7 Ways to save Money on a Night out ...

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Ways to save money on a night out are always welcome when you're living on a tight budget, as many of us are.

Even if you're not on a limited income, saving money is usually a pretty good thing.

Going out can get pretty expensive, and it's easy to spend $100 in one evening.

If you try these ways to save money on a night out, you can still have a great time socialising without blowing all your cash …

1. Set a Budget

One of the best ways to save money on a night out is to set yourself a budget and stick to it.

The easiest way to be sure you don't go over your budget is to take cash only, then you won't be tempted to spend more.

But always ensure your safety: if taking a cab blows the budget, stay with a friend so you can bus home safely the next day.

2. Vouchers

Don't be embarrassed to use vouchers on your night out;

it's an excellent way to save money when going out with a group.2

Look for coupons in the newspaper or online, or check websites like Groupon for deals.

You'll often find restaurant deals available.

Or if you fancy a particular restaurant, go on weekday evenings when they do a cheaper set menu.

3. Eat First

You go to see a movie, then you're hungry - so you head off to a restaurant for dinner.2

And the only one with a table isn't cheap.

Add on drinks afterwards, and that movie becomes pretty expensive.

Eat at home before going out, so that you don't need to eat out afterwards.

It will save you a lot of money.

4. Pay for Yourself

Is there a friend in your group who never has enough cash, or forgets their wallet altogether?

Or does someone always order more expensive food and then insist that the bill is split evenly?

To avoid subsidising someone else's cocktails when you only drank water, pay only for your own share of the bill.2

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