Savvy AND Chic....? Tricks and shameless way to cheap out. Why not, we're all at it!
- Hazel Butterfield
- 23 November 2015
Have we all turned in to shameless savvy socialites finding the best and enjoying the best of life by any means? New age cheap nights out/socialising for the seemingly better off.
No longer are we shamed into avoiding the likes of poundland. Why not, it's a gem. Prosecco from Tesco's round your friends house before a night out was last year's trick. Now we're embracing Aldi and its relatively newly acceptable popularity - were stocking up on their champagne for a tenner rather than the aforementioned £8 prosecco.
In a bid to do something different and visit a cracking venue with supposed more justifiability, a friend and I went to a live screening of a Broadway production Of Mice and Men in a fun little viewing room at the funky Soho Hotel (dinner & cocktail included - natch). So after our delicious 2 course dinner, were sitting in the private viewing room, espresso martini's in hand. Relatively impressed with the package deal of £45 in such a lush venue and more than appreciating James Franco and Chris O'Dowd as Lenny and George (at this point I should state that even Leighton Meester was bloody impressive, the 3 of them portrayed how I always depicted it would be during the many times I've read the book). Once the first round of £13 each cocktails are done my friend points out her goody bag of miniatures hidden in her Clinique make-up bag (obtained via gift with purchase) and apologising for being cheap, by no way am I offended, I'm relieved and way on board!
If we fancy a posh meal we hit Wholefoods then invite a friend round rather than going out. It's rare that most people aren't registered to wowcher, living social, voucher codes etc. We all want a bargain. If I know I'm going to a chain restaurant I google it beforehand, check for offers and download a voucher. It's all about levelling out. Still doing what we want but making us feel less frivolous and more in control.
...and if you weren't being frugal - you now know what we're up to!