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Spending quality time together is something many families strive for. Depending on the size of your family, however, it may be difficult for everyone to have fun. The trick is finding ways that you can entertain your family for less.
Read on for five ideas on how to save money on family entertainment without spoiling the fun for everyone!
How to Save Money – 5 Ways to Save on Family Entertainment
– Visit the Library
The library can be a source of fun for everyone in the family. The obvious form of entertainment is a ton of books you can take home for free, but many libraries also offer movies, CDs, and other forms of media for you to enjoy. Sometimes, your local library may even put on events, such as story time for little ones or movie nights for the whole family.
– Research local low-cost attractions
There is bound to be lots of ways you have fun, within driving distance from your home. Museums, parks, and hiking trails are a few low cost or free options. It may take a little digging, but see what you can find for the entire family that’s cheaper than movie tickets – because we all know how expensive those are! Also, check with nearby attractions for special pricing, for events or family days.
– Switch to online streaming services
If you get nauseous opening your cable or satellite bill each month, there is a better way for movies and television. Services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant offers a variety of programming for a fraction of the cost. There is something for everyone with these, including movies, children’s shows, documentaries, and more.
– Hit up yard sales
The act of shopping at yard sales and flea markets can be entertaining for some families. For others, it’s what they find at these places that make them worth the time. Old books, board games, and movies are a few examples that you can get for super cheap at yard sales. Go for a “fun hunt” once a month, then enjoy the entertainment you find with your family that evening.
– Get outside
Being outdoors is a great way for your family to have fun! You can go for a walk to collect leaves or rocks, venture out to take photographs of beautiful landscapes, or go feed ducks at a nearby lake. If you have mountains around you, they can provide a wealth of activities, like hiking or camping. Some outdoor activities will require equipment, but once it’s bought you can have fun with it again and again!
What how to save money tips do you have?
I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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