Free 4-week Boston Globe Subscription Still Available from JetBlue!

My free Boston Globe that arrived on my doorstep today!

I retweeted this offer the other day when I first heard about it, but wanted to mention this again since it’s still available. Receive a free 4-week subscription to The Boston Globe Thursday-Sunday exclusively from JetBlue. You just need to fill out a quick form that doesn’t require a credit card or billing information!

I signed up on Thursday and already received my first newspaper yesterday, and then again today! This offer is only available for households that have not received the Globe in 90 days, which is us since we recently moved :) The only downside (for couponers) is that I didn’t receive the one smart source insert in the paper, but I did get most other sale circulars. However, it will be a nice bonus if I do receive them in the upcoming weeks!

Did you already grab your free 4-week Globe subscription and did you receive the coupon insert? Let me know!


Grab $10 at Local Restaurant Favorites this Holiday Season

From now until the end of the year (with a few date restrictions), you can snag $10 off your meal with this printable coupon at participating Boston local restuarants as part of the Mayor’s Holiday Special.

The restaurants that accept this $10 off coupon when you spend $40 are:

  • Amelia’s Trattoria
  • Antico Forno
  • Aragosta Bar and Bistro
  • Back Deck
  • Blu
  • Bokx 109
  • Brasserie JO
  • Club Cafe
  • DaVinci Ristorante
  • Davide
  • Dick’s Last Resort
  • Dot-2 Dot Cafe
  • Empire
  • Fajitas and Ritas
  • Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Freeport Tavern
  • Gem
  • The Grille at Hobbs Brook
  • Maharaja’s
  • Maurizio’s
  • Osaka
  • Pho Hoa Restaurant
  • Red Lantern
  • Sea Breeze Mexican Grill
  • Sidney’s Grille
  • Terramia Ristorante
  • Tresca

You must spend at least $40 in food (excludes alcohol, grat & taxes) and you must show the coupon when ordering. Coupon cannot be used on November 22, December 24, 25 & 31. For more information and restrictions, please click here.

Mmm… Are you going to try something new or stick with an old favorite this holiday season?!


Weekend Happenings for November 17-18, 2012 in Boston & Beyond

Okay, here are the weekend events happening in Boston & more this Saturday & Sunday, November 17-18th. The good news is all weekend events listed are wicked cheap or free!

Blink! at Faneuil Hall: Saturday, November 17, 2012 and events start at 9:15am at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. A lot of holidays happenings this Saturday at Faneuil Hall including music from the holiday pops, a light and sound extravaganza, annual tree lighting and more. Free.

Pilates Bootcamp with Jennifer Phelan: Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 9:15-10am at Faneuil Hall. Join pilates instructor Jennifer Phelan for a 45-minutes pilates class. Free.

Ultimate Bootcamp & Breakfast: Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 10-11am at City Sports in Cambridge. Start your Sunday morning with free bootcamp in Porter Square and then enjoy breakfast afterwards! Pre-registration recommended. Free.

A Cappella Brunch at the Lansdowne Pub: Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the Lansdowne Pub from 12-3pm. Enjoy the Nor’easters and Jabberwocks for this first annual A Cappella Brunch! Free entry.

Boston Food Swap: Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 2-5pm at 281 Summer Street, Boston. Swap your favorite foods for different food items, Thanksgiving style. Free. 

9th Annual Beacon Hill Fine Art & Craft Sale: Saturday & Sunday, November 17-18th, 2012 at the Hill House at 127 Vernon Street, Boston from 10am-5pm. Shop local for upcoming holiday gifts with a variety of crafts and fine art to choose from. Free entry.

If we missed a cheap or free event happening this weekend or have a tip for the future, please feel free to let us know in the comments or contact us here.

Hope you all have a great weekend! :)


Free Lunch at Pret A Manger on Thursday & Friday, November 15th & 16th!

Twitter was going crazy yesterday with free lunch brags about United Kingdom based company, Pret A Manger who are just launching in Boston this week. So jealous of everyone that took advantage of this awesome deal yesterday! The good news is if you missed the freebie yesterday, you can still try for free lunch today and Friday!

The new Pret A Manger located at 185 Franklin Street in Boston will be handing out free lunches today, November 15, 2012 and the 507 Boylston Street location will be giving free lunches today and Friday, November 16th, 2012. Both lunch giveaways start at noon, but according to the Boston Herald, managers will be giving away lunch vouchers starting at 7:30am today at Franklin Street location.

Have you scored a free lunch yet from Pret?!


Private Holiday Shopping Spree at Nix’s Mate Hilton Boston!

Goldstar Boston is offering free tickets for a private holiday shopping spree at Nix’s Mate Hilton Boston on Saturday, December 1, 2012! Free tickets to the complimentary afternoon session are already gone, but there are five free tickets left to the morning session from 10am-1pm, so if you are interested, you may want to reserve them now!

Please note that although the ticket is free, you do need to pay a service fee for $4.75 per ticket, so please keep that in mind before you buy.

I don’t know too much about this event since it is the first annual, but the description promises free appetizers and a mixture of exhibitors, boutiques and shops under one roof. If you are looking for an easy way to shop for many different people at once, this may be for you!

Please click here for more information, and just in case you are wondering, I am an affiliate of Goldstar: You can read my disclosure policy here.

Turn Your Cans into Cupcakes at the Kick*ss Cupcakes Truck!

Image Credit: Foodie Asshole

All this week, bring three can food items to the Kickass Cupcake Food Truck to receive one sweet deal: a free cupcake! One donation per day per person, and up to six free cupcakes total.

All can donations received will restock local food pantries and beneit the Boston Bounty Bucks program that assists low-income family with healthy fresh fruit and vegetable options.

To find the cupcake truck schedule, please head to their website here and to find more about this promotion, please click here. Sweet!

Wicked Cheap Tip: Use your Charlie Card to Grab Local Discounts

Did you know that little plastic card stored safely in your wallet can also grab you some great local discounts in and around Boston?! From museums, entertainment, restaurants, the spa, the gym, retail locations, and much more, your Charlie Card can be saving you some cash. You can find all the Charlie Card discounts and savings here.

Some of my favorite discounts for 2012 are:

  • $2 off one adult admission at Franklin Park Zoo
  • $2 off one adult admission to the New England Aquarium (excludes IMAX and Whale Watching)
  • $2 off any regular adult admission at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum
  • $1 off at the Old South Meeting House and 10% off at the museum shop
  • Buy 1 adult admission, get 1 Free at the Old State House Museum and Boston Massacre Historic Site
  • 2-for-1 admission at the MIT Museum
  • 2-for-1 admission Sunday through Thursday and $5 off tickets on Friday and Saturday at Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault
  • $199 off enrollment free and 1/3 off day passes at Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs
  • $25 off first individual sport enrollment at Boston Ski & Sports Club
  • Complimentary 3-day all access gym pass (new members only) at Fitcorp Fitness Center
  • Recieve $50 credit for new members at Zipcar with promo code MBTA12
  • Buy 1 Gourmet Pizza Slice & Get 1 Cheese Slice Free at Crazy Dough’s Pizza
  • Complimentary starter, soup, or salad with an adult entree purchase at the Elephant Walk
  • Free cup of chowder or dessert with a purchase of any entree at Dick’s Last Resort
  • Show your Charlie Card and get a free PRUferred Card with savings of more than 40 stores and restaurants at the Prudential Center

As you can see there are so many wicked awesome discounts by just showing your Charlie Card! There are also so, so many more in addition to what I mentioned.

If you don’t have a Charlie Card yet, what are you waiting for? You can grab one free at all MBTA ticket counters at Back Bay Station, Downtown Crossing, Harvard, North Station, and South Station, all rapid transit stations, select bus terminals, and even retail locations.

I will let you know when the 2013 discounts are in too, so check back soon :)

Free Coffee from Xtra Mart, Bruegger’s Bagels & Cumberland Farms!

Xtra Mart Convenience Stores is giving away free coffee TODAY, November 12, 2012 & Monday, November 26, 2012 by showing a printable facebook coupon. (Xtra Mart also offers Free Coffee the first of every month too!)

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Bruegger’s Bagels is hosting a Free Coffee Day until 2pm! No coupon is needed, but guests are encouraged to donate a little something to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

And lastly, Cumberland Farms is giving away free Coffee every Friday for the month of November! But if you follow us on Twitter, you would already know that :)

Oh boy, it is going to be a highly caffeinated (and hopefully productive) week!