Weekend plans on a budget?

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Weekend plans on a budget?
Fri, 04-25-2014 - 1:45pm

I was reading a post on another board here at iVillage (Food prices soar as incomes stand still, http://www.ivillage.com/forums/ivillage-women/news-issues/politics-today/political-discussions/food-prices-soar-incomes-stand-still) and I started wondering if your weekend plans are affected by rising costs and inflation. Are you working more to earn more or trying to budget? Have any low cost fun ideas to share with the rest of us?

My weekend plans include renting Blue Valentine, drooling over Ryan Gosling, and trying to catch up on sleep.

I did find the following article on iVillage about saving on groceries--hopefully you'll find that helpful if you do have rising costs in your area :)

30 Days, 30 Ways to Save Money at the Supermarket, http://www.ivillage.com/how-save-food/3-b-518551


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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 04-25-2014 - 2:56pm

Sounds like a good weekend! :) 

Yes, we're feeling the crunch a bit. Though, we were really big weekend plan people. We look for deals. We just bought our summer tickets for the local beach amusement boardwalk. They had a 2 for 1 over Easter weekend. The tickets never expire. So for $50 we got 280 tickets plus coupons for various places on the boardwalk. That will save us in the long run while allowing us to do fun day trips. :)

This weekend will be a cleaning weekend. Oh and some food shopping. We do Costco and save that way by buying some things in bulk plus getting the 2% back at the end of the year.  


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Registered: 04-16-2008
Fri, 04-25-2014 - 7:46pm

I try to shop at farmers' market as much as possible.  In general it costs more but it makes me feel better that my money is going to the person who works so hard to get me fresh, nutritious foods.  They also tend to be more honest about the production costs - one of them actually LOWERED the price of eggs a couple weeks ago.  She said, "Yes, normally they are $6 a dozen but since we have a lot of eggs this time of the year, I am selling them for $5 a dozen to give everyone a break". 

Back to the weekend question.  I have been doing a whole-house remodel for the last few months and am getting closer to complete.  So it will be organizing, cleaning, painting, etc.  Most materials are already paid for, just elbow grease.