Half-Price Day at Zoo New England on November 28, 2014!

zoo new england

If you are looking for a Black Friday shopping alternative but still want to save money, you may want to visit the Zoo New England on Friday, November 28, 2014!

You can grab half-off admission at both Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA from 10am to 4pm on 11/28/14 for the entire family!

For more information about half-price day at the zoo, please visit here.

College Night on Tuesdays at Boston Common Frog Pond!

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If you are a college student, you may want to take advantage of Frog Pond’s College Night! College Students will receive $2 admission on Tuesday nights from 6-9pm with a college ID (weather permitting). Just show up to get this college deal!

I will keep you updated if I find any big ice skating discounts or free ice skating again this year in Boston! I have my fingers crossed! If you find any before I do, feel free to leave a comment and let me know!

If you are college student, will you take advantage of college night this winter?

Free Gifts and Glam Event at the Prudential Center!

Gifts and Glam Prudential Center

On November 20, 2014, the Prudential Center is hosting a night of Gifts and Glam from 5-8pm!

The event will feature exclusive shopping discounts at the Pru, styling tips & makeovers, free snacks, holiday entertainment and more. Attendees can also enter to win a $500 Holiday Party Makeover sweepstakes at the event! Good luck if you enter!

In addition to the shopping discounts, many restaurants and dining options are also offering a little something!

  • 5 Napkin Burger: $5 Promo Card for every $25 in gift cards purchase
  • Au Bon Pain: Get $5 back for every $25 you purchase in ABP gift cards
  • Ben & Jerry’s: Buy 1, get 1 free (cups and cones)
  • Boston Chowda: Free cup of any chowda or soup with purchase of a sandwich or wrap
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Spend $100 on gift cards and receive a free $20 rewards card
  • Crazy Dough’s Pizza: Buy 1 slice, get 1 free
  • Fruitata: Buy a $50 gift card and get a smoothie/juice free; or get 10% off your purchase
  • L’Espalier: Spend $1,000 on gift cards and receive a $100 gift card
  • Paradise Bakery: Free cookie with purchase of peppermint latte or chocolate chip marshmallow hot chocolate
  • Regina Pizzeria: 1 slice of your choice and a 16oz. drink
  • Wagamama: $10 off orders of $40 or more (excluding tip & alcohol)

This Prudential Center event is free and open to the public. For the most up-to-date information, please head here.

Mayor’s Holiday 2014 in Boston with Discount Holiday and Dining Deals!

Mayor's Holiday Boston 2014

There’s a lot of fun things to during the holiday season in Boston. For the eleventh year, Mayor’s Holiday celebrates the performing arts with discount holiday shows, gift ideas, dining deals and more.

MayorsHoliday.com has so many holiday festivities and shows and is a great holiday event guide in Boston this season!

In addition to many fun holiday events in Boston, many local Boston restaurants are offering a free $10 restaurant voucher when you spend $40 or more through December 30, 2014 (with a few holiday blackout dates).

Below are the local Boston restaurants accepting the $10 off restaurant coupon this holiday season:

Please head here for more information about the $10 off free restaurant voucher or head here for more information about Mayor’s Holiday!

What is your favorite restaurant on the list above? What is your favorite holiday event or show in Boston?

If you are looking for event more discount holiday shows and events, make sure to head over to Goldstar Boston (affiliate link). It’s free to sign up and use unless you do decide to upgrade to a fancy Red Velvet Membership.

Free Admission Days at Harvard Art Museum!

Harvard Art Museum

The Harvard Art Museum is open to the public starting on November 16, 2014 with private events leading up to the grand opening on Sunday.

Members of the Harvard Community are welcome for a private preview event on Friday, November 14th and residents of Cambridge are welcome to a free community day with free timed admission on Saturday, November 16th with reservation.

On Monday, November 17, 2014 and Tuesday, November 18th, the Harvard Art Museum is hosting a free admission day open to the public. However, timed-ticket reservations are required for Monday and for Tuesday with up to six people per reservation.

Not sure how popular the Grand Opening will be so you may want to reserve your free tickets soon if you are interested just in case.

For more information about the Harvard Art Museum or any upcoming event, please head here.

Free Movie Screening of Ghostbusters at Fenway Park!

Ghostbusters

Update: Looks like all the free tickets to Ghostbusters have already been claimed, however, you can still attend the free community event at Fenway Park beforehand. Update #2: I have seen tickets since my last update, so you may want to pop on occasionally to see if anything comes up. Good luck!

Hi-Chew is sponsoring a movie screening of Ghostbusters at Fenway Park on Thursday, October 30th, 2014. Gates open at 6pm and movie starts at 7:15pm. Tickets are free but you do need to request them here.

There is also a free community event beforehand from 3-6pm with trick-or-treating around the warning track.

For more information or to request free movie tickets at Fenway, please head here.

To find more Halloween Events in Boston, check out 31 Budget-Friendly Halloween Events in Boston!

31 Budget-Friendly Halloween Events in the Greater Boston Area 2014

Halloween Events in Boston

Are you looking for some budget-friendly Halloween fun in the Boston area? Here are 31 suggestions of fun things to do to celebrate Halloween without breaking the bank!

1. 20th Anniversary of Pru Boo: October 26, 2014 from 11-1pm at the Prudential Center. Wear your cutest costume and trick or treat for charity. Face painting, kid concert, pumpkin decorating and more. $4 donation towards nonprofit partner.

2. Halloween Happenings at the Cambridgeside Galleria: October 30, 2014 from 4-6pm. Enjoy trick-or-treating and grabbing a bag of goodies at the Cambridgeside Galleria. Please bring a canned good.

3. 2nd Annual Halloween Event at Legacy Place: Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11-1pm. Compete in a costume contest, enjoy trick-or-treating, partake in seasonal crafts and more at Legacy Place on Saturday! Free, but please bring a non-perishable good for the Greater Boston Food Bank.

4. Halloween Happenings at Chestnut Hill Square: Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 12-3pm. Head to Newton for Halloween arts & crafts, music, goodie bags, and more. Please bring a canned good.

5. Trick-Or-Treat At The Street: October 25, 2014 from 1-4pm at The Street in Chestnut Hill. Enjoy a fun afternoon for Halloween Festivities with trick-or-treating, crafts, music, free treats and more for everyone in the family!

6. South Shore Plaza Boo-Bash: October 25, 2013 from 12-3pm at Macy’s Center Court at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree. Enjoy Halloween inspired activities, swag bag giveaways and more!

7. Halloween Boo-Bash: Saturday, October 25, 2013 from 12-3pm at Square One Mall in Saugus. Enjoy special store offers and fun arts & crafts. $1 per child donation and must register at Guest Services.

8. Spook-tacular Halloween Party: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 4-7pm at Uno’s at Burlington Mall. Head to Uno’s at the Burlington mall in costume for pumpkin decorating, treats and more! Kids also eat free during the event.

9. Fun Fright Night at Patriots Place: Friday, October 24, 2014 starting at 3pm at the NRG Plaza. Enjoy hayrides, face painting and more. There will also be a free movie showing of Ghostbusters at sundown.

10. Trick or Treat at Patriots Place: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:30opm and 5:30pm at Patriots Place in Foxboro. Wear your costume and trick or treat around Patriots Place for goodies!

11. Wilson Farm Spooky Hayrides: Almost daily at Wilson Farms in Lexington. Enjoy a family-friendly spooky hayride at Wilson Farms… or two!

12. Punkin’ Fest: Friday, October 24, 2014 from 4-10pm at the Lawn on the D. Pick a Punkin’ from the D Street Punkin patch and participate in fun Halloween activities!

13. Halloween Party at Castle Island: October 26-27, 2014 from 12-4pm at Fort Independence. There will be a lot of fun on Castle Island with a haunted castle, storytellers, magicians, refreshments, and more! Free, but children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting.

14. Halloween Story Time and Parade: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30am at the Make Way for Ducklings store at Faneuil Hall. Enjoy stories and songs celebrating Halloween, for children of all ages.

15. Trick or Treat to the Beat: Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 5-6:30pm at the New School of Music in Cambridge. Enjoy family friendly musical activities for all ages!

16. Boston Public Library Halloween Events: Check out your local Boston Library for fun Halloween events crafts, Halloween story time, movies, and more.

17. Salem Haunted Happenings: Events daily in Salem, Massachusetts. Is there a better place to celebrate Halloween than Salem, MA? Check out some great Haunted Happenings all month.

18. Pumpkin Float: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:30pm at DCR Pope John II Park in Dorchester. Bring a carved pumpkin (no bigger than 8 inches) and watch it float on Davenport Creek!

19. Halloween Night Hike: Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 7-9pm in Dorchester. No flashlights allowed through a spooky walk through the forest! (Costumes and Strollers not recommended).

20. Pumpkin Fest: October 19, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm at Boston Common Frog Pond. Check out floating pumpkins, luminaries and fun family activities!

21. Carnival of Curiosities: Sunday, October 26, 2014 at SoWa in the South End. End the outdoor season of SoWa with a bang with a costume contest and much more! (First place receives $250!!)

22. Trick-or-Treat at the Market: Thursday, October 30th from 3-7pm in Watertown. Trick-or-treat in costume as well as enjoy other Halloween activities!

23. Halloween on the Harbor: Friday, October 31, 2014 from 7-10pm. Head to the Seaport District in costume to collect goodies and prizes at local establishments! $5 donation.

24. Paint, Drink and Be Scary: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 7-11pm at The Paint Bar on Newbury Street. Enjoy a fun Halloween party at the Paint Bar. Admission is $4 online or $5 at the door and $5 each for painting projects.

25. Halloween Weekend Pub Crawl: October 25, 30, 31st and November 1st at Boston bars. Let someone do the planning for you at this Halloween pub crawl. Complimentary tickets available at Goldstar Boston (affiliate).

26. Boorito at Chipotle: October 31, 2014 from 5pm-Close at local Chipotle restaurants. Stop by your local Chopotle on Halloween night dressed in costume and score a $3 boo-rito, bowl, salad, or tacos for $3.

27. Scary Face Pancakes at IHOP: October 31, 2014 from 7am-10pm. Kids can get free scary face pancakes at IHOP on Halloween!

28. Kids Eat for Free at Salvatore’s: October 27-November 1, 2014 at all Salvatore’s locations. Kids (12 and under) in costume eat for free at Salvatore’s during Halloween week!

29. Faneuil Hall Pet Parade: Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 12-3pm at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Watch, enjoy, and possibly dress up your pet for this annual pet parade!

30. Howl-O-Ween Pet Party: Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11-1pm at the Seaport Hotel. Mix and mingle with other pet owners and pets and enter the pet costume party! Free and open to the public.

31. Bootiful Costume Party: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at your local Petco. Dress up your pet for a chance to win prizes!

Please me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and budget-friendly events in the Greater Boston area for Halloween!

There’s also a 20% printable coupon available at Spirit Halloween if you need any last minute Halloween items!

Happy Halloween!

 

Discount Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus!

Ringling Circus

The circus is coming to New England this fall with a few options for discount tickets! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be at the TD Garden for select dates this October as well as the DCU Center in Providence.

Discount tickets for the circus at TD Garden can be found on Goldstar Boston with tickets starting at $14.50 (plus service fees). It is free to signup and use Goldstar, and you just need to give an e-mail address to register. (I get an e-mail about weekly or so, not nearly as much as some daily deal sites).

Discount tickets are also available at daily deal site LivingSocial.com with tickets starting at $17. Please make sure you read the terms beforehand to make sure it’s a good fit for you.

For more information about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, please head here.

If you know of any more circus deals or promo codes, please leave them in the comments below!

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