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10 Ways to Save Money on Date Night

    You realize date night is an important part of your relationship and you want to make sure it consistently happens, but your budget may be saying something totally different.  What do you do?  All Pro Dad has you covered.  Here are 10 ways to save on your date night:

  1. Look for online discounts.  Many restaurants and establishments may offer coupons online that are not offered in the store.  Take a look online and you may find some deals.

  2. Be the chef.  In our family, my wife does most (okay, almost all) of the cooking.  So not only will it be cost effective to cook at home, it will give you an opportunity to cater to your wife.

  3. Go out early or late. My wife and I have taken advantage of half priced appetizers at Applebee’s on several occasions. Some restaurants offer 1/2 price and discounted prices on off hours.

  4. Utilize your memberships.  If you have kids, you may have annual passes to museums, zoos, parks, and attractions.  I don’t think any of those agreements require you to bring your kids.  So don’t.  Play games and have fun with something you already paid for.

  5. Trade babysitting with another couple.  The inflation rate of babysitter’s fees outpaces the national average.  It can be pricey with multiple kids.  An alternative may be to trade babysitting duties and date nights with another couple.  Your kids get a play date and you get dates with no babysitting fees.

  6. Visit your neighborhood coffee shop.  Our oldest is old enough and mature enough to leave at home with her brothers for a quick date.  A nearby Starbucks comes in handy when we just need to slip away for 30 minutes or so.

  7. Put the kids to bed on-time or even early.  When you are able to get your kids in bed at a good time, you can have an hour or two of at-home date time…which just happens to be free!  Establish a timely bedtime routine and habit of maximizing the time after the kids are in bed.

  8. Create a date night fund.  Set aside money to be used specifically for dates.  Watch for deals, sales, and offers on things you can do for date night and buy them when the price is best for you.  Load up on discounted dates and enjoy them when you are ready.

  9. Pack lunches and meet on break.  When you pack lunches for the kids, pack lunches for you and your wife.  Agree to meet up for lunch at a spot in the middle of your places of work.  Eat, talk, and get away from work both mentally and physically for that hour.

  10. Get up early and work out.  Exercising with your spouse is a fun and beneficial way to spend time.  I like to start my day with it.  If you both wake up early, you may be able work out before the kids wake up.  It’s time together that is fun but also helps you in other ways.

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    Which of the ideas do you plan on doing first?


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  • Gurgleplex 4 weeks ago
    Good Advice as always.  Easier said than done.
  • Alfonso Romo 10 months ago
    This is TERRIFIC, is a good program, my question is: this program is teaching in spanish? You have material in my language? my english is not very good.
    If possible send me information, thank you and GOD BLESS YOU coach Tony and team
  • Grnbaykwaps 3 weeks ago
    I have followed these top 10 as a father with my 4 children (2boys & 2girls). Things worked out just fine, they now have blessed me with 5 grandchildren. Today I'm repeating the 10 with a grandson who lives with me. His single parent mother and I try to follow all the rules without father he so needs to learn from! We take him to yearly All Pro Dad events and just love the whole day together!!!
  • James_lake 3 weeks ago
    I love this All Pro Dad!
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