Date Night on a Budget

money with pig

Do your date nights go a little something like this….

Spouse1: What do you want to do tonight?

Spouse2: I don’t know whatcha wanna do?

Spouse1: Well, where do you want to go?

Spouse 2: I don’t know, doesn’t matter…any new movies come out. What about a bar for drinks and pool?

Spouse1: (shrugs shoulders) We did that last weekend…it’s just the same old same. Let’s just order pizza.

Spouse2: Pizza Hut or Dominos?

If this sounds like your typical date nights. Then this post just might help spice up your date nights.

A common reason why couples’ don’t  schedule date nights’ is because they are not sure as what to do without spending a ton of money. Well, we have the perfect solution for you..

We are frequent users of two great resources that have helped us discover the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. We’ve experienced some awesome dates nights while still managing to stay within a budget.

Cookie and Crumb would like to introduce you to (drum roll please)…….

*Groupon and Living Social*

We absolutely LOVE these two sites for a few reasons:

1) They always have a good price on food, activities, and getaways.

2) You can discover new places to try that are within your local area.

3) They make it easy to plan a getaway or book an adventure trip.

4) The deals are so reasonable that it’s easy to try new things without spending a lot of money.

When we  first moved to Dallas in 2009, Groupon and Living Social were our life lines to exploring the DFW area. We knew nothing about Dallas…until we found these two hidden gems! Since, we have tried several amazing restaurants, booked a trip to the cabins, kayaking, sporting events, paint nights and etc.

Both Groupon and Livingsocial are easy to use. When using any smartphone you just download the apps to your phone or you can go to the actual website.  Once you find a deal you want you just purchase it. You can show your smartphone to the merchant to redeem your voucher or you can print the voucher and give it to them and boom date night on a budget!!

LivingSocial and Groupon feature daily deals on things to do locally, travel adventures, and fabulous products, all while giving you fantastic deals and discounts. They have inspired us to explore the great city of Dallas and many surrounding cities.

These sites maybe new to some and old to others. But one thing we know for sure is it has helps us have some amazing date nights together. So, the next time you are looking for something different to do for a date night or don’t have a lot of money to send. Before you order that pizza for the 15th time…check out Groupon and Livingsocial and see what’s new and exciting for a date night!

What is the best deal that you have found on Livingsocial and/or Groupon? What made it so great? Share it with us in the comments below!


As always, we hope this helps and inspires you!


~ Cookie & Crumb