The coupon-filled Boston Entertainment Book lets you save money on restaurants, museums, entertainment, and shopping in the Greater Boston area.
The Entertainment Book (which is available for lots of other cities too) works well for cutting costs whether you're a Boston tourist or a Beantown local. How much you'll save with it depends on three things: when you buy the book, the time period when you'll be using it, and the places where you'll be.
Here's how it works - and how to maximize your savings, whether you're visiting or live here.
The Entertainment Book is an actual book of Boston coupons for you to use in restaurants, pubs, tours, shopping, museums, attractions, entertainment, cruises, and services.
Each Entertainment Book is good for an entire calendar year starting in January and packs in over 700 coupons for top destinations in Boston, Cambridge, and Eastern Massachusetts.
Most of the Boston coupons give you two-for-the-price-of-one deals or discount savings of 20% - 50%.
The cost of the book varies based on the time of the year when you buy it - the price drops as the year progresses. You can easily save much more than you paid for the book if you're here several days or longer, use a few coupons - and, here's what's key: you get a good deal on the coupon book itself. Order your Boston Entertainment Book today!
(If you want to search based on Boston's zipcode, use 02108.)
If you buy the Boston Entertainment Book in January, you'll pay full price (about $35) because you have an entire 12 months for using it. The price drops throughout the year because you'll have less time to benefit from all of the discounts.
If you're planning a trip to Boston, you can find great deals on the Boston Entertainment Book by late spring/early summer. At the time I'm writing this in May, you can buy one book for $15, or two for $25. Take advantage of one of the 2 for 1 Boston Harbor dinner cruises on the Spirit of Boston and you'll save much more than you spent on the book, especially if you're here for a couple of days or longer.
If you live in Boston, then by all means buy the book in January or even December (hint: the books make great holiday gifts and Christmas stocking stuffers). You'll have all year to enjoy saving with it.
A quick glance at coupons for Boston deals brings up Nick's Comedy Stop, McGann's (Irish pub near TD Garden, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Wheelock Family Theatre, Odyssey and Spirit of Boston lunch and dinner cruises on Boston Harbor, and a $20 off coupon at Eastern Mountain Sports.
Because the Entertainment Book includes such a large part of eastern Massachusetts, only a relatively small number of the coupons are for Boston, but the selections are good.
The book will be especially useful if you're planning day trips outside of Boston. For example, if you're going to Concord for the day, you'll be happy to see coupons for the Concord Museum, Old Manse, and Orchard House where Louisa May Alcott grew up and used as the setting for Little Women.
Find an Entertainment Book for your location - Enter 02108 for Boston's zip code
Buy the book. Then present the coupons whenever you go to the destinations - totally easy!
Bonus: You can get Entertainment Books for more than 170 locations in the U.S. and Canada. They make perfect gifts for college students coming to school in Boston, plus great Christmas, birthday, and anniversary gifts for anyone.