Free Taxi Rides Today through Thursday in Boston

This was all over Twitter yesterday, but I wanted to share this article by Boston Business Journal here just in case you missed it. Start-up company, Uber is offering free Boston taxi rides (up to $25) starting today, Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 until 8pm on Thursday, October 18th, 2012.

You can request your free Boston Taxi ride by downloading the Uber Application on your iPhone or android system (or if needed). The first $25 of your trip is free and you will be charged if you go over. Don’t forget to tip your taxi cab driver though!

Uber also mentioned they have a lot of free surprises too for free taxi week! How exciting! You can find out more information from Uber’s blog here.

Free Starbucks Latte (at select stores) from 4-6pm Today!

Starbucks is promoting their new Verismo machine today, Monday, October 15, 2012 from 4-6pm at select stores and giving FREE LATTES! To find a store with a Verismo, please click here. You may want to call before you stop by just in case. I called the Boston Common location and they are participating! Woohoo!

Book your Megabus Trip for the Holidays now!

Megabus released their bus schedule earlier than usual, which means you can book your Megabus trip now for the holidays! The earlier you book your ticket, the better chance you have at grabbing those $1 tickets (plus .50 service charge).

I did some searching and found Boston to New York for $1 on Sunday, December 23rd & Monday the 24th, however the $1 tickets are filling up fast! The good news is there are still some good seats and deals left– so check it out if you need to travel home or to Boston during the holidays– this is a good time to buy!

La Famiglia Giorgio’s Ristorante at Half Off via Groupon!

Groupon is offering a great deal at La Famiglia Giorgio’s Ristorante in the North End. You can grab a $40 certificate for two for just $20 or $80 for Four for $35 on Please make sure you read the terms before you buy, and that you will eat in the North End before it expires in April of 2013. You do have to wait until tomorrow to use it and need reservations beforehand, so keep that in mind. But overall, a very good deal if you love La Famiglia Giorgio’s or have been wanting to go!

*Please note that I am an affiliate of Groupon, please read my disclosure policy here.

Weekend Happenings: October 13-14, 2012 in the Boston Area

Here is the weekend round-up of all the cheap and free events happening in and around the Boston, Massachusetts area on Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14, 2012:

Food Truck Throwdown: Boston vs. NYC: Saturday, October 13th, 2012 from 11am to 9pm in Dewey Square on the Greenway, Boston. Food trucks from each city will battle and compete in various challenges for the beloved title of Best Food Truck! Their will be music and celebrity judges as well. Free. For more information, please click here.

Haunted Movie Series Featuring Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:Saturday, October 13th, 2012 starting at 6:30pm at Salem Common in Salem, MA. What better place is there to watch a free Halloween movie than in Salem!? There is also a Open Market in Salem until 6pm that you can catch before the movie in addition to many other haunted happenings. Free. More information here.

Ocean Spray Fall Harvest Festival at Patriots Place: Saturday, October 13th, 2012 from 10-5pm at Patriots Place in Foxborough. Enjoy cranberry bogs, hayrides, pumpkin carvings, visit with Pat Patriot and much more. Free! For more information, please go here.

Revere Beach Pumpkin Festival: Saturday, October 13th, 2012 from 11-3pm at Revere Beach (across from Kelly’s Roast Beef). Bring the kiddos to the pumpkin patch to grab your favorite pumpkin as well as face painting, entertainment, and a farmers market. Free. For more information, please go here.  

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Sunday, October 14th, 2012 starting at 8am at the DCR Hatch Shell. Walk to end Breast Cancer in this beautiful 5K walk around the Charles River. (I’ve participated before, it is a great event!) Online pre-registration  is over, but you can sign-up at the day of the event. Cost is whatever you raise and/or donate to the cause. For more information, please go here.  

Community Day: Harvard Crimson vs. Bucknell Bison: Saturday, October 14th, 2012. Activities start at 2pm and kickoff is 3:30pm at the Harvard Stadium. Residents of Cambridge and Allston can receive free tickets as well as free food vouchers while cheering on the Harvard Crimson. Tickets are free for Cambridge and Allston residents, but must be reserved before 5pm on Friday, 10/12/12. For more information or to reserve your tickets, please go here.

Sorry for getting this up much later than I planned– gosh technolgy sometimes! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :)


Free $10 Credit with!

If you enjoy taking advantage of Daily Deal sites, you’ll want to head over to to sign-up or log into your account to grab a FREE $10 Credit! Their deals are mostly in the outdoor and entertainment category but they have a lot of options to chose from.

The cheapest deal I found was the Guided Running Tour of Boston for $18, so just $8 after credit! There was also extreme paintball, mixology class, Patriots Football cruise, PGA golf lesson & horseback riding all for $35 or under. (Don’t forget to check the getaways tab for a one-night getaway to NH for $99 and more). It appears the credit won’t expire for a year or so, so you definitely have time to wait for a better deal if nothing interests you at this time.

To grab your free $10 credit, please click my Zozi referral link here, or head directly to the site for more information if you’d rather.

Once again, thanks Hip2Save for the heads up.


Free Small Pinkberry Yogurt (with PinkCard)

When you sign up for a PinkCard with Pinkberry, you receive all kinds of perks! The PinkCard allows you to track your purchases, earn rewards, and use as a gift card. You can earn your first reward by just signing up, and luckily it’s delicious: a free small pinkberry yogurt with toppings! You can grab a PinkCard by downloading an app on your smartphone or stopping by a local store.

To find out more about the PinkCard or to download the app, please click here.

Note: Universities do not participate in the PinkCard program :(

Thanks, Hip2Save!


Girls Night Out at Simon Malls on Thursday, October 11, 2012

This Thursday, October 11, 2012 many Simon Malls in Massachusetts are having a Girls Night Out that offer goodiesand fun for you and the girls! Feel free to click the mall of your choice below for more information!

South Shore Plaza in Braintree from 5-8pm (goodie bags for the first 200 guests).

North Shore Mall in Peabody from 5-8pm

Burlington Mall in Burlington from 5-8pm

Solomon Pond in Marlborough from 5-8pm

Auburn Mall in Auburn from 5-8pm

Let me know in the comments if I missed any! Hope you have a great girls night!