Boston Public Library Now Has Mobile WiFi Hotspots!

boston public libraryThe Boston Public Library now has something new to borrow from the library! You can now borrow a mobile hotspot from the BPL.

The hotspots can connect laptops and smartphones to the internet and connect to Boston’s T-Mobile network. The device comes with unlimited data and can be used anywhere in the continental US.

Anyone with a Boston Public Library card can rent a mobile hotspot from the library at any Boston Public Library branch.

Also, anyone who is a Massachusetts resident can receive a Boston Public Library card.

Keep in mind you can borrow the mobile hotspot for 21 days with no renewals. If it’s not returned by then, the device will be turned off.

For more information or to borrow a mobile hotspot, please head here.

Free Sundae at Friendly’s the Day After a Patriots Win

Although there’s no free or discount coffee from Dunkin’ this year, there is a delicious offer from another New England chain.

Friendly’s is offering a FREE medium sundae the day after a Patriots win… which is today! Keep in mind you do need to purchase an adult entrée for this tasty treat.

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

National Coffee Day Deals for Saturday, September 29, 2018!

National Coffee Day is here! Saturday, September 29, 2018 is National Coffee Day this year and many local and national coffee shops and companies are celebrating!

Here’s where you score free and almost free coffee for National Coffee Day on Saturday:

*I’m hoping to add to this post soon as there are a few deals I know of and can’t confirm quite yet, but you can find more coffee deals for the entire country here!

Will you be grabbing cheap or free coffee this Saturday for National Free Coffee Day?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 29-30, 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 September 29-30, 2018 in Boston:

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival: Saturday, September 29, 2018. Enjoy this annual jazz festival for this annual free outdoor concert.

Allston Village Street Fair: Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 12-6PM in Allston. Enjoy this fun and free festival with interactive activities, entertainment, giveaways, and much more!

New England Indonesian Festival: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Copley Square from 12-6PM. Enjoy Indonesian culture, food, live performances, and more at this free festival!

10th Annual Oktoberfest: Sunday, September 30, 2018 in Somerville. Enjoy this annual block party with live music, beer garden, and more! Free admission but cash only for food and drinks.

Rockin’ with Raptors Festival: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 1-4PM at the Boston Nature Center in Mattapan. Enjoy this free family celebration of Mass Audubon’s urban sanctuary with trails, nature play area, wildlife, activities, and more!

Cambridge Open Studios at Albertine Press: September 29-30, 2018 at Albertine Press from 12-6PM. Enjoy the 10th Annual Cambridge Arts Open Studios with a chance to meet 149 artists and view their work!

JP Moms Fall Yard Sale: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9-1PM. Enjoy this 50+ family plus yard sale in Jamaica Plain to get great deals on baby and children items!

Quincy’s 2nd Annual Food Truck & Music Festival: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 12-6PM. Head to Quincy Center for food trucks, vendors, music, children activities, and more!

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!

ICA Play dates: Free admission for up to 2 adults per family when accompanied by children ages 12 and under the last Saturday of every month, except December.

MIT Museum: Enjoy free admission at the MIT Museum on the last Sunday of every month from September to June!

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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$1 Smoothies at B.Good This Week!

 

B.Good $1 Smoothies BostonNeed an afternoon pick-me-up?

Head over to a local B.Good location for $1 smoothies starting today, September 24th to September 30, 2018 after 2PM each day.

The $1 smoothies are available in a variety of flavors: Strawberry-Banana, Kale Crush, Acai Berry, and Cocoa Crave.

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

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?

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 22-23, 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:

Celebrate with Hood Milk: Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10-3PM at the Museum of Fine Arts. Free milk, cookies, hoodsies, giveaways, kid activities, and more on the Huntington Avenue Lawn. Outdoor activities are free, no museum admission is required.

What the Fluff?: Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Somerville. Head to Union Square to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this tasty local invention.

JP Open Studios: September 22-23, 2018. Head to Jamaica Plain this weekend as local artists open up their studios to the community for free this weekend.

Lantern Festival: September 22, 2018 in Boston’s Chinatown. Enjoy a fun day of festivities for this traditional mid-autumn festival!

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Live Free Day: Saturday, September 22, 2018. Receive free admission to select museums when you reserve a free pass in advance thanks to Smithsonian Magazine.

CollegeFest: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Fenway Park. College Students, head to Fenway Park for free swag and fun on Saturday.

15th Annual Revels RiverSing: Saturday, September 18, 2018. Join thousands of voices in song as Revels waves goodbye to summer and welcomes in the fall with this annual tradition in Harvard Square.

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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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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