8 Simple Tips to Save Money on Date Nights

8 December 2020 by Farihin Joehari

Date nights for couples are important, as it ensures both parties are spending enough time with each other to keep the relationship fire burning. Given the trying times we’re living in, it’s probably not a great idea to dine at posh restaurants for every date night. We hear you and we’re here to provide some of the best tips and tricks you should know, to save money on date nights with your significant other. Try out these 8 simple and fuss-free tips for your next date!

1. Fine Dining at Home

If you’re on a tight budget for the month, how about whipping a meal at home instead? Get the juiciest piece of steak, finest wine from the supermarket and fire up the stove. If you’re not acquainted with the kitchen, opt to cook something simple such as pasta. Don’t go overboard with the choice of dish, because simplicity is key. For dessert, instead of baking, get a slice of cake from her favourite café for convenience, and save a whole lot of dishes to clean.

2. Plan Important Milestone Dates
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or any joyous occasion, do your research and find out if any festivals are happening during the week. There are annual festivals in Singapore such as Singapore Night Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore Food Festival and many more that offer free programmes. Take advantage of these events and plan your dates around them.  

3. Explore Singapore’s Tourist Spots for FREE

There’s an abundance of tourist attractions that even locals can take advantage of. Discover the Civic District, and be enamoured by Singapore’s skyline at The Esplanade, while having a cup of coconut ice cream from the nearby kiosk. Stroll to the Marina Bay Sands via the Helix Bridge, and if you’re willing to spend a couple of bucks (you should!), visit the Sands Skypark Observation Deck for a fee of $23, and take in a bird-eye view of Gardens by the Bay and Supertree Grove. Done all of the above? Check out here for a list of hidden gems you didn’t know existed in Singapore.

4. Pack a Picnic Instead of Dining Out

Plan a picnic together and turn lunch or dinner and drinks into something memorable. Avoid packing a heavy meal such as rice and noodles. Opt for bite-size snacks such as sushi and sandwiches. Thinking about where to get organic goods? We got you covered here.

To kick it up a notch, enjoy a show while you dine by catching an outdoor cinema with MovieMob or Films at the Fort. For the musically-inclined, don’t miss the free concerts at various tertiary institutions and the Singapore Botanic Gardens by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Check out their calendar of events here.

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5. Be an Adventure Seeker Together
If you’re both fitness enthusiasts, test your limits by hiking up Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Henderson Waves or explore the new Thomson Nature Park. Or go off the beaten path, and visit Singapore’s little islands such as Lazarus Island!

6. Get Fresh Flowers

Source: Roses Only

Source: Noel Gifts

Put a smile on her face with a bouquet of fresh flowers! As you plan your date ahead of time, find the best deals for flower delivery, send the bouquet to your address first and bring it along for your date night. There are plenty of options with free delivery, find the perfect bouquet here.

Shop the freshest flowers from Humming Flowers and Gifts, Flower Advisor, FarEastFlora.com, Roses Only or Noel Gifts.  

7. Take Advantage of 1-for-1 Dining Offers & Coupons

Nothing feels better than getting twice the satisfaction, but only paying for one! Browse through an array of our 1-for-1 dining options here! From Asian to Western cuisines, you’ll be spoilt for choice for your next date night.

8. Purchase Through meREWARDS App for Massive Savings!
From shop, travel and food, earn Cashback for every transaction made. Think concerts, musicals, staycations to 1-for-1 dining offers, there’s really no excuse for you not to save. Find out more about how Cashback works here.

For successful cashback tracking, sign in to meREWARDS and click ‘Buy Now’ in brands’ pages. For more information on cashback, read here.