Cheap Date Challenge With Blockbuster Express

Are you wondering what a cheap date challenge is? When you use Blockbuster Express you’ll see that renting a movie for $1 gives you a head start to saving money so you can spend it on other things for your date. My challenge was to spend $25 on a date with my husband (well it could have been anyone, but I’m monogamous).

Poor Shawn is sick so we had to have our date at home. No problem, it’s lots of fun to curl up on the couch together and have dinner while we’re watching a movie. I’m good at being frugal and I think that’s one of the reasons that Shawn loves me so much. Just one reason.

So here goes:

  • I had a code for a free movie from Blockbuster Express. = no charge
  • Frozen Pizza for Shawn = $6.49
  • Frozen Spring Rolls for me = $2.99
  • Gallon Sweet Tea = $2.99
  • (Leftover) Small Order Pork Fried Rice for me = $3.25
  • (Leftover) Small Order Won Ton Soup for me = $1.50

TOTAL —— $17.22

I went to our local Publix that has a Blockbuster Express kiosk and got our movie plus the other items for dinner. Came home and heated it all up in the toaster oven, microwave and oven. Set it up on trays for us to eat while we watched the movie, Valkyrie with Tom Cruise.

After we finished eating, we curled up together and enjoyed the movie. I have to admit that I was tweeting a bit during it, but it was while Shawn was getting up to fill up our cups, use the bathroom or get a snack. Oh yes, we had some ice-cream from our freezer. I didn’t have to buy it. All in all it was a nice night. And as Shawn teasingly calls me, I was a cheap date again.

Would you like to take the cheap date challenge? Here’s a BOGO code for you – just rent two movies from a Blockbuster Express kiosk and get one movie for free. This is good until March 31st, only at Blockbuster Express. That’s only $1 for 2 movies for one night! Use this code at the kiosk or online – 5G13B2

Have a cheap date on me and Blockbuster Express!

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  1. That sounds like a wonderful date! And there’s nothing wrong with being a “cheap date”. lol

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  2. We definitely have just as much fun watching a DVD at home as when we go out for cinema + restaurant. Maybe even more, as it tends to be more comfy on the sofa!

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  3. Cheap dates are all we do! I feel guilty if we spend too much money on ourselves!

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  4. All well and good if you have people to share it with.
    .-= Lonely´s last blog ..High Blood Pressure Loneliness =-.

  5. Hahaha…that is funny! I like the part when you were sneaking in tweets on your date. LOL! But cheap or not does it matter if both of you are truly enjoying it?
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  6. What a great idea! I hope your hubby is feeling better by now.

  7. These days I find its nicer at home anyway. No noisy people and you can rewind/stop the dvd if you want to.
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  8. That sounds like a wonderful and cheap date. Gonne try that one on my wife , haha

  9. If I ever took my wife out on a date like that – I’d be dead by now. And that’s a promise.


  10. Whoa! If I only knew this stuff on my first date. Think I spent about $250 on a girl that I didn’t even meet again after that. Total waste of money if you ask me.

    Want, and need to try this thing out in the near future.



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