With Christmas approaching my husband and I are trying to save every penny we can for all the expenses that the holidays bring. Even though money is tight, that is no excuse to not have a weekly date night! In an effort to keep things cheap, AND still be able to get out of the house and away from the kids, I came up with a coupon date night. The idea is, you can only use coupons for the events of the evening.
You know the “junk” mail you get every week in your mailbox, the stack that you always just throw out before even looking at it??? Well that “junk” saved us $$$ on our date this weekend. I created 3 coupon envelopes which read; “Fantastic Finds”, “Affordable Appetites”, and “Cheap Cravings”. A week leading up to our date night I started clipping every coupon I could find and putting it into the related envelope for that weekend. I also know the Entertainment Coupons Book would work perfect for clipping coupons and saving you a bundle on your future date nights so add those to your envelopes!
To make your own envelopes use these free Labels for Coupon Envelopes (download below), that I created.
At the start of our date I let my husband know what we were doing and I handed him the first envelope titled “Affordable Appetites”. He chose 1 coupon out of the envelope that would be what we had for dinner. We went to Subway and got 2 sandwiches, 2 drinks, and 2 chips. Price =$9
After dinner my husband received the second envelope, “Fantastic Finds”. For our activity he chose to use free tanning coupons. Price = $0
And from our “Cheap Cravings” envelope we shared a dessert from Cold Stone. Price =$4
Total price for date night on the town = $13
Can you do better than that?!? I would love to hear your ideas and where you find your great coupons. Leave a comment sharing your secrets.
Now that I already made coupon envelopes, all we have to do is continue to add to them so for the future we will always have coupons for when we want to go out and don’t need to pay full price for another date night again!