We all come upon days or even whole weekends where we want to get out of the house or have some fun with friends. But we don’t always have the money to do so, or we don’t want to partake in wasteful spending.
The good news is that we don’t have to break the bank to have some fun once in a while. There are many things that we can do that are little cost or even free. It’s all a matter of being creative and having the diligence to look for something that we can participate in.
Maybe you’ve tried to figure out something to do and need a little help. Here is a list of 10 free or low-cost things to do:
- Movie Night with RedBox:
Many people overlook the big red movie displays that often showcase in grocery stores and gas stations. The fact of the matter is that if you want to go out to see a movie, it will cost you around $10 per person. Not cheap by any means for a couple of hours in front of a screen. RedBox has changed that. You can rent a movie for a mere $1 and some change. And the selection is usually pretty good and recent. So get together with some friends and hit up your nearest RedBox and make use of cheap entertainment!
- Local Entertainment:
Most decent size cities almost always have things going on. From free concerts to public picnic days, the list can be endless. Research your town online or find local publications. They will more than likely contain information on events happening around your area.
- Start-Up A Blog:
Starting a blog can be a very entertaining project for a weekend if you’re into writing and connecting with people. If you’re new, I’d suggest starting on a free blogging platform like Wordpress. It’s free and simple to use. Blogs can be made just for fun or even for profit. You’ll learn more as you go along. For more information on blogging, check out my post on the subject: Get Paid – Blogging.
- Make Videos for YouTube:
If you have a camcorder or even just a cell phone that takes simple videos, this can be easy entertainment. You can be as creative, professional, or as stupid as you want. Make a few videos with your friends, edit them if you want, and then post them on it. You never know, you might even find yourself becoming a viral video sensation online.
The oldest past time of American culture. Just grab a football, frisbee, volleyball, or whatever suits your interest and get together with a group of people for some recreational scrimmages. This is entirely free and can be entertaining for hours on end. Or until you pass out
- Hold A Yard Sale:
This is more along the lines of making a weekend productive and profitable. What better way to spend a weekend than making it a weekend that puts more cash in your pocket? Grab the old belongings that no longer hold value to you, slap a price sticker on them, and reap the rewards.
- House Cleaning:
If you have nothing else to do, make your day productive, and get some cleaning done. This may not sound like a blast, but it does invest in your family’s good health.
- A Day At The Park:
Take a trip to your local public park and have a good time. Bring along some sports equipment, pack up a picnic, or go to relax.
- Game Night:
Organize a night of gaming fun. Get together with a group of friends, break out the cards and board games, and enjoy yourself. It’s free, it’s easy, and it can be a great time to spend with friends and family. You can also use this for a couple’s activity and make the night a fun double date.
- Go Bowling on Discount Days:
Check out the schedule for your local bowling alleys and find out what days they offer specials on. At our local bowling alley, Tuesdays are $1.50 a game night. It makes for a cheap way to have a few hours of fun.
These are just 10 ways to entertain yourself and friends for a night or a weekend. You can find many more, especially if you live in larger cities or near natural attractions such as lakes and beaches. If you look well enough, you can find tons of ways to have fun for cheap or even for free.