Of course, all of the chain restaurants around here have their incentives for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We don't tend to use these as we don't eat out very often. However, one we do take advantage of is our Chick-fil-a. It has provided us with free dinner on many occasions! They often have all sorts of special days where food is free. We signed up for the program where they text us promotions. Money Saving Mom is constantly providing links to restaurants that are having special promotions-- many times these are fast food so we may or may not utilize these perks.
Culture Pass~ Our library offers Culture Passes to the local zoo and museums. You have to arrive early to secure your pass, but these are worth 4 free tickets to the museum of your choice. Of course the library also offers free movies, books, and story time for the kids. Hooray for the blessing of public libraries!
Museum~ Many museums offer a free day. This is something we are more likely to utilize on a date night paired with dinner out.
Game Night~ Often we will invite a family over for a night of games and appetizers. Both families bring their favorite snacks and games-- these are such fun! It's a night out without the costs of food and babysitters :)
Hiking a Volcano
Our whole anniversary weekend we again witnessed the Lord's unmerited favor and blessing on our family.
These are just some of the ways that our family "makes it work" when it comes to cheap thrills!