Affordable Date Ideas ~ Date Jar Printable


Free Frugal Date Jar Printable |

Looking for a cheap date night idea? Here’s a creative way to plan a cheap date, the Date Jar printable version. I’ve compiled a big list of date ideas that are fun and won’t hurt the budget and created a nice little printable to share!

You can keep a little date jar on a shelf for date inspiration when it’s time to reconnect or for whenever you’re just plain bored. Every date in this printable is also a frugal idea. There are only a handful of dates that will cost anything at all! Because I’m Cheap πŸ˜‰

Ready to make your own?


Step 1:

Gather supplies. You’ll need to print the Date Jar Printables (I made it myself AND it’s free!) These are the actual dates:Β Date Night SlipsΒ And this is the label for the jar with instructions:Β Date Jar Label

Free Frugal Date Jar Printable |


Step 2:

Cut out the label and attach it to your jar. I just use tape. Doesn’t need to be fancy!

Date Jar Printable |

Step 3:

Cut out the date slips. Optionally I’ve included a blank page for you to write in any of your own ideas!

Free Frugal Date Jar Printable |


Step 4:

Fold up the date slips and fill up the jar.

Free Frugal Date Jar Printable |

Step 5:

You’re done! Now it’s ready to use. When you’re looking for date inspiration, just pick a random slip out of the jar and have some frugal fun together πŸ™‚

Free Frugal Date Jar Printable |

Did you like the Date Jar printable? Would you be interested in more frugalΒ date ideas?Β Follow me on Twitter, I share a cheap date every week and I might just make more themed date jars too!

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  • Cat
    March 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I tried this a moment ago and it told me I’ve already posted what I said… so let’s try again! I love this idea and am going to print it out for Hubs and me right now. Could always use more frugal date ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    • Cat
      March 3, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Sorry, the last one did post! Oops!

  • Cat
    March 3, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I love this project! I’m going to print it out right now and make a jar for us. Thank you so much for sharing this, it’s just ding dang clever!

    • Jenn
      March 3, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you, Cat! We keep ours in the window sill πŸ™‚ love it!

  • Katelyn
    February 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I loved this! Your list has a lot of fun ideas I haven’t seen before. Very different from others on Pinterest. I had never heard of geocaching before and can’t wait to try it with my man! Thanks for this, just in time for V-day. =]

  • Lindsey
    January 28, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I love this idea! We always struggle when it comes time to decide what to do, but when we don’t have a sitter we have a million date night ideas! This is perfect, and fun too!

  • Frugal Hausfrau
    January 26, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    I love this idea! My kids and I used to do something like this but you’ve really classed it up! Thanks for sharing this on our Throwback Thursday link party! I love it! I’ll be pinning, too, so be sure to follow us there, and see you next week! πŸ™‚


  • Ashley
    January 24, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    So easy and such a wonderful idea! I love it! Whenever my husband and I manage to get some time alone we can’t think of what we want to do….this would help with that. Thanks for sharing!

  • sue
    October 6, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Fabulous idea as we can all get stuck in a comfortable rut. This is a simple idea but one that will bring back a little spark and excitement I’m sure. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

  • Chocolate Mama Loves Vanilla
    September 23, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Very Cool! I’m so doing this! Thank you for the freebies! πŸ˜€

  • LizZ H.
    September 23, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    This seriously such a great idea πŸ˜€ I love the concept πŸ˜€

  • ElizOF
    September 23, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    I think it’s a really cute idea for the date idea challenged. Hahaha! I love that you’ve include a wide range of prices too. Love your idea.
    Eliz Frank

  • Em in Spandex
    September 23, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Oh my gosh this is such a cute idea! My boyfriend and I always try to mix it up for date nights but then we end up bailing on our original plan and usually end up doing some sort of dinner and a movie – either in or out! haha

    • Jenn @
      September 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      We got in a rut awhile back. Just dinner and a movie. Every single time. Not that that is a bad thing, we just needed to mix it up a little πŸ™‚

  • Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
    September 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Yep pretty much need to do this. We need spontaneous date ideas but both my hubby and I are too busy and indecisive to plan something! Great post.

    • Jenn @
      September 23, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Ever do the “what do you want to do? I don’t know, what do you want to do?” Yep. Thus our jar lol.

  • Liz Mays
    September 23, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    This is a great idea to avoid that “you pick. no you pick” problem of what to do!

  • Michele
    September 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I love this idea! My husband and I love date nights but we’re on a tight budget so these ideas are perfect–and what a fun way to decide what to do for the evening! Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Jenn @
      September 23, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      I hear ya on the budget! I’m naturally cheap πŸ™‚ Out of necessity or sport, either way lol

  • Jessica @ Young Rubbish
    September 23, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I’ve been wanting to make on of these for awhile… thanks for the motivation to get moving on it πŸ˜‰

  • Aliza Hale Biorn
    September 22, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    What a great idea! We never have ideas for date night, then end up just sitting around trying to decide for a few hours and do nothing. Thanks for providing the printable too!

    • Jenn @
      September 23, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      I hear ya! That’s where our first jar originated from. This is now our second πŸ™‚

  • Lauren B.
    September 22, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Such a great idea.. We are always looking for fun new dates!

  • Shann Eva
    September 22, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I think it would motivate us to go on more dates…or at least have stay-in dates too. Thank you!

  • Juliet
    September 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Super cute idea πŸ™‚

  • Renee Groskreutz
    September 22, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Love this. Such a super idea. Thank you so much because honestly, it can just be hard. over the holidays when we had a ton of people at the house we did this restaurants.

  • Tiffany
    September 22, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Cute idea!

  • Brooke Emery
    September 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Love this idea! When we get a date night, it’s easy for us to fall in the same old rut of going out somewhere cheap and taking a walk around our city. It would be fun to have some ready-made ideas!

    • Jenn @
      September 23, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      It happens to all of us. That’s why I knew we needed to mix it up.

  • sue
    September 22, 2015 at 3:37 am

    What a great idea and it shows that you really want to keep the relationship alive. You have shown that it just takes some imagination Jenn and I think other couples would really appreciate this idea. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

  • lela
    September 21, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    What a cute idea! I love this. I’ll definitely try it with the hubby. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  • Enjoy Freebies (missfrosty1)
    September 20, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    What’s a date? Haven’t been on one for years. But I love this idea. It’s time to have some fun!

    • Jenn @
      September 21, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      Ha ha ha, I know right?! That’s why I knew we needed one πŸ™‚

  • TravelingWellForLess
    September 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Love this! Totally cute idea. I’ve got a few empty mason jars, will have to create one tonight. πŸ™‚

  • 1stopmom
    September 20, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    What a great idea! Our date night is on Tuesdays. The movies are only $5 and we get free popcorn!

    • Jenn @
      September 21, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      Great deal! Our theater is cheap on Tuesdays too, wish they threw in a popcorn tho!

  • Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    September 20, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Very cute. We tend to do the same things over and over when we get a date night. Then afterwards we think “oh we should have done this.” Stopping by from Inspire me Monday and hope you join us at Small Victories Sunday linkup too.