Date Night on a Budget

Tonight, my husband and I are going on date night in Washington, DC.  Along with our metro tickets the entire night should cost around $50 after gratuity, not including any alcohol if we decide to have a drink.  We are going to an italian restaurant, La Tomate Bistro, located in Dupont Circle and then we are going to see Iron Man 2, also in DC.  How are we doing this?

  • A couple of weeks ago, I purchased the deal of the day on Groupon – $40 to La Tomate Bistro for $20, 50% savings  (Groupon is available in several US cities!)
  • Tropicana Rewards also has a daily deal and about a month ago they had buy one free movie tickets through Fandango for only 3 Tropicana points (I received 6 from entering the code from a half-gallon of Tropicana OJ), 50% savings

Assuming our bill comes to exactly $40 tonight, plus 20% gratuity would mean that dinner at an upscale restaurant cost $28.  I have already purchased our movie tickets through Fandango for $11.25.  Our total night out before metro tickets would equal $39.25.  Not too bad for a night out in Washington, DC!

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