When the month is drawing to a close and you are finding your pockets empty and wondering, ‘where did all the money go?’ you might want to remember one catch word—fun. Young or old, male or female, regardless of the time and place and several other constraints, tend to lean back and let go of all other worries as long as they are having fun. If you are having a problem with overspending, then you should probably check into the expenditures of your fun nights!
To save money while the intention is to have fun would hold back a lot of people from enjoying the occasion properly and they also end up spending for no reason. A few precautions before you join those friends out on the town and few reminders to self while going about your usual business of having a quality time with friends or partners will save you a lot of trouble later.
First thing you have to do to save money on a fun night is to leave your credit cards behind and take only cash with you. ‘I’ll have champagne. What’s the big deal? Credit cards in my pocket.’ This is one option you cannot give yourself.
We all do the same thing while waiting for our friends. No we do not take a stroll on the street and come back a few minutes later. We do not even check out the new exciting exhibit right on the top floor of the building. We go straight to the bar and order ourselves a drink. Avoid this. Communication is more perfect in these days. Use your cell phones to arrive at the same time as your friends!
Always remember the case where you might not get a ride home because the last bus is off by the time you’ve had enough of your night. So arrange your transport issues in advance rather than relying on getting home ‘somehow’, because that somehow is usually an expensive ride in a taxi.
To save money would be a true adventure, if you have a penchant for pub hopping, visit the cheaper nightclubs first. If you opt for a posh place, which is above your general budget, you will likely end up spending a bulk of your money on a single drink and zero fun. Start with your regular hangouts and then visit the more expensive places because then you will most likely spend less on fun-stuff because you already had a lot of it.
When you are with a big group you spend a lot on principle. But also remember that as a group you are valued customers to the restaurant and can demand group discounts. So keep a look out for offers on the menu as well and tune your eye to spot anything close to ‘discount’ in order to save money when you are out with your friends.