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Ballin’ on a Budget

by frugalista on October 7, 2013

Happy young people having fun at a club I think everyone should live on the frugal side of fabulous. I don’t mind if you call me biased. You didn’t come to this site to learn how to waste money!:) I’ve compiled a list on ways you can live the frugal and fab life. I promise that you – and your wallet- will love it! xoxo

1) Dine on a Discount: Restaurant.com is a favorite for Frugalistas because it offers you discounts on fine dining. The rules of the game are that you can buy gift certificates to the participating restaurants at for less, but there is a minimum purchase in order to be able to use it. You may buy a $50 gift certificate that will only cost you $20, for a $30 discount.

2) Broadway on a Bargain: If you are heading to New York City for fun, check out the TKTS Discount Booth where you can check out a Broadway show at up to 50 percent off. The booths are at Times Square, South Street Seaport and Downtown Brooklyn. Also, StudentRush.org, regularly offers free and discounted tickets to Broadway shows and other cultural activities in New York. Don’t let the name fool you – many of the deals are available for non-students. There is a $5 ticket reservation fee!

3) More Movies, Less Money: If you love movies, buying tickets from Bulktix is a way to save some cash on the price. You can buy movie tickets in packs of four up to to 84 for $7.49 – and even lower if you buy tickets in larger numbers. For instance, you can buy 84 tickets for $616.56, saving $433.44 off the retail price of a $12.50 ticket. That’s a savings of $433.44 off tickets that cost $12.50. There is a $1.99 shipping fee, but often there are coupon codes that you can get so that you don’t pay for shipping. Frugalista Insider Tip: Always google the name of the website + the word “coupon code” to see if there is a discount code or free shipping code.

4) Museums for Free: Almost every major museum has a free or discounted day. If there’s an exhibit that you’ve been meaning to see, the free day would be the perfect day to try it out. The website MuseumFreeDays gives you the 4-1-1 of free or discounted museum days in 12 cities. Also, you can just call your favorite museum or scour its website for the free or discount days.

5) Daily Deal-It: Daily deal sites such as Groupon, and LivingSocial often have discounted dining, movies, concerts, water sports and nightlife. Yes, the types of daily deals on the site can be random, but you can find some gems at 70 percent off retail. I’ve seen discounted tickets to major concerts in major arenas on Groupon before. It’s worth a look.

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