Monday, January 17, 2011

$30 Date Night

This past Saturday night, my boyfriend and I decided to do a date night. We hadn't gone out on a proper date in a while so we decided to make a night of it and do dinner and a show.

For dinner, we went to one of our favorite Italian restaurants. A couple of weeks ago, they were on groupon: $9 for $20 worth of food. I used $9 groupon credit I had left (credit was for a referral) so it was free! Our total after the groupon, tax and tip was just $10!

I am a huge fan of the musical RENT and in the three years we've been together, I had never dragged taken my boyfriend to see it (I'll spare myself the embarrassment of how many times I've seen it). I saw that Goldstar had tickets for a local production of it on sale for $10, so I jumped on the deal. The show was actually pretty high caliber and we both had a great time.

So all in all, we spent $30 for a really nice sit down dinner and a great show. Goes with my mantra that your social life doesn't have to suffer simply because you're on a budget. It just takes a little bit of planning :)


  1. Was that Buon Gente( or something to that effect) in Mission Hills?

  2. Yes it was (Buon Gusto)! Are you in the Valley?

  3. I'm in Santa Clarita. My partner works in Mission Hills and We've eaten there a few times( they seem to always have groupons or screaming deals). The lunch specials combined with the groupon make for a cheap lunch.