Thursday, July 11, 2013

Date On A Dime

My husband and I, we don't get much alone time these days.  Between opposite work schedules, 3 kids to attend to, normal day to day stuff..Yeah, like two ships passing in the wind. 

No real recent date nights that I can recall anyways (obviously they were not very memorable or well, we need to bring Sexy Back, no Suit & Tie needed because we only have "20 dollars in my pocket" ...So what is a girl to do?

 Date On A Dime (At Home).

Sunday night my husband did bath/bedtime duty while I ran to the grocery store and Redbox.

I bought a bottle of wine (Flip Flop Moscato), some strawberries, brie cheese, and crackers.  I rented Side Effects with Channing Tatum & Jude Law (good eye candy).  Kind of a weird movie though. 

Here is what it cost.

Flip Flop Moscato Wine $5.49
Strawberries $2.99 pint
Brie Cheese $4.00
Crackers $1.66
Redbox Movie Free (Had promo code)


Not too shabby, huh?  Way less than dinner/drinks/movie out.  Heck that wouldn't even get us both into a matinee movie.  And no need for a baby sitter either!  Score! (Not that we really ever have to pay a sitter when going out on weekends, thanks to a nearby wonderful grandma).

I think I may have to date my husband at home more!  We would save lots of money, that is for sure.

Cheers to keeping it cheap & simple!

Do you date your spouse?  What are some frugal date ideas that you do?

This post brought to you by JT and Makelmore.  LOL.


  1. My latest date with my hubby.... sitting at the back row of a cinema...watching my kids (sitting front row) watching Depicable Me2 :p..... try to imagine...we went there alone! ahaha!

  2. We've been doing Friday night date night at home for about 8 years. Even when we splurge and get crab legs or steak to make at home, it's still cheaper than going out. Our girls have even gotten used to going to bed extra early on Fridays, and they don't seem to mind a bit.

    Today's Friday and for the first time in a long time we have a babysitter coming over and we're hitting the town!

    1. That sounds fun Jill. The only probably we have during the week is Neil works swing shift and since I work early morning shift, I am dead asleep usually by the time he gets home. What did you do when you hit the town?


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