Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for November 4-5, 2017

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonI can’t believe it’s the first weekend of November already! Here are some fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston!

Boston Christmas Festival: November 3-5, 2017 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Find adorable holiday gifts from over 300 vendors, get holiday decorating ideas and get into the holiday spirit at this annual festival! Tickets are $15 and children 14 and under are free. Save $2 with this printable coupon.

ILLUMINUS 2017: Friday, November 3, 2017 and Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 6-11PM at Downtown Crossing. Enjoy this evening contemporary art festival in Boston where Boston artists, designers, and performers will converge their talents! Free.

Zoo & Brew: Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11-3PM at Sea Green (21 Stillings Street) in Boston. Enjoy a traveling petting zoo, brews from Trillium Brewery, puppet show, live music, and more. Admission is free. (Note: This event is located close to the Boston Fire Museum and they are open 11-5PM on Saturdays by suggested donation, if you are looking for some more cheap family fun nearby).

South Boston Open Studios: November 4-5, 2017 from 12-6PM. Head to South Boston where local artists will be opening their studios for free this weekend to the public!

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5, 2017. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate

Kid Price Saturday at Zoo New England: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of select months at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo where everyone pays kids price for admission until noon!

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

Don’t forget about Daylight Savings Time this weekend so an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Halloween Candy Buy Back Programs

Candy Buy Back Programs in Boston

Do you or your kids have a lot of uneaten Halloween candy? Here are a few places in Massachusetts where you can donate your Halloween candy to give back to others:

Operation Troop Treats: Now until November 4, 2017, stop by a Kool Smiles location to trade your candy for a toy (25 pieces of candy per toy, up to 3) and donated candy will be shipped overseas to our armed forces!

Wellesley Dental Group’s 9th Annual Community Candy: From now until November 8, 2017, Wellesley Dental Group is collecting candy for our troops overseas!

2017 Candy Trade In Event: November 1, 2017 from 4-6pm at Framingham Dental Center in Framingham. Trade in your candy for a chance to win great prizes and get a goody bag, while supplies last.

Operation Gratitude: Dentists, businesses, schools, and more are collecting candy to give back to thank those who serve!

Halloween Candy Buy Back: Donate candy to local dentists, businesses, and more to send to the troops.

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any Halloween Buy Back programs in Boston or Massachusetts!

 

Budget-Friendly Halloween Events in the Greater Boston Area

Boston Free Halloween EventsAre you looking for some budget-friendly or free Halloween events in the Greater Boston area? Here are a few fun events happening from now until October 31, 2017 that don’t cost too much!

Pru Boo: October 29, 2017 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. $5 donation towards nonprofit partner.

Halloween Happenings at CambridgeSide: October 30, 2017 from 4-6pm. Enjoy trick-or-treating and grabbing a bag of goodies at CambridgeSide. Please bring a canned good.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat & Boo Bash: October 26, 2017 from 4:30-6:30pm at Legacy Place. Compete in a costume contest, enjoy trick-or-treating, partake in seasonal crafts and more at Legacy Place! Free, but please bring a non-perishable good for the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Wally and Tessie’s Halloween Party: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11-2pm at Fenway Park. Trick-or-treat at the ballpark, paint mini pumpkins and enjoy other fall activities! Free and open to the public.

Castle Island Halloween Celebration: October 28-29, 2017. Enjoy a fun day at Castle Island with a variety of fun Halloween activities!

South Shore Plaza Boo Bash: October 29, 2017 from 1-3pm at the South Shore Plaza (Nordstrom wing) in Braintree. Come in costume and enjoy some fun and surprises!

Free Halloween Event at Bass Pro Shops: October 27-31, 2017 at Bass Pro Shops. Enjoy Halloween events, crafts, and get free photos with their Great Pumpkin Celebration!

Halloween Happenings at Westgate Mall: October 31, 2017 at 5pm at Westgate Mall in Brockton. Trick or treat at Westgate mall and enjoy a variety of Halloween activities!

Halloween Weekend at Boston Children’s Museum: October 27-31, 2017. Boston Children’s Museum is celebrating Halloween all weekend long with trick-or-treating at exhibits, face painting, crafts, and more. (Don’t forget: $1 admission on Friday nights!)

Pumpkin Palooza: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at The Lawn on D. Enjoy fun Halloween activities such as pumpkin carving, costume contest, train rides, and more!

SoWa Spooktacular: Saturday, October 28-29, 2017 in the South End. Head to the last SoWa Open Market for the season with a big Halloween party!

Halloween at Gibson House: October 31, 2017. Visit the spookiest house in the Back Bay for some trick-or-treating from 5:30-7pm.

Halloween Boo Bash: Monday, October 30, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Derby Shoppes in Hingham. Enjoy live music, a haunted cemetery, photo booth, and more!

North End Halloween Party & Parade: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1-3pm in the North End. Enjoy a parade through the North End + some Halloween fun!

Family-Friendly Halloween Celebration:  Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental. Enjoy a festive family-friendly Halloween Celebration in the hotel lobby with a kids costume contest, treats, and more!

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

BCYF Halloween Parties: Check out your local Boston community center for Halloween fun for youth!

Hard Rock Boston’s Halloween Thriller Dance Party: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Hard Rock Café. Enjoy a fun Halloween party at the Hard Rock Café with free tickets via Goldstar Boston (affiliate link).

Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 12-5pm at Taza Chocolate Factory Store in Somerville. Enjoy hot chocolate samples, crafts, face painting, music, and more at Taza Chocolate!

Scary Face Pancakes at IHOP: October 31, 2017 from 7am-10pm. Kids can get free scary face pancakes at IHOP on Halloween!

Boorito at Chipotle: October 31, 2017 from 3pm-Close at local Chipotle restaurants. Stop by your local Chopotle on Halloween night dressed in costume and score a boo-rito, bowl, salad, or tacos for $3.

Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 12-4pm at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Watch, enjoy, and possibly dress up your pet for this annual pet parade! Registration is required for costume contest.

Howl-O-Ween Pet Party: Saturday, October 28, 2017 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.

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.

Please let me know I missed any fun and budget-friendly Halloween events in the Boston area soon!

Happy Halloween!

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for October 28-29, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Here are some fun and cheap things to do this Halloween weekend in the Greater Boston area!

Boston Book Festival: October 28, 2017 at Copley Square. Celebrate the power of words with this fun and free festival!

Pumpkin Palooza: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at The Lawn on D. Enjoy fun Halloween activities such as pumpkin carving, costume contest, train rides, and more!

Wally and Tessie’s Halloween Party: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11-2pm at Fenway Park. Trick-or-treat at the ballpark, paint mini pumpkins and enjoy other fall activities! Free and open to the public.

Castle Island Halloween Celebration: October 28-29, 2017. Enjoy a fun day at Castle Island with a variety of fun Halloween activities!

Pru Boo: October 29, 2017 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. $5 donation towards nonprofit partner.

North End Halloween Party & Parade: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1-3pm in the North End. Enjoy a parade through the North End + some Halloween fun!

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

MIT Museum: Sunday, October 29, 2017. Free admission at the MIT Museum 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

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Free Drink at Dunkin’ Donuts with Groupon Cash Back Offer

 

Dunkin Donuts Boston

Get a free coffee (or whatever you like) at Dunkin’ Donuts with a 100% cash back offer from Groupon. You can earn up to $3 cashback.

To take advantage of this offer from Groupon, follow these steps:

  1. Claim and link the deal to your eligible credit card
  2. Pay for qualifying purchases at the merchant with a linked card
  3. Swipe your linked card at Dunkin’ Donuts to earn 100% cash back on your first purchase
  4. Earn 20% cash back on every additional order for 14 days
  5. Cash back rewards will be credited within a few days to your statement balance

For more information or to claim this offer from Groupon, please head here.

Will you be scoring a free coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts soon?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for October 21-22, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonThere’s always something fun and free happening in Boston, especially on the weekends! Here’s some cheap and free weekend fun this weekend in the Boston area:

The 2017 Head of the Charles Regatta: October 21-22, 2017. Enjoy this Boston tradition and cheer on the thousands of rowers from the banks of the Charles River!

Boston Veg Food Fest: October 21-22, 2017 at Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. Enjoy this vegetarian food fest with speakers, samples, exhibits, and more! Free and free parking.

21st Annual A Cappella Competition: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Watch 40 of the best New England A Cappella groups battle it out at Faneuil Hall on Saturday and cheer on your favorites!

Boston Art Book Fair: October 21-22, 2017 at Boston Center for the Arts. Enjoy a variety of performances, panels, workshops, and more for the first art book fair in Boston!

MiceOctober 21-22, 2017 in Cambridge. Enjoy this fun and free weekend event showcasing the best in new and local comics at the annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo!

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston + a celebration of sausages this weekend!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

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

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Five Free Coffees at Pret A Manger with App Download

pret app bostonDownload the Prep App and the first 50,000 customers to do so will receive FIVE FREE coffees at Pret A Manger. The Prep App is available on iOS and Android devices.

There are multiple Pret A Manger locations in Boston and you can find your nearest location here.

For more information regarding free coffee through the Pret App, please head here.

Are you going to download the app for FIVE free coffees?

*Don’t forget to download the Potbelly App soon for a free Sandwich! I got mine over the weekend and was able to order it through the app to get the free sandwich– just had to pick it up! It was super easy!