DAY 'O FUN

DON'T LAUGH...

Okay, you can laugh...

You may not be able to contain it once you scroll to the bottom of these pictures...
(things you do when you are feeling your age...and then pay for it in the morning)

Anyway...

My husband has installed a tradition in our family for the past few years...

He calls it the "Day of Fun"

Basically, the premise is to see how long we can spread activities, eating, etc in a day for the least amount of money...

It's about learning how to value relationship over money, but also how to make a dollar stretch as far as possible...

So, the day prior to our schedule "FUN" day, the girls scour the coupon book, they claim their reading program prizes, they google coupons online and try to come up with a plan of activities that will fill a 24 hour period...

some of the recreational choices are free, some are discounted and some we pay full price if necessary...in the end we see how much we can do for our family of 5 without spending over a certain amount...

This year, they planned the following:
Start off at the library to claim prices from reading programs and check out movies for later in the evening (free)

We then headed to our free games of Mini Golf at Magic Mountain (in the rain...that's another tradition for another day) cost here was $8 for the rest of the family that didn't have "free" coupons

We had 2 free chick fil A sandwich coupons and free taco/burrito at Taco Bell ($14 to pay for rest of meals for entire family)

Skyzone was next, where we had buy one, get one free...and the time was buy 60 minutes, get 90 minutes...so all 5 of us could "jump" for 90 minutes for $30

We were exhausted after that and had free frozen lemonades at Sonic...so we headed there to cool down.

Then up to OWU to play some Pokemon Go before heading to Meijer to pick up "dinner"..

Now, remember this is DAY OF FUN for Momma too, so NO COOKING...

The girls chose their favorite Bob Evans mac & cheese and bags of ready-made salads for dinner.
They also ran around Meijer looking for deals on dessert items.

All in all, we were spent by the end of the day, but we had FUN and spent way less than $100 in our day, but accomplished so much TOGETHER!


















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