Ben & Jerry’s Groupon Expiring Soon

Wow, if you are not one of the 5,000+ people that have purchased the Groupon for $30 worth of ice cream for just $15 at Ben & Jerry’s, what are you waiting for!? This deal is ending soon but you have until March 27, 2013 to actually use the voucher– we better have perfect ice cream weather before then!

For more information or to purchase this Ben & Jerry’s Groupon, please click here.

I am an affliliate of Groupon, for more information, please see my disclosure policy here.

Weekend Happenings: October 20th & 21st, 2012 in the Boston Area

 

Here is a list of the best events and weekend happenings in the Boston area that are free or wicked cheap. There are a lot of fun things to do in the city this weekend and I think the most expensive idea on this list is $10 per person!

48th Head of the Charles Regatta: Saturday & Sunday October 20 & 21, 2012 from 8am-5pm at the Charles River. The head of the Charles Regatta is the world’s largest two-day rowing event and has been a Boston tradition for 48 years! I really like this article by Bostoninno that breaks down the best viewing spots and is a great first-timer guide. You can also head to the HOCR’s main page here for more information. Free for most viewing spots.

First Annual Faneuil Hall Street Theater Festival: Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2012 from 11am-7pm at Faneuil Hall. On a regular weekend at Faneuil Hall, the marketplace is buzzing with amazing street performers so the first annual street theater with street performers from all over the world can’t be missed! For more information about the event, please click here. Free, but you may want to bring some cash to tip performers.

Boston Classical Orchestra: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at 3pm at Faneuil Hall. The Boston Children’s Chorus will be singing classical songs at Faneuil Hall this weekend. More information can be found here. Free.

National Cranberry Festival in Carver, MA: Saturday & Sunday, October 20th & 21st, 2012 from 10am-5pm at Edaville USA in Carver, Massachusetts. All aboard for this fun 2-day cranberry festival in Carver with unlimited train rides, live musical entertainment, an harvest marketplace, and much more. For more information, please click here. $10 admission for ages 2 and over.

AMC Theatres: Seven Psychopaths: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at participating AMC Theatre Nationwide. If you’d rather stick to the indoors tomorrow and see a movie, the Seven Psychopaths movie has a special deal for Saturday. Please click here to print a coupon and bring to the theatre to see the movie at Buy 1 ticket, get 1 ticket free.

Rock the Plaza Presents Three Day Grace. Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from 6-7pm at Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA. Check out Canadian rock act band perform on Saturday night. With over 6 million facebook fans, they must be good! For more information, please click here. Free.

Fort Point Arts Open Studio: Saturday & Sunday, October 20th & October 21st, 2012 from 12pm-6pm and Friday, October 19th, 2012 from 4-7pm in South Boston. Twice a year, Fort Point artists open their studio to show off their artwork to the public! You can view all their pieces for free and many of the artwork is for sale as well. For more information, please click here. Free & Free Parking.

Haunted Happenings Movie Series Featuring Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 starting at 6:30pm on Salem Common in Salem, Massachusetts. What better place to watch a haunted movie than in Salem, Massachusetts?! Although, I’m not sure how scary Willy Wonka actually is, but it will be a great and cheap outing on Salem Commons! For more information, please click here. Free.

Casting Call for Dwayne Johnson’s Reality Show: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from 10am-4pm at Jillian’s on Lansdown Street. “The Rock” is looking for adventurous people to compete in a new adventure reality show and they are not necessarily looking for the most fit! You can find out more through the Beantown Bloggery here. Free to audition.

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

Flat Top Johnny’s 19th Birthday on Friday, October 19th

If you are a fan of Flat Top Johnny’s in Cambridge or looking for some cheap beers on Friday, October 19th, they will be offering $4 for a craft beer and $2 for PBR’s starting at 6pm for their 19th Birthday! Considering it is a Friday night in Boston, I think it’s a pretty good deal.

If you are looking for more great cheap food and drinks in and around Boston, make sure you check our always cheap eats tab for everyday promotions and good cheap deals.

 

Groupon: Alan Jackson at Tsongas Center This Friday, October 19, 2012 for $36

I was a little surprised and intrigued when I came across this Groupon this morning. For $36 you can receive one ticket to Alan Jackson in concert at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell for This Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 7:30pm!

It appears that as long as you and a friend(s) show up at the box office together, you will be seated together in either section 102–105 or 119–123. The good thing about this is that you and your friends can buy your respected tickets via Groupon without one person kindly pleading for repayment and being stuck if someone drops last minute (am I bringing up bad memories?)

I did do my due dilligence and did a quick google search, and on stub hub their actually wasn’t any seats available, and their wasn’t too many good deals on Craigslist, so it doesn’t seem like an excessive supply floating around for better deals. The cheapest tickets I found directly through tsongascenter.com is $60 (after fees). But feel free to search and leave in our comments below if you find a better deal to share with us!

So y’all grab your cowboy hat and bring ‘em to Lowell for a good time this Friday night!

Quick Edit: Whoops, I was so excited that I forgot to mention that Groupon is an affiliate of mine, which means I get a little something for sending folks to their site. For more info, see my disclosure policy here.

Give Blood… Get Brunch at MGH this Week!

Starting today through Thursday please consider giving blood and in return you can receive a free brunch! All blood donors at Mass General Hospital Blood center can enjoy free brunch after donating. You will also be entered into a raffle for a gift card at a premier Boston brunch spot!

For more information, please check out MGH’s facebook page here.

 

Free Taxi Rides Today through Thursday in Boston

This was all over Twitter yesterday, but I wanted to share this article by Boston Business Journal here just in case you missed it. Start-up company, Uber is offering free Boston taxi rides (up to $25) starting today, Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 until 8pm on Thursday, October 18th, 2012.

You can request your free Boston Taxi ride by downloading the Uber Application on your iPhone or android system (or m.uber.com if needed). The first $25 of your trip is free and you will be charged if you go over. Don’t forget to tip your taxi cab driver though!

Uber also mentioned they have a lot of free surprises too for free taxi week! How exciting! You can find out more information from Uber’s blog here.

Free Starbucks Latte (at select stores) from 4-6pm Today!

Starbucks is promoting their new Verismo machine today, Monday, October 15, 2012 from 4-6pm at select stores and giving FREE LATTES! To find a store with a Verismo, please click here. You may want to call before you stop by just in case. I called the Boston Common location and they are participating! Woohoo!

Book your Megabus Trip for the Holidays now!

Megabus released their bus schedule earlier than usual, which means you can book your Megabus trip now for the holidays! The earlier you book your ticket, the better chance you have at grabbing those $1 tickets (plus .50 service charge).

I did some searching and found Boston to New York for $1 on Sunday, December 23rd & Monday the 24th, however the $1 tickets are filling up fast! The good news is there are still some good seats and deals left– so check it out if you need to travel home or to Boston during the holidays– this is a good time to buy!