Friday, December 31, 2010

Frugal Friday: Save Money on Entertainment

Save Money on Entertainment

  • Cancel magazine subscriptions.
  • Use the library for books, magazines, and movies. See if you can reserve them online and then just pick them up.
  • Read newspapers online.
  • Prepare special dinners at home, rather than going out to celebrate.
  • Eat out only once a month.
  • Use hotel points and airline miles for vacation.
  • Split an entree with someone else when you go out for dinner.
  • Do free things for entertainment: Hiking, free city concerts, board games.
  • Only order from the dollar menu when eating out.
  • Go to the park and have a picnic.
  • Take advantage of “get in free” days at the museum, etc.
  • To find special festivals, get a free state tourism guide.
  • If you find that you go somewhere a lot (a zoo, amusement park), buy a season pass.
  • Entertain at home. Have friends over for dinner, or have a game night and just serve snacks.
  • Make your own “take out” style meals. Pizza is a good way to start. And if you do a recipe search for your favorite restaurant foods, there are some good knock offs out there!
  • Trade babysitting with friends who also need a sitter.

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