Entertainment Books on Sale for $10!


The 2017 Entertainment Books are on sale for just $10 + free shipping!

If you are unfamiliar with Entertainment Books, they are regional books that are filled with a lot of coupons and savings for your area.

There is a Greater Boston Area Entertainment Book that is filled with coupons for national and local companies throughout the Boston area including restaurants, museums, retailers, and much more!

Usually one or two coupons will pay off the book when it’s available at the $10 mark! I actually just grabbed one at this price because I think it’s worth the $10 price.

I clicked on this link and I followed the instructions to add the $10 book into my account. I didn’t need to enter a promo code to see the $10 book + free shipping automatically entered at checkout.

This promotion has ended on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

For more information or to grab an Entertainment Book for $10, please head here.

*This post contains my affiliate link and I appreciate if you buy the book through me since I get a small percentage of sales. However, Ebates is currently offering 17.5% cashback if you buy through them, making the books just $8.25! If you aren’t a member, I recommend signing up for Ebates (through my Ebates affiliate link) as you get a free $10 when you sign up as well!

Free Entrees at VERTS for Grand Opening!

VERTS is opening their second Boston restaurant and are giving away free entrees on Friday, March 3, 2017.

VERTS will be giving away free full-size entrees at their 545 Boylston location from 11am to 9pm on Friday, while supplies last.

For more information, please head here.

Will you be grabbing free food on Friday?

Dine Out Boston 2017

DOBDine Out Boston is coming soon from March 5-10, 2017 as well as March 12-17, 2017 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. To find participating restaurants or for more information about Dine Out Boston, please head here.

This is a great way to check out a Boston restaurant during this fun restaurant week.

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

Fat Tuesday at The South Street Diner

South Street Diner in BostonThe South Street Diner is celebrating Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 with an all day celebration!

Stop into the South Street Diner from 11am to 11pm on Fat Tuesday for an all-you-can-eat Jambalaya Feast for $6 and enjoy some music and fun too!

For more information about Fat Tuesday at the South Street Diner, please head here.

Where to Eat Free on Your Birthday in Boston (and Find More Free Birthday Stuff)

Free Birthday Stuff in Boston

Are you looking to celebrate your birthday with all the free food and fun you can find?

There are so many restaurants, retailers, and companies in the Boston area that give a little something to celebrate your birthday, but sometimes it takes a little planning to receive a birthday freebie like joining a rewards program or signing up for their e-mail list.

I am signed up to a lot of birthday clubs and e-mail lists, so I receive A LOT of e-mails during my birthday month (February). The majority of the offers came one week before my birthday, but some did come on February 1st too, so if a birthday offer sounds particularly wonderful to you, you may want to sign up a few weeks ahead of time.

Here are the birthday offers and freebies I received in 2017:

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)
  • 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)
  • Biagio Ristorante & Bar (Waltham, MA): Complimentary entrée up to $25 with any party of 2 or more when you sign up for their Birthday Club (given a month 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)
  • Ninety Nine: Free dessert for your birthday when you sign up for e-mail club (roughly two weeks to redeem)
  • Bertucci’s: Free dessert for e-mail club subscribers (no expiration date given?)
  • Friendly’s: Free medium sundae for their BFF’s (given about a month to redeem)
  • TGI Friday’s: Free dessert for e-mail subscribers (given about a month 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 (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 (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 off any purchase (no minimum needed!) for Yes2You Reward Members (had the month of February to redeem)
  • Bruegger’s Bagels: E-Club members receive a Free Bagel and Cream Cheese when you purchase a drink for your birthday (arrived a week before, expires on birthday though)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Free snack size wings for e-mail subscribers (roughly two weeks to redeem)
  • Uno: Free appetizer with entrée purchase (given a month to redeem)
  • 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)
  • D’Ann’s, Abington (South Shore): Get a free entree when you purchase one of equal or greater value on your birthday, up to $15 with ID (just show up and show ID)
  • Main Street Grille, Weymouth (South Shore): Eat free on your birthday with a purchase of an entrée, ID required (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:

Unfortunately, there were a few offers I received in years past but sadly did not receive this year (I’m looking at you B.Good!) and could not include on this list. You can see the free bday offers from 2016, 20152014 and 2013 to check out what I received them + read the super helpful comments too.

Also, thank you all for commenting on previous Birthday posts as I got a few new birthday deals this year to take advantage of!

Please let me know in the comments if I missed any awesome birthday offers and deals this year!

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

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for Feburary 25-26, 2017!

Free Weekend Events in Boston

Here’s some fun things to do in Boston for the beautiful last weekend in February! As always, please let me know in the comments if I missed any fun and free events for this weekend:

Lowell Winterfest 2017: February 24-25, 2017 at Lucy Larcom Park in Lowell. Head to Lowell for this annual Winterfest with free ice skating, carousel, chocolate festival, and more! Free general admission.

Oscars Viewing Party: Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Trident Booksellers. Watch the Oscars on the big screen at Trident on Sunday night and place your predications!

Free Chowder Day: Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Barking Crab. Enjoy free clam chowder (with any purchase) on Saturday at the Barking Crab for National Chowder Day.

Try Hockey for Free Day: Saturday, February 25, 2017. Try hockey for free at participating locations around the country for kids ages 4-9!

MIT Museum: Sunday, February 26, 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

Sullivan’s at Castle Island is open for the season and are offering half price hot dogs until March 3rd! A sure sign of spring!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Sullivan’s Opens with Half Price Hot Dogs on Saturday!


Sullivan's Castle Island

UPDATE: Now opening on Thursday, February 23. 2017 thanks to the nice weather!

Sullivan’s at Castle Island is opening back up for the season on Saturday, February 25, 2017 and are celebrating with half price hot dogs!

Hot Dogs will be .95 + tax from Saturday, February 25, 2017 to Friday, March 3, 2017!

For more information, please head here.