We like to go out for meals, we always have ... our first ever date was lunch in a pub and we have always taken great pleasure in eating out and tried lots of different places in all the areas of the country that we have lived in.
BUT during this year, our year of knuckling down and saving as much as we can we realised that to be scrimping and saving with a teeny, tiny housekeeping budget and then to go out and splurge on a meal would be ridiculous and so far out of our Challenge remit as to be stupid, so before Christmas we sat and had a talk about what we could do instead.
We went to the cinema in the first week of December and the advert for the Cineworld Unlimited pass came up .... the answer to our dilemma. So a week later as a Christmas present to ourselves we spluged and bought two passes. At £202 each they weren't cheap, but it does mean that if we go to the cinema at least once a week by half way through the year we will have recouped our costs and the last six months of the year we will be enjoying free movies.
I have added a list to the sidebar to show the films we have seen so I can keep tabs on us getting value for money. I have also added a book list so I can keep tabs of how many books I can read from our shelves during the course of the year.
Today is a No Spend Day