No Money? No Problem! Have a Cheap Date
With inflation going wild right now, going out with your significant other could get expensive. But by planning ahead and knowing your budget, you can have a fun date night while keeping it cheap. Here are five cheap date ideas for most couples.
- Discount Tuesday at AMC Theaters
AMC Theaters offers rewards for their Stubs Members, which can be redeemed for free movie tickets or popcorn and soda. But if you haven’t earned enough rewards, every Tuesday is Discount Tuesday where tickets can be as low as $5. You can make your significant other happy and you both see a movie that you will enjoy at a fair price.
- Online Subscriptions
Most of us already have streaming services, which are great because for $15 or less a month, you get access to newer movies, older movies you haven’t seen in years, and a ton of old and new shows. Just pair these with a nice, cheap dinner you both enjoy and spend time together at home.
In addition to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, here are a bunch of other streaming services you can sign up for that might have different, more exciting content.
- Peacock TV
- Paramount Plus
- Disney +
- Pluto TV
- Apple TV
Some of these, like Pluto, are free to use, while others, like Hulu offer free trials for first time members, so your date night can be even cheaper.
- Game Night
Be creative with this one. There are many games that can be played as a couple. A Monopoly night or Scrabble can be a good change of pace from going out. Playing Uno can be fun, too. This is a good time to bring those games out of retirement. If you don’t want to play a board game you can try a video game. Something like Mario Party is competitive without having to spend too much time to get into it. Fun competition never hurt anyone.
Having a fun place to go where you are surrounded by books is always a plus. You can each pick out a book and read together, or you can pick out books for the other to read. Also, they have DVDs and CDs to borrow. If you want a free movie or show to watch, the library is a good place to go. You just have to be sure to return the movie in time or they will charge you a fee.
- A Coffee Date
A coffee date can be cheap. A coffee can be like $3 to $4, but it costs $8 to $9 if you are paying for two. You could sit and talk or if you want to go on your laptops or if you have new books from a bookstore or library, you could read them together. You could go to a Dunkin’, McDonalds, or Starbucks, or you could go to a local coffee shop in your area.
Have Fun with Your Significant Other on Your Cheap Date
Now that you have choices to make you could sit down with your significant other to see what works best. I know that now it may be difficult to spend money, but if you plan right, then you will be having fun on the little budget that you have.