Dinner and a movie, the classic date template.
My husband and I love going to the movies. When there are a lot of good ones out, we'll go three times a week if we can. It can get really expensive though, so we decided when we were still dating that we weren't going to go to first-run movies. This way, we don't have to choose which movies we can see and which we can't, we just go to the theater as liberally as we like. The price difference is amazing if you think about it. Since our dollar theater is technically $1.25 per ticket, it costs us $2.50 to see a movie there. Average ticket price for the regular theaters cost $8.00. So if we went to see a movie there we'd pay $16.00? For us this is the easiest choice. Waiting is not hard, because we are on a lag but we are constantly seeing the exact same movies as everyone else, just a few months later.
So, you can see a movie for $2.50, but what about dinner? Even when we order from the dollar menu at Wendy's we spend more than $10 (if husband is to be fully satisfied.) But, if you live in Utah county, look no further than BYU's Creamery on Ninth. If you don't, I have noticed most places have a super great cheap place to eat. You just have to find it! The creamery has a kid's meal that comes with an old-fashioned burger, a heaping pile of fresh fries, a drink (free re-fills) and a kid's size cup of their fabulous ice cream. It is our favorite place to go, and the best part is that each meal costs $3.80. I can never finish the meal, and husband is fully satisfied after eating it (it really isn't kid's sized.) This, paired with the dollar movies, you will have spent just $10 for a lovely night on the town.
If you don't live near enough to the creamery, no worries. Try out different options around your town. I'm sure there are some delicious and inexpensive options if you are willing to go find them! When you do, or if you have another Ten Dollar Date idea let us know. We'd love to feature you on our Ten Dollar Dates series!