Friday, April 9, 2010

Fun on a Budget Friday!

Happy Friday! We all need a little fun from time to time, right? Friday seems like the perfect time to talk about fun. So, how in the heck can you afford to have fun when you're living paycheck to paycheck? Let me throw in my two cents! This Headbangin' Housewife loves concerts and road trips. I always get asked how on earth we can afford to go to so many shows (the record is 18 concerts in one summer). Well, honestly, we win them. Not all, of course, but as many as we possibly can. See, the radio is always on at our house. Always. So we have signed up for every newsletter or Twitter or Facebook that we can find for every radio station we listen to. Then, when we find out about a contest or give away, we simply try. Yes, that's all folks...we try. We get the redial ready on every phone in the house and when it's time to call in...woo hoo! It's true, you don't always win, but you'll never win if you don't try. Another way I get our concert tickets is through programs like My Coke Rewards where you simply enter codes from soda bottles and boxes. Then, you redeem your points for Ticketmaster gift cards, or gift cards for whatever you happen to be into. My new favorite way to earn Ticketmaster gift cards is through Swag Bucks where you do your internet searches through them and earn points for all sorts of prizes. My Points is another great way to earn points for gift cards as well. These are the easiest ways we make our concert adventures happen without breaking the bank. But getting our tickets is only the first step. How do you get through the rest of the trip when money is tight? Stay tuned next week! Until next time, rock on my friends!

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