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Frugal Date Friday - Southern SaversToday for Frugal Date Friday, we are heading to a local book store. You can each grab a beverage and an armful of books.

We usually pick out things we’d never buy, but are interested in. You can even share some of your favorite things from your book with your spouse. It is a great way to share your interests and learn about his.

If you are going to Barnes and Noble, be sure to print this coupon for B1G1 Starbucks Frappuccino Beverages. I personally recommend the Chai Tea Frappuccino. The coupon is only valid at Barnes & Noble Starbucks locations.

If you want to bring the kids along, bring some books and snacks for them. You can grab a big table and let them entertain themselves drawing, reading, etc. while you and your husband read your selections.

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    • michelle

      Love this idea. My husband and I go to the flea market or yard sales on Saturday mornings for our frugal dates. It gives us time to just be together and look for things from our days as a child.

    • Loves2Read

      With all due respect, the choice to get an “armful of books…(you) would never buy” and read them belongs at the library. I don’t buy a lot of books (I use the library), but when I do, I really don’t appreciate having to pay for a book with the spine already broken because someone else chose to read half of it without paying for it. I applaud your efforts to help us all find cost-efficient dates nights, but this is just not fair to B&N or their customers who actually buy books. It’s one thing to page through something if you are trying to decide if you want to buy it; it’s quite another thing to sit down and read it when you have no intention of buying it.

      • Leah

        I totally agree, Loves2Read.

        • Stayathomemom

          Totally agree. Some people confuse being frugal with being dishonest. What you are doing is just wrong.

      • BookLover

        I agree. I work at B&N and I have to put all of those books away. I know you are purchasing food in the cafe (which I appreciate), but when you do not purchase any books you are not helping brick and mortar stores stay open. I appreciate everyone that comes into the store and treat every customer with respect, but “camping” out and grabbing an “armful of books” does NOT help the employees assist other customers and does not help with clean up at the end of the night.

      • Andrea B

        Glad I’m not the only one that felt the location should be “library” instead of a bookstore! It’s great that B&N allows a “try before you buy” – but it’s taken advantage of by too many people who wouldn’t buy. (I also wouldn’t borrow a car on a test drive for free transportation to work, and I wouldn’t stop by the mattress store for a free hotel stay.)

    • Cherie

      My daughter and I swung into Barnes and Noble yesterday and picked up our frapp’s before we started our back to school shopping :) Think we may do that again today before we go out shopping :) Thanks Jenny! :)

    • Carol

      I didn’t know other people did this as a date too! This is one of my husband and I’s favorite nearly free dates!