One of the most frustrating parts of a frugal lifestyle (either by choice or forced!) is how expensive entertainment can be nowadays! Forget about it if you have a large family. Movie tickets range from $9-$12 a piece. It’s honestly a bit ridiculous. Here are a few things we do as a family to cut costs and still have fun!
I’m not sure I can say enough wonderful things about Netflix. We are a big TV and movie watching family. We do have a cable package, but honestly we use our Netflix daily. We can instant stream some of our favorite shows right from our gaming systems, no need for a disc! We are set up on an unlimited plan with 1 disc mailed to us at a time. This means we could instant stream all day long and have one DVD in our home and still pay the same low price. We only pay around $10 every month and it is worth every single penny (for the kids programming ALONE. Veggietales, Clifford, Dora, Diego, Dinosaur Train, etc). Start your Netflix FREE trial today!
Parents Connect is an excellent resource for families. Specifically when it comes time to find a fun family friendly event in your neighborhood. Simply go to the nearest large city near you and search for events you are interested in. I check this website on a regular basis and even get weekly emails from them with events for my area.
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Kids Eat Free
Maybe you want to go out to eat. Consult My Kids Eat Free first. They have a HUGE list of all the restaurants in your area that offer free food to kids on certain days of the week. We love to go out to eat, but our kids don’t eat enough to justify the huge price tag for a family of 4. So we hit kids eat free night and don’t feel guilt over our bill!
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