Money Saving Tips by Abbydoc


									We know it can take a while to get to know a new city,                            Housing
and we also know that as a student it seems impossible
to properly explore the city with limited funds.           Craig’s List
However, we’re more than happy to share what we            This website has everything from apartments for
know about the area as well as some other money
saving tips we’ve picked up or heard of along the way!
                                                           rent, people looking for roommates, house sitting
                                                           opportunities, and sublets without expensive fees!
                                                           After you’ve found your new place to live check
                                                           back on this website to find all the furniture and
Outlet Shops
                                                           household items you’ll need.

                                                           Summer Housing
                                                                                                                     Saving Tips
If you’re willing to look around you can find some great   Planning on staying in Boston for the summer?
deals at the outlets!                                      Consider being a proctor for the Harvard Summer
                                                           School. You’ll receive housing in a dormitory in
       The Kittery Outlets are a little over an hour      exchange for working as a mentor to students
        north of Cambridge and have plenty of stores       attending the Summer School.
        to satisfy both your casual and dressy clothing
        needs.                  Not interested in living in a dorm, or staying in
                                                           Boston? Check out the housing postings at different
       Wrentham Village has 170 stores to choose          universities in the area where you’re planning on
        from. This outlet center is just about an hour     spending the summer.
        south of Cambridge.

       If you just need a quick fix of shopping, the
                                                                      Furniture / Household Goods                  Hints for living frugally
        Gap Outlet at the Arsenal Mall is just a few
        miles away.
                                                           1 IKEA Way, Stoughton                                     in Cambridge, the
        485 Arsenal Street, Watertown                      You’ll find that the innovative and inexpensive
                                                           furniture at this store are worth the 45 minute ride!    greater Boston area,
Local Retailers with Reasonable Prices
                                                           Salvation Army
                                                           Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square
                                                                                                                         and beyond
Frugal Fannie’s: 24 Wilson Way, Westwood
Garment District: 200 Broadway, Cambridge                  This is a great place to find gently used furniture
K & G: Twin City Plaza, Somerville                         and household goods.
Keezer’s: 140 River Street, Cambridge
Kohl’s: 3850 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford                   China Fair
Marshall’s: Boylston Street, Copley Square                 Massachusetts Avenue, Porter Square                              Developed by:
Men’s Wearhouse: Cambridgeside Galleria                    This eclectic store is a good place to buy kitchen
TJ Maxx: 198 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge              supplies and dishes, as well as some other household         Student Financial Services
                                                           items, for reasonable prices.                                   Harvard Law School
                    Coupon Offers
                                                           Online                                                            Pound Hall 324
Retail                                            – low shipping costs
                                                                                                                       1563 Massachusetts Avenue
The website has valuable
coupons and discounts for various retailers.                                                                              Cambridge, MA 02138
Grocery Items
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                       Groceries                                        Entertainment/Culture                                     Transportation / Commuting

Market Basket                                              Somerville Theater 55 Davis Square, Somerville          Zip Car
400 Somerville Ave, Somerville                             A convenient place to see a movie for less . . . that   As a Harvard student you can join for just $25 a year with no
This is the cheapest grocery store in the area. It         way you can indulge in some popcorn!                    application fee. There are cars conveniently located around
lacks the frills and does not have a gourmet section                                                               Harvard Square and the hourly rate includes gas as well as
but it has all of the staples and a large produce          Capitol Theater 204 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington
selection. Be prepared for crowds on weekends!             Another place to catch both blockbusters and unique
                                                                                                                   Harvard Shuttles
                                                           movies.                                                 Let Harvard’s shuttles chauffer you:
Trader Joe’s                                                                                             
748 Memorial Drive, Cambridge                              Public Library
At TJ’s you’ll find a great selection of organic and       Did you know there is a movie section at the library    Quad Bikes
unique/gourmet items at very reasonable prices.            and rentals are FREE!?                                  Located in Eliot Hall (part of Cabot House) this student run
They have a very small produce section which is                               bicycle shop is the cheapest (and friendliest) place around to
nearly half the size of their wine section! This is the                                                            buy bikes, bike accessories, and get tune-ups. They also offer
place to go for cheap, but good, wine.                     Plough and Stars 912 Mass. Ave, Cambridge               inexpensive maintenance classes. Check them out at:
                                                           Great local music. Rarely a cover!            
                      Dining Out
                                                           Harvard Museums                                         Carpooling
Grendel’s Den                                                                                                      Sometimes you may just need a car. When that happens,
                                                           All of the Harvard museums are free with a Harvard
                                                                                                                   consider a carpool! You can split the cost of a Zip Car or if you
89 Winthrop Street, Cambridge                              ID.                                                     have a friend with a car, just chip in for gas.
Located in the center of Harvard Square, Grendel’s
offers half-price appetizers during happy hour.            Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave, Boston                                      Banking
                                                           The MFA offers free admission with a Harvard ID,
Pizzeria Uno                                               and is free to everyone after 4pm on Wednesdays.        Harvard University Employee’s Credit Union
820 Somerville Ave, Somerville                                                                                     Conveniently located in Harvard Square, HUECU offers lifetime
Steps from the Porter Square T, Uno’s offers $2 beers      Institute of Contemporary Art                           membership and free checking to Harvard University students.
all the time and a snack menu from 4-7pm and 10pm          100 Northern Ave, Boston
- close Sunday through Friday.                             The ICA offers $10 discounted admission with a          Bank of America
                                                           student ID, and is free between 5pm and 9pm on          With branches all over the city, BoA caters to the Harvard
Restaurant Week                                            Thursdays.                                              population by waiving their checking fees for students.
Fine dining on a budget! Twice a year (once in the
spring, once in the summer) the area’s best                Boston Children’s Museum 300 Congress St, Boston
restaurants offer their menus at significantly reduced     This fun museum for young (and old) members of          This online bank is a good place to hold your big financial aid
prices.                                                    the HLS community offers $1 admission on Fridays        checks with a current APY of 3.9%.
                                                           between 5pm and 9pm.
                                                                             Local Activities                      Another online bank, Emigrant offers an APY of 1.3%.
If you’re looking for last minute travel deals this site   General Activities                                                               Credit Cards
is perfect! The price even includes a car rental or        The Boston Globe’s Sidekick will keep you well
hotel accommodations.                                      informed about low cost fun!                            Do your homework about credit cards; there is no need
                                                        to be paying annual fees!                                                                                                          
Don’t forget about this website if you’ve got some         Family Activities                                           
flexibility in your schedule!                              Visit and sign up for their “Free
                                                           Boston Activities Newsletter.”

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