Saturday, August 15, 2009

Frugality with guests?

This is kind of a strange Frugal Friday post because instead of giving frugal advice, I'm asking for it. We have family staying with us all week, and next week we're going to have a friend staying with us. Even though we have food in the fridge, we're going out every night. We're driving more than we ever do, and we're doing lots of tourist-y things, all of which cost money. I know that we have guests, and I want to just enjoy them, but in the back of my head, I'm a little worried about all the money going out - even when it's theirs and not ours. Does anyone have any good tips on being frugal when you have houseguests?

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Frugalchick said...

My #1 tip is to be prepared. Have a list ready of possible low-cost activities, restaurants, etc. Don't schedule everything to the hilt, but don't leave the days wide open, either. I find that if I don't have any plans at all, the days will quickly get filled up with expensive activities and meals out.