Working Every weekend Sucks – But we have found there are some advantages when it comes to spending less money
To some people the thought of working weekends seems pretty horrifying. However it is a reality for many, especially those working in the NHS, care, retail and hospitality. Both my partner and I have worked in either pubs or restaurants the entire time we have been together. While at times this can be pretty frustrating, we think in some ways it has saved us quite a bit of dosh. Whether were having a day out shopping or a romantic date night I really do think we save money by doing it midweek instead of at weekends.
Eating out mid-week means can make the most of our Tastecard. Offers are usually 2 for 1 or 50% off. The majority of these are available Sunday – Thursday, meaning we can take full advantage on our days off. We can relax, enjoy 3 courses and a drink without worrying about being up early the next morning. We wouldn’t get that kind of discount on a Friday or Saturday night.
Lots of our local Indian restaurants have mid week offers like 3 courses for £10.95 which is great. We also get to take advantage of cheap lunch menus that wouldn’t be available on a weekend when we are out exploring different cities or shopping.
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I love heading to the cinema on a grey weekday afternoon. It’s often really quiet and at places like Odeon it’s cheaper before 5pm. It also means we can take advantage of Meerkat Movies 2 for 1 offer or our local cinemas own discounted weeknight rates. We also sneak in snacks from poundland, but of course anyone can do that!
Not Going Out
Working weekends means we usually miss those last minute, got nothing better to do so lets go to the pub nights. And sometimes we really would love to go and join in with the drunken banter. However, it does mean we spend less by not going. When we want to go drinking mid-week no-one wants to because they all have to be up the next day. (Of course if it’s a big birthday or family event we do endeavor to book the night off and join in!)
We love going out and exploring on our days off. Whether it’s the city or the beach it’s always quieter during the week and this is one of the few perks of working weekends. Traffic isn’t as bad so we save on petrol and we get to take advantage of offers that wouldn’t necessarily be available on the weekends.