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Living a frugal lifestyle often means enjoying fewer leisure activities. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. If you’re experiencing the frugal living blues, there are plenty of ways to enjoy life while still saving money. Some people shared their best tips for having fun while living frugally; here are some of the top responses.

1. Get Artsy

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Someone said, “Frugal is more about value than not spending anything. For example, if art is important to you, spending money to visit a museum is a good value.”

2. Volunteer

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“I used to volunteer for events I wanted to attend. Beerfest, I volunteered to set up or clean up and wouldn’t have to pay an entry fee,” someone shared.

3. Have a Home Movie Night

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Someone said, “I could rent it at home, make popcorn at home, and be more comfortable. I haven’t been to a theater in a long time because it’s not worth the money nowadays for me.”

4. Read a Book

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“I love reading. That’s my primary hobby. It’s very easy to be frugal. Between libraries and Libby, you can borrow books for free,” a person said.

5. Add it to Your Budget

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“If it’s easier for you to see a visual representation of your budget, set aside physical cash specifically to use only for your entertainment spending,” someone said.

6. Use Coupons

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“There is a coupon/discount for just about everything if you dig for it. I got amusement park tickets 25% off on Groupon,” a person said.

7. Create Rewards Accounts

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A person said, “I have so many rewards accounts with different places mainly because many of them will give you deals just for signing up. McDonald’s will give you a free french fry just for signing up for their rewards.”

8. Dine Cheap

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“I go to local parks a lot and visit IKEA on days when meals are discounted. You can get a meal for two people with drinks and even dessert for roughly $20 if you do it right,” someone said.

9. Prioritize the Important Stuff

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A person shared, “I spend money on what is important to me. Material goods aren’t important to me. Memories are important. Experiences are important. My loved ones are important.”

10. Change Your Perspective

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Someone said, “For me, it was reframing what was enjoyable to me and how to make it work monetarily. Simple things have become more enjoyable.”

11. Make a Plan

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“Plan ahead costs and see how often you go out. If you have a budget already, plan out based on how your budget is laid out (monthly, weekly, yearly),” someone shared.

12. Shop the Sales

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“Most of the stuff I buy at the grocery store is that I saw was on sale. I’m severely mentally ill and find shopping a bit therapeutic for me. It gives me a place to go and do something,” a person said.

13. Online Entertainment

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“Webtoons, music, gardening tips, painting lessons, cooking lessons, singing lessons, you even have Wii dancing like let’s dance that can be fun with friends without having the Wii,” someone said.

14. Find the Free

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“Our city has free stuff to do everywhere I look. Every Friday, a different museum has free admission,” someone shared.

15. Get Creative

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Someone said, “We brainstorm free and inexpensive activities for date night and save nicer restaurants for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.”

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