Being on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t live life to the fullest. Whether you’re a budding restaurant reviewer, have a constant case of wanderlust or just love to go clubbing, there’s a way to do it all for much less that you may expect.
Take Advantage of Weekly-Long Events
From Denver to Boston, metropolitan areas throughout the country host a Restaurant Week. During this time, you can have three-course lunches, prefixed meals or multi-course dinners at top restaurants for significantly lower and fixed prices. (In New York, it starts at just $25 for lunch!) These can occur yearly or even semi-annually, depending on the area. But, it doesn’t end there.
In New York City, they have Broadway Week and Off-Broadway Week twice a year where you can get 2-for-1 tickets to the best shows. The best part is, the former typically coincides with Restaurant week so you can get dinner and a show at a reasonable price. Just sign up for emails from nycgo.com (at the bottom of the homepage) and you’ll get advance notice of when all three take place.
Have You Heard about Magnises?
It’s a black card just for New York City or Washington D.C. millennials, i.e. 21 to 35-year-olds. (Now this next part seems a little crazy but hear me out.) Starting at $250 a year, this program gives you the perks of access to exclusive events and experiences such as an invite to the John Varvatos launch party, a scenic flight tour of the city, hard-to-get restaurant reservations through its own concierge and free champagne. You can even treat your clients to a meeting at one of their swanky locations. For an added monthly or yearly fee, they also offer a a clubpass to help you skip the line at the hottest spots, a workpass for access to AlleyNYC’s co-working space and a hotelpass so you can stay the night at Dream Hotels.
Don’t Want a Yearly fee? There’s Always Service-Based Sites
Travelzoo, self-named “the Deal experts,” is based on deals for luxe hotels, excursions, airfare, restaurants and more (both international and locall). Simply sign up to be a “Travelzoo member” for free and you’ll have the best deals sent directly to your inbox. (I would also suggest running any hotels through TripAdvisor and the associated traveler photos to ensure it has everything you need before booking.)
Want something specialized in just local activities/discounts? GiltCity takes care of events and restaurants in most major cities while Groupon gives you discounts for places closer to home – even in the suburbs. Just put in your zip code for the latter and there will be a plethora of options to choose from.
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