Look for discounts: My local Regal Cinemas has a Value Day where movies are $5.09 all day long. Have a Regal Cinemas nearby? Find out when your Value Day is here. Don’t have a Regal around? Look for a coupon code here.
Head to the library: Books are free to check out (as long as your return them on time) and there’s no better price than $0. Find something exciting to read and your weekend is planned. Don’t feel like reading? Check out your library’s DVD section and watch one of those summer blockbusters you never got around to seeing.
Volunteer: When was the last time you spent your weekend doing something for someone else? Head down to the local food bank or find out if Habitat for Humanity is doing anything nearby. Not only will you feel good when you’re done volunteering your Saturday, but you may pick up some skills that you can use in your own home.
Find free events: Somewhere in your town there’s something free to do. Grab a newspaper or check the window at your local coffee shop and I bet you’ll find something to do almost every night of the week.
Go visit Mother Nature: Last time I checked, going outside was free, so take advantage. Hike a nature trail, head to the mountains, or throw a worm in a pond and catch a fish. These are relatively cheap (if not free) options. Don’t know where to go hike? Check out Recreation.gov.