restaurant.com: Free $10 Restaurant.com Gift Card for restaurant of my choice (note: I had an account for years but had to go into account settings to enter my bday before I got this offer)
  • Kohls: Free $10 mailer for Yes2You Reward Members (whole month of February to redeem)
  • Panera Bread: Free birthday pastry loaded onto My Panera account (given one week to redeem)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Coupon for $5 off your purchase of $25 or more (roughly two weeks to redeem)
  • Uno: Free appetizer with entrée purchase (given a month to redeem)
  • Southside Tavern (Braintree): Free appetizer on your birthday when you sign up for their e-mail club (on birthday only with coupon)
  • Swagbucks: 55 SB credit when you redeem your next gift card
  • Omaha Steaks: Free chocolate cake with order for e-mail subscribers

Free Birthday Dinners in the Boston Area (Just Show Up)

Don’t like to plan ahead or give away an e-mail address? Here’s a few restaurants where you just show up on your Birthday to receive a free Birthday meal.

  • Osaka: Free birthday entrée during Birthday week when you dine with a party of 4 or more (just show up and show ID)
  • Abington Ale House, Abington (South Shore): Free dinner entrée with photo ID on your (exact) birthday (just show up on Birthday and show ID) with the purchase of an entrée of equal or greater value
  • D’Ann’s, Abington (South Shore): Get a free entrée when you purchase one of equal or greater value on your birthday, up to $15 with ID (just show up and show ID)

Even More Free Birthday Stuff

These are the only offers on the list that I did not personally receive in my e-mail or take advantage of but I feel good sharing because they have great information shared and/or you’ve taken advantage of the deal and share it with me:

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Enjoy FREE admission to the Gardner Museum and/or Third Thursdays evening events on your birthday, just show ID
  • Dunkin’ DonutsFree drink on your birthday (when you have 200 points) for DD perks members
  • JP Licks: Free Ice Cream with registered cow card (Small free sundae with close to a month to redeem, thanks Tyrone!)
  • Starbucks: Free beverage when you register your Starbucks card
  • Sephora & Ulta: Get a free birthday gift for your birthday for e-mails subscribers

Please let me know in the comments if I missed any awesome birthday offers and deals this year or if you got anything different than me!

*This post does contain a few affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy if you have any questions.

 

Half Price Hot Dogs at Sullivan’s for Opening Week!

Sullivan’s at Castle Island is opening this Saturday, February 24, 2018 for the season! To celebrate, Sullivan’s will have hot dogs for half price from 2/24/18 to 3/2/18! Yum!

For more information about half price hot dogs, please head here.

Will you be heading to Castle Island soon?

Budget-Friendly Things to Do During February Vacation Break

Massachusetts February Vacation Ideas on a Budget

This upcoming week is February Vacation week for schools! If you are looking for something fun to do for yourself, kids, and/or family without spending too much money, I compiled a few ideas to share!

Below are a list of suggestions for budget-friendly things to during February Vacation week:

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any other fun and inexpensive things to do next week! Thanks!