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5 Fun and Budget Friendly Entertainment Options


Tough economic times means looking for low-cost options everywhere. Since you don’t want to cut out entertainment altogether, here are 5 things you can do to have fun on a budget (or for free!).

1. Netflix and Redbox: Watch Low-Cost Movies

Perhaps it’s time to get rid of cable and grab a one month free trial of Netflix. You can stream unlimited movies to your flat-screen TV or computer for just $7.99 per month – what a deal! Imagine much money you’ll save!

Another choice is Redbox. Movies cost less than $2 to rent, come on DVD, and allow you to be in control of how long you keep the movies. It’s a good choice if you don’t watch movies too often.

2. Audible: Listen to Good Books

Audible is one of the best-kept secrets of book readers. You can get a subscription for a relatively low cost – $14.95 – and get a new book every single month. Plus, with a subscription, you get discounts on additional books you purchase from Audible.

3. Ride Bikes to the Park and Have a Picnic

As the skies get sunnier and the weather improves, a nice long bike ride just might be the ticket for your health and enjoyment. Take your loved one to the park and have a picnic. Take a scenic route you’ve never gone before. The possibilities are endless!

4. Play Board Games

One of my favorites? The monopoly of course! But have you heard of Monopoly Deal? It’s based on the popular Monopoly game but played with cards! The games are much shorter – so you can get a few rounds in without losing half a day. Board games are a cheap, one-time investment that will give you many, many hours of fun!

What’s your favorite board game? Share a few in the comments-we could all enjoy a few new ones!

5. Play Disc Golf With Your Friends

Disc golf has become quite popular as of late. It’s a game where you throw a flying disc (like a frisbee) at a target. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, “The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc.”

The game is played all around the world and for good reason: it’s fun, you’ll save a lot of money compared to conventional golf, and more than likely there’s a disc golf course at your local park.

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