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As the Boston Red Sox take on the Los Angeles Dodgers during the World Series, establishments across the city are offering deals on everything from oysters to Blue Man Group shows.
Here’s where you can save money during baseball’s biggest event of the year:
When Mookie Betts stole a base in Game 1 of the World Series, he secured a free taco at Taco Bell for folks across the nation. On Nov. 1 between 2 and 6 p.m., you can pick up a free Doritos Locos Tacos thanks to Betts’ steal, as part of the restaurant’s “Steal a base, steal a taco” promotion. You can even order your taco online ahead of time and pick it up at any Taco Bell throughout the day on Nov. 1. (Various locations)
Your favorite blue men (the only blue men?) are celebrating the Red Sox by adding Red Sox-themed content to their show (“Sweet Caroline,” anyone?) and offering a buy one, get one free deal through Oct. 28. “This is our little way of showing our Red Sox pride and cheering on this incredible team,” said Jonathan Screnci, resident general manager of Blue Man Group Boston, in a statement. The offer began Tuesday and is good for shows taking place Oct. 25-28 at the Charles Playhouse. Guests must use the promo code GOSOX, and tickets can be purchased online. (74 Warrenton St., Boston)
Even your pets can get in on the World Series deals with a promotion going on at Polka Dog Bakery. For every Red Sox World Series home run, you get 5 percent off an item at Polka Dog Bakery the next day — for a total of up to 40 percent off. The offer excludes dog and cat food and is good through Nov. 1. Use the code GOSOX on PolkaDogDelivery.com. (Locations in the South End, Jamaica Plain, Chestnut Hill, Lynnfield, and the North End)
Hopsters in Newton and Boston has brewed a special light ale just for the World Series called Red Sox Nation Ale, and you can get it for $4 a pint. The Seaport location will also show every game on its 110-inch projector screen and its TVs. (292 Centre St., Newton; 51 Sleeper St., Boston)
Yes, you can view and take pictures with a 2013 championship ring gifted to McGreevy’s owner Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphy’s, which is part of the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling Red Sox memorabilia. You can also get half-priced appetizers on Wednesday, $1 personal flatbread pizzas on Thursday, and $1 oysters all day Sunday (while supplies last) at this Back Bay spot. (911 Boylston St., Boston)
For a mere $25,000, you can check all the boxes off your World Series to-do list at the Hotel Commonwealth. Tickets? Check — you’ll get two. Hotel room? Check — you’ll have an overnight stay in a luxury guest room complete with official stadium seats. Gear? Check — you’ll receive two Red Sox jerseys of your choice. Lunch with a celebrity? Check — you’ll have breakfast with Peter Gammons, American sportswriter and media personality. Memorabilia? Check — you’ll get a baseball signed by the five starting pitchers of the 2004 World Series team. Fenway Park dirt? Check — it will be left on your pillow at turndown (in a bag, of course). It’s all part of the hotel’s “Over the Top World Series Package.” Even if you don’t have $25,000 to buy the package, it’s worth checking out the hotel’s lobby and elevator. The lobby has been converted into a baseball dugout, and the elevator contains the autographs of more than 40 past and present baseball legends. (500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston)