This page contains money saving ideas about entertainment. Ideas about books, concerts, dating, games, sporting events, dancing, movies, plays, television, parks, frugal fun and more.
I am a 14 year old girl looking for something to do during weekends. Money is not a problem, but I'm not looking to spend $500. Does anyone know anything?
I totally forgot the name of this movie. I think it was about a girl who was found among wolves as a little kid, maybe as a baby, and taken to a palace.
I want to learn how to play croquet. It looks like fun. Is it difficult to learn to play?
I have a game called "Chips", it comes with a bunch of card board tiles with things like: run of 3 set of 4, this chip counts as 2 free chips, and run of 6, set of 7, no wild cards.
Seriously, take back all that time wasted on TV. Most reality TV can be summed up in fun and even more entertaining ways on webshows that show the choicest highlights.
I love going to school; the only problem is, that it's a holiday for the school. I have to wait until the year is over. I'm bored and I need something to do. Please help me.
How do I get outside? I love being outside. What are someone fun games to do outside? Can you tell me things to do with friends, a group, or just me? Crafts, games, anything outside. thanks:)
The first player lays down ace, two, joker hearts, The second player adds on three, four, and five of hearts and takes joker. Is this correct? Or must you leave the joker and start a new run?
I'm a babysitter and I'm looking for a good, simple, quick game to play.
Please could anyone help with things to do with people with little or no movement skills?
We have dedicated one night a week to be our family fun night. On this night, we set up a themed dinner. The possibilities are endless and we have so much fun deciding what to do.
What is the best book you have ever read, fiction, that you still remember even though it may have been many years ago and why did you like it?
With the holidays fast approaching, and the family being of various ages, from 8 to 80, I would love some ideas to keep everyone entertained and have some fun too! Thanks for anything you can come up with that would not be to expensive.
I'm babysitting a 5 year old girl from 10:00am to 8:00pm every single day. She has gotten bored with most things we do, so I need something creative and I prefer it to be inside, because it's way too hot.
I don't watch much TV and haven't been to the movies in years. I do a huge freezer cooking session in the summer while the kids are at grandma's. During that time, I'd like to rent some DVDs to have on while I am cooking. I like shows like NCIS, CSI and historical documentaries. Any suggestions beside NCIS, CSI, and no Law and Order. I would appreciate suggestions for the documentaries especially. Thanks!
If your movie has a do-it-yourself butter dispenser, you probably hate all the butter soaking the top of the popcorn, while the rest remains dry. Poke one of the theater's straws into the bag, then hold it under the butter spigot.
As you may already know, the first thing you do when putting together a jigsaw puzzle is to go through and sort out all the flat border pieces by putting them in a separate box.
My friend and I are 15 and 16, we are looking for fun ideas to do during the summer with our friends (boys and girls). We have access to some driving. We would appreciate any ideas! Thank you.
In Agony if player A has J, Q, K, and joker of spades, can player B discard the ace of spades?
Combine frugality and fun by starting family fun night in the kitchen. Get all of the family together and make pizzas from the leftovers in the refrigerator and a few of the family's favorite toppings.
A frugal lifestyle involves eating more meals at home since dining out is usually an expensive adventure. Whenever you do decide to splurge on a restaurant meal, you can do so more frugally by choosing to drink water...
For family fun, we all go down to the basement and the kids bring their iPods. They each take turns picking their favorite music, and we crank up the volume while we play pool or ping pong.
I raised 3 sons, and Tuesday night was Fun Night. They could choose one board or other game. They took turns for 3 weeks. The fourth week, we played Charades.
My son and I were in the thrift shop looking at movies. My son tapped on my shoulder to get my attention. When I turned to look at him, he was holding a record. He said to me "Have you ever seen one of these things before!"
My daughter and her friends go to drama classes and they're all having a sleepover. Has anyone got any drama game ideas?
At family gatherings we play bingo. I print out the cards on the computer, everyone gets a card and a pencil, but each card is only good for one game. I would like to use shutter bingo cards because they are reusable and I could eliminate all those pencils, but shutter cards are very expensive.
You may not consider the purchase of an ereader as frugal but in my case, it is. Our "local" library is 60 mile round trip. Then the books have to be returned. Consequently I've not been able to enjoy reading a book in several years.
When I take my 3 grand babies to the movies, I line the cup holders with napkins and fill them with popcorn. They work like individual small bowls for the kids. We don't have to keep passing the bucket back and forth between us.
When seeing a movie at the theater, I usually end up buying a large popcorn for an additional 75 cents more to get a free refill, but I never really refill it. So, you not only paid big bucks for a movie, but you just lost an additional 75 cents.
If you make this, please let me know how it is!
The standard online Merriam-Webster dictionary has oodles of assorted free fun knowledge quizzes you can take. The categories include quizzes such as Visual Vocabulary, Memory, Attention, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical and Encyclopedia.
Grunts must be genuine Alaskan polar bear grunts. Do not mistake a growl for a grunt. That could be fatal. Grunts should be taken only by an experienced grunt hunter who can tell a grunt from a growl.
I have a vintage PIT card game by Parker Brothers, dated 1964. Does anyone have the instructions?
I washed and saved up bottles from fast food milk and made a few children's games:
You would be surprised at how many movies/DVDs are available. You can get rid of old movies you really don't want anymore, and get new ones for the cost of postage.
Regular Scrabble, although great, can be made more fun with a theme. Give bonus points when someone comes up with a word directly relating to the theme.
If you like word games and you like food and/or cooking then you're really going to love Scrabble Cooking Edition! I am asking for one for Christmas. Oh, and if you know other word loving foodies your Christmas gift is solved for them too :-)
What is/are your most favorite book(s) that you've ever read or are reading now?
The other evening, after a long and very unsuccessful garage sale, my husband and I were craving a quick and easy meal, pizza. However, because we had taken in so little cash, we were loathe to spend the $22.00 our local pizzeria charges for our favourite "loaded" veggie pizza.
Be sure to check your receipts - particularly from regular restaurants and fast-food places. A lot of times there is a free food item on your next visit. For example, Arby's will have a free regular roast beef sandwich in exchange for a simple survey you can do.
We have weekly movie night outside. We set up a DVD projector to show the movie on the garage door. Every week someone else picks the movie and the snacks. Everyone has a great time.
We are very lucky, we live near the beach. The sad part is that almost NONE of our gorgeous beaches in New Jersey are free. So in order to get in some wonderful beach time, we have learned the tricks and tips that will get us the most " bang for our buck".
I love to read the short inspirational novels, the Love Inspired and Harlequin, but they are all geared to younger adults. I would love to read stories about baby boomers or 50+. Does anyone know of a series or author that writes this type of novel?
I like to note all the restaurants in my area that have "Kids Eat Free" nights and capitalize on those. I also arrange play dates around the summertime "Free Summertime Movies" at our local theatres.
I grew up watching old classic movies - the sort now on TCM. So many of them had historical or bigraphical themes, that I am sure that I filled in holes in my historical knowledge just by watching them - Painless!
When you go to the take out, ask for no ice in your drinks. This way, your drinks won't get diluted, and they will taste just as good if you don't drink it all right away.
Brunswick Bowling is giving everyone a free game of bowling each day over the Fourth of July weekend from July 1st through July 4th. There's no coupon required to receive the free game, but it must be at a Brunswick location.
I live in a retirement community and we have a lady who comes to play games with us! Several of our members cannot see well enough to do crossword and we were wondering if you could suggest a method for us to do that?
My 15 1/2 yr. old grandson will be spending his days with me this summer. I would like some interesting and or fun things to do with him so that he doesn't spend too much time with video games and texting on his phone.
Simply enjoying playing some online games at these two links will help generate donations for women in need of mammograms or help for animal rescue shelters! The sponsors will donate up to 10 cents per each minute of play.
An old guy (not in the best of shape) was working out in the gym when he spotted a sweet young thing.
We have college students who meet here several times a week. They often stop by and pick up their dinner at some fast-food restaurant. Their bags often contain packets of ketchup, salt and pepper, Parmesan cheese, sweet and sour, etc.
Unless you HAVE to have everything new and must see the latest and greatest, you can go to Amazon.com and purchase a used movie, CD, or book and enjoy it for much less than buying new or paying admission charges.
Going to a movie can cost up to $20 for tickets for two and $15 to $25 for the popcorn and drinks. One good option is to buy the DVD for $15 or less and you can watch it over and over.
What does the question mark symbol mean on the geocache map? We recently decided to start geocaching. It looks like lots of fun. Does anyone know what the question mark symbol on the geocache map means?
The winter weather might be nearing its end and parts of the country never saw snow days, but that doesn't mean that your family can't enjoy a Saturday snow day. Instead of waiting for nature to provide the perfect storm, create your own family snow day.
I'd like to have a thrifty at-home date night with my husband, but he is the sort of guy who doesn't like too much closeness or sharing. A direct approach is definitely not on.
Traditionally full 52 card deck is used in Texas Holdem. Players need to get the best combination of 5 cards from 7 available (2 hole cards and 5 showed on the table).
While I am watching cable/satellite TV, I can never remember which channel is which (AMC, TBS, MTV, etc). Now I cut and tape the channels (from provider's website) on the back of every remote. No more guessing.
Every time my family gets together for Thanksgiving or Christmas, we all look forward to AFTER the meal. It is at this time we play 7 Hand Rummy, a card game that has been a part of these holidays for us since before I was born.