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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.

Father and daughter holding a kite. Advice
Stack of books. Books
A large crowd in front of a nighttime concert with bright stage lights. Concerts
View of couples' feet dancing. Dancing
Cheap Date Ideas, Young Couple in the Park Dating
A family eating out. Dining Out
A child blowing bubbles Frugal Fun
A family opening a board game. Games
Young woman smiling. Jokes
Audience in theater wearing 3D glasses and eating popcorn. Movie Reviews
A Couple Enjoying Popcorn and a Movie in the Theater Movies
Water Slides at Water Park Parks
White theaterical masks. Plays
Closeup of soccer ball in goal. Sporting Events
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Food Jokes
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After School Childcare Activities
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Easter Jokes
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Religious Jokes
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Driving Jokes
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Entertainment and Activities for Older Adults
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Heaven Jokes
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Duck Jokes
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Elevator Jokes
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Hospital Jokes
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Cooking Poems
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Making Bingo Cards
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Lawyer Jokes
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Coroner Jokes
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Attending Air Shows
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Playing Texas Hold-em
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Man Jokes
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Egg Jokes
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Free Family Fun
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How Much Should You Tip at a Sports Bar?
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Harlem Globetrotters Photos
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Calculating Tips at Restaurants
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Riding a Bike in the Winter
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Saving Money on Entertainment
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Inexpensive Activities for College Students
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Activities for the Elderly and Disabled
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Winter Activities For Kids
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Using an Xbox Game System
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7 Hand Rummy Rules
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Online Dating Tips
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Outdoor Games
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Using Your Public Library
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Geocaching Tips and Tricks
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Jigsaw Puzzle Tips and Tricks
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Saving Money on Museum Memberships
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Building a Snowman
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Saving Money on an HD Antenna
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Saving Money at Restaurants
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Finding Low Cost Family Activities
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Saving Money on Tickets
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Free Entertainment Ideas
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Cheap Date Ideas
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Participating in Community Events
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Saving Money on Going to the Movies
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Saving Money on Concert Tickets
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Saving Money on Water Parks
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Tuning a Guitar
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Saving Money on Summer Fun
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Family Fun Night Ideas
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Saving Money on Wii Games
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Weekend Activities for Teens

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?

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Name of Old Fairytale Movie

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.

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How Do You Play Croquet?

I want to learn how to play croquet. It looks like fun. Is it difficult to learn to play?

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Chips Game Rules

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.

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Find your TV Entertainment in Free Snippets

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.

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Patriotic Air Show (McChord Airforce Base)
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What to Do on a School Holiday

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.

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Sponge Splash Balls
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Ideas for Outdoor Activities

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:)

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Rummy Question

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?

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Fun Games for an 8 Year Old

I'm a babysitter and I'm looking for a good, simple, quick game to play.

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Activity Ideas for People with Limited Movement

Please could anyone help with things to do with people with little or no movement skills?

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Family Fun Night

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.

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Favorite Books

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?

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Inexpensive Holiday Game Ideas

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.

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Egg Carton Mancala Game
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Activities When Babysitting a Five Year Old

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.

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DVD Suggestions

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!

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Maximize Your Popcorn Butter at the Movies

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.

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Jigsaw Puzzles Tips

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.

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Teen Summer Fun Ideas

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.

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Rules for Agony Card Game

In Agony if player A has J, Q, K, and joker of spades, can player B discard the ace of spades?

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Family Pizza Night

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.

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Save Money When Dining Out, But Don't Go Home Without Dessert

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...

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Share Music With Each Other

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.

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Board Games On Family Night

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.

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Joke: Have You Ever Seen One Of These?

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!"

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Joke: Cooks Are Cruel

Why are cooks so cruel?

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Fun Drama Games

My daughter and her friends go to drama classes and they're all having a sleepover. Has anyone got any drama game ideas?

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Christmas Related Word Puzzle

Please unscramble the following:

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Making Shutter Bingo Cards

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.

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Frugal Refurbished Ereader

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.

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Line Cup Holders With Napkins for Movie Popcorn

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.

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Refill Your Popcorn At End Of Movie

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.

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Capt. Mel Anderson's Alaskan Whale Stew

If you make this, please let me know how it is!

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Quiz Lovers Paradise

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.

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Joke: Barbecued Alaska Polar Bear Grunts

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.

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Instructions for PIT Card Game

I have a vintage PIT card game by Parker Brothers, dated 1964. Does anyone have the instructions?

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Fast Food Milk Bottle Game

I washed and saved up bottles from fast food milk and made a few children's games:

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Have A Movie Night

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.

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Playing Scrabble with a Theme

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.

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Scrabble - Cooking Edition

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 :-)

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Favorite Books

What is/are your most favorite book(s) that you've ever read or are reading now?

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Sign Up for Library Alerts

Many libraries have a "pre-minder" service. You sign up to receive an email, text message, or automated phone call a few days before your materials are due. At that point you can go online and renew your items.

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Have It Your Way Pizza

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.

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Saving Money At The Movie Theater

Call your theater or check online. There are two theaters in our town and one in a town about 40 miles away that all have a super deal on movies between 4:00 and 5:30. The tickets are only $5 for any movie playing during that time.

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Free Food and Coupons on Your Receipts

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.

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Outdoor Movie Night

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.

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Frugal Summer Fun At The Beach

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".

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Inspirational Romance Novels for Older Adults

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?

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Geocaching: A Thrifty Adventurous New Hobby
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Thrifty Entertainment

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.

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Basic History from Historical Movies

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!

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Request Take Out Drinks Without Ice

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.

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Free Bowling at Brunswick over July 4th Weekend

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.

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Ideas for Playing Crossword for the Visually Impaired

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?

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Fun Things to Do With a Teenager

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.

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Link: Play Online Games That Donate To Charities

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.

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Joke: Man in Gym

An old guy (not in the best of shape) was working out in the gym when he spotted a sweet young thing.

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Save Condiment Packets

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.

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Save Money on Books, CDs, and DVDs

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.

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Saving Money on Movies

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.

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Geocache Map Symbols

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?

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Saturday Snow Day

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.

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Planning an Inexpensive Date Night at Home With Your Spouse

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.

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