8 Things to do for $5 ...

Things to do for $5 are a good start to an inexpensive date night or family fun night! You may even be surprised to learn that you can give yourself or your walls a makeover for just $5! There are many things to do for $5 if you are frugal and imaginative with your money. Here’s my creative list of 8 activities to do for $5.

1. Family Night

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It might seem unfathomable, but you can certainly have a family night for $5! All you need are some pizza-making accessories and a Redbox movie. A can of pizza crust is no more than $2, and a can of sauce and a bag of cheese won’t exceed your $5. Have fun with your children while making the pizza, and then enjoy it together while you watch a family favorite. That’s one of the most precious things to do for $5!

2. Date Night

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If you don’t have any children, why not consider a date night as one of the things to do for $5? You have many options before you. Go out for ice cream or coffee with your sweetheart, or choose an activity like bowling or skating. Many local places will offer one night a week with good sales and deals for multiple games or rounds for one price. If you would like to stay in, then use your $5 to pick up a pack of cards and some popcorn. Have fun playing a lively round or two and enjoy your snack!

3. New Outfit

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As a woman, we all like to feel pretty and sexy, but there may be times when your budget doesn’t allow too much wiggle room. Shopping for a new outfit is one of the things you can do for $5-if you stick with a thrift store! I’ve found some particularly nice clothing items in thrift stores, even brand names before! And of course, your outfit will be very unique and interesting; so don’t hesitate to try it out.

4. Get Pampered

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One thing you can do for $5 is get a little pampering in! $5 won’t get you far, but it’s enough to get your nails painted! Most salons only charge a few dollars to slap some polish on your nails. If you don’t paint your nails, then buy a new lip-gloss or eye shadow to try out. There’s nothing wrong with feeling gorgeous!

5. Save It

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Have you ever heard the term β€œNever spend a $5 bill”? A good friend once told me that if I never spent my five dollar bills, only saved them, then over time they could add up to quite a large sum! She was right. By holding onto your $5 bills, you can save up $100 before you even realize it! Now that’s a genius thing to do for $5.

6. Re-decorate

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While it’s true that you can’t do a complete room over-haul with only $5, you can still change up what you look at! Buy a can of paint and use it to paint only the window frames in your room. With the leftovers, you can paint a few drawers or cabinets if you like. Now you will have pops of color to cheer up your old room! Another thing you can do for $5 is buy a new curtain or a new rug. Little changes over time can have a room looking spanking new!

7. Have Fun with Kids

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For $5, you can have a lot of fun with kids. Whether they are your own, or you are babysitting, remember this tip for future reference! Head to the nearest dollar tree and give each child a dollar or two to spend. Let them pick out toys, and meanwhile pick up a few things yourself. Bubbles, silly string, sidewalk chalk, and kites are a few good ideas. After you get back home, all of you can have a blast playing with your new treasures! That’s $5 well spent!

8. Do Something Kind

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What about doing a good deed for your neighbor? That’s a great thing to do for $5! Pick up a bouquet of flowers or a bag of candy to cheer up someone who is having a down day. Even $5 worth of gas put into a friend’s tank can be worth more than you might know.

You never knew that there were so many things to do with $5, did you? In today’s economy, where prices increasingly rise, it’s easy to instantly think that you need a lot of money to have fun or to do anything at all. But that’s not true! You can still have a lot of fun and be frugal with only $5 activities! What did you think of my list? Please comment below with your own suggestions for things to do with $5!
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