Discounts & Coupons

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Everyone loves to save, right?  South Shore Mamas loves to share discount and coupon opportunities with our readers.  Check out our past posts and start saving now!

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Bank of America Presents: Museums on Us

Bank of America Presents: Museums on Us

Visit local museums for free with your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card on the first weekend of every month!{more}

Kids Eat Free - Where to Go on the South Shore

Kids Eat Free - Where to Go on the South Shore

Take the family out to eat and save on your children’s meals with Kids Eat Free nights at local restaurants!{more}

Free Fun Fridays are Back!

Free Fun Fridays are Back!

Free Fun Fridays are back for 2013! Sponsored by the Highland Foundation, Free Fun Fridays offers FREE admission to 60 local museums and cultural venues throughout the summer, (six venues each week), starting June 28th.{more}

Save 20% at Care.com

Save 20% at Care.com

Whether you need a sitter for date night, a nanny to help out at home while you work, a caregiver for an elderly family member, or someone to check in on your pet while you’re out, Care.com is a great place to start. You can search through a list of providers in your area, see their qualifications, and get a sense of their personality from profiles they’ve written. You can also find references and background checks to help you feel as comfortable as possible when searching for care solutions.{more}

Get 1/2 Price Tickets with the Mayors Holiday Special!

Get 1/2 Price Tickets with the Mayors Holiday Special!

Mayor Thomas Menino announced today the launch of the 9th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Special offering over 13,000 half-price tickets to over 70 of the region’s fabulous holiday performances, dining deals and gift ideas!{more}

{Discount } Start Thinking Holiday Photo Sessions with Ladybug Photography!

{Discount } Start Thinking Holiday Photo Sessions with Ladybug Photography!

Whether you want to think about it or not, the holidays are just around the corner! You may just be digging the Halloween decorations out, but believe it or not, this is a good time to start planning your holiday photo sessions too. Take advantage of the South Shore Mamas reader discount from Ladybug Photography and save 10% on your photo session!{more}

Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Cardholders Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with Museums On Us

Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Cardholders Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with Museums On Us

This weekend, September 1st and 2nd, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders can get free access to more than 150 participating museums in 91 cities as part of their Museums On Us program!{more}

Bargain Tuesdays at Local Movie Theaters

Bargain Tuesdays at Local Movie Theaters

If you’re looking for a bargain at the movies, Tuesday is the day to go! Many local theaters are offering discounted seats on Tuesdays for all seats and all shows, not just matinees! (The deals of course do not include IMAX and 3D performances). Sounds like a perfect excuse for date night or girls night out at the theater!{more}

Get a Free Trial Class and $50 Discount at Kidville in Patriot Place!

Get a Free Trial Class and $50 Discount at Kidville in Patriot Place!

Kidville at Patriot Place is offering free trial classes for local mommies, plus a special discount for South Shore Mamas readers!{more}

February Discount From Ladybug Photography

February Discount From Ladybug Photography

Ladybug Photography is offering a rare winter sale exclusively for South Shore Mamas readers! First, become a fan by "liking" the Ladybug Photography Facebook page, then book your studio session to occur within February or March to receive 20% off. Easy peasy. Happy Valentines Day!!{more}

Saving Big with Daily Deals Online

Saving Big with Daily Deals Online

Daily Deals websites have cropped up everywhere! For me it all started with Groupon. A friend called to tell me about a great deal on spa services at Dolce Vita in Boston from a group coupon website, telling me we’d get the deal as long as enough other people bought in on it too. We weren’t entirely sure it was legit, but went for it anyway. It was amazing! A few months after that, I was hearing about Groupon from lots of other friends. A bit after that, I started seeing these “Daily Deal” websites pop up everywhere. There are savings to be had on everything from restaurants to kids sports camps to shopping and more! Here are a some that this Mama subscribes to...{more}

{Summer Fun} Free Fun Fridays are Back!

{Summer Fun} Free Fun Fridays are Back!

Free Fun Fridays are back, starting July 1st! Presented by The Highland Foundation, Fun Free Fridays is a summer program that gives you free admission to different Massachusetts attractions every Friday during the summer, with no registration or tickets needed. Here is the schedule for Summer 2011...{more}

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Do your kids love bowling? Do you love getting a bargain? Sign up for the Kids Bowl Free program this summer and receive weekly coupons to select local bowling alleys!{more}

Monday Morning Mommy Movies & Super Movie Tuesdays

Monday Morning Mommy Movies & Super Movie Tuesdays

One Monday a month, the Hingham Shipyard Patriot Cinemas holds Monday Morning Mommy Movies, where parents and caregivers can see first-run movies in a baby-friendly setting. Theater lights are kept up, and the volume is kept low, so baby might even nap through the flick! Plus, check out Super Tuesdays, where all shows are just $5!{more}

Free Coffee Fridays with Cumberland Farms

Free Coffee Fridays with Cumberland Farms

Mamas, here’s a little tip for you this month: Cumberland Farms is offering free coffee on Fridays! Stop by a Cumberland Farms location near you on the next two Fridays in March, (3/18 & 3/25), and receive a FREE cup of their Farmhouse Blend coffee! During the rest of the week, a cup of Farmhouse Blend (any size), costs 99 cents.{more}

{Special Discount} Sweet Melissa's Custom Cake Bakery

{Special Discount} Sweet Melissa's Custom Cake Bakery

At Sweet Melissa’s Custom Cake Bakery, owner and founder Melissa Kurtz’s philosophy is to not only to create a beautiful, edible work of art, but to provide you with a delicious cake as well. Her cakes are imaginative and full of detail, and I can’t imagine there’s a party theme she can’t accommodate. Now Sweet Melissa’s is celebrating the grand opening of their brand new custom bakery! As part of this celebration, they are offering our readers a discount on custom cake orders placed by March 31st.{more}

Get 30% off at Stroller Strides of Milton & Braintree

Get 30% off at Stroller Strides of Milton & Braintree

Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing. Taught by certified fitness instructors with specialized training in pre-natal and postpartum fitness, it is a great workout for moms at any level of fitness. Now Stroller Strides of Milton and Braintree is offering South Shore Mamas a 30% discount on your first month’s fees when you sign up for a Stroller Strides membership package!{more}

Family Night at UNO's Restaurants

Family Night at UNO's Restaurants

Get out of the house and away from the kitchen at Uno Chicago Grill’s family night! Kids are invited to make their own pizza masterpieces at the Make-Your-Own Pizza station, then while it cooks, they can play at the supervised kids’ activity table full of crafts, coloring, games and stickers. Plus, each child will get their own goody bag to take home! Mention South Shore Mamas at either location and receive a child’s make-your-own-pizza for FREE!{more}

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Buy One Get One Free Deal on Boston Masspass Books

Boston Masspass is a locally owned and operated dining and entertainment membership providing thousands of dollars in offers from local Boston area merchants. With February vacation coming up, Masspass is loaded with “Buy One Get One Free” offers to many great children’s places on the South Shore. With more than $7,000 in discounts from over 300 area merchants, it’s like getting a WHOLE book of “Daily Deals” for just $21.95. Now Boston Masspass is offering our readers a “Buy One, Get One FREE” promotion on their book!{more}

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Help for New Year's Fitness Resolutions

The Hingham Shipyard Tenants want to help you stick to your New Years Fitness Resolution! BodyScapes Fitness & Pilates and frozen yogurt spot Red Mango offer slimming deals for your waistline and wallet!{more}

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Daily Deals for {Boston} Moms

Do you love a bargain? Want to shop locally and support local businesses? Daily Deals for Boston Moms lets you do both by offering a different local discount every day!{more}

A Sweet Deal from LoveyHeads.com

A Sweet Deal from LoveyHeads.com

Last week we featured a great giveaway from LoveyHeads.com, and now we’re pleased to announce that LoveyHeads is offering an exclusive deal just for you – a free gift with purchase! Any order placed by November 30th will receive a free hair accessory along with their order, great for gifts or to keep for yourself!{more}

Save with AAA Discounts

Save with AAA Discounts

AAA members can save money this fall on family friendly events, performances, shopping, and more. Check out the links below, and visit the AAA website for even more discounts and deals. Save on admission to Roger Williams Park Zoo's Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, get discounted tickets at the Wang Theatre, get specials savings at Wrentham Village, and lots more!{more}

Family Night at UNO Chicago Grill

Family Night at UNO Chicago Grill

Looking to take the kids out to a family friendly dinner? Check out Family Nights at Uno Chicago Grill in Braintree on Tuesdays from 5-8pm! Kids can make their own pizza masterpieces, play at the supervised kids’ activity area with crafts, coloring, games and stickers, and take home a goody bag too!{more}

Amy Kelly Photography Special

Amy Kelly Photography Special

Local photographer Amy Kelly is offering South Shore Mamas readers a discount for planning ahead! Get 15% off all Christmas card orders (cards only) for shoots placed by August 31, 2010. The actual photo session can take place later. Book yours now, and check it off of your very long to-do list!{more}

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Links for Discounts & Deals

Mamas, we could all use a bargain these days. Here are some links to help you save on the things you need, and even some of the things you want. Don't forget to check out our Discounts & Deals page with bargains just for YOU, our readers!{more}

Discounts with Fun Pass Books

Discounts with Fun Pass Books

Mamas, did you know you can get discounts on tons of New England attractions with Fun Pass books? Books cost $25, and are filled with tons of great coupons for places that are probably already on your summer "to do" list. Most of the coupons offer a child, (12 and under), a free or discounted admission when accompanied by a paying adult, and that can add up pretty fast! Massachusetts attractions include the Franklin Park Zoo, Plimouth Plantation, Edaville Railroad, Boston Duck tours, The Children's Museum in Easton and more, plus loads of locations in NH, VT and ME!{more}

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Summer Special from Deanna Dimarzio Photography

Deanna Dimarzio Photography is running a 2010 Summer Special! Get a photo session with Deanna and an11x14 print for just $99. It's a great time to get outside and capture some memories on film! For more information on Deanna and to see examples of her work, visit the Deanna Dimarzio website.{more}

Half-Price Friday Nights at The Discovery Museums

Half-Price Friday Nights at The Discovery Museums

The Discovery Museums in Acton may not be on the South Shore, but we think they're pretty great, and deserve a mention here on South Shore Mamas! The museums are made up of two buildings on a 4-plus acre campus. At the Children's Discovery Museum, younger children (toddlers through early grades) learn while they play. At the Science Discovery Museum, children and adults of all ages explore scientific concepts and hands-on creativity. The Discovery Museums is please to announce that Half-Price Friday Nights will begin this Friday, June 25th and run through Friday August 27th. The museums will stay open late, until 9:00 pm on Fridays, offering a chance for families to enjoy the museums at night.{more}

Sundae Nights at the Summer Shack in Hingham

Sundae Nights at the Summer Shack in Hingham

The newest location of the Summer Shack has arrived at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham! This location features an attached fish department serving fish filets, live lobsters, clams, oysters, crab cakes, chowder, ready-to-bake stuffies, marinades and spices. And now the Summer Shack has expanded its popular Sundae Nights program to Hingham. When you purchase a children’s meal on Sundays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, kids can pile on the toppings at the complimentary make-your-own sundae bar!{more}

Friendly's Free Ice Cream Day on June 5th

Friendly's Free Ice Cream Day on June 5th

Mark your calendars Mamas, Saturday, June 5th is FREE ICE CREAM DAY at Friendly's! From noon to 5:00pm, you can get a free scoop of ice cream at any Friendly's restaurant location.{more}

Brockton Rox 'Cinco de Mayo' Box Seat Sale

Brockton Rox 'Cinco de Mayo' Box Seat Sale

Happy Cinco de Mayo! To celebrate, the Brockton Rox are having a Box Seat blowout sale! Today only, Box Seat tickets are just $5 for all three Opening Weekend games: May 28th, May 29th and May 30th.{more}

Spring Photo Discount:  Amy Kelly Photography

Spring Photo Discount: Amy Kelly Photography

Mamas, it seems that spring has finally arrived! Celebrate the beautiful weather with some fresh family photos for your walls! I know the last group shot I have of my three kiddos involves Christmas PJ's and stockings, and it's starting to look a little out of place on the mantle... time to update! Local photographer Amy Kelly is offering South Shore Mamas readers a fabulous spring/summer discount...{more}

Wings on the House at the Halfway Cafe!

Wings on the House at the Halfway Cafe!

On Monday, April 19th, all Halfway Cafe restaurants will celebrate the grand opening of their new Maynard location and the wings are on the house! Visit any of the seven Halfway Cafe restaurants on April 19th and get a free mini-order of wings in a new secret sauce. The Halfway Cafe has locations in Dedham, Marlborough, Watertown, Canton, Holbrook, Marshfield and Maynard and is a great place for families to go out for a meal together!{more}

The Circus is Coming to Town!  Take the kids and save 30%!

The Circus is Coming to Town! Take the kids and save 30%!

The circus is coming to town, and they're bringing Bello with them! Bello is Back! under the Big Apple Big Top performing breathtaking feats of humor in the theatrical focus of one ring with no seat more than 50 feet away! Bello, who was recently named "America's Best Clown" by Time Magazine, is joined by a cast of stellar circus stars from all over the world, plus the Big Apple Circus’ very own clown – Grandma! Performances of Bello is Back! begin Saturday, April 3rd and run through Sunday, May 16th, 2010. Save 30% per ticket with a special promo code!{more}

Care.com Free Weekend!  March 19-21

Care.com Free Weekend! March 19-21

Care.com is a great online resource for finding care providers. Whether you need a baby sitter, nanny, senior care provider or pet sitter, they have an amazing selection to choose from. This weekend, March 19-21st, Care.com is running a Free Weekend. They are opening up the site to everyone for free. From Friday to Sunday, anyone can search for caregivers, post jobs, and get contact information.{more}

Kids Price Saturdays at the Zoo

Kids Price Saturdays at the Zoo

Feel like a kid again when visiting the Zoo! The Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and the Stone Zoo in Stoneham are offering 'Kids Price Saturdays'. From 10:00 a.m. - noon on the first Saturday of every month, all guests will be charged the children’s admission price...{more}

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Discounted Tickets to Family Shows

BosTix.org is a great resource for discount tickets to family friendly shows and events around Boston! They offer discounts on the day of the show, as well as advance ticket sales online. At BosTix Jr you can find tickets to family friendly shows like Disney on Ice and Blue Man Group for really great prices (usually half of the ticket price).{more}

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Lost Mitten Club at Land's End

Do you have a bunch of single mittens and gloves hanging around your coat closet? Well, if you order from Land's End you may be in luck!{more}

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Build-A-Bear Coupon Code

Hey mamas! Just a short post to share a Build-A-Bear coupon code that just hit my inbox! Get 20% off your purchase when you buy 2 furry friends. Use code 94732 in stores or online. This code is valid January 16th - 18th.{more}

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Fairytale Tutu's

Do you have a little girl who loves to play dress up? Or maybe you have a girl that is too little to know what dress up is, but YOU love it? Then please check out Fairytale Tutu's for custom made tutu's for your little princess! Fairytale Tutu's was created by Kelly, a mom living on the South Shore.{more}

Sweet Cookie Deal

Sweet Cookie Deal

The Pembroke Cookie Company, founded by Lisa Robinson in 2008, is doing something very 'sweet' this holiday. From now until December 17th, for every holiday cookie order placed, a dozen cookies will also be sent to a soldier. Pembroke Cookie is now offering South Shore Mamas readers a 15% discount!{more}

Local Highlight:  Ladybug Photography

Local Highlight: Ladybug Photography

At Ladybug Photography, Margaret Heinke and Natalie Colbert have been photographing families on the south shore (and beyond) since 2004. These sisters will come to the location of your choice on the south shore, a local park, the beach, or your own backyard! ... Mention SOUTH SHORE MAMAS and get a 10% discount!{more}

Discounts with AAA

Discounts with AAA

If you are a AAA member, you have access to loads of discounts both local and online. I'm listing a few interesting ones here, but you can find much more online at the AAA website including savings on movie theater tickets, theme park admissions, even a trip to see the circus when it's in town!{more}

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Daily Deals with Groupon

Daily Deals with Groupon

A Groupon is a coupon that you buy for a product or service in the Boston area, which is only valid if a group of people sign up for it. This service is brought to us by Groupon.com , who each day offer something cool to do, see, eat or buy at a fantastic price. You sign up for a specific Groupon deal, and if enough other people sign up for the same deal, you get it!{more}

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