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Can you go out at night for $20 or less?

Posted by Karyn Polewaczyk  May 3, 2013 02:20 PM

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After spending the entire month of April celebrating my birthday, my wallet has been pleading for a break. But with warmer weather and longer stretches of daylight finally here, the thought of staying in to curl up with a book on a Friday night to save money just doesn’t have the same appeal as it did in, say, January.

And so, I’ve created a challenge for this coming weekend: to go out for less than $20 per night. That figure includes transportation, food and libations, entertainment, and anything else that might pop up between the witching hours of 9 PM and 2 AM.

Of course, it helps that I have a set of loosely-defined plans in place to keep me on course—two art gallery openings and a tequila launch party—but even the most well-thought out plan can take a turn for the unknown, as evidenced by my preference for shiny, bubbly things capped in gold foil.

I’ll report back next week with my findings—and in the meantime, feel free to share your own tips on going out on the cheap in the comments below. Wish me luck, as long as it goes with the boots made for walking I’ll invariably be wearing all weekend to cart myself around sans taxi.

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Karyn Polewaczyk lives and writes in Boston, and believes that heading out into that good night, like any adventure, begins with the first step. Let's Go Out is a conversation about dating and nightlife in our notoriously chilly city, with first-hand tips from the trenches. Karyn's writing, which focuses largely on women's lifestyle topics, has appeared in the Weekly Dig, Jezebel, xoJane, Northshore Magazine and More.com, among others. Follow her on Twitter at @KarynPolewaczyk.

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