Hey, friends!! Long time no see! It's that time of year I guess where everyone get's busy with fall fun, holiday planning, shopping and whatnot. We've been busy paying off more debt, as usual, and also finding ways to not go completely insane over here. Most of the time it seems to work. But sometimes not spending money gets boring. Like super-duper boring. Date nights are still always something we budget for though. For our sanity and for the sake of our marriage ;) Today we thought we'd take you all on a journey with us for an inside look at our most recent date night. We just want to prove a point that you don't have to spend a lot of money, to have a lotta' fun!
We're both mexican-food crazy over here, so it's usually at the top of our list when we're considering a place to get dinner on date night. The cool thing about our local joint is the little ways they LET you save money while you dine. You read that correctly! Our favorite restaurant gives you 10% off your bill if you pay in cash AND they've got a pretty great rewards card we use, as well.
And don't be shy at the restaurants that bring out the free chips (or bread rolls, peanuts, etc!) They're free so by golly, we're going to eat them! Perkins and Sallie polish off baskets of tortilla chips like they're going out of style.
Obviously on special occasions we'll splurge on a nicer meal, or even get a dessert, so we're not saying you can't ever do those things. But if you're on a budget and trying to get your finances in order, date nights can get put on the back burner. They don't have to be though- just be smart before dining out and you'll have an affordable, fun night.
Bonus-date for us? The DollarSaver theater is right next door to our little date night spot. Only $3 a person and we always smuggle our own candy in ;) What's YOUR favorite cheap date? We wanna' hear from you!