Family Fun Night on a Budget

This past Saturday we had an awesome night-in as a family and it didn’t cost a ton of money. We have 5 people in our family and for $25, we had a ton of food, some great entertainment and plenty of laughs. Here’s a breakdown of the night and what it cost:

Pizza (1 large pepperoni, 1 small bacon, broccoli, onion, 1 large grinder): $25*
Games: FREE
Movie from Redbox: FREE

*The pizza would have been over $30 if I ordered delivery, but since my husband had to go out to get the Redbox movie anyway, we picked carryout and saved the $4 delivery fee, plus tip for the driver. On top of that, I ordered through Eat24, which let me use PayPal money from surveys (Pinecone is my personal fav, no affiliate links – just Google it!) AND gave me a coupon for $2 off.

On top of my awesome, basically free pizza thanks to surveys, I also got an email coupon for a FREE Redbox rental! I love it when I get freebies from Redbox and try to take advantage of them as much as I can.

Now you’re probably wondering how the games were free. Funny story, we had a yard sale recently and during the process of cleaning out the attic to get stuff down to sell, we came across an old box with an N64 and a bunch of games. My husband dusted the system off and it still works! It has been so long, it’s like new to us again and it’s definitely new to the kids! I love when we can shop in our own attic. 😉

So there you have it, a great night in with the family for $25. I didn’t have to cook, there’s no dishes to wash (environmentally-friendly people can just ignore the fact that we used paper plates to avoid having dishes to wash…) and everyone – including mom – got to have a great night.


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