Saving money is one of those things that are easier said than done. Entertainment expenses can really drain your bank account. So knowing some ways to save money on entertainment is vital to making sure you have a good time without breaking the bank. Here are 11 ways to have entertainment without blowing your budget and giving up the fun.
1. Entertaining at home
If you want to save money on entertainment, you don’t need to have an unsociable life. You can open your home for the evening to maintain your social circle and save big money. You can hold a potluck dinner …a great way to hold a party where each person brings a dish of food to be shared amongst the group.
2. Sports EventsGame night
Other than movies, you guys at share house can host game night. Get together some board games to play with friends…you will have a good time and it won’t cost you anything. You guys can also get together as a group and go bowling, they offer discounts for larger groups…it will be an inexpensive way to have fun with friends.
3. Movie Night at Home
All the guys living in a share house can hold a movie night at home instead of going to the movie theater with the whole group. You can make it a tradition…a movie night once a month where you can pool in the money buy drinks, chips and popcorns to make it a special occasion.
4. Outdoor activities
Start new hobbies, go fishing, hiking or camping…these great outdoor activities can help you save money on entertainment.
5. Build something
Home projects like building a bench or a bookshelf or something like that are a lot of fun. You can search internet for new ideas and give it a try. It can be a great learning experience without spending too much money…start with something easy first.
6. LibraryBook Club
Check out your local public library, libraries aren’t just for books. Libraries often have a great selection of great books, magazines, audio CDs, DVDs and even video games or free internet access– all for nothing! If there is no library in your area, you can form your own book club with your friends.
7. Watch for discount days
Many Zoos, theaters, museums, art galleries, planetariums, aquariums and parks offer special discount days….some even offer free admission on specific days of the month. You can also check with them for any annual membership they might offer with discounts.
8. Matinee and discount theaters
If you like to go to the theatre to watch a movie, go in the afternoons and watch a matinee for off-peak pricing….prices can be almost 50% cheaper at times. Many of the theaters also have free admission or concessional prices for children. Matinees are not only cheaper than evening shows but less crowded as well.
9. Watch Videos online
You guys can stay at your share house and watch something you own and have not seen in a long while. Subscribe to Netflix which is inexpensive and you have the option of watching the movies online. Not only Netflix, you can enjoy videos offered by YouTube, Blockbuster, iTunes and Amazon without leaving your home.
10. Have appetizers at home
Having appetizers or drinks at home before you go out for dinner can cut your dinner bill significantly. Start your evening at home by having the first glass of wine with your dining partner. You can also make a tasty appetizer at home to save money on your dinner bill.
11. Coupon Books
Another great way to save money on entertainment is using the entertainment coupons. Search for coupons for the restaurants of your likings on local website coupon sites.
So these were the 11 ways to save on entertainment but the most important thing you can do to save on fun is immediately stop doing things that are costing you a lot but aren’t really all that fun for you for example you will find many people playing Golf just because their friends are doing that. Start doing the things that make you happier.
With this our weekly posts with 101 money saving tips to kick start your resolution to save money comes to an end. Hope you guys enjoyed the reading and found the tips useful to apply in your daily course of life to survive on a tight budget.