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
household items you’ll need.
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. www.thekitteryoutlets.com/ 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
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
Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square
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
Online Pound Hall 324
Retail www.overstock.com – low shipping costs
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
The website www.dealhunting.com has valuable
coupons and discounts for various retailers. Cambridge, MA 02138
Sign up for coupons at www.couponbug.com.
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
movies. Let Harvard’s shuttles chauffer you:
Trader Joe’s http://www.uos.harvard.edu/transportation/shu.shtml
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 www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/CPL/ 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! www.quadbikes.org.
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 INGDirect.com
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
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/sidekick/ to be paying annual fees!
Don’t forget about this website if you’ve got some Family Activities www.Cardratings.com
flexibility in your schedule! Visit BostonCentral.com and sign up for their “Free
Boston Activities Newsletter.”