There's something about summer that makes people want to get out of the house to satisfy their appetite for quality entertainment. Unfortunately, fulfilling this increased desire for outside entertainment comes at a cost. To help keep these added summer expenses from bankrupting your wallet, remember the following three money-saving tips while making your summer entertainment plans.
1. Watch amateur sports.
If you like watching live sports, but don't want to shell out the exorbitant fees charged by top-tier leagues, then seek out some amateur sporting leagues in your area. Amateur sporting action can be just as entertaining (especially once you become familiar with the players), but the games cost far less to watch than their top-tier counterparts.
2. Attend afternoon movies.
Most theaters offer cheaper ticket prices during their afternoon showings. That's why, if you're looking to save money on entertainment expenses this summer, you should consider taking in a matinee. Also, since most theaters are air-conditioned, this activity can usually provide some much-needed relief during the hottest part of the day.
3. Enjoy happy hour drinks and appetizers.
To save some cash while enjoying some drinks among friends, hit up a local bar or restaurant during happy hour to take advantage of their deals on drinks and appetizers. Do be sure to plan ahead if you'll be partaking in any happy hour drinking, so you'll have a safe ride home after you finish your fun.