Category: Entertainment

Senior Savings

The Frugal Diva knows that getting older sucks.  Sure people say age is just a number but did you notice that no one under fifty ever says that – unless they are trying to comfort a senior citizen.  The number that really counts is how many dollars you save by embracing the discounts offers and reduced fees.  Proudly declare you want that senior fare, ticket, or meal for yourself or your parents or grandparents. The age for joining AARP is 50.  Flash that card proudly at  vendors on the AARP Benefits List. The National Parks offers the Senior pass (one…

Free Museum Days

The Frugal Diva loves culture and she loves the word free. By combining these two concepts, the divas of the world can soak up culture without getting soaked. Most museums have a free day. It may be once a week, once a month, a late night but they believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy great works of art, science exhibits, and natural history.  Check the local museum websites for venues in your area.  The free day can usually be found under visitor’s information. In Los Angeles,  the California Science Center is free every day for…

Singles Mingle Valentine’s Day

Singles always want to hide out during the February romance fest however if you are looking for a kind heart on Valentine’s Day try out these volunteer events throughout the country. Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry — February 13th Date & Time: Saturday, February 13th, 2016 – Registration is from 8:00 am to 8:20 am – volunteer project starts at 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Please bring your e-ticket and release form on the day of your service project Address: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is located at 1734 E. 41st…

Healthy Halloween Treats

What a great opportunity to eat candy and go on a week long sugar high. However The Frugal Diva is going to step in and offer you some healthy options. Check out Eat Well for great party recipes and treats that have a bit less sugar and a bit more nutrition. Lindsay Olives has gone overboard on their Pinterest Page with cute ideas for scary snacks. The Food Network always come through with party ideas and yummy recipes. Have fun and post some pictures on my Facebook page in your costumes…

4th of July Savings

The Fourth of July is all about red, white and blue… so why does it end up costing so much green?  From patriotic clothing to yummy picnic treats to parking fees, there are hidden expenses around every corner.  BeFrugal.com has some great ideas. 1.    Take advantage of free summer outdoor activities to have fun. Some ideas include face paint, sidewalk chalk, hula hooping, running through the sprinkler, having a water balloon toss, and tossing the ball around at your nearby neighborhood park or school field. 2.    Attend a free event. Listen for activities held at parks and attractions near…

Free And Low Cost Fun For Kids

A Big Thank You to Jennifer Moss of  BabyNames.com and author of Town Red, for providing this great list of activities that are free or low cost, build creativity and skills for kids, and are bonding experiences between parent and child. She did forget to mention how much fun it is to look up names on her site and find things like character tips for writers, what are cool names now and in the past, and games for baby showers. 1. Your local library – get your child his/her own library card, it makes them feel very important…

Free Days At The National Parks

When The Frugal Dude suggested going to Yosemite, The Frugal Diva replied that it was just a bunch of trees.  I could not have been more incorrect. The magnificent vistas, the fresh air, the beautiful meadows of wild flowers, and spectacular waterfalls made me realize that there was a whole world that awaited outside of urban areas. And the other good news, it did not involve any camping. I also believed that you had to pitch a tent and gather berries for sustenance.  Many National Parks have food and accommodations that are reasonable and don’t involve building your…