Ways to Treat Yourself in 2018 Without Breaking the Bank

The new year is upon us, and we should all definitely treat ourselves a bit for making it another year. Sometimes our lives get so hectic and chaotic that we just don’t slow down to take a breath and appreciate everything that we have accomplished. Or maybe we don’t stop to tell our loved ones how special they are to us. In any case, below are a few ways to treat ourselves and our loved ones to a special day without having to take a bank loan out to afford it.

Movie Day

There is nothing better than going to a movie theater on a weekday afternoon to watch a film that you have been dying to see. Going during the day will leave you with a theater mostly to yourself, and the ticket prices will be a couple dollars less. Other people are either at work or at school during the day, so it is quite pleasant not to be bothered by people taking out their phones in the theater. Take a friend with you and make a day out of it. Get there early enough in the day and you can even watch a couple films. Plus, if you dare to risk it, sneak some snacks into the theater with you. It will save you a lot of money in the long run. But remember, you didn’t hear this from me!

Take Your Dog on a Hike

There is a reason that dogs are called man’s best friend. Dogs don’t judge you, they don’t get angry with you, and they are always as excited as possible once they see you walk through the door. Because of this, we should treat them to a special day now and then. Going for a hike with your four legged child can make any day special. It’s a wonder how all your worries seem to fade away once you see your dog exploring the outdoors.

Flea Market

Maybe this is not your thing, but shopping around at a flea market can actually be a lot of fun. Sure there is often a lot of junk at flea markets. However, there are also steals to be had. Old books, record albums, and just about anything else can be had pretty cheaply. Taking a friend with you can make it a big adventure. For added fun, make a bet with your friend on who can find the best deal for the day. Don’t be scared to haggle with the people selling their items. They enjoy the wheeling and dealing, otherwise they would not be there offering their items. Usually they have some food for sale at these flea markets as well, so be ready for a few hot dogs and slushies.

Hit Up the Spa

It’s strange how having strangers rubbing your hands, feet, and back can make people feel relaxed. For some, it has just the opposite effect. Be sure to find a friend that enjoys this stuff as much as you. There are often deals to be had at these spas on certain days of the week. Even if you can’t get it at a discounted rate, the day will be worth it. Find one that pampers the two of you immensely with soaking mud baths, saunas, and those little waters with vegetables floating in them. If you live in Canada, it is not difficult to enjoy a relaxing moment in a spa Montreal has to offer. There are some amazing spa resorts there that you can spend the whole day at.

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