Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Pass Available This Summer!


MBTA Commuter Rail

Update! This Special Weekend pass has been extended! It will be good for unlimited travel on commuter rail lines until December 9, 2018!

The MBTA announced yesterday a summer pilot program with a $10 summer weekend fare aboard the commuter rail for unlimited travel. The pass would be available for travel through all zones, except CapeFlyer, beginning June 9, 2018 to September 2, 2018 December 9, 2018!

The $10 weekend fare will be valid for all Commuter Rail zones on both Saturdays and Sundays. The $10 fare will be available on mTicket, onboard trains, and ticket windows at North, South, and Back Bay Stations.

The pass applies to customers 12 and above and paying adults can bring two children under 12 for free.

Some commuter rail fares are over $10 for one way, so this pays for itself in less than one trip!

This is a great deal and a cheap and easy way to get into or out of the city, depending on where you live.

For more information about this weekend pilot program, please head here.

Will you get this summer commuter rail pass? Do you love this idea?


Topsfield Fairs Discounts and Deals 2018

Topsfield Fair Discounts
The Topsfield Fair is September 28, 2018 to October 8, 2018 in Topsfield, Massachusetts.

Admission to the Topsfield Fair varies. Weekday admission at the gate is $12 and weekend, holiday and admission on October 5, 2018 is $15 at the gate. Children under 8 are FREE with a paid adult.

Tickets purchased online in advance are $10, and I’m not sure when online tickets sales end, so make sure to buy your tickets soon if you are definitely going.

You can also buy also buy a three day pass for $25 and 10 ride tickets for $24 online. Keep in mind that all online purchases have a $3 service charge for the entire order.

There are a few select days where you can get some special deals as well.

On Monday, October 1, 2018, people age 60+ can receive admission for $8 for Senior Citizens Day. On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, military members and their immediate family can receive free admission with proper ID for Military Day.

AAA previously had Topsfield Fair tickets at select branch locations a few weeks beforehand, but I haven’t seen any info this year for discount tickets or online promo codes. You may want to give a nearby branch a call just in case they are offering them again.

Groupon also had discount tickets in the past, but I haven’t seen any special offers this year.

Also, keep an eye out for coupons at local North Shore businesses for the Topsfield Fair. If you’ve seen Topsfield Fair coupons anywhere, please leave them in the comments to help others out!

Will you be going to the Topsfield Fair this year? Have you been before?

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Free Admission at The Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art MuseumThe Harvard Art Museums are offering free admission to all visitors every Wednesday from 1PM to 5PM now until January 2, 2019.

The free admission is thanks to the generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of The Harvard Art Museums current special exhibition, Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.

Just a reminder that admission to The Harvard Art Museums is always free for all students, youth under 18, and Cambridge residents as well as all Massachusetts residents before noon every Saturday.

For more information about free admission on Wednesday afternoons, please head here.

Request Your Free Museum Passes for This Weekend!

Smithsonian Free Museum Day Boston

Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day Live provides free admission for two people at participating museums all across the country on Saturday, September 22, 2018!

How does Free Museum Day work?

  • STEP 1: Find a participating museum here
  • STEP 2: Download your ticket here
  • STEP 3: Head to the museum on Saturday, 9/22,18!

You do need to request tickets in advance for the museum of your choice, and there are many different museums in the Boston area participating.

For more information or to find a participating museum, please head here.

Will you be heading to a museum for free on Saturday? 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 15-16, 2018!


Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There’s so many fun things to do in Boston this weekend that won’t break the bank! Here’s some cheap weekend fun for this weekend in Boston:

Boston Local Food Festival: Sunday, September 16, 2018 on the Greenway. Enjoy this free outdoor food festival featuring farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, and many more organizations focusing on healthy foods and healthy living.

Boston Social Fitness Festival: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at City Hall Plaza. Enjoy this day-long fitness festival to help Boston get moving with a lot of free fitness opportunities.

South Boston Street Festival: Saturday, September 15, 2018 in South Boston from 11-4PM. Enjoy live entertainment, great food, local merchants, children activities, and much more!

South Street Diner Customer Appreciation Day: Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2-6PM at the South Street Diner. Head to the South Street Diner for their annual Customer Appreciation Day with free pony rides, music, free burgers and hot dogs, and more.

Roslindale Porch Fest: Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1:30-5:30PM in Roslindale. Head to the porches of musicians in Roslindale for a day full of music and fun.

Greek Fest 2018: September 14-16, 2018. Head to Brookline to share in the tastes and sounds of Greece.

South End Open Studios: September 15-16, 2017 from 11-6PM. Over 200 local artists will be sharing their artwork in the South End for this once a year, back-stage opportunity open to the public.

SoWa Open Market: Every Sunday May to October from 10-4pm. Enjoy this award-winning open market with local artisans, farmers, musicians, food trucks, and more!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

Harvard Art Museum: 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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Half Off Tickets to Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker This Week!

I know, I know. We haven’t even officially hit fall yet and here is a Christmas-y post, BUT it’s a great deal and I love planning ahead to save money.

This week, Boston Ballet is cracking ticket prices to The Nutcracker in half! Save 50% on premium seats with promo code FALLARTS by September 16, 2018 for select performances.

Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be at the Boston Opera House November 29, 2018 to December 30, 2018 and is such a holiday classic. I went with my mom a few years ago for the first time and we loved it!

You can also score tickets to remaining performances of Genius at Play for $50.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please head here.


How to Score $10 Hamilton Tickets in Boston this Fall!

Hamilton will be in Boston from September 18 to November 18, 2018 at the Boston Opera House and there will be a lottery for a chance to win tickets for $10. There will be forty $10 tickets available for each performance.

To enter the lottery, you can download the app or enter online.

The lottery opens at 11AM two days before each Hamilton performance and closes at 9AM the day before. Notifications will be sent at roughly 11AM and the purchase window is 11:01-4pm the day before the performance.

You are limited to two tickets, can’t transfer the tickets, and must purchase the tickets online via credit card during the specified window.

For more information or for your chance to win, please head here. Good luck!!

Are you planning to see Hamilton this fall in Boston?



Pay $10 Roundtrip to Gillette Stadium for Patriots Home Games This Football Season!

A Playoff Patriots Game at Gillette StadiumAre you going to a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium this year? Are you looking for a cheap and easy way to get to the game from Boston?

If you’ve ever been to a Patriots game at Gillette, you know there’s not many budget-friendly transportation options for game days.

You can:

  • Drive down, sit in traffic, and pay $40+ to park
  • Take the commuter rail from Boston, pay $20, and limit tailgating options
  • Take a taxi, lyft, uber or bus, which can get pricey fast and limit tailgating options

However, Skedaddle is now offering rides for $10 roundtrip to Gillette Stadium on Patriots home games. All you need to do is request a seat in advance and show up at the designated pick up spot in Boston on game day!

Skedaddle also leaves some time for tailgating (leaves Boston at 10:30am for a 1pm game) and you can bring coolers on the bus. This is a great alternative if you don’t have a car or don’t want to drive to Foxborough for Pats games!

Even better, you can use promo code d1aafd (my referral code) to receive free Skedaddle credit for new users!

For more information or to request a ride to Gillette Stadium, please head here.

Now all you need is Patriots tickets!

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