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19 Ingenious Ways to Save Money on Family Entertainment and Vacations

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Spending quality time with your family these days can seem like an extra bill that shows up every month. It’s expensive to take a family of five to the movies, out to eat, or even to the local events!

And planning for a family vacation can seem like a dream that may never become a reality. My family is on a tight budget right now and vacations honestly haven’t been a yearly thing for us. Some years, we just couldn’t afford it.

In my opinion, this isn’t ideal. We need time off to rest, unwind, and reconnect as a family. Vacations and staycations are just the remedies for busy, tired, and worn-out families.

And in the meantime, sprinkled throughout the entire year, we need to have family date days. This could be anything from kicking the soccer ball around at the park to going to see the newest play in town.

This post is the final post in our series – Spring Clean Your Life in a Week! In this post, you’ll get practical tips to save money on your valuable family time routine. This way getting reconnected as a family doesn’t have to put unnecessary strain on your budget!

But before we get into the savings fest, I want to be sure you know about all the posts in this series. You can check them out here:

17 Ways to Clean and Tidy Faster, Better, and With Less Chemicals from the Leading Experts:

9 Ways to Kick Self-Doubt and Negative Thinking to Follow your Dreams this Year!

15 Resources and Freebies to Reignite the Romance in your Marriage!

21 Cheat Sheet Meals to Change How You Make Dinner Forever!

7 Blogging Courses Under $100 to Reignite Your Blogging Fire and Traffic

17 Organizational Freebies to Organize Every Area of Your Life and Home!

To kick us off, I wanted to include my FREE checklist of 60 No-Cost Family Date Ideas! These are super creative ideas you and easily use today to create more meaningful connections with your family.

Plus, they’re broken down by age group to make your date planning super simple!

Get your FREE Family Date Ideas Checklist here!

Let’s dive in with the follow lists of resources to help you save money on your family’s entertainment and vacations.

Number 1 – 11 Ways to Save Money on Entertainment – Nerd Wallet


Number 2 – The Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Entertainment – The Budget Diet


Number 3 – How to Save Money on Entertainment and Still Have Fun – USAToday


Number 4 – 103 Things to Do on a Money Free Weekend – The Simple Dollar


Number 5 – 47 Ways to Save Money on Vacation – Money Crashers


Number 6 – How to Stick to Your Family’s Entertainment Budget – Rattles and Heels


Number 7 – How to Plan and Save for a Cheap Family Vacation – The Fun Sized Life


Number 8 – 13 Expert Tips for Family Travel on a Budget – The Barefoot Nomad


Number 9 – 7 Ways to Save Money on a Family Vacation to Mexico – Traveling Mom


Number 10 – 7 Ways to Save Money for a Family Vacation – Wholly Happy Purse


Number 11 – 12 Cheap Things to Do With the Kids This Easter – Love Money


Number 12 – Family Fun Night Activities that Take Bonding to a Whole New Level – She Knows


Number 13 – Boredom Busters: 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families and Kids – Family Guide


Number 14 – A Year of Family Dates – The Dating Divas


Number 15 – Tips for Traveling on a Tiny Budget – Tips for Family Trips


Number 16 – 7 Cheap and Fun Family Vacation Ideas Your Family Will Love – Money Crashers


Number 17 – Best Affordable Family Vacation Destinations – US News


Number 18 – 8 Family Budget Travel Ideas – Suburban Simplicity


Number 19 – Affordable Family Vacations for Budget-Minded Bliss – Travel and Leisure

Family Date Ideas Checklist

I hope this roundup is everything you need to start planning, saving for, and creating wonderful memories as a family without the burden of finances getting in the way!

Let me know your favorite tips and how you plan to use them. Share in the comments below!

Family entertainment can be really expensive and saving for a family vacation can be very difficult for a family on a tight budget. Get 19 ingenious tips and tricks to plan and save for your family's entertainment and family dates!Save for family vacations

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