*Post is updated frequently with new deals, last updated 1/25/19*
If you are a federal employee and affected by the government shutdown, there are many local and national companies looking to help.
Below is a list of Shutdown Specials that are currently available to federal workers affected by the shutdown in the Boston area and beyond:
Barbara Lynch Collective: Complimentary hot dish to federal workers and their families at Sportello, B&G Oysters, and The Butcher Shop on Monday, January 28th between 4-6:30pm with a reservation at the restaurant of your choice, please bring government ID. Party size limited to 4 people.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Buy 1, get 1 Free for federal workers with ID now until January 27, 2019
The Friendly Toast: Free meal for you and a guest with a federal/government ID
British Beer Company (Multiple Locations): Furloughed Government Employees can receive a free entrée with ID
Not Your Average Joes: Get 15% off your food bill for federal workers affected by the government shutdown
The Voyage (Marshfield): Free soup & sandwich or cheese pizza for federal employees with Government ID
Kings: Two free games of bowling from Monday-Thursday from open to 6PM with government ID
Lucky Strike Boston: Enjoy a free game of bowling and shoe rental from open to 6PM
New England Aquarium: Free admission to government workers and their families with federal ID
The Museum of Fine Arts: Free admission for federal workers + one guest during the government shutdown
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Furloughed and federal employees required to work without pay can get two tickets to the Orchestra for free with Government ID.
Norman Rockwell Museum (Sturbridge, MA): Free admission and one guest for furloughed federal employees with ID.
Harlem Globetrotters: Any U.S. government employee currently on furlough can show their valid government ID at their local box office and receive two complimentary tickets to a Harlem Globetrotter game during the government shutdown
Sky Zone: Federal government employees furloughed or currently without pay and up to three (3) immediate family members are invited to participating Sky Zone parks Tuesday through Thursday in January for 60-minutes of play for free.
The Village Works (Brookline): Free co-working space for furloughed federal employees in January.
If you are looking for more Shutdown Specials during the Government Shutdown, you can search #ShutdownSpecials on Twitter for all the freebies and offers. I’m going to try to retweet as many as I can as well, so make sure to follow me on Twitter if you don’t already!
Also, a big thanks to Phillip, Tyrone, and everyone that sent shutdown deals to me lately! I appreciate it!
If you know of any furlough freebies in Boston that I may have missed or have been recently added, please leave them in the comments below or send me an e-mail or tag on social media! Thanks!