Enjoy fall fun—for less!
You can enjoy all that autumn has to offer—including football games, outdoor adventures, gardening and crafts—while keeping more cash in your wallet!
Get sports tickets on the cheap!
Want to root on your favorite football team this fall but dread the high cost of tickets? Sign up for your team’s fan club and you’ll be the first to hear about special discount days, bonuses and presale passwords that let you avoid high-priced reseller fees. That’s because team owners appreciate loyalty, so they want to reward their biggest fans with their best money-saving offers!
See parks for free!
If you enjoy spending time outside to bask in the crisp fall air and gaze at changing leaves, visit your local public library. Many offer free passes to state parks and outdoor historical sites, so you can avoid the entry fee! Simply use your library card to check out the passes like you would a book. You’re usually given about a week to use them or can reserve a specific date.
Create crafts on a shoestring!
Want to make autumn-themed crafts to adorn your home or give to family and friends? It doesn’t have to cost a bundle! You can find free and low-cost classes that walk you through how to construct wreaths, centerpieces and more in person at Michaels crafts stores (Michaels.com) and online at Craftsy.com. You’ll find free knitting patterns for cozy hats, scarves and shawls at Loveknitting.com/ us/free-knitting-patterns.
Get a break on fall gardening!
Now’s the time to add plants that flower in winter to your garden, like Christmas roses and pansies, as well as bulbs that produce flowers in spring, like daffodils, irises and tulips. The good news: You can find free and lowcost plants, bulbs and seeds at Craigslist.org and Freecycle.org! They’re typically extras from avid gardeners and landscaping companies who renovate yards. Also, look for deals at local nurseries since they often slash prices of existing stock to make room for incoming Christmas trees!