Frugal Entertainment Options
Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 7:00 am
Visit the Library
Need something to read, but don’t have the money for new books? Visit the library! It’s a great place to find interesting books. Unlike bookstores, libraries are happy to have people quietly sit and read. Libraries also offer newspapers and magazines. Many libraries allow patrons to check out physical books and ebooks. Some offer videos as well.
Read Books You Have at Home
People who love to read have a tendency to buy tons of books. They end up with piles of books that they intend to read…. someday. If they are trying to save money, then “someday” is now! It can be very satisfying to check books off a “to read” list.
Stay Home and Stream Movies
Do you currently subscribe to a video streaming service like Netflix or Hulu? That subscription costs money. Get the most from your dollar by making time to watch the movies and TV shows that you are already paying for.
It’s much less expensive than going to the movie theater. Even better, you can eat and drink whatever you want to while sitting on your comfortable couch.
Play or Watch a Game
Families can grab some board games and make a family game night. It’s a good way to make use of games that haven’t been played in a while. Another option is to go outside together and play baseball or basketball. Video games, especially ones that have already been purchased or subscribed to, are another great option.
Too tired to play a game? Try watching one. Tune in when your favorite sports team is on TV. Or, check out Twitch or YouTube for some video game live streaming. There are plenty to choose from.
Shop at Thrift Stores
People who love to shop are going to want to continue that activity even when they are trying to save money. The most frugal way to shop is to visit thrift stores. Most communities have at least one or two to shop at. It is possible to buy a lot of things at thrift stores for a little bit of money.