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Ways to Save on Summer Entertaining

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Summer is prime vacation season, but if money is tight, there are tons of ways to save on summer entertaining without leaving home. Your family can take a “staycation” and enjoy the fun and interesting things to do in your own community. Staycations give families a chance to do those local activities you always talk about but never seem to find time to take advantage of because of busy schedules. Local Events Summer is prime time for county and city events and festivals. While some admission tickets can be pricey, there are often family nights or local discounts. Sometimes entrance can be had with donation of a canned food item! Look for free concerts, a demolition derby, or rodeos that provide hours of entertainment on the cheap. Explore Nature in Your Back Yard Whether in a rural or urban setting, most people aren’t too far from parks or trails. One of the best things about living in rural Colorado is the ability to be in the desert or mountains within a short period of time. Hiking, biking, fishing, and picnics are all cheap ways to enjoy the outdoors this summer. To score bonus points in creativity, set up a scavenger ...

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