As a resident of the UK, I was gutted to hear the news that our beloved national sport, football, was cancelled due to the coronavirus (Covid-19). It is the same with other sports around the world – with the notable exception of basketball, whose popularity continues to blossom due to the ability to play with fans in the stands.
While football may never be the same again, it’s important not to lose sight of what drew us in the first place. The ability to go for a good old-fashioned kick-about has its perks, and one of them is the ability to spend some coin. If you’re looking to save some cash during these challenging times, it’s important to be savvy and know where and when to hunt down the best deals. Here are some of the cheapest ways to spend a day at the races.
If you’re an absolute beginner or simply want to dabble in motorcycling, a track day is the cheapest and best option going forward. You’ll find all the essential track equipment – helmet, gloves, boots, and goggles – for about £40. Track days are a great way to familiarise yourself with the tracks, gears, and bikes in your area, as well as getting some practice in.
The adrenaline rush of hurtling down a hill at high speed is exhilarating, and it’s a rush that even the most experienced bikers might get a thrill out of. If you live in a place where there’s a decent amount of motorcycle traffic, a track day could be a regular event. You might want to consider organising your own track day, or at least heading down to one of the local rider’s groups to get involved.
If you’re looking for a way to pass the time in solitude, the internet is your very best friend. One of the best things about the internet is how much information and content there is available online. You can spend hours trawling through the various websites and forums, looking for that special deal or promotion.
Online bingo is a great way to pass the time while using your phone, tablet, or laptop. All you need to do is sign up with a few of your favourite websites and start playing. You’ll find the majority of the bingo cards available on mobile. While the concept is similar to a normal bingo game, the variety of cards and the interactivity with the app mean that it’s never really the same old game.
The downside is that the internet isn’t always the most secure place, so you’ll want to make sure that you’re always mindful of your security settings and protect your financial information. Also, playing online bingo takes away from your time that you could be spending working or studying. Just remember: time is money.
If you love old-school gaming and the thrill of a lucky win, you might want to consider trying your luck at Penny Stamping. Penny Stamping is exactly what it sounds like: you get to play for pennies. While it might not sound like a fortune to you, the fact is that you’re playing for cents, so it’s essentially a no-risk outing.
Penny Stamping originated in the 1970s and grew in popularity throughout the decade. The craze caught on in Europe and Asia, but it was in Australia where it really took off. You can find competitions where you can play for penny, as well as a few dollar coins for the more affluent. For those hoping to save a few cents, Penny Stamping could be a way to go. Just make sure that you’re aware of the gambling laws in your area and comply with them if you decide to try your luck.
Racing is a hobby that’s been around for centuries, and karting is one of the most exciting aspects of the sport. Getting behind the wheel of a souped-up go kart and taking off at high speed is an adrenaline rush that’s out of this world. Just make sure that you know how to drive a kart safely and responsibly and enjoy the rush of speed and power.
Karting is a great option for anyone who wants to indulge in their favourite hobby on a budget. All you need is a place to practice, some decent fuel, and – most importantly – a kart. You can find a decent used kart for around £150, which is about the same price as a high-quality motorbike. While you might not save a fortune, you’ll definitely save enough to enjoy yourself. Just make sure that you’re aware of the road rules and abide by them – it is, after all, a kart on wheels and not a car!
Take A Go At Golf
Golf is one of the most popular sports in the world, second only to football. It’s also one of the most expensive sports to participate in. The golfing attire is expensive, and so is golfing itself. If you want to take a day off work and meet some new people, why not try out golfing? It’s a leisure sport that you can play anywhere and at any time, so long as the weather is suitable. Plus, you can bring your golf gear along with you in your rucksack and use it on the road – there’s no need to buy new equipment. All you need is a decent set of clubs and a decent pair of shoes. It’s like bringing your footballing equipment with you on the golf course.
Unfortunately, golf is one of the most expensive sports to play due to the equipment and travel costs involved. Many high-profile golf courses are charging £150+ per person per week, with some charging as much as £300+ What’s more, golf membership fees range from £60 to £300+, depending on the course. So, if you want to play on a regular basis, you’re looking at a big chunk of change. However, if you want to take a day off work and meet some friends, golf could be a cheaper option than you think.
Take A Trip To The Movies
Moviegoing has become such a popular pastime that there are plenty of cinematic options for those hoping to save a penny. The downside is that the prices are through the roof. A normal ticket price for a film is £26.50, with £37.50 being the cheapest ticket available on certain days. Unfortunately, many of the films available on television and digital now demand such huge amounts because they’re bought and watched on larger screens. It’s all down to inflation and the increased popularity of films on streaming services.
If you want to see a film but can’t afford to pay full price, you have a couple of options. The first is to look on sale listings for discounted tickets – this is usually the case around the Christmas period, as films want to get as much money as they can for their tickets during the festive season. The second is to look on social media for film premieres and discounts. You can also save by visiting theaters during the day versus at night – although the later is usually cheaper, it also means you’ll have to find a babysitter or nanny.
Get A Fiverr Deal
Fiverr is a performance marketing platform that connects businesses with individuals to achieve marketing goals. One of the biggest names on the platform is Kewl Creations, who offer a wide range of services from web design and development to marketing and sales.
One of the things that make Fiverr unique is that it charges per project, not per hour. So, if you want to have a new website design manufactured and delivered in five working days, you’ll be looking at paying £25 for the project. But if you want to have a logo designed for you, it’ll cost you £5. Fiverr also offers discounts for larger projects, so if you’re looking for a one-off design job, you might want to consider checking out Fiverr’s design competitions for exciting opportunities.
Sign Up For A Netflix Abonisa Deal
Netflix is one of the biggest streaming platforms around, and it continues to grow in popularity every year. If you’re looking for a way to kill time during the lockdown, why not consider trying out Netflix? Not only will you be able to indulge in your favourite shows and movies, but you’ll be doing so on the small screen – no big television sets needed. Plus, you can save a fortune by going for the cheaper Gold plan. This will allow you to stream up to four shows at the same time, with one device connected to the internet. You won’t be able to stream on two devices at once, however.