Last updated on January 24th, 2020 at 07:22 pm
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It has been an extremely chilly winter here in Indiana this year. I am wanting to escape the winter blues by taking a trip down to Florida. Sadly the budget tells me that just isn’t possible so I brained stormed 5 ways I could escape the winter blues temporarily for $5 or less.
5 Ways To Escape The Winter Blues For $5 Or Less
1. Sip a hot drink while enjoying a good book.
Nothing like a hot drink to warm the insides and a book with a summer setting to warm your mind as well.
A tall caramel macchiato at Starbucks is just under $5 and a book from Tyndale rewards cost nothing.
2. Enjoy a movie and a big bowl of popcorn
Get a movie from Redbox and make up a batch of my caramel crunch and then gather the family and some blankets and curl up and enjoy. Can I suggest a movie with a summer setting to really warm the bones.
Redbox movies are under $2 but you can make them even thriftier by snagging a free code when you can (money saving mom lists them all the time) or you can save up your Swagbucks and get a $10 Redbox e-gift card.
3. Warm the house with some baking
4. Hold a family game night.
Cold weather often means events get cancelled and your family has more time together, use this time to play board games together. You probably own a few already so it isn’t going to cost you a dime, but if you don’t here is a list of 15 of our favorite family board games and 7 ways you can save money on them, so that you can snatch up a game for under $5.
5. Do some crafting
Winter time in the perfect time to do a bit of crafting. Who wants to be sitting under a blanket they are currently knitting in the middle of the summer heat. Instead grab your craft supplies and curl up on the couch under a blanket, near the fireplace if you have one and get a few gifts made for the year. My button headbands, simple to knit fingerless gloves, and chain stitch infinity cowl scarf can all be made for under $5 especially if you combine a few thrifty practices when buying the supplies.
For a list of 52 different websites, apps, and stores our thrifty family uses to help us keep our expenses low, click here to visit our Thrifty Tools Resource Page.