Free Pound of Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee When You Donate a Pint of Blood!


For the entire month of January, donate a pint of blood and get a voucher for a FREE pound of Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee! Start 2013 off right by donating blood, and get a little treat for yourself! Call 1-800-RED CROSS or make an appointment online to give blood this January!

Thanks, Money Saving Maine-aic!


Cheers to 2012 & an even better 2013!



Happy New Year! Thanks for discovering and reading Boston on Budget for the second half of 2012! I started Boston on Budget in the summer of 2012 with the hopes of saving money on wicked fun things to do in Boston & Beyond, and hoping that I could share my finds and interests with other locals and travelers as well.

I think 2012 was a great year for me. I bought my first home in Massachusetts, earned my Masters a week or so ago, and, oh, started Boston on Budget after my dream trip to Italy for a belated honeymoon! I can’t wait to see what 2013 will bring!

I will (hopefully) be a little less busy in 2013 since I will no longer have grad work (whew), so I’m hoping to post even more deals and savings to Boston on Budget! I am hoping to add ski deals in addition to updating the Boston college discounts and always cheap eats tab so look for that in January 2013.

I also am thinking of adding more daily deals, like a daily or weekly round-up of the best daily deals. I have been going back-and-forth with that addition for awhile. Daily deals can be a great way to save money, but at the same time, if you don’t redeem your voucher, it isn’t.

Let me know what you would like to see on Boston on Budget in 2013 by contacting me directly or leaving a comment below! Cheers to a wicked awesome 2013!!!



New Printable Coupon for the Christmas Tree Shop + Holiday Clearance Event!!

If you are looking for after Christmas sales (decorations, wrapping paper, boxes, etc.) you may want to print this coupon out. The Christmas Tree Shop released a new printable coupon for $10 off when you spend $40 or more. The coupon expires on Friday, December 28, 2012 and you can’t use it on prior purchases or gift cards, but it doesn’t exclude clearance or sale items on the print.

The Christmas Tree Shops have also marked down a lot of holiday items too so this is a great time to stock up on items you will need for next year, if you have the space & time to do so. If you don’t have a Christmas Tree Shop, don’t worry almost every store will mark down some holiday items, so hopefully you’ll score an awesome deal!

What is your favorite after Christmas sale items to buy?!

LivingSocial 20% Promo Code + $25 Deal Bucks with V.Me Account

Are you a fan of the daily deal site!? If so, you may want to note that for a limited time you can use promo code PARENTS1 to save 20% site-wide!

There is also another deal available on LivingSocial, and I would say it’s one of those use at your own risk type of things, since there are a lot of restrictions and terms to follow. When you pay with your V.Me account at LivingSocial for the first time, you will receive $25 in LivingSocial deal bucks. V.Me is very similar to paypal, and although it is part of the Visa family, you can attach any credit card to your V.Me account. The LivingSocial/V.Me promo is been valid from 12/16/12 to 12/22/12, and people have had luck with it from what I’ve read, but I haven’t tried it personally yet.

The only reason why I’ve been hesitant is because their are a lot of blackouts (not valid on escapes, takeout, delivery, shops) and you receive the credit a few days after you make the purchase. Also, from what I’ve read and researched, it looks like you have 30 days or so to use your $25 deal bucks once it is your account. I personally do not use LivingSocial that much nor see too much intriguing daily deals at the moment. However, if you are going to make a purchase in the next few days anyways, why not give it a try? If I do decide to make a purchase, I will report back and let you know!

Please note that I am an affiliate with LivingSocial, if you have any questions, please read my disclosure policy here.

Try MegaBus For Free in January and February!


Are you traveling in January or February and looking for a great deal!? MegaBus is offering free bus trips starting January 9, 2013 to February 28, 2013 with promo code TRYMEGABUS.

Last time they offered a similar deal, the best dates and times went fast, so make sure you book today and this is limited to the first 200,000 people! I looked a few minutes ago for Boston to NYC for MLK weekend, and their were a lot of buses still available (with a lot of Friday times booking up fast)! Free transportation to NYC… not bad!

Happy Free Traveling!


Free Six Flag Tickets for Grade K-6 Kids Through Reading

If you have kids (of your own or in a classroom) you may be interested to read about the Read to Succeed Program offered by Six Flags. Children in grades K-6 who complete 6 or more hours of recreational reading can earn free tickets to Six Flags!

If you participated in the program last year, you will need to register again for the 2012-2013 school year by March 1, 2013. More information about this program can be found here.

Free Trojan Vibrators at the Boston Center of the Arts Today!

Ok, I like to share the best deals and freebies in the local area so here is a very unique one for all you adults out there! Trojan Vibrations Pleasure Carts will be arriving at Cyclorama at the Boston Center of Arts from 12-4pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 to giveaway free vibrators. This is a while supplies kind of thing, so if you would really like one, you may want to stop by on the earlier side.

More information can be found on Trojan’s Facebook page about this freebie today!

City of Boston Toys for Tickets starting November 29th, 2012!

Starting on November 29th, the City of Boston will once again trade parking ticket fees for toys. This promotion is available to drivers that are issued a non-safety issue ticket on Thursday, November 29th to Saturday, December 1st! Bring toys at an equal or greater value of the ticket to waive your ticket fine for those three days to three different locations in Boston. The ticket exchange is available until Saturday, December 8, 2012 but keep in mind that safety violations are excluded from this promotion.

This is a great way to pay your fine and give to needy children this holiday season. For more information, locations and violations included, please visit here.