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Cheap Dates That Won’t Make You Look Like A Cheapskate: 9 Affordable Valentines Date Ideas

Valentines Day is almost here and what better excuse do you need for a midweek date night? My Husband and I will be spending it the way we do every year, watching horror movies and eating bacon flavoured everything. Whether you’re celebrating with your girlfriend, boyfriend, girl gang, family, the lads or your pet cat, you’ll be wanting a way to impress your date and if you blew your budget on a single rose Bachelor style, then you’ll be looking for some more affordable date ideas!

Picnic + Book

Pack a picnic basket full of your Valentines favourite foods and head to the beach, botanical gardens, park or even your own backyard. Surprise your date with a new book (Check out my last post to find out how to get your hands on a Penguin Classic for just $2.95) and make a new playlist for entertainment.

 

Learn To Cook Together

Set the table all fancy-like, blast some tunes, pour yourselves a red and learn how to cook a new meal together. If you can’t afford a $130+ cooking class then why not try one online? Jaime Oliver and Gordon Ramsay both have YouTube channels for beginner cooks. Make sure you watch the video the day before to make a list of all the ingredients that you’ll need.

Photo by Mae and Sunshine - Home Cooking Date

Games Night

If your Valentine isn’t a crazy competitive freak like me and is able to keep the sledging to mild insults, then the ultimate games night is just one Kmart trip away. They’ve got all of your favourite classic games like Jenga and Pickup Sticks from just $2.00.

 

Holey Moley Putt Putt Golf

As if Putt Putt wasn’t already fun enough, the geniuses at Holey Moley have taken this favourite childhood pastime and combined it with everyone’s favourite adult pastime… drinking! At only $16.50 a game and multiple locations around Australia, Holey Moley is the perfect Valentines date option. You can book online right here.

Holey Moley Fortitude Valley Date

A Night of Culture

Impress your date with a trip to your local Art Gallery and Museum. Check their websites for free events and exhibitions before you go.

If you’re a Brisbane local, the Queensland Gallery Of Modern Art (GOMA) is screening The Mummy (1932) at 6:00pm and Morocco (1930) at 7:30pm for free! Finish the night with a stroll along the river or make your way to…

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Cowch Dessert Bar

Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar has two locations, Grey St South Bank and Pacific Fair. Sign up online before you go and you will receive a $10 bonus reward! The meals are beyond delicious and there is a wide range of affordable options including gluten and dairy free desserts.

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Cowch Date

The Perfect Movie Date Night

Load up on snacks and get cosy at Cineplex, the cheapest cinemas in town at only $8.50 per adult. As if that’s not cheap enough, adult tickets are only $6.50 if you go to a weekday session before 6pm.

If you don’t live near a Cineplex why not sign up for a free Foxtel, Netflix or Stan trial, build a blanket fort and settle in for the perfect movie night in the comfort of your own home.

La La Land

Escape Room Experience

If you’re wanting to put your Valentines survival skills to the test, then the latest craze of Escape Rooms is the date for you. Prices vary but are around the $35.00 mark. If you’re looking for a discount then look no further than…

Escape Room Date

Deals Extra

Deals Extra is home to the best deals available on the web! For a heavily discounted night out this is where you’ll find it. They’ve got deals on everything from stand up paddle boarding to fencing and of course restaurants and nights away. Deals only last a limited time but are updated daily!

Deals Extra Date

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