Having fun should not be rated by how much money you spend. Here are cost-cutting ideas that can help stretch your "fun" dollars.
Time Required: 5 min
- Go to your local library and cruise their video and music sections. Many libraries now offer some of the best classic films ever produced.
- Check your community centers, local colleges and the newspaper for free lectures, concerts and art exhibits.
- Pack a picnic basket and take in a local amateur sporting event.
- If you are a senior citizen, always ask about special discount rates. Many movie theaters, restaurants, bowling alleys and local events offer special prices.
- Consider joining a local theater group. There are many âbehind the scenesâ projects for those who cannot act yet they still get to go to all the opening parties.
- Invest in an entertainment coupon book and save up to 50 percent off on dining out. Also, check your Sunday paper for lunch coupons.
- Visit area tourist sites, stroll the local zoo, or just take a nice leisurely walk in the park with your best friend.
- Utilize the many free online courses offered and teach yourself something new.
- Play penny-anti poker and set-up a buffet of hotdogs, pizza and beer.
- Eat dinner at home and then go out for coffee and dessert.
- Check out do-it-yourself books and articles online for home projects and repairs.
- Shop the discount sections of bookstores or visit used bookstores and trade in your books for credit towards a new one.
- Treat yourself to a refreshing beverage and sit and enjoy the sunset.
- Consider swapping music and videos with friends.
- Meet friends for happy hour at lounges that offer free food.
- Take advantage of the early bird specials offered at your local restaurants.
- Go to an afternoon movie or look for $1 movie specials.
- Tour your local libray for free children and adult events.