Freezer Deal at Shaw’s for Frozen Food Month in March!

March is Frozen Food month and is a great month to stock up your frozen favorites! Each year Shaw’s also has a great deal on freezers.

This year, buy a 5.3 cubic feet freezer for $169.99, and get $170 worth of free items in coupons. Below are the list of coupons that are speculated to come with the freezer. I haven’t bought the freezer yet, but when I popped into my local Shaw’s over the weekend, they did have them already.

The freezer wasn’t advertised in this current week ad, but is in next week’s ad. You can grab the freezer this week or next, whichever is better for you.

Here’s what you should find in the coupon booklets when you buy a freezer:

  • FREE Digiorno Rising Crust Pizza 13-32.8oz
  • FREE Kelloggs Eggo Waffles 6-10 count
  • FREE Jamba Juice smoothie 8 oz
  • FREE El Monterey Snacks 4-60 oz
  • FREE Betty Crocker Parlor Perfect 7.2-9 oz
  • FREE Green Giant frozen box veggies 7-10 oz
  • FREE Drive Thru single serve 4.6-5.7 oz
  • FREE Essential Everyday pasta 16-25 oz
  • FREE Better Oats 5 ct
  • FREE Malt-o-meal cereal 15.5-22 oz
  • FREE Edys outshine fruit bars 6-12 ct
  • FREE Quaker soft baked cookies 8.8 oz
  • FREE Kraft homestyle deluxe single serve 3.6 oz
  • FREE Hawaiian punch juice drink 32 oz
  • FREE Johnsonville chicken sausage 12 oz
  • FREE Culinary Circle flatbread ultra thin crust pizza 12-36 oz
  • FREE Cape Cod chips 8-9 oz
  • FREE Simply Potatoes side dish 24 oz pkg
  • FREE Little Debbie bag donuts 10-10.5 oz
  • FREE Java Delight coffee uncup 12 ct
  • FREE Super chill lemonade 1 ltr btl
  • FREE Jello gelatins, pudding, or temptations 4 pk
  • FREE Flavorice freezer bars 24 ct
  • FREE Super Chill 2 ltr
  • FREE Spikes salsa 16 oz
  • FREE Ragu traditional or quick pizza sauce 14 oz
  • FREE Ocean Spray cranberry sauce jelly or whole 14 oz
  • FREE Early California fresh cured olives 6oz green pitted
  • FREE McCormick mexican seasoning mix .87-1.12 oz
  • FREE Guldens mustard 12 oz
  • FREE Betty Crocker cupcake icing 8.4 oz
  • FREE Ziplock perfect portions frezzer bags 75 ct
  • FREE Kraft salad dressing 8 oz
  • FREE Equaline allergy ultratabs 48ct
  • FREE Minute Maid light lemonade 59 oz
  • FREE Culinary Circle italian favorites pizza 12.6-16.2 oz
  • FREE Sylavania cf 13el super 830rp light bulb 1 ct pkg
  • $5 OFF woolite laundry detergent 100 oz
  • $5 OFF 1 finish quantum automatic dishwashing detergent or 2 in 1 gel packs 60 ct
  • $1 OFF palmolive lq dish detergent 25 oz or larger
  • $5 OFF moneygram transaction up to $50
  • $20 OFF any shaws private label items

If I do buy a freezer (haven’t decided yet), I will confirm what I receive. If you do need a freezer for extra space, but wouldn’t use every free item, these would make great donation items to your local food bank.

Have you gotten a freezer from Shaw’s in the past? Will you get one this year? Do you think it’s a good deal?!

Thanks, Deals by Darlene and April for the list of coupons!

College Students: Boston Collegiate Coupon Book Spring 2013!

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College Students, keep an eye out for the Spring Version of the Collegiate Coupon Book. Your best bet is to check with your Student Affairs or Student Activities office first if you haven’t seen them on campus before.

Some highlights from the college coupon book for 2013:

  • Crazy Dough’s Pizza: Free Slice of Pizza, when you buy a gourmet slice
  • Blackjack Pasta Bar: Buy one entree, get one 50% off
  • Sunset Cantina: 1/2 off any entree
  • Uburger: Come in with a friend, and get a burger free when you buy a burger and combo
  • B.Good: Free order of fries, sweet potato fries or crisp veggies with a purchase of a burger
  • Ben & Jerry’s: Buy One, Get One Free coupon
  • Nashoba Valley: $5 off ski or snowboard lift ticket
  • Boston Bowl: One Free Game of Bowling
  • Lucky Strike: One Free Game of Bowling
  • F1 Boston: Free Day License and free entree with another entree purchase
  • City Sports: 20% non-sale items with coupon
  • And Much more!

Make sure to keep an eye out at your local college for this coupon book to score these great deals + many more! Most coupons expire in August of 2013!


A few things to know about Nemo and this Weekend in Boston & Beyond (Feb 9-10, 2013)

On Fridays I typically post the fun and cheap things to do for the upcoming weekend. However, due to the snow storm Nemo coming this weekend the weekend fun post will be a little different. Many of the weekend events and activities are also cancelled or rescheduled so please research your planned activity to ensure it is still happening. Also, as of right now The Boston Travel Show this weekend has adjusted hours, which you can find here.

In addition, please think about staying off the roads tomorrow and Saturday if possible. Also, the MBTA will be shutting down at 3:30pm on Friday, February 8, 2013. Flights from Logan on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning are also cancelled.

If you lose power or need to contact your local utility company, here is a great and quick resource of different utility contact information.

You can also find City of Boston snow updates here.

I hope you all get a chance to stay in, relax, and enjoy the snow while staying safe this weekend :)


Colonnade Hotel Frosty Fridays: Pay what the temperature is outside on Friday Night

There is no denying it is cold out. However, why not benefit a little bit from the freezing weather. As mentioned earlier in the week? Davio’s is giving away free spring rolls when the temperatures are below freezing. Now there is a great deal for those that need a hotel over a weekend this winter too.

The Colonnade Hotel is offering their Frosty Friday special, where guests pay what the temperature is on Friday night at 5pm, when they stay on Saturday night at a rate of $309. For instance, if it is 20 degrees out on Friday night, guests pay $20 on Friday and then $309 on Saturday, which makes the two-day weekend visit $164 per night. And f you stay during negative weather, you will receive a free credit at the restaurant for that evening!

This special promotion is valid until March 30, 2013, but the hotel recommends that you check the farmers almanac and reserve your room early as this promo is popular. So pack your bags, and pray for cold weather.

For more information about the Colonnade Frosty Fridays, please visit here.

Win Tickets to the Patriots AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium!

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The VIP Patriots Game Package is back for the AFC Championship game. Head over here for your chance to win the following:

  • 2 AFC Championship Tickets
  • 2 Pre-Game Field Passes
  • 1 VIP Parking Pass
  • 1-Night Stay at the Renaissance Hotel at Patriot Place
  • $100 Gift Card and reservation at CBS Scene restaurant
  • $100 Gift Card to the Patriots ProShop

You have until Thursday, January 17th at 5pm to enter this fantastic prize, valued at $1,700!


And to double your chances, order from the Patriots ProShop to be automatically entered to win tickets to the AFC Championship Game on January 20, 2013! For more information, please click here.

Good Luck!


Earn $5 Free by Downloading the Ibotta App (Offer Ends Today 1/11/13!)


Ibotta is a app for smartphones (iPhone & Android) that offers many money-saving opportunities for products you buy everyday. They have special offers for many common products, and you just upload your receipt to the app when you buy a product on the list.

Many stores like Target, CVS, Walmart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens and more participate, but no New England grocery store has been added to the list quite yet.


Once you earn $5 or more, you can transfer your savings to PayPal. Right now Ibotta is doing a special offer (Ends TODAY, Friday, 1/13/13 at NOON) for $5 FREE by just downloading the App through a friend‘s referral link.

Please note, that you will not receive the $5 if you download the app without going through a referral link from a friend, and you won’t see the $5 in your account until  you redeem your first offer by January 17, 2013.

Ibotta added Android recently, so I haven’t had too much time to play around with it yet, but I have heard all positive things about from Ibotta so far! Have you tried Ibotta yet, what do you think?

Where to Get Your Free Flu Shot in Boston (and Beyond)

If you haven’t received a flu shot, please consider getting one. As you may know, Mayor Menino declared a public health emergency due to the flu outbreak in Boston with 700 confirmed cases this year.

You do not have to spend a lot to stay healthy this year from the flu. The City of Boston is offering plenty of Free Flu Clinics this week in Boston, with the majority of free clinics on Saturday, 1/12/13.

For the complete schedule of upcoming free flu clinics, please click here and please click here for additional free flu clinic offerings located further out of the city.

Thanks, and please stay healthy! :)