Frugal Foodie Mama: Pizza Picnic & A Movie- Date Night-In on a Budget

Monday, April 28, 2014

Pizza Picnic & A Movie- Date Night-In on a Budget

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Tony’s Pizza, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #tonyspizzeria
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Date nights out sadly do not happen very often for my husband and I.  Budget constraints (just one of the drawbacks of being a single income family), time constraints (my husband works retail, so weekends are usually out for us to go out), and our two year old daughter (who is presently going through a "mommy do it" & apparently no one else can phase) have ensured that date nights out for my husband and I are few and far between.

But that doesn't mean we have thrown in the towel and don't try to make time for each other... ;)
What's the solution?
Date nights in that are easy on the wallet & can easily happen when the little one is napping or has went down for the night.

Last week I went to Walmart with the goal of creating a fun and delicious date night-in for my husband and I for under $15.  And guess what, folks? I succeeded!
Yep- delicious, pizzeria style pizza, a bottle of red wine, a movie rental, and even ice cream for two for less than $15.

It definitely helped that I had an awesome coupon to save 75 cents off any two Tony's pizzas at my local Walmart. (Don't worry, friends. I will tell you how you can score your own 75 cents off coupon soon... ;) )
I am actually a frozen pizza snob.  And I will admit that it has been a very long time since I have partook of a Tony's frozen pizza
You all, I was amazed! The sauce was delicious, the crust was perfectly crispy, and the cheese & pepperoni were tasty! 
And the price tag on these Tony's pizzas is half that of the other fancy frozen pizzas- and that was even before I applied the coupon savings! (Say what?!?)
Score! :)

We made a little pizza picnic spread on the living room floor and settled in to watch a movie that had been on our must-watch list for a few months...

Pizza, red wine, snuggling on the floor watching a movie with my love, and my baby girl soundly sleeping nearby? Awesome.
No guilt for spending more than we could afford or for leaving our daughter with a babysitter? Priceless.

When was the last time you had a fun pizza picnic date night-in with your honey? 
How would you like to save 75 cents and get one planned soon? ;)

SAVE 75¢ on any TWO (2) TONY’S® multi-serve pizzas (11.04 oz or larger) in the freezer aisle- the coupon is available while supplies last, so HURRY.

Looking for even more budget friendly, date night ideas? Check out my 6 Date Night Ideas Under $20 & 2 Hours.