Money Saving Monday: Entertain Your Family For Less

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

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.
Sign up for emails here.

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!

Money Saving Monday Blog Hop

Do you have any great money saving tips to share this week? Link them up in the linky, or just leave a tip in the comments!

I have decided to change things up a bit this week and open up the hop to general participation. Which means you DON’T have to link up a money saving tip post. Just hop and have fun!

This is a blog hop! Here are the rules:
1. You must follow me…the host. It’s only fair!
2. Link up the main page of your blog OR your Money Saving Monday post…no giveaways, facebook, twitter, etc. and no adult content
3. Have fun!
So link up! You don’t have to post about the hop…but I’d love love LOVE if you did and left me a comment showing me where to find it! Please tell your friends about this hop too!

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Heather is the creator and owner of Family Friendly Frugality. She calls Texas home and is married to her best friend. With 2 children 22 months apart, she has her hands full. So full that she decided to start blogging as a hobby. That hobby blew up into a full time job. Now she's got the husband, the kids and the blog. We're not exactly sure what she was thinking, but she's too busy for us to ask. Find Me On Google +

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