Where to Ski & Snowboard for Cheap This Week

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Each week I will be sharing the best ski and snowboard deals in Massachusetts & New Hampshire for the 2013 ski season! If you are looking to save a little money on lift tickets, here are the best ski and snowboard deals for the week.

If there isn’t a deal that works for you on the list, think about buying discount tickets through an affiliate of mine, Liftopia.com. Liftopia allows skiers and snowboarders to buy discount tickets online instead of paying full price at the mountain!

Monday. January 7, 2013

Attitash Mountain (NH): Ladies Day: $55 for lift ticket, ski lesson and lunch voucher for ladies

Blue Hills Ski Area (MA): $20 for weekday night skiing from 6-9pm for Ages 13+

Cranmore Mountain (NH): 2-fer-1 adult lift tickets ($59)

Crotched Mountain (NH): Adults 55+ pay $29 for lift tickets from 9am-5pm

Gunstock Mountain (NH): Get 2 lift tickets for the price of one

Mount Sunapee (NH): $45 for lift tickets all ages (excludes holidays)

Ski Butternut (MA): $25 Mid-Week Lift Ticket for Adults 14-69 and $20 for Juniors & Seniors from 9pm to 4pm

Waterville Valley (NH): $20 off all lift tickets

Wildcat Mountain (NH): Combo Day: Two lift tickets for $110 and includes lessons (for 13+) & lunch vouchers

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Attitash Mountain (NH): Combo Day: Two lift tickets for $110 and includes lessons (for 13+) & lunch vouchers

Blue Hills Ski Area (MA): $20 for weekday night skiing from 6-9pm for Ages 13+

Cannon Mountain (NH): Two lift tickets for $70 or one for $45

Cranmore Mountain (NH): 2-fer-1 adult lift tickets ($59)

Crotched Mountain (NH): Twofer Tuesdays: Adult lift tickets are $29 each

Gunstock Mountain (NH): Get 2 night lift tickets for the price of one.

Mount Sunapee (NH): Ladies day: $49 lift tickets for ladies plus free lunch buffet at Goosefeathers Pub

Ski Butternut (MA): $25 Mid-Week Lift Ticket for Adults 14-69 and $20 for Juniors & Seniors from 9pm to 4pm

Waterville Valley (NH): $20 lift ticket for Patriots Tuesday (pay the amount the Pats opponents score)

Wildcat Mountain (NH): 50+ Day: $55 for lift ticket, ski lesson, and lunch voucher for 50+ adults

 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Blue Hills Ski Area (MA): $20 for weekday night skiing from 6-9pm for Ages 13+

Bretton Woods (NH): Two-for-one lift tickets: $71 for two lift tickets

Cannon Mountain (NH): $25 lift tickets for New Hampshire residents (must show valid NH ID)

Cranmore Mountain (NH): 2-fer-1 adult lift tickets ($59)

Jiminy Peak (MA): Massachusetts, Vermont & NJ Residents can save $8 on Lift Tickets and grab an E-Coupon for $35 full-day lift ticket or $25 twilight lift ticket, must print e-coupon 24 hours in advance

Mount Sunapee (NH): Twofer Wednesday: $70 for two lift tickets

Ski Butternut (MA): $25 Mid-Week Lift Ticket for Adults 14-69 and $20 for Juniors & Seniors from 9pm to 4pm

Ski Ward (MA): Buy 1 Lift Ticket, Get 1 Free from 6pm – 9pm

 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Attitash Mountain (NH): 50+ Day: $55 for lift ticket, ski lesson, and lunch voucher for 50+ adults

Attitash Mountain & Wildcat Mountain (NH): $63 for two all-day lift tickets, all ages

Berkshire East (MA): $10 Lift, $10 Lesson, $10 Rental, $10 Helmet Thursdays from 6-9pm

Black Mountain (NH): Adults 55+ can ski for $22 plus grab a free breakfast

Blue Hills Ski Area (MA): $20 for weekday night skiing from 6-9pm for Ages 13+

Bousquet Ski Area (MA): Thursday Night Owl from 3-9pm $10 lift ticket or tubing with access pass and $15 lift ticket without access pass, all ages. (Access Passes can be purchased for $5 per person)

Cannon Mountain (NH): Two lift tickets for $70 or one for $45

Cranmore Mountain (NH): 2-fer-1 adult lift tickets ($59)

Ski Butternut (MA): $25 Mid-Week Lift Ticket for Adults 14-69 and $20 for Juniors & Seniors from 9pm to 4pm

Wildcat Mountain (NH): Ladies Day: $55 for lift ticket, ski lesson and lunch voucher for ladies

 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Blue Hills Ski Area (MA): $20 for weekday night skiing from 6-9pm for Ages 13+

Ski Butternut (MA): $25 Mid-Week Lift Ticket for Adults 14-69 and $20 for Juniors & Seniors from 9pm to 4pm

Crotched Mountain (NH): College Friday Night from 5pm to 3am: $39 for lift tickets

Waterville Valley (NH): Show your Red Sox pride and grab $20 off all lift tickets

 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Berkshire East (MA): Saturday Night Family Night from 4pm-10pm. 2 lift tickets for $42, 3 for $52, 4 for $62, 5 for $72, etc., ski rentals for $15 and snowboard rentals for $20, and lesson $10-$20 for ages 8+. Immediate family members only

Cranmore Mountain (NH): $39 lift tickets for all ages from 2-6pm

Cranmore Mountain (NH): If you drive a biodiesel vehicle, receive one free lift ticket & free VIP parking on 1/12/13 only

Jiminy Peak (MA): Ladies can save $8 on Lift Tickets after 3pm

Pats Peak (NH): $45 for lift ticket, rental, snowtubing, and lesson tips from 3pm-10pm

Ski Butternut (MA): $40 Lift Tickets for Military (and Family Members) with ID, Registered Boy Scout Troups & Professional Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT professionals, and Ski Club Members (Registration, special forms or professional IDs may be needed)

Ski Ward (MA): Buy 1 Lift Ticket, Get 1 Free from 6pm – 9pm

 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Attitash Mountain (NH): $30 for half-day lift tickets from 12-4pm

Bousquet Ski Area (MA): Sunday Saver from 9am to 4pm with $25 lift tickets with access pass.

Crotched Mountain (NH): Family Fun Sunday from 2:30pm-5pm with $29 lift tickets, $10 rentals, $10 beginner tips for ages 9+

Jiminy Peak (MA): Men can save $8 on Lift Tickets after 3pm

Jiminy Peak (MA): Pay $41 for an all-day lift ticket or $30 for a twilight ticket when you print an e-coupon 24 hours in advance

Mount Sunapee (NH): New Hampshire residents can pay $39 for lift tickets from 12-4pm with proof of residency

Ragged Mountain (NH): New Hampshire residents pay $32 after 12pm with proof of residency

Ski Butternut (MA): $35 Lift Tickets for Military (and Family Members) with ID, Registered Boy Scout Troups & Professional Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT professionals, and Ski Club Members (Registration, special forms or professional IDs may be needed depending

Waterville Valley (NH): $15 lift tickets for kids ages 6-12

Wildcat Mountain (NH): $30 for half-day lift tickets from 12-4pm

Whaleback Mountain (NH): $15 lift tickets for all ages from 9am-12pm

Happy Skiing and Snowboarding 🙂

Patriots Playoff Tickets Giveaway For A Chance To Be At Gillette Stadium on Sunday, January 13, 2013!

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Patriots tickets can be hard to come by and playoff tickets can be even harder. (Patriots tickets do go on sale to the public at 10am on Monday, 1/5/13 FYI). But if you would rather win playoff tickets, here is a fabulous giveaway that the Patriots are hosting.

Head over here to enter the “Ultimate VIP Patriots Playoff Experience” and you could win:

  • 2 Patriots Playoff Tickets
  • 2 Pre-Game Field Passes
  • 1 VIP Parking Pass
  • 1-Night Stay at the Renaissance Hotel at Patriot Place
  • $100 Gift Card and reservation at CBS Scene restaurant
  • $100 Gift Card to the Patriots ProShop

This giveaway is valued at $1,600! Nice! You can only enter once from now until Thursday, January, 10, 2013.

And when I was googling this morning, I stumpled upon a sports bar in Nashua, NH doing a giveaway for two tickets to next Sunday’s game. For every pitcher ($9) or entree you order at the Arena Sportsbar this Sunday starting at 1pm, you will grab a raffle ticket for a chance to win.

So whether you are going big with the Patriots giveaway or winning tickets at a NH sports bar, good luck! If you know of any other local establishment giving away tickets, let us know in the comments below!

Maybe I will see you next Sunday at the game! 😉

 

Cheap Weekend Fun for January 5-6, 2013 in Boston & Beyond!

I am so thrown off this week due to the holidays, but happy the weekend is (almost) here! Here’s the best deals and events happening in the Boston area for the first weekend of 2013! A lot of free Museums and zoos this weekend… Stay warm!

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Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday, January 5, 2013 & Sunday, January 6, 2013. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card. Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and six other museums across the state participate in the free museum program.

Harvard Art Museum: Saturday, January 5, 2013. From 10am-12pm on Saturdays, Massachusetts residents can explore the museum for free with proper Mass ID.

Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Sunday, January 6, 2013. Mass residents can visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology for free on Sundays from 9am-12pm with proof of residency.

Kid Price Saturday at Franklin Zoo: Saturday, January 5, 2013. Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $10 for admission.

Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, RI: Saturday, January 5, 2013 (and all January & February too). Venture down to Providence, RI in January or February to grab half-off admission tickets. $7.50 for adult tickets and $4.95 for children ages 3-12, and residents of Providence can grab free admission the first Saturday of each month.

Pilates Bootcamp with Jennifer Phelan: Sunday, January 6, 2013. Join Pilates instructor Jennifer Phelan for a 45-minutes Pilates class for free at the Quincy Market Upper Rotunda from 9:15am to 10am. Bring your own mat.

Cooking Class at Williams Sonoma: Saturday, January 5, 2013 & Sunday, January 6, 2013. Start off the new year with a free cooking class and technique classes from Williams Sonoma. (The Copley Place location is offering a free Eat Well in the winter class on Sunday at noon and a juice demo on Saturday). Call your local Williams Sonoma for more information and class times.

What are you most looking forward to this weekend? I can’t wait to see who the Patriots will play next Sunday? Who do you want to play in the playoffs and who do you think it will be?! Happy Weekend Everyone!

 

Free Advanced Screening of American Idol **Location Change**

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Update: I just received an e-mail (1/4/13) that the location has been moved to AMC Framingham instead. Ugh.

Calling all American Idol Fans! If your a fan of American Idol (or looking for something free to do in Boston Metrowest), check out this fun freebie! American Idol is hosting a free advanced screening of the world premiere of American Idol Season 12 in 11 cities and Boston Framingham is one of them! You can see the premiere of Season 12 one week in advance!

The FREE advanced screening party will happen on Wednesday, January 9th at 7pm (now starts at 7:30pm) at the AMC Boston Common Framingham. You do need to RSVP with this quick and free form at Idolrsvp.com. Although you do reserve your spot, you do need to bring your ID and get there early if you want to actually get a seat. Doors (still) open at 6pm and seating is first-come, first-serve.

 

 

Restaurant Deals and Weekly Promotions in & around Boston: Updated

Did you know that Boston on Budget has a page just for the everyday food and restaurant deals that occur regularly in the Boston area?! The tab Always Cheap Eats shares the best deals and discounts at various restaurants in the city that you can grab daily and/or weekly, without a coupon or secret code word!

The best part about the Always Cheap Eats page is that is has been updated for 2013 thus far. There are both additions and subtractions to the page from last summer, and hopefully it is a little easier to read. I also added the restuarant websites to the list and the direct link to the promotion from the sites, if applicable. The majority of the deals were listed directly on the restaurants website, but I needed to call to confirm a few. If a promo is no longer valid or incorrect, please let me know in the comment section under Always Cheap Eats so I can update it as soon as possible. Also, if I missed a great deal in Boston, let me know!

Don’t forget to call or check with the restaurant about the deal beforehand. Although the blog does its best to keep the list updated, promos and specials can end very quickly, so make sure you check before you get your check from the restaurant!

Here’s the list of restaurants offering wicked good cheap eats in 2013, and as always, you can find them here as well.

28 Degrees; http://www.28degrees-boston.com; 1 Appleton St., Boston, MA 02116 $1 Oysters daily from 5-8pm at the bar

5 Napkin Burger; http://5napkinburger.com/back-bay-boston; 105 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02199 Slider Happy Hour with $2 sliders, $2 pork taquitos, $2 hand rolls, wings, and more daily from 4-7pm & 9pm-close at the bar only.

6B Lounge; http://6bloungeandrestaurant.com/; 6B Beacon Street, Boston, MA .25 wings during Trivia on Monday nights starting at 8pm

Asgard; http://www.classicirish.com/asgard-home.php; 350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139 .25 wings every Monday starting at 5pm in the Bar

Cactus Club; http://bestmargaritas.com/index.php/events; 939 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 Happy Hour Half-Price Apps, Monday-Thursday 4-7pm (Bar Only); $5 for 2 Tacos, Every Night 10pm-12am

Crossroads Irish Pub; http://crossroadsirishpubboston.com/events/; Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 $3 for a personal pizza daily from 3-7pm in the bar, free pizza with pitcher purchase upstairs on Wednesdays and free basket of wings with pitcher purchase upstairs on Thursdays.

Dante; http://www.restaurantdante.com;40 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142 $1 oysters daily from 4-6pm in the bar and lounge and Grilled Cheese Tuesdays (varies each week) for $2 in the Bar & Lounge

Estragon; http://www.estragontapas.com/food#!__events; 700 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA $1 Tapas on Monday-Thursday from 5:00pm-7pm at the bar

Flann O’Brien’s; http://flanns.com/; 1619 Tremont St., Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 Buy 1 Appetizer, Get 1 Free daily from 2pm-6pm

Game On; http://gameonboston.com/promotions/; 82 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA Half-Priced Apps from 5-7pm Monday-Friday in the bar

Grafton Street; http://graftonstreetcambridge.com/events/; 1230 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 $1 Oysters after 11pm nightly

Hill Tavern; http://thehilltavern.com/;228 Cambridge St., Boston, MA Half-Priced Appetizers, Mon-Friday 4-6pm (dine-in only)

Hong Kong at Faneuil Hall; http://hongkongboston.com/happyhour.htm; 65 Chatham Street, Boston, MA Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 5-8pm with appetizers ranging from $1 to $2.25 and $1 drafts and $3.50 drink specials, dine-in only

Kings Back Bay; http://kingsbowlamerica.com/boston/; Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115 $4 for 8? pizza Monday-Friday from 4-6pm & Sun-Thurs 10:30-close at the bar

Kinsale Irish Pub & Restaurant; http://www.classicirish.com/kinsale-home.php; 2 Center Plaza, Boston, MA 02108 .25 Wings on Mondays after 5pm and free parking for customers after 5pm with some restrictions

La Verdad Taqueria; http://www.laverdadtaqueria.com/; 1 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215 $1 Taco Tuesdays after 5pm (not available on Red Sox Game Days and limit 5 tacos per customer)

Marliave; http://www.marliave.com/news/; 10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108 $1 Oysters and Clams daily from 4-6pm & 9-10pm

Masa Restaurant; http://masarestaurant.com/boston/index.html; 439 Tremont St., Boston, MA .50 Tapas daily from 4-7pm and 10pm-close in the bar/lounge and extends all night long on Thursdays in the bar/lounge area.

McCormick & Schmicks; http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com; (Faneuil Hall & Park Plaza) $2.95-5.95 Social Hour Menu Sunday-Friday from 3:30pm-6:30pm, Sunday-Thursday 9pm-12am and Friday & Saturday 10pm-12am at the bar only with $3.50 minimum bar purchase. $1 Oysters on Tuesdays from 4pm-11:30pm.

McGreevy’s Boston; http://www.mcgreevysboston.com/menu.asp; 911 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 Half-priced Appetizers every Weekday 4-7pm, $1 cheeseburgers every Tuesday, and .25 wings all day Sunday and Mondays from 4-11pm.

Minibar; http://www.minibarboston.com/menu.php; 5 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116 $2 Grilled Beef Burgers Monday-Thursday 5pm-7pm (limits may apply, see server)

Myers & Chang; http://www.myersandchang.com/; 1145 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118 $1 Oysters Every Sunday 8pm ‘til they run out and Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm (limit 12 per person)

Phoenix Landing; http://phoenixlandingbar.com/events.html; 512 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA Half-priced appetizers daily from 5-7pm

Pour House Boston; http://www.pourhouseboston.com/index.htm; 907 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 Different Monthly Specials Each Month

Red Hat; http://redhatboston.com/about-us.html; 9 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA .10 cent wings every Monday & Tuesday night 5-10pm & Sunday 12-9pm; 1/2 Price Apps Wednesday & Thursday night 5-11pm; Free Cheese Pizza with Sam Adams Pitcher Purchase on Wednesdays

Rattlesnake; http://www.rattlesnakebar.com/5-at-5.html; 384 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 $5 at $5pm: Choose from 5 different items for $5 after 5pm daily

Redbones BBQ; http://www.redbones.com/newsevents.html; 55 Chester St., Somerville, MA 02144 1/2 Price Apps, Mon-Friday 4-6pm at the upstairs bar and downstairs at the Underbones bar

Rialto Restaurant & Bar; http://www.rialto-restaurant.com; One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138 $1 Oysters on Mondays starting at 5:30pm ‘til they run out

Roggie’s Brew & Grille; http://roggies.com/events/index.aspx; 356 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton, MA 02135 .30 wings, Monday-Friday from 4-7pm

Sel De La Terre; http://www.seldelaterre.com/back-bay/events.php; 774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199 $4 bar bites every Monday-Friday from 5-7pm at the bar

Sidebar (Downtown Crossing) Boston; http://sidebarboston.com/index.html; 14 Bromfield St., Boston, MA 02108 .20 wings daily after 4pm and all day on Sundays with $7 pitchers daily

Soulfire; http://www.soulfirebbq.com/events.html; 182 Harvard Ave., Allston, MA $8.99 for all you can eat wings every Monday night from 5-11pm

Stadium Sports Bar; http://www.stadiumbars.com/index.htm; Three locations: Boston, Quincy & Waltham .40 wings on Mondays, 1/2 Pizza on Tuesdays, 1/2 Burgers on Wednesdays

The Draft; http://www.thedraftbarandgrille.com/events.htm; 34 Harvard Ave., Allston, MA 02134 Monday-Friday $4.99 Lunch Menu from 11am-6pm, .25 wings every Monday after 6pm, .25 wings all day on Sundays for NFL package, and $6 for beer, burger and fries on Tuesdays.

The Living Room; http://thelivingroomboston.com/promotions; 101 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA Half-Price Apps Monday-Friday 4-6pm (Main Lounge and Patio Only)

The West on Centre; http://www.westoncentreboston.com/events; 1732 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA Half Priced Pizzas every Wednesdays after 4pm (dine-in only) & Bring your own wine every Tuesday night

Tremont 647; http://tremont647.com/events.php; 647 Tremont St., Boston, MA $2 Taco Tuesdays from 5:30pm-10pm every Tuesday

Turner Fisheries; http://www.turnersboston.com/news/specials; 10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 50% off entrees for Neighbors (residents of Back Bay & South End Neighborhood) on Thursdays, east coast oysters for $1 (while supplies last) on Fridays, and kids eat free Tuesdays-Saturdays from 5-7pm with the purchase of an adult entree

Whiskey’s Steakhouse Boston; http://www.whiskeysboston.com/happenings.htm; 885 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 $3 Bar Bites Monday-Friday 4-7pm (Bar Only), .99 for 12” cheese & pepperoni pizza daily from 11pm-1:30am and $2.99 for 12” cheese & pepperoni pizza Monday-Friday 11:30am-4pm in the bar, and .20 wings Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-11pm & Friday-Saturday 11:30am-4pm (Bar Only)

Zumas Tex Max Café; http://www.zumatexmexgrill.com; 7 N Market Building, Boston, MA 02109 $1 Tacos every Tuesday after 5pm-close in the bar

Updated 1/2/13

Cranmore Mountain Lift Tickets just $9 on Friday, January 4, 2013 for Ticket Roll Back Day!

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Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, New Hampshire is offering a great ski deal this Friday, January 4th, 2013! Each year Cramore Mt rolls back ticket prices, and this year lift tickets on Friday will be just $9.00 for all ages!

I went a few years ago on their roll back day and I was so exicted when I paid just a few bucks to ski! I can’t remember how busy it was or anything like that, just that I had so much fun skiing for very little money!

For those who don’t have to work on 1/4/13 and will be skiing or snowboarding for just $9, have a great time!! I’m very jealous that I was only able to go once so far! For more information, please visit their website here.

Free Admission to the Old Sturbridge Village in January 2013 for Kids!

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December vacation may be over, but FREE Admission at the Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA is not. For the entire month of January, kids (17 and under, I believe) that are accompanied by a paid adult will receive free entry to the Old Sturbridge Village.

For more information and hours, please visit the Old Sturbridge Village website.

Free Pound of Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee When You Donate a Pint of Blood!

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For the entire month of January, donate a pint of blood and get a voucher for a FREE pound of Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee! Start 2013 off right by donating blood, and get a little treat for yourself! Call 1-800-RED CROSS or make an appointment online to give blood this January!

Thanks, Money Saving Maine-aic!