Free Tolls and Free Coffee for Massachusetts Thanksgiving Commuters!

If you are one of the millions of people traveling in Massachusetts (at least feels that way, right?) over the Thanksgiving holiday, you may be able to grab a few freebies!

Plymouth Rock Assurance will be sponsoring free tolls during peak time tomorrow November 21, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Allston Brighton interchange on I-90.

If you don’t want to travel during the heaviest time to save $1 in tolls, you can also grab free coffee! To promote safe driving, all 17 MassDOT service plazas will be giving free coffee starting at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night (11/22/12) until 5 a.m. on Friday morning.

For more information about these offers as well as safe travel information, please visit the Mass.Gov’s transportation blog here.

Wicked Cheap Tip: Use your Charlie Card to Grab Local Discounts

Did you know that little plastic card stored safely in your wallet can also grab you some great local discounts in and around Boston?! From museums, entertainment, restaurants, the spa, the gym, retail locations, and much more, your Charlie Card can be saving you some cash. You can find all the Charlie Card discounts and savings here.

Some of my favorite discounts for 2012 are:

  • $2 off one adult admission at Franklin Park Zoo
  • $2 off one adult admission to the New England Aquarium (excludes IMAX and Whale Watching)
  • $2 off any regular adult admission at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum
  • $1 off at the Old South Meeting House and 10% off at the museum shop
  • Buy 1 adult admission, get 1 Free at the Old State House Museum and Boston Massacre Historic Site
  • 2-for-1 admission at the MIT Museum
  • 2-for-1 admission Sunday through Thursday and $5 off tickets on Friday and Saturday at Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault
  • $199 off enrollment free and 1/3 off day passes at Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs
  • $25 off first individual sport enrollment at Boston Ski & Sports Club
  • Complimentary 3-day all access gym pass (new members only) at Fitcorp Fitness Center
  • Recieve $50 credit for new members at Zipcar with promo code MBTA12
  • Buy 1 Gourmet Pizza Slice & Get 1 Cheese Slice Free at Crazy Dough’s Pizza
  • Complimentary starter, soup, or salad with an adult entree purchase at the Elephant Walk
  • Free cup of chowder or dessert with a purchase of any entree at Dick’s Last Resort
  • Show your Charlie Card and get a free PRUferred Card with savings of more than 40 stores and restaurants at the Prudential Center

As you can see there are so many wicked awesome discounts by just showing your Charlie Card! There are also so, so many more in addition to what I mentioned.

If you don’t have a Charlie Card yet, what are you waiting for? You can grab one free at all MBTA ticket counters at Back Bay Station, Downtown Crossing, Harvard, North Station, and South Station, all rapid transit stations, select bus terminals, and even retail locations.

I will let you know when the 2013 discounts are in too, so check back soon :)

Free Aerosmith Concert on Monday, November 5th, 2012 at Noon!

Radio Station WAAF is joining forces with Aerosmith to bring a live concert to the streets of Boston for Free. The event is part of a pre-election party to rock the vote and to promote their latest album, “Music from another Dimension”.

Aerosmith will be playing starting at noon outside their old apartment building in Allston where they first got their start: 1325 Commonwealth Ave. Keep in mind their will be street closings on Monday because of this event, so plan early for your Monday commute.

If you would like to find out more information about this free concert, please visit here.


Inexpensive Wedding Dresses for Military Brides!

I recently heard about this organization, and I love it already! Brides Across America are helping military brides find their dream wedding dress for $20 which is a tax deductible donation. There are two bridal shops in Massachusetts that will be participating on select days in November, but there are numerous bridal stores around the country running events if you or someone you know in the military not currently located in Massachusetts.

These special bridal events are taking place starting November 6, 2012 to November 24, 2012 and pre-registration is required. There are also certain qualifications like you must be currently engaged or have had a civil ceremony within the last 18 months as well as military identification. To see if you qualify, please click here and for more information about the organization and upcoming events in your area, please click here.

How awesome!

Return your Boston Public Library Book fine-free for First Three-Weeks in November

The Boston Public Library is launching a campaign for the first three weeks of November to encourage people to return overdue books back to the Boston Public Library. From now until Thanksgiving, simply head to the library and return your library book(s), CD, or DVD without any fines attached! If an item is permanently lost, you would only need to pay replacement costs instead of any late charges. So grab that very late library book, and bring it back to the shelf fine-free.

For more information, please visit here.


Give Blood… Get Brunch at MGH this Week!

Starting today through Thursday please consider giving blood and in return you can receive a free brunch! All blood donors at Mass General Hospital Blood center can enjoy free brunch after donating. You will also be entered into a raffle for a gift card at a premier Boston brunch spot!

For more information, please check out MGH’s facebook page here.


Free Thai Cashew Chicken Today at Panda Express!

Today, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Panda Express is offering FREE Thai Cashew Chicken with printable coupon here. This is a single serving and one coupon per person on 10/3/12 only.

They did a similar promotion over the summer (I obviously went) and it came in a small take-out box. It would be a good light lunch or snack, so don’t save this for dinner unless you make rice or something else to help fill you up.

There’s a few locations in Boston and the suburbs. To find your nearest location, please click here.