Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 12-13, 2014!

Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy second weekend of April! Here are a few fun and budget-friendly things to do this weekend in Boston and beyond!

Black Mass Open Casting Call: Saturday & Sunday, April 12-13, 2014 from 1-6pm at 180 Mount Vernon in Dorchester. Producers are looking for people of all ages and ethnicities to represent Boston in the 1970′s and 1980′s for an upcoming movie Black Mass that tells the James “Whitey” Bulger story, which stars Johnny Depp.

Sports Illustrated Cover Shoot: Saturday, Aril 12, 2014 at 7am near the Boston Marathon Finish Line. Show your Boston Pride and be part of the Sports Illustrated cover shoot on Saturday morning.

Boston National Poetry Month Festival: April 10-13, 2014 at the Boston Public Library, Copley. Enjoy this 14th Annual Festival with readings from emerging poets and more. Free.

Phillips Candy House Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 11-4pm at Pope John Paul II Park. Phillips Candy House is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Spring Egg Scramble with 10,000 toy-filled eggs. The Easter Bunny will make a guest appearance from 2-4pm. Free.

Guac Off: Sunday, April 13th from 3-5pm at the Painted Burro in Somerville. The deadline to submit your fabulous guac recipe has past but you can still cheer on the local participants!

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

Free Outdoor Bootcamp: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at City Sports in Porter Square at 10am. Enjoy a free outdoor bootcamp class for one hour, please RSVP in advance.

Free Boston CrossFit: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 12-1pm. Every Saturday enjoy free (indoor) CrossFit class in the Back Bay.

Free Spinning Class at Handle Bar Fenway: April 12-13, 2014 from 8-5pm. New riders can enjoy free classes and 25% off at Handle Bar’s opening this weekend!

If you are looking for more things to do, check out the Half Price Event tickets tab for great discounts and free tickets to shows and more. Also, The Big Apple Circus is underway at City Hall and you can find a lot of different discounts to the circus.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Entertainment Books for $15 (Plus Free Shipping)

Are you familiar with Entertainment Book? If you are not, Entertainment Book is filled with coupons for local restaurants, attractions, retail stores, and much, much more. There are many different Entertainment books for different cities, but there is a Greater Boston Entertainment Book!

These books retail for $35, but do go sale (like now). Right now you can buy an entertainment book for $15 with free shipping through April 14, 2014. You can also add a second book for $10 which would make each book $12.50 each.  You could give the second book as a gift, or get another book for either the same town or maybe a future vacation spot.

The majority of coupons in these books expire at the end of November, so you do have time to use them! I typically receive this book as a Christmas gift and keep it in my car so I don’t forget to check the book before I go into a restaurant, retail store, etc. throughout the year.

There’s a nice glossary in the back which lists participating businesses by alphabetical order and by town, which is nice when you are on the go!

For more information or to purchase an Entertainment Book, please head here.

Do you use an Entertainment Book to save money? Have you bought one for a vacation destination instead of your local town?

*This post does contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy here.



Three North End Restaurants Team Up for a Triple Play

North End Triple Play

North End Restaurants Pauli’s, Regina Pizzeria and Modern Pastry have teamed up to bring a great Triple Play to Boston to celebrate the Red Sox’s 2014 season. Starting on April 11, 2014 the three restaurants are teaming up to challenge guests to eat at a must-try dish at each restaurants in exchange for two free Red Sox tickets!

Here’s the triple play challenge:

  • Pauli’s, 65 Salem Street: 14oz Lobster Sub with fresh lobster meat and mayo for $29.99
  • Regina Pizzeria, 11 1/2 Thacher Street: Giambotta, three pound pizza for $19.99
  • Modern Pastry, 257 Hanover Street: Two traditional cannoli for $2.50 each

Once you visit all three locations, mail in the receipts from each location to Pauli’s to be rewarded a pair of Red Sox tickets to an upcoming game.

The triple play begins April 11, 2014 and will be ongoing through August, or until Red Sox tickets run out. For more information please visit here.

*Keep in mind that Red Sox Tickets start at $9  (+ service fees) Standing Room seats for College Students only and $10 (+ service fees) Upper Bleacher Seats, so if you are not interested in the three restaurants signature dishes, this may not be the best deal for you.

Will you be participating in this Triple Play deal?


Free Medium Iced Tea or Iced Coffee from Au Bon Pain!

Free Iced Tea Au Bon Pain

In addition to Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Au Bon Pain is offering Free Medium Iced Tea or Iced Coffee from 2-5pm on Tuesday.

To find your nearest Au Bon Pain, please head here.

*Note, I received this freebie notification in my e-mail as a member of their eClub. There is limited information and no indication you need to make a purchase to receive the free offer. Not all Au Bon Pains may participate so make sure you ask before you place your order.


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Money Saving Monday: Never Go Grocery Shopping Hungry

Money Saving Monday Image

*Every Monday throughout 2014 I will be sharing Money Savings Tips to help stick to and expand your budget!

You may know this very simple money saving tip: Don’t go to the grocery store hungry. Why? Because everything looks soo good, and you’ll spend more.

Did you know that your impulse purchases while you are hungry are also high in calories?

So do yourself a favor and eat something before heading to the grocery store to save money and save some calories too!

Do you shop at the grocery store hungry?

To find more Money Saving Tips from Boston On Budget, please head here.


Free Furniture if the Red Sox Win the World Series… Again!

Jordans Monster Repeat

Jordan’s Furniture is at it again with a Red Sox & Free Furniture promotion entitled Jordan’s Monster Repeat! Simply buy furniture at Jordan’s from April 2, 2014 to May 18, 2014 and if the Red Sox win the World Series again this year, you will receive a rebate for your entire furniture purchase this fall! Go Sox!

Keep in mind that not all purchases will qualify (Jordan’s Colossal Clearance items, service items, Paul’s TV, and a few more) but there is no minimum or maximum spend to qualify on in-store or online furniture purchases.

For more information, please head here and for all the terms and conditions, please head here.

I need to buy new furniture soon, so I may  participate this year. Fingers crossed! Will you participate this year– have you in the past?


Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on April 8, 2014!

Free Cone Day Ben and Jerrys

Mark your calendars! Ben & Jerry’s annual Free Cone Day is THIS TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 from 12-8pm! No coupon or purchase needed!

To find a participating location or for more information, please head here! Yum!

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