written by MonSun C. “The Chocolate Date” Diva ©2012 All rights reserved.
Going out on the town is fun and exciting! Exploring new trendy spots and experiencing new activities you and your sweetie are excited to try.
While it’s always fun to go out and have a great time, dating can be expensive and all this adds up at the end of the day. It can be more of a burden if you have other financial responsibilities to take care of as well.
Did you know that since the recession there has been a large drop in the number of people going out and spending money on drinks and restaurant dining? People have become more budget savvy and for good reason. They are making choices everyday on where to put in their good hard earned money towards that will bring value and joy in their lives.
But there will be times when you need just to get out and have fun like you used to without breaking the bank.
Well have no fear! The Chocolate Date Diva has a few ideas up her sleeves to help you with budget dating without sacrificing love and your wallet.
Here a some simple and easy ideas:
1. Online Web Deals
These websites offer deals based on location/city from local businesses who are offering substantial discounts on their products and services. These deals are sent to your email inbox daily or weekly. I have personally found a few chocolate related activities like chocolate tastings and chocolate workshops that you and your sweetie can enjoy together. Here are some that I have personally tried: Groupon, Ethicdeal, Wagjag, and Dealfind.
2. Get Social on Facebook and Twitter!
Follow your favorite companies on Facebook and Twitter not only for the latest news and updates, but for any last minute specials and deals like happy hour events and chocolate deals you don’t want to miss.
If you haven’t already, be sure to come over to The Chocolate Date Facebook page and hang out with us. I normally will post last minute deals from other vendors that both you and your sweetie will enjoy.
3. Newsletter Subscriptions
Subscribe to various chocolate companies newsletters and be the first to hear about their specialty events like chocolate tastings, new chocolate celebrations, product launches or factory tours. These are offered at a small nominal fee or even complimentary. If you find that you don’t like what they have to offer anymore, you can easily unsubscribe from their newsletter mailing subscription.
These are a few ideas to get you started and I’m sure there are plenty more. Do you have any you can share? Let me know as we all would love to save a buck or two.
Come over to Facebook or post your comments below. Love to hear feedback.