6 December 2019
It’s shaping up to be a long hot summer, but it’s easy to have a good time without getting hot and bothered about overspending. Check out Industry Super Fund-owned bank ME’s affordable ways to enjoy summer without heading into autumn with a burnt-out budget.
1. Save at the movies
A family trip to the movies can turn a blockbuster into a budget buster. Save by joining reward programs like Cinebuzz that let you access free tickets and discounted sessions.
You can also tap into the perks offered by service providers. Motoring associations and other organisations often have entertainment deals, like RACV’s 30% off movie tickets for members.
2. Make a splash for not much cash
If you live near the sea, switch off the power-guzzling air con and cool down with a day at the beach. For the cost of fuel or a bus ride, you can chill out with sand and surf for next to nothing.
3. Travel with zero accommodation costs
Heading interstate to catch up with friends and family? Consider swapping homes with a like-minded traveller. According to home swap websites like Aussie House Swap, you could save between $1,500 and $4,000 per week on vacation.
4. Soak up some culture with low-cost theatre tickets
Soak up some live theatre and make it affordable by getting together a group of ten – many theatres offer 10% off group tickets. Enquire about ‘rush’ tickets and ‘unwaged’ performances as well.
5. Fine dining on a beer budget
Host a budget-friendly festive dinner party like a ‘pot luck’ party, where each guest brings a surprise dish to share.
6. Tap into free fun
A big day out doesn’t have to cost a packet. Bushwalk in a national park, explore city walking trails, or head to the museums and art galleries that don’t charge admission fees.
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