how to save money on a night out

7 ways to save money on a night out

29 June 2016
Reading Time: 6 mins

Going out with your friends is a fun and fantastic way to let your hair down after the demands of the working week, dance the night away and perhaps even meet that special someone (if you’re lucky).

The only problem is that going out can be a costly affair, especially in big cities. However that’s not to say that you can’t go out, have a great time and save money all at the same time!

Read our top tips to save money on a night and maybe in future it will be just your head, and not your bank balance that will be aching the day after.

  1. Find out how much it will cost to get into the venue of your choice
  2. Have fun without alcohol
  3. Drink before you go out – but not too much!
  4. Don’t take your card out
  5. Research the mode (and price) of transport
  6. Prepare food before you go out
  7. Scout potential drinks deals

1. Find out how much it will cost to get into the venue of your choice

Often the first thing to hit your wallet is the entrance fee into the bar/club of your choice.

Yet, this doesn’t always have to be the case.

This is where the importance of research comes into play.

In this instance, conduct research on a potential venue or two to determine whether you and your friends will end up with bang for your buck, or end up broke and out of pocket.

Your first ports of call should the the bar/club website and social media channels, in order to find out the cost of entry for the club.

If, however this isn’t on show then check out useful sites such as TripAdvisor, which can help give some indication of not only how much entry will be, but how expensive your night will turn out.

2. Have fun without alcohol

Seriously, think about it….do you really think it’s not possible to have fun of an evening without getting plastered first?

For a start, consider the cost of:

night out - Don't Drink

  • alcoholic drinks, particularly in clubs but often in pubs too
  • getting a taxi home because you’re too drunk to drive
  • losing your money because you’re too drunk to notice
  • eating stuff you wouldn’t normally touch but alcohol made it look delicious (you know who you are you kebab shops!)
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