New Free Fitness Classes in Boston!

Troops for Fitness in Boston

Coca-Cola is teaming up with the City of Boston to promote free fitness in a program called “Troops for Fitness”.

Troops for Fitness are free fitness classes led by Veterans to help keep people fit throughout the city. Free fitness programs range from Zumba class to running clubs to Bootcamp and much more with classes almost every day of the week in neighborhoods all across Boston!

This is a great way to stay active with some of our strongest and bravest men and women as our instructors!

For more information, please visit the City of Boston’s website or view the free fitness schedule.

H/T, Boston Magazine!


Discount Coupon to the New England Aquarium!

New England Aquarium Coupons

I don’t see too many coupons for the New England Aquarium often so I figured I would share.

If you are heading to the New England Aquarium this month, there is a $3 off printable coupon available on their website. The coupon is good for $3/each for up to 4 people. The coupon isn’t valid for IMAX or Whale Watch Tickets.

However, if you are a Massachusetts resident, make sure to plan ahead and request free admission through the Boston Public Library! This is the best way to visit the New England Aquarium for free in my opinion!

Feature Friday: $1 Cheeseburgers at McGreevy’s


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!

I haven’t highlighted the same restaurant yet, but I wanted to this time because there’s a fun promotion attached to this food deal for November!

McGreevy’s in the Back Bay of Boston has $1 Cheeseburgers every Tuesday night from 4pm to 11pm. However, during the month of Movember, gentleman (and ladies, I guess?) with authentic mustaches will receive a free cheeseburger!

If you haven’t done the cheeseburger deal at McGreevy’s before, you will receive a slip and you can check off what you like (very similiar to the $1 pizza deal) if you want to add to your burger. Every topping (lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, etc.) are an additional fee, but it still makes for a pretty cheap and tasty burger!

For more information about $1 cheeseburger night or free cheeseburgers for Movember, please head here (sound warning)!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for November 15-16, 2014!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s a lot of fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston! (I’m sorry if you are not ready, but there are already holiday events listed, so just a warning!) Please let me know in the comments if I missed any fun and inexpensive Boston events this weekend!

Fenway Open Studios: November 15-16, 2014 from 11am to 5pm. Stop by Fenway Studios to meet and chat with local artists and more. Free, but please bring a canned good for the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Ski & Snowboard Expo: November 13-16, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Talk to ski and snowboard vendors, enjoy demos, and much more! Tickets are $15 (includes $10 Liftopia Gift Card and free magazine subscription), but you can request a $3 off coupon.

Free Pilates Class: Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9am-10pm at Athleta Newbury. Enjoy a free Pilates class, but please bring your own mat.

Novemberfest 2014: Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 2-11pm in Somerville. Head to Aeronaut Brewing Company on Saturday for some non-stop jams and fun!

Veterans Cruise to George’s Island: Saturday, November 15, 2014. Veterans can enjoy a free cruise to George’s Island on Saturday and friends and family pay $5. Reservations strongly recommended.

Trace Adkins Holiday Show: Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7pm at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston. If you love country music and the holidays, check out Trace Adkins at the Wilbur for a special holiday concert. Complimentary tickets (pay service fee) are available through Goldstar Boston (affiliate link).

Jordan’s Enchanted Village Begins: November 15, 2014 from January 5, 2015. The Enchanted Village is up and running for the season so come relive childhood memories! Free.

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, the Harvard Art Museums opens to the public on Sunday, November 16, 2014! The grand opening ceremony is at capacity, but you can still grab tickets for free admission for November 17-18, 2014!

Don’t forget to keep your eye out for the Lavazza Mobile Café because they are handing out free cups of Italian Coffee through Monday!

Hope you have a great weekend whatever you decide to do!

Free Roxy’s Grilled Cheese Lunch in the Seaport District!

A new apartment complex in the Seaport District, Park Lane Apartments, is hosting Roxy’s Grilled Cheese on Thursday, November 13th for a free grilled cheese lunch from 11 AM to 2 PM!

You can choose from a regular, three-cheese sandwich to the Park Lane Melt which includes caramelized onions, arugula, goat cheese, and fig jam. Yum!

Park Lane Apartments is located at One Park Lane in the Seaport District.

Will you be grabbing a free Roxy’s Grilled Cheese on Thursday?

Mayor’s Holiday 2014 in Boston with Discount Holiday and Dining Deals!

Mayor's Holiday Boston 2014

There’s a lot of fun things to during the holiday season in Boston. For the eleventh year, Mayor’s Holiday celebrates the performing arts with discount holiday shows, gift ideas, dining deals and more. has so many holiday festivities and shows and is a great holiday event guide in Boston this season!

In addition to many fun holiday events in Boston, many local Boston restaurants are offering a free $10 restaurant voucher when you spend $40 or more through December 30, 2014 (with a few holiday blackout dates).

Below are the local Boston restaurants accepting the $10 off restaurant coupon this holiday season:

Please head here for more information about the $10 off free restaurant voucher or head here for more information about Mayor’s Holiday!

What is your favorite restaurant on the list above? What is your favorite holiday event or show in Boston?

If you are looking for event more discount holiday shows and events, make sure to head over to Goldstar Boston (affiliate link). It’s free to sign up and use unless you do decide to upgrade to a fancy Red Velvet Membership.

Free Lavazza Coffee Around Boston November 13-17, 2014!

Lavazza Mobile Cafe Boston

From Thursday, November 13th to Monday, November 17th, Lavazza mobile café will be hitting the streets of Boston to share their new specialty-blend drip-coffee with complimentary cups of coffee.

Below is the tentative schedule from Lavazza. Times and locations are subject to change so make sure to follow for the most up-to-date information as well as pop-up locations:

An updated schedule was posted to their Facebook page and below is the new schedule. Thanks Janae for the heads up! (Please make sure to check their Facebook page for any addition updates or changes)

Thursday, November 13
7:00 AM-10:00 AM – Back Bay Station
11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Copley Square

Friday, November 14
7:00 AM-10:00 AM – Copley Square (on Boylston Street)
11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Harvard Square (23 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA)

Saturday, November 15
8:00 AM-10:00 AM – Stop and Shop – Watertown*
11:00 AM-1:00 PM – TD Garden – Canal Street
2:00 PM-5:00 PM – Copley Square (Boylston and Dartmouth)

Sunday, November 16
11:00 AM-3:00 PM – Boylston Street between Gloucester Street and Clarendon Street
4:00 PM-6:00 PM – Stop and Shop Hingham – 400 Lincoln Street, Hingham, MA

Monday, November 17
7:00 AM-10:00 AM – South Station (Corner on Summer and Atlantic)
11:00 AM-2pm – Harvard Square

Will you be enjoying some free Italian coffee soon?