Recreation

Exercise

  • $94 saved on trampoline safety net
  • 'Out and About' family fun pack beats expensive gym sessions!
  • Aerobics instructor training steps up exercise saving
  • An app-y way to exercise!
  • Back to fitness
  • Blast bike accessory costs at www.torpedo7.com
  • Boxing clever saves $50 a week on fitness
  • Cheaper for the activity to come to you
  • Climb every mountain and save on the gym
  • Community centres have cheap fitness classes
  • Cycle your way to free family fun
  • Drop kilos with Dorothy the Dinosaur
  • Easy walking saved on gym fees
  • Excellent value from swim club
  • Exercise anywhere, anytime
  • Exercise in privacy or with friends
  • Exercise in the pool while the kids swim
  • Exercise together and save on babysitters with your own home gym!
  • Exercise when cold
  • Exercise with other mums
...and 41 more!

Fishing

  • Balloons make great floats
  • Breed your own worms for bait
  • Buy for less than retail on eBay
  • Cheap and clever bait
  • Corn and bread catches fish
  • Fish for a fun, cheap family outing
  • Home-made kids' fishing sets
  • Keep fishing simple
  • Kmart sale for fishing gear
  • Location is the key
  • Make your own Flies as a Hobby
  • No more lost phones for fishermen
  • Salt and vinegar burley
  • Shop for quality second hand bargains
  • Study the tide and get a license
  • Turn old ironing board into fish filleting board
  • Use old bread for fish bait
  • Wait for sales and make your own leads

Fitness Equipment

  • $900 saving on treadmill
  • At-home personal trainer for $25
  • Bargain bike assembly
  • Bikes from recycling centre
  • Blast bike accessory costs at www.torpedo7.com
  • Charity shop bikes for holiday fun
  • Exercise caution and review the product before you buy
  • Exercise together and save on babysitters with your own home gym!
  • Free gym at home during holidays
  • From old fence to free bike rack
  • Getting fit for $2
  • Home gym for hubby for under $100
  • I lost weight, but not money!
  • Keeping fit with YouTube
  • Mini trampoline saves money and space
  • No need to buy new exercise gear
  • Replace insole, not whole shoe
  • Replace sports shoe insole, not whole shoe
  • Rest your wallet, work out at home!
  • Revamping cricket bat saves hundreds
...and 5 more!

General

  • $20 Saturdays for fun weekends
  • $35 games tin gives hours of family fun
  • $7 zoo tickets make fun family Christmas gift
  • 'At-home' cooking classes for kids
  • 'No screen' challenge forces us outdoors
  • A swimmingly good investment
  • Approach bigger businesses for donations
  • Backyard camping
  • BBQ cover becomes scooter cover
  • Be benefit savvy and save $30 on gym costs
  • Bombs away
  • Book walking tours online
  • Bring books alive in your home
  • Budget camping gear saves long-term
  • Cheap after school activities
  • Cheap family fun with Geocaching
  • Cheaper for the activity to come to you
  • Cold esky forgoes camping fridge expense
  • Colour to your heart's content for just 10c
  • Discarded fuel tin ignites $10 camp food saving
...and 70 more!

Gyms

  • Aqua aerobics at reduced cost
  • At-home personal trainer for $25
  • Baby sitting at the local gym
  • Be benefit savvy and save $30 on gym costs
  • Cheap gym membership at universities
  • Find treasure in your mail box!
  • Going to the gym prevents lunchtime spending
  • Great savings with creative home gym
  • Gym pass doesn't waste my money
  • Happy husband works out
  • Honesty saves $600 on 'too pricey' gym membership
  • Look for off-peak memberships and save
  • Make your gym for under $100
  • Martial arts cheaper alternative to gym
  • Personal trainer says 'you don't need a gym'!
  • Reclaim your fitness for less at a community centre
  • Reduce fees by volunteering
  • Squashing the cost of gym memberships
  • Subsidised gym memberships help lose weight, not money!
  • Tips on saving money on expensive gym fees
...and 1 more!

Library

  • 50c kids' books at library book sales
  • Access Internet for free
  • After school fun at local library
  • Ask library to order in book
  • Bedtime stories and new releases from library
  • Borrow CDs from library
  • Borrow home magazines from library
  • Decorate calico library bag with wax crayons
  • Ex library books on sale
  • Father's Day gifts from your library
  • Hire CDs and videos
  • Hire the Wiggles and Rugrats
  • Include the library on your holiday itinerary
  • Inter-library loans save $800 a year
  • Library bags
  • Lonely Planet guidebooks
  • Look for recipes on Internet and at library
  • Office movie library
  • Performances for children at libraries
  • Read bestsellers for free
...and 5 more!

Painting and Drawing

  • Cheap canvases and art supplies
  • Dollars and Sense shopping for art
  • Make placemats by laminating children's artworks

Photography

  • $2 digital camera case
  • 'Old' digital camera replaced for free
  • A snappy deal for just $45
  • A USB works for me!
  • Ask for reprints if unhappy with quality
  • Bag a bargain camera case
  • Buy and process your film in bulk for extra savings
  • Buy film in bulk
  • Camera case doubles as iPod cover
  • Camera store online savings
  • Change of heart saves $68 on photo album
  • Cheap digital photo printing on snapfish.co.nz
  • Cheaper film and processing is sufficient
  • Check the power cord before buying a new charger
  • Compare different processing outlets
  • Create a personal cloud!
  • Developing savings for keen photographers
  • Digital camera proven money saver
  • Digital camera saves on processing and film
  • Display your digital pics and save
...and 42 more!

Sports Clubs

  • Cheaper swimming lessons through local club
  • Club membership sends NZ skiing costs downhill
  • Get paid to enjoy sport
  • Go bowling for cheap after school fun
  • Hire a court and save on coaching
  • Join the home school kids for cheaper sports
  • Making friends and meeting new people
  • Organised activities through RSL
  • Plan activities around the seasons
  • Save $10 on Saturday sports days
  • Take to the water after school