Goldstar Rolls out the Comp Train!

Goldstar once again rolls out the Comp Train and if you are unfamiliar, they basically unload a lot of complimentary (FREE!) tickets to events in Boston and across the country, including live theatre, dance, comedy, opera and more!

The comp train promotion runs for 48 hours from April 20-22, 2016 but keep in mind that the hottest free tickets tend to sell out fast, so if there’s something you are really eyeing you may want to book it earlier than later.

Goldstar is free to use, you just need to sign up with a valid e-mail address to check out all the great options. You do need to pay a small ticket fee for each complimentary ticket and they usually range between $3-8 per ticket, depending on the event.

To check out Goldstar’s Comp Train, please head here.

Tip: You can view Goldstar Boston events through Boston on Budget first if you are not ready to sign up yet or make a purchase through Goldstar.

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It’s National Park Week!


It’s National Park Week which means all 409 National Parks are free this week now until Sunday, April 24, 2016.

The Adams National Park in Quincy is one out of the 409 National Parks that are free this week, which saves $10 a person for admission.

For more information or to find another national park for free this week, please head here.

Have you taken advantage of free national park days before? What is your favorite national park?

Tax Day Freebies and Deals in Boston

Tax-Free Weekend

Tax Day is here and to celebrate there is a lot of tax freebies and discounts to share with you. Most of the deals are valid on tax day, Monday, April 18, 2016.

Boston Market: Grab a individual half chicken meal with two sides, a regular fountain drink, cornbread and cookie for $10.40.

Bruegger’s Bagels: Get a Big Bagel Bundle for $10.40 which includes 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese with Facebook coupon or e-mail coupon for e-mail subscribers.

Hard Rock Café: Sing karaoke at a participating Hard Rock Cafe and get a free Legendary Burger on April 18, 2016. 18+ to participate with pre-registration.

HydroMassage: Get a free massage from April 18-22 with this coupon and pre-registration.

Noodles & Company: Bring your “little deductible” for a free kids meal on April 18, 2016 at Noodles & Company. Also, get $4 off any $10 online purchase with promo code TAX DAY valid until April 18th.

Outback Steakhouse: Get 15% off with printable coupon + mention Bloomin’ to your server and get a free Bloomin’ Onion Appetizer at participating locations on April 18th

Staples: Shred up to five pounds of paper for free on April 18, no coupon required.

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any great tax day deals or freebies!



One Boston Day

One Boston Day

Today is One Boston Day. Today we remember. Today we celebrate the strength and generosity of the people of Boston.

Today we give back. For more information about One Boston Day and ways to participate, please head here. There are a lot of ways you can make a difference today on One Boston Day.

There are so many great events and small acts of kindness today from blood drives, free hugs, donations, and much more.

The Museum of Science Butterfly Garden and The Sports Museum at TD Garden will have free admission all day as well as the MFA after 4pm today.

How are you spending #OneBostonDay?

April Vacation Ideas in Massachusetts on a Budget

April Vacation Week in BostonNext Week is April Vacation for Massachusetts schools and I’ve compiled a list of fun and cheap things to do during the week without breaking the bank!

Here’s a few ideas of things to do in Boston and Beyond during April Vacation Week if you or your kids have the week off!

If I missed any fun events or activities during April Vacation week, please let me know in the comments! Hope you have a great week if you have it off!

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 16-18, 2016


Cheap Weekend Events in BostonHappy Patriots Day Weekend in Boston! Here’s some fun things to do for this extra long and fun weekend in Boston!

The Boston Marathon: Monday, April 18, 2016 from Hopkinton to Boston. Cheer on the runners of the 120th Boston Marathon! For a course map, please head here.

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo: April 15-17, 2016 at the Hynes Convention Center. Check out this huge running expo with over 200 exhibitors with new products, services, and more. Free and open to the public.

All-you-can-eat Pancakes at South Street Diner: Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 5-10pm at the South Street Diner in Boston. Head to the South Street Diner on Sunday night to carb load on all-you-can-eat Pancakes for $6!

Cambridge Science Festival: April 15-24, 2016 in Cambridge & New England. Check out this annual 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering, art and math with various events around Cambridge & more!

Out of the Blue Artist Market: Every Saturday in April in Cambridge. Are you looking for something out of the blue? Check out this pop up market happening every Saturday in April.

The Big Apple Circus The Grand Tour: Daily until May 8, 2016 at City Hall Plaza. Check out the Big Apple Circus in Boston with many discount ticket options.

Cambridge Winter Farmers Market: Every Saturday from January 9-April 30, 2016 from 10am to 2pm. Enjoy this local famers market at the Cambridge Community Center.

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

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any great and cheap events! Hope you have a great weekend!

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Volunteer Expo at the Prudential Center

Pru Volunteer ExpoThis week is National Volunteer Week and to celebrate check out the Annual Volunteer Expo at the Prudential Center on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm.

You’ll get a chance to meet with non-profit groups from the Greater Boston area and learn of great opportunities to volunteer and give back.

For more information, please head here.

Jordan’s Furniture Red Sox 2016 Promotion

Jordans Furniture Red Sox Promotion 2016Jordan’s Furniture released their 2016 Boston Red Sox Promotion for potentially free furniture depending on the Red Sox (and Yankees) season this year.

This year if the Red Sox and the Yankees meet for the Pennant, you will receive a rebate of the purchase price paid for furniture purchased from April 6, 2016 to May 15, 2016.

Some terms and conditions may apply, and more information can be found here.

Will you be participating in this Red Sox promotion at Jordan’s this year? Were you one of the lucky ones that received free furniture in the past?