Entertainment is one of those things that most people feel like they have to spend money on in order to enjoy. There are hundreds of ways to stay entertained without spending whole lot of money. Here are just a few ideas to think about before wasting money.
Movie rentals are a great way to stay entertained for a couple of hours and you will spend less than $5. Rent a movie from the local video store for about $4, pop a bag of store bought popcorn, and wash it down with your favorite beverage. You might run over $5, but you will be well under the $25 for two people you would spend at the movie theater.
A cheaper version of the above is to find a good movie on cable television, or find a series that you would like to start watching every week. You are already paying for cable television anyway so why not get some use out of it.
Treat yourself to a new book purchase from the local bookstore or order one online from a discount bookstore or auction website. An even better way to save would be to visit the local public library and check out a book, movie, CD, or book on tape/CD. It won’t cost you a dime, except the gas in your car to get there and back.
Take a hike or a walk through the neighborhood. It’s always fun for my wife and me to walk through the neighborhood and look at other houses. Check out the landscaping or their outside decorations. If you are close to a park walk around the park and take a picnic lunch or dinner.
Check online for free concerts, plays and shows. Many times, especially in the summer cities will sponsor free events to promote tourism. Keep an eye out for these events, they can be fun and free.
There are many ways to find entertainment for cheap or free. Don’t feel like you have to spend money to have a good time. Just do a little research and be creative and you’ll save a ton of money!