Patriots Training Camp is a great way to cheer on the Patriots and watch football at Gillette Stadium this summer for free.
The first practice open to the public will be Thursday, July 24, 2014 starting at 9:15 AM.
A very popular attraction at training camp is the Patriots Fan Zone with inflatables, skilled competitions, face painting and more, which is perfect for kids!
Both the Pats training camp and Fan Zone are free and open to the public with free parking at Gillette Stadium too.
The first training camp schedule dates open to the public are 7/24/14 through 7/27/14 at 9:15 AM each day; however, more dates will be added through the summer. As more dates and times get added through the summer, they will be uploaded to the Patriots Training Camp website.
For more information about Patriots Training Camp 2014, please head here.
Have you been to Patriots Training Camp before? Go Pats!
*Every Monday throughout 2014 I will be sharing Money Savings Tips to help stick to and expand your budget!
Planning Ahead is one of my favorite money saving tips and can be used and interrupted many different ways. By planning ahead you can save so much money because you are prepared for the upcoming expenses as well as have a game plan.
You also tend to overspend less because you foresee expenses and plan for them.
For example, I really need want a snow blower this winter. The best month to buy a snow blower is August since it’s not a popular item in the summer. I will pay a lot less for a snow blower in August than I would after the first snow storm by planning ahead.
There are many different “best times to buy list” and I recommend checking out to help you figure out when to buy certain items like this one and this one.
Also, planning ahead for big spending months (like December) can help your budget. Start brainstorming for gift ideas now and start making a holiday budget. Try planning ahead and buying items when they are at the lowest price to help overspending the week before Christmas.
Do you plan ahead your expenses? Have you already started Christmas shopping?
To find more Money Saving Tips from Boston On Budget, please head here.
Starting on Wednesday July 23, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will present free performances of Twelfth Night.
Free Shakespeare on the Common is in its 19th year with free performances of Shakespeare’s famous plays.
Performances will begin at the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common at 8 PM on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Sunday performances will be at 7 PM. A matinee is scheduled for Saturday, July 26th at 3 PM.
Shakespeare on the Common is free and open to the public. However, you can support Commonwealth Shakespeare Company by reserving a chair or purchasing a picnic box at a performance if you are interested.
For more information about Shakespeare on the Common, please head here.
Have you been to Shakespeare on the Common before?
I was able to send myself a free coffee using two different e-mail addresses, just in case “your friend” needs a Monday morning pick-me-up in a few days, but you can send the free coffee to multiple friends as well.
For more information or to send a free coffee to a friend, please head here.
Every Friday, I feature a fun and budget-friendly option in the Greater Boston area. The “Feature Friday” is typically mentioned on the Cheap Eats list, Free Things to Do in Boston, or Discount Attractions. However, there’s so much budget-friendly ideas on my pages, I thought it would be fun to feature something budget-friendly and different each week. Also, each Feature Friday is something I have personal experience with or took advantage of recently! Enjoy!
This Feature Friday tip is from reader Erin:
Stop into a Boston BeerWorks location to get $10 off your bill every month when you sign up for the Beer Works VIP card and receive an extra $10 during your birthday month.
“We tend to visit the Fenway one in the summer before or after a game, and hit up the one by TD Garden on Canal Street during Bruins/Celtics season. They cap the limit at $10, so if you go out with a friend and your bill is $22 combined, they will take $10 off. If the combined bill is only $15, you get 50% off, so $7.50″.
It does appear you do need to sign up in person and the card may take a little bit to activate so you may not get the discount right when you sign up. For more information about Beer Works VIP card, please head here.
Thanks Erin for submitting this tip and congratulations on your $10 gift card! If your budget-friendly tip is featured on an upcoming Feature Friday post, you will also receive a $10 gift card! More info here.
I’ve already mentioned the new on demand delivery app Postmates previously, but I wanted to mention a new promotion they are doing for National Ice Cream Day this Sunday. If you are unfamiliar, Postmates will delivery many different items to you with the request of the app!
Starting July 17, 2014 at 2pm through Sunday, July 20, 2014, Postmates is offering a free pint of ice cream with delivery included. You can choose from Vanilla, Chocolate or a surprise flavor picked by Postmates.
You can find the free ice cream in the app to request a pint for delivery starting at 2pm on Thursday, 6/17/14. The pint of ice cream is free with free delivery but you do need to be in a delivery zone.
Currently Postmates delivery locations include: Downtown Boston, Back Bay, North End, South End, South Boston, Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Chestnut Hill, Jamaica Plain, Somerville, Charlestown, and Cambridge.
New users can also sign up with my referral code ux89 (thank you!) for a free $10 credit when you download the app and enter it on promo code tab.