Going out on the weekend doesn’t have to end with an empty wallet. There are plenty of enjoyable things you can do on the weekend for less than twenty dollars.
Going out for dinner can be costly, however, a cheaper option is to go out for drinks. Most restaurants and bars offer cocktails for less than $10 each, meaning that you could easily have a couple of cocktails without spending more than $20. If you’re not into drinking, you could also skip dinner and go out for dessert. There are many bakeries and coffee shops that offer great desserts for less than $10 each. Bowling is another great weekend activity for less than $20. A game of bowling costs less than $10 a round, meaning that you can easily spend a couple of hours playing for under $20. Going to the movies is another option. Most theatres charge around $12 per ticket, which means that catching a movie doesn’t have to blow your budget, however, if you want to save even more, some theatres offer discount tickets such as Cineplex, which for around $20 sells coupons which give you two admission tickets, and two beverages along with popcorn. Most cities also have museum and art gallery admission for less than $20, and some even have free admission during certain hours.
For people who don’t want to go out, and would rather enjoy a low-key night in, then a rented movie and a pizza is a great option. Board games are another option especially for families who want to bring everyone together for some family time.
If you take a look around your town or city, you will quickly begin to see that there are endless ways to spend the weekend without burning through your savings.