Drive an Italian Car, Get Free Italian Food for Boston Restaurant Week!

I heard this promotion last night on the radio, and thought it was really cool! Head to Central Fiat of Norwood from now til August 31st to test drive a Fiat. Bring a promotional postcard (details in link below) with you to receive a gift card for a FREE ITALIAN DINNER once you test drive one of these cute Italian cars! It looks like the participating restaurants are Terramia Ristorante, Antico Forno, & Taranta! (Davio’s in Foxboro may also be participating, but I’m not certain).

For more information, please visit here and terms can be found here.

*Note it looks like the info on the website and the terms are a little different in different spots so you may want to call first if you are interested for clarification. Also, it looks like they are only giving out 100 gift cards too, so keep that in mind*

Free Ferry to the Boston Harbor Islands this Friday, August 23th!

I will be posting the Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays listing later this week, but I wanted to highlight one of my favorite free attractions early so you can plan ahead if you are interested.

This Friday, August 24, 2012 there will be free ferry rides to George’s Island & Spectacle Island! Here is what Highland Street Foundation says about these free ferry tickets:

“Free tickets for the Harbor Islands Express Ferry will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at Long Wharf-North, 66 Long Wharf, in downtown Boston (near the Aquarium subway station). The ticket window will open at 8:00 a.m. The ferry leaves every 30 minutes starting at 8:30 am, with a 3 hour window to return. Each adult in line may pick up a maximum of 4 tickets. (There will be no special arrangements for groups of more than 4 to be on the same ferry). Tickets will be handed out for the earliest ferry, then the next, and so on, until all ferry seats for the day are distributed – last year, all tickets were distributed by 10:30 am”

I love going to the Boston Harbor Islands because it makes me feel like I’m on vacation without even leaving the city! It’s even better, because I can get that vacation feeling this Friday for free! Can’t beat that! 


Ice Cream Deals In and Around Town

There have been a few different ice cream coupons and discounts floating around, so I figured I would compile them all & brag about my cheap treat this evening! 53 cents at BK tonight– not bad!

Burger King: .50 soft serve cones for a limited time & participation may vary. No coupon needed. More information can be found here.

Coldstone Creamery: Free Creation when you buy 1 of equal or lesser value. Must use & print coupon here (no mobile coupons). Expires 8/31/12.

Friendly’s: Buy 1, Get 1 Ice Cream Beverage, Fribble or Milkshake Free with Coupon here. Expires tomorrow, 8/21.

Ben & Jerry’s: Buy a small smoothie and get upgrade to a large using coupon here. Valid for all August, 2012.

And if your birthday is coming up, sign up for Baskin Robbins birthday club to get a free ice cream on your big day by signing up here as well as grabbing other perks throughout the year.



Shaw’s Sizzlin’ Summer Giveaway Ends 8/23/12– Check your tickets!

If you are playing Shaw’s Sizzlin’ Summer Giveaway, please note that it is coming to an end on Thursday, 8/23/12 :( There are still a lot of great prizes to be claimed, including the $1 million! Feeling lucky lately?

You still have time to use the in-store coupons which expire 9/6/12.

Shaw’s is tripling all tickets for the last week. Last time they did this game, I heard through the grapevine that they were practically giving them away towards the end of the game. I went in on the last day in the later evening (8-9pm or so) and they were all out, so I’m sure it depends on your store and timing. I always have terrible timing.

Both mail-in and online entries need to be received by 11:59pm on 9/6/12 for the sweepstakes for $1,000. If no winner comes forward for the $1 million, their will be a second drawing for the $1 million, so get those entries in! (The online entry form is really easy BTW). Below is a list of all the rare tickets, so if you’ve got one, Congratulations!

$1,000,000: SH04
$50,000 vehicle: SH08 and SH10
$50,000 cash: SH13 and SH15
$25,000 Harley: SH17 and SH20
$25,000 backyard makeover: SH22 and SH25
$10,000 Vacation: SH82 and SH83

$5,200 groceries: SH30 and SH31
$5,000 ATV: SH32 and SH34
$1,000 Grill: SH37
$500 Clambake: SH43
$250 Shaw’s Card: SH45
$250 Weekend Getaway: SH50
$200 Kindle: SH56
$100 Cookout: SH58
$50 Gift Card Mall Gift Card: SH61
$20 Shaw’s Gift Card: SH67
$10 cash: SH69
$5 cash: SH74
$2 cash: SH77

Have you won anything yet? I’ve just won a lot of free bagels and more tickets, haha. Last time I won $2 and they all came on the same ticket so it was a nice surprise!

Good luck and check those tickets!

It’s Here! Boston Restaurant Week starts August 19th!

Boston Restaurant Week is back for two weeks from Sunday, August 19th to Friday, August, 24th & Sunday, August 26th to Friday, August 31, 2012! Over 200 different restaurants are participating in and around the city with great meal fixed prices!

  • 3-course dinners only $33.12
  • 3-course lunches $20.12
  • 2-course lunches $15.12

You can find all Boston Restaurant Week menus, info & even reservations here. Make sure you read the individual restaurants participation level as some restaurants may not be doing every meal or every day, and some restaurants reservations fill up fast! This is a great chance to find a new favorite restaurant or celebrate a special occasion!

Free Showing of Happy Feet 2 on Saturday, August 18th!

This is the last Saturday of Magic 106.7′s Film Festival in the Prudential Center South Garden. They will be showing Happy Feet 2 and the fun starts at 6 p.m. but the movie starts after sundown. For more information about this fun & free event, please click here.


Free Friday Offerings for Friday, August 17, 2012

Once again, it is another fun and free summer Friday. The Highland Street Foundation is still providing us with so much free and fun things to do in and around Massachusetts. Here are the free events this week:

  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Edward Gorey House
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Garden in the Woods
  • Concord Museum

After you spend the day enjoying these free activities, you may want to consider relaxing with a free movie! WBZ & DCR has been sponsoring Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell, and this week’s movie is Puss and Boots! I must confess, being 20-something with no kids, I still really want to see this one! Have you seen it—is it as funny as it looks?

Also, don’t forget that the Boston Harbor Hotel is sponsoring classic films by the sea. This week’s free film is Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Both movies are free to the public and start right after sunset!

Patriots Training Camp! Last days THIS Thursday & Friday!

It feels like I just posted about the start of Patriots Training Camp, and just like that we are down to the last two days! If you haven’t gone & still want too, make sure you stop by Gillette Stadium on Thursday, 8/16/12 or Friday, 8/17/12 from 1:30-4pm. Parking is free and is free to watch, so stop by and watch the Patriots practice for another great year before it is too late!