We can all be a little guilty of burning the candle at both ends can’t we? Working long hours and enjoying nights out and heavy weekends with friends and families. Life’s for living, after all. However, all of that socialising can cost a pretty penny or two, and many can find that they have more month than money left when it comes to waiting for pay day. However, I don’t think we should stop enjoying ourselves so instead, I wanted to share with you some of the top tips you can save money on the weekends while still enjoying yourself.
Cut down the cost of the drinks bill
Often some of the big expense for a night out is the drinks bill. While everyone is allowed to enjoy a few drinks, if you are conscious of the money you are spending there are a few tips to consider. Firstly, why not choose to have a few drinks at home before heading out? A bottle of wine or whatever takes your fancy is always going to be that bit cheaper bought at an off license or supermarket. This can help you to avoid hefty bills and allows you to relax in a home environment. You may also want to consider ditching rounds of drinks as often this can work against you. Especially if you are ordering a soft drink or a cheaper alternative from the bar. Finally, be sensible and alternate your drinks with water, not only is it cheaper, but it helps you to have a clear head the following morning.
Look online for discount codes and vouchers
If you are wanting to save more money, planning ahead of time is the answer, knowing where you are going and what you are doing will help you to look out for things like discount codes and vouchers for the places you want to go. Money off vouchers for restaurants, free drinks codes for bars, and if you look hard enough, you could get promotional codes for taxi services like uber, which could save you a fortune. But, where to find uber promo codes? Like many things, a quick search online should be able to identify some of the best deals and codes for your local area. Doing this could save you a fortune.
Set yourself a budget
It will always be better if you set yourself a budget for your weekend spend. Consider where you are going and what you are doing and try to predict how much it is likely to cost you. You could then keep that amount of cash on you and aim to only use any cards you have in an emergency. Try and avoid paying for things on card while you are out as the behaviour can feel like you aren’t spending just swiping or keying in your pin number. This can mean you have a big surprise the following morning.
Don’t bother with a new outfit, recycle some old favourites
Finally, try and avoid a new outfit each weekend and take a look at some of the clothes you have. You may find that you have things in your wardrobe that haven’t been worn in a while that could be teamed with different shoes or accessories to create a whole new look. Saving you some money in the process.