Tip #1. Arcade games are always cheap.
On one date, we went to the Rose Laundry down the street and did our laundry and played the arcade game, Galaga, that they have tucked into a corner of the laundromat. Total amount spent = $2.00 in quarters.
Tip #2: Make something together.
For another date, we decided to reupholster a couple of pepto-bismol pink chairs that I had inherited from a roommate. Total amount spent = About $3.00 for fabric and $9.00 for the staple gun.
Tip #3: Walking is always free.
And we had a weekly hiking date on Wednesday nights in the summer. Total amount spent = Nothing!
And now that we're married...
...we're still cheap! And we still like to find fun and inexpensive things to do together (Despite what people say, we married people still like to go on dates and have fun!). Here are a few more tips:
Tip #4: Find 2-for-1 tickets.For one date as married people, we went to support our awesome singer friend, Carrie, at a Utah Arts Festival concert and had fortunately found a 2-for-1 voucher. We danced to the awesome music of the Soulistics. Total amount spent = $10.00 for 2 tickets.
Tip #5: Digital cameras are loads of fun and cheap!Another married-people date, we took to the streets and took pictures to create our album called "The Secret Life of Carts". (Cart Cobain is pictured below.) Total amount spent = Nothing!
Tip #6: Volunteer. And look for free events.And on Friday, we headed to the symphony. Well, we actually didn't go to HEAR the symphony--we went to stack chairs. We volunteered and got some vouchers for the symphony in exchange. Sweet! Then we headed next door to the Salt Lake ART Center and looked at the awesome exhibits (The Seven Deadly Sins and Launch-11) for free!
We're always looking for inexpensive date ideas--feel free to share! Whoever posts the most interesting date idea will win those 2 symphony vouchers. We will choose the winner on 4/24/10--so get a postin'!