Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round ,as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local and national businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in Boston and Brookline. Did we miss something? Add it to the comments section below. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
As you’re pulling out the sweaters and the knit hats, don’t forget to pull out the Frugal Fall Family recipes. Great, local produce available at deliciously low prices.
Trader Joe's – 1309 Beacon Street, Brookline Meal and Deal: Fall means football, especially here in Jamaica Plain and Brookline. The Patriots are just getting hot and the season should prove to be an exciting one. So don’t just turn to any old game time snack. Head to Trader Joe's, located at 1309 Beacon Street in Brookline for their Guacamole Kit. For only $3.69, you get a fun package of tomatoes, a jalapeno pepper, garlic, a lime and avocados. All you need to do is peel, chop and smush and you have some yummy dip for celebration purposes. Pick up a bag of Soy and Flaxseed Tortilla Chips for only $2.49 to complete this Frugal Fam Meal and Deal! Good Through: Until further notice Johnnie’s Fresh Market – 1028 Beacon Street, Brookline …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Fall is all about hitting the books, taking advantage of all of the autumnal activities New England has available and even prepping for the chilly months with some lovely knitted items!
Girls in Action Deal: Frugal Family comes across a number of amazing deals on a daily basis, but here’s one that is going down in the tomes of Frugality and Awesomeness. Bikes Not Bombs, located at 18 Bartlett Square in Jamaica Plain, has a great all-girl program called Girls in Action that teaches young girls (ages 12-18) about physical activity, self-esteem, health and even how to fix their own bikes! This great opportunity runs each Thursday from Oct. 17 – Nov. 23 and is not only a great frugal find – the cost of each class is based on a sliding scale from $25 - $50 – but it’s a fantastic opportunity for young women. All female members of the Frugal Fam should know how to balance a budget AND fix a bike! Good Through: Until …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
How much arts and music can we pack into a Frugal Family Summer? We’re blowing your budgeting minds with great deals this week! We’re also helping out the brides and grooms – to-be with an amazing Frugal find at Fenway!
JP Music Festival Deal: We at Frugal Family have always known how many amazing musical artists in and work in Jamaica Plain. But now, for the first time ever, this talented town will be getting its very own music festival! The amazing JP Music Festival will take place on Aug. 20, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and there will be over 12 bands rocking the scene. The event is free and there will be food available for purchase. All proceeds from the food will go to support the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. Spend a delightful and delicious, frugal day at Jamaica Pond, celebrating these rising stars and staples of the music community. Good Through: This event will take place on August 20, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. JP Concerts at St. John's Episcopal …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Brookline and Jamaica Plain just seem to get more frugalicious as the weeks go by.
Vegan Prix Fixe at Vee Vee Deal: When we sit around the Frugal Family table, we want everyone to be happy, whether they happen to be omnivores, vegetarians, pescatarians, and so on. (It’s just the breatharians that seem to be impossible to please!) So we were thrilled when we found Vee Vee at 763 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain and their Vegan Prix Fixe Wednesday specials. It can be tricky to find a daring deal on vegan fare, so visit this culinary gem and pay only $25 each Wednesday to enjoy a delicious and healthy three-course vegan meal. Good Through: Until further notice Discounted Manis and Pedis Deal: Summertime brings trips to the beach and strolls along boardwalks, but life doesn’t come to a full stop! Someone in the Frugal…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Even on the days when it’s too hot in Jamaica Plain and Brookline to think of anything other than finding air conditioning and a fruit slushie, we must stay true to the Frugal Family Budget! Don’t blow the bank on expensive kid activities.
Sundays in the Park Deal: There are few things more beautiful than excellent music, played outside, as the summer night sky spreads out marbled colors above your head. Oh wait! It’s better if this experience is free! As part of the Emerald Necklace Converancy's Summer Sundays in the Park Program, a Boston Pops Quartet concert will be taking place at Olmsted Park at the Allteron Overlook off Pond Avenue, near the intersection with Allerton Street. Bring all the members of your Frugal Family, along with some chairs, a blanket and some yummy snacks to make the evening perfect! Good Through: The event is Aug. 14, 6 p.m. "Go the (Expletive) to Sleep" Author Event Deal: Brookline Booksmith, located at 279 Harvard Street in Brookline, …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Our weekly roundup of family friendly deals in Jamaica Plain and Brookline.
Essay Writing Class Deal: Right now the schools are on summer vacation and even the most studious Frugal Kids might be opting to hit the pool instead of looking at their summer reading. But when the leaves start to change, some of them might start applying to colleges and where there are college applications, there are essays. Help them brush up on their writing skills with a free essay class at Brookline High School. Everyone needs a refresher when it comes to the essay and here’s a frugal opportunity. Good Through: September 24, 2011 Video Underground Deal: Aside from having some of the coolest, most helpful people on staff, The Video Underground, located at 385 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, has some great deals for those of us…
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
We’ve got a great big of Frugal Family goodies this week. We cover technology, beer, wine, and even a fantastic wedding deal! So whether you’re taking a sip of your favorite plonk, surfing the web on your laptop, or getting ready to pop the question – w
Deal: Jamaica Plain’s City Feed and Supply, located at 672 Centre Street, is pleasing us even more than usual by starting to sell beer. And what’s better than selling it? Sampling it! Attend a free Notch American Session Beer sampling on June 30, from 5 P.M. – 7 P.M. Founder and brewmaster Chris Lohring will be on-hand to answer your most complicated beer questions. Good Through: Event is on June 30 Deal: The fine folks at Fixatronix, at 142 South Street in Jamaica Plain, are saying “thank you” to some treasured members of the Frugal Family community. Beginning Veteran’s Day, and continuing throughout winter, there is a $25 discount on all services to veterans or active members of armed forces, teachers, fire fighters and police …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
This week at Frugal Family, we’ve got something for everyone – from books, to bed pillows, to body treatments.
We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars. This column, Frugal Family, is dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week to help your family’s bottom line. And since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money. Tres Gatos, 470 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain Deal: There are few things in this world better than music, books, tapas and wine, but we can’t think of them right now. Tres Gatos is an amazing find that is part restaurant, part bar and part book/music shop. The fine establishment is offering 10 percent off when you and your book club order …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Fun and frugal deals in Jamaica Plain and Brookline.
We here at Frugal Family refuse to let the recent snow damper our spring spirits. This week, we're focusing on getting out, getting healthy and starting spring off on the right foot! Ferris Wheels Bike Shop 66 South St., Jamaica Plain Deal: Despite yesterday’s measly inches of powder, start believing that spring is actually coming and get your bike ready to hit the road. Ferris Wheels is offering 10 percent off and free installation when you purchase new fenders and a full tune-up. If the weather remains rough, you can always pedal to greener pastures. Good Through: Feb. 28 Harvest Co op – 57 South St., Jamaica Plain Deal: You may have already joined a gym in order to keep your New Year’s resolution of getting healthier, but …