Free and Half Price Ice Skating When You Wear Your Pats Gear!

If you feel like Ice Skating this week, head to Frog Pond in your Patriots gear for half price admission from now until the Super Bowl!

Even better, head down to Winter Skate at Patriot Place in Foxboro in your Patriots gear from February 1-3, 2018 to skate for FREE!

Please note that rentals are extra or bring your own ice skates for some free fun!

For more information about half price admission at Boston Common Frog Pond, please head here and head here for more information about free ice skating at Winter Skate.

Grand Opening Weekend at The Discovery Museum + Giveaway

Discovery Museum in Massachusetts

This giveaway is now over. Congratulations Mario!! Your free tickets are on its way!

The Discovery Museum in Acton, Massachusetts is opening their doors to an all-new museum in March!

After an expansion and complete renovation, the Discovery Museum is opening their doors to the community for a grand opening celebration the weekend of March 3-4, 2018 from 9-4:30 PM each day. Children 12 and under are free all weekend as a thank you to the community.

The Discovery Museum is roughly 25 miles north west of Boston in Acton, Massachusetts and a great museum for kids!

Admission to the Discovery Museum is $12.50 for adults and children, and children under 1 are free. Teachers are always free to the Discovery Museum as well as military members and family members up to 4 people. There are also library passes available for half off admission at certain libraries and EBT and WIC cardholders in Massachusetts can receive admission for $1 for up to 5 additional family members.

Also, the first Friday night of each month during the school year (except September) and every Friday night during the summer (beginning late June) is open for free from 4:30 to 8:00pm. The Discovery Museum will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for local food pantries.

There are also many more ways to save at the Discovery Museum and a complete list can be found here.

However, the best way to save at the Discovery Museum is to enter to win free tickets!!

To enter to win tickets to use any time, follow @DiscoveryActon on Twitter (or another form of social media if you are not on twitter) and leave a comment below with your twitter handle if possible or tweet me to let me know that you’ve followed them and you’ll be entered to win!

To win a FREE family pack of (4) tickets to the Discovery Museum to use at anytime, please enter by Sunday, February 11, 2018 and a winner will be selected within 24 hours.

For more information about the Discovery Museum, please head here and don’t forget to follow them on twitter to enter to win!

Good luck!!

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for January 27-28, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonLooking for some and cheap things to do in Boston for the last weekend in January? Here are a few ideas:

10th Annual Taste of Chocolate Festival in Harvard Square: January 26-28, 2018 in Harvard Square. Enjoy this fun and annual chocolate festival with chocolate treats and specials!

MIT Museum: Sunday, January 28, 2018. Enjoy free admission at the MIT Museum the last Sunday of each month, September to June.

ICA Play Dates: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the ICA in Boston from 10-4pm. Enjoy FREE admission for up to 2 adults per family when accompanied by children ages 12 and under with fun and family-friendly activities to do together.

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

If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend outside the city, you may want to head down to Patriot Place where fans who skate in Pats gear skate free from January 25-28, 2018!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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PRUferred Shopper Card Discounts 2018 at the Prudential Center

Pruferred Shopper Card

The PRUferred Shopper Card is a free discount card available at the Prudential Center in Boston that offers discounts on your favorite shops and restaurants.

You can pick up a 2018 PRUferred Shopper Card at the Concierge Desk off Center Court at the Pru for free and then use the card to get additional savings.

The complete list of discounts available with the PRUferred card can be found here but below are a few of my favorite discounts with the card:

  • 5 Napkin Burger: 10% discount in the dining room
  • Au Bon Pain: Free medium fountain purchase with featured sandwich/salad purchase
  • Ben & Jerry’s: 10% discount
  • California Pizza Kitchen: 10% discount, up to 4 people, excludes alcohol
  • Cold Stone Creamery: 10% discount
  • Crazy Dough’s Pizza: 10% discount
  • Towne Stove & Spirits: 25% off bar menu items
  • Wagamama: 10% discount
  • Ann Taylor/Loft: 20% off full-price purchase
  • Magic Beans: 10% off full-price toys
  • Oakley: 10% purchase
  • Under Armour: 15% off entire purchase
  • Skywalk Observatory: $2 off adult admission (can’t be combined with other offers)

Just simply show your free proffered card at a participating restaurant or retailer to receive the discount. Easy!

For more information about the 2018 PRUferred Shopper Card at the Prudential Center, please head here.

Have you used the PRUferred Shopper Card before at the Pru?

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for January 20-21, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Okay– so I’m not seeing too many free festivals and events for this weekend, but I’m also away this week so I didn’t look too hard either. Please let me know in the comments below if I missed anything.

Luckily, there will be some fun happening at Gillette Stadium (and TV screens everywhere) on Sunday.

Also, il Molo in the North End will have a $1 game time menu if you are looking for somewhere to watch the game with some cheap eats.

Snowflake Festival and Open House: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Brookline Arts Center from 1-3PM. Enjoy a day of free creative family fun with artwork and activities for all ages!

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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2018 Boston Globe Travel Show Discount Tickets

Boston Globe Travel Show Discount Tickets 2018

A few people have been asking me about discounts, promo codes, and free tickets for the 2018 Boston Globe Travel Show, so I figured I would do a post now for it.

The Boston Globe Travel Show is February 9-11, 2018 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Tickets to the show are $10 online and $15 at the door. Kids 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

The Travel Show is a fun way to discover new vacation spots, get great travel deals, and enjoy cultural performances.

Usually there are promo codes available for free tickets to the show, but I haven’t been able to find any yet. However, I’m still searching!

UPDATE: Found some promo codes for tickets! Try promo code EXHIBFREE18 or Cruise18 on the Eventbrite page for free tickets to the show! Please note that these promo codes could end at anytime so make sure to reserve your free tickets soon!

If you are looking for discount tickets to the 2018 travel show, you can use promo code 2TICKETS to get two tickets for $10, so two tickets for the price of one.

Also, if you are aware of a promo code I may have missed, please let me know in the comments below.

For more information about the Boston Globe Travel Show 2018, please head here.

Have you found an active promo code or coupon for the 2018 Boston Globe Travel Show? Have you been to the Travel Show before?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for January 13-15, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Here are some fun and budget-friendly things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area for this extra long weekend!

Free MFA Day: Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Get free admission at the MFA all day on Monday.

Free Admission at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Enjoy free timed admission on Monday starting at 11AM, last entry is at 4PM.

Free Admission at Zoo New England: Monday, January 15, 2018. Both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are offering free admission on Monday.

Free Admission at National Parks: Monday, January 15, 2018. All National Parks across the country that typically charge an admission fee will be free on Monday.

MLK Day at Microsoft Boston: Monday, January 15, 2018 from 4-6pm at the Microsoft Store in Boston. Enjoy a reception at the Microsoft Store to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and view digital art created by local youth.

Cambridge MLK Day of Service: Monday, January 18, 2018 from 2-5pm in Cambridge. Enjoy an afternoon of service with a variety of hands-on service projects.

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

Also, just a heads up– On Sunday afternoon is the annual no pants subway ride in Boston if you’d like to participate or would rather avoid public transportation that day.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Free Entrance Days at National Parks for 2018!

Bar Harbor Maine Jordan Pond

A few days each year, ALL National Parks across the country offer free admission days and waive admission fees for certain days each year.

Unfortunately the 2018 National Park Free Days schedule is smaller than in previous years with only four free National Park days this year, but free days are still great days to take advantage of!

Here are the FREE National Park Days for 2018:

  • January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 21: First day of National Park Week
  • September 22: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

For more information or to find a national park, please head here.

There are so many great big and small national parks in New England! What is your favorite national park to visit?

The picture above is from Acadia National Park from my visit a few years ago!