Planning For Every Activity Is Not Always Possible

Yesterday I went to the movies with one of my sons. He is a film buff and wanted to see a Ray Harryhausen movie on a big screen. Fortunately, a local cinema was offering a free screening 1974’s all too memorable Golden Voyage of Sinbad and we took advantage of that. Just as we left, a friend of my son’s arrived at the house and we invited him to join us.

Before the movie, I purchased a couple of pitchers of diet cola and three orders of popcorn. Normally, I do not indulge in popcorn because I know that it will clog my arteries, but I felt like I had to buy something to justify the free screening. By the time I was done, I had spent thirty dollars on food and drink. I did n


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2 Responses to Planning For Every Activity Is Not Always Possible

  1. A Fan says:

    I agree you with you David 100%. I check my sources for local restaurants that offer 2-for-1 deals, free appetizer(s), free dessert(s), etc. It is a frugal opportunity to try out new places for future visits. If it wasn’t that great, well you then you know and it didn’t cost as much as it could have.
    TIP: If you Google the restaurant and they do have a website, often times you can sign up to receive specials and discounts such as the ones I have mentioned above.
    :) Keep up the great work!

  2. CindyM says:

    So true, can’t always be ready but you can learn from the experience and can always be on the lookout for deals for the time you may return. I learned a pizza/spaghetti place, La Rosa’s, had a $4.99 deal on Mondays and Tuesdays and made the assumption it meant lunch, as seems to be usually the case. We showed up at 11:30 a.m. and were told the $4.99 deal was for 4 p.m. onward – we’d have to pay $9.99 for lunch! I said no thanks and minutes later, the waitress came out to my car and informed us we could have the deal for lunch. Nobody at the restaurant but us, mind you, and the place stayed empty. We stayed and got our deal for the day. We’d not been there before for lunch but frankly, the food was not all that great and we’ll probably not return. I’d never have paid full price for lunch there and especially under those weird terms.

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