By Maloree Anderson
Feb 05, 2018

10 Totally Cheap Date Ideas You’ll Want to Try Using the Scout Saver Card

Date night should be a time for relaxation and just plain old fun without having to worry about the strain you may put on your wallet. Thanks to the Scout Saver Card couples can finally go on dates that are not only unique, but affordable! Plus, having an extraordinary date can turn out to be more romantic that you think. Below are ten cheap date ideas you’ll definitely want to try using the discount card in the Utah and Salt Lake County areas.

First, you’ll need to get your hands on a Scout Saver Card, ($20). Don’t let the small investment discourage you. This card can be powerful when it comes to making good financial decisions. Not only does the card offer free items, food, and services but can save you thousands of dollars in discounts. In fact, over $4,000 worth of discounts. Even better, each card you purchase, donates 50% of its proceeds to a Scout or Scout troop for them to have their dream Scout year!

To purchase a Scout Saver Card, find a Scout, or go online here.

1. Feeling Fancy?

Keeping your cost down doesn’t mean you can’t have a nice night. Why not take your date to HuHot in Sandy for some delicious Mongolian (buy one all you can eat entree and two drinks and get one free) and then take them to The Off-Broadway Theatre (buy one admission get one free) in downtown Salt Lake for a show. Then after the theatre, stop at Bahama Bucks in Draper to enjoy a smoothie, (buy one item, get one free).

2. Need for Speed

Do you have the need? The need for speed? Race your date at FastKart Indoor Speedway in Orem, (buy one race, get one free). You could get up to 80 laps with this offer! Then really put the pedal to the metal with an always delicious dinner AND dessert from Denny’s, (buy one entree and two drinks, get one free and a free Pancake Puppy Sundae).

3. Traditional Dinner and Movie

Sometimes it’s nice to have a simple evening. Keeping it modest with a traditional dinner and a movie can be more romantic than you expect. Start by savoring some Thai food at Thai Drift in Highland, (buy one entree, get one free). Then catch a movie at Towne Cinema, (buy one movie ticket, get one free) in American Fork. Later, stop by Craving Alisha’s Cupcakes for an a la mode brownie (buy one, get one free) in Pleasant Grove.

4. For FREEEEE?

Did you know that with the Scout Saver Card you can have a totally free date night? Make your date night a scavenger hunt for free items off the card! Get creative! One idea is going to McDonald’s for their FREE 10 piece chicken nuggets. Then, strike out with a FREE game of bowling at Fat Cats. Finally, end the evening by sharing a FREE scoop of creamy custard at Culver’s. Another idea is gathering as many free food items as possible and having a smorgasbord to choose from. The possibilities are endless!

5. The 80’s Dream

Go back in time and relive the 80’s with all American wings and arcade games. Order some mouth-watering wings from Wingers, (buy one entree and two drinks, get an entree free) then head over to Provo Beach for some classic arcade games, (buy one pass, get one for a $1). Setting the high scores can leave you craving a dessert. Jamba Juice has you covered with a buy one get one free on any menu item. (All located in Provo)

6. “Escape” Life

Live in the southern end of Utah County? The Scout Saver Card offers discounts in your area. Zub’s Pizza and Subs, in Springville, offers a buy one 6″ sub and get one for 50% off. Follow in Hoodini’s footsteps and test your escaping skills at Exit Kryptos also in Springville, (buy one admission, get one free). Finish the night off right at Rowley’s Red Barn, in Santaquin, for their famous, old fashion, homemade ice-cream that will literally have your taste-buds, and your date, thanking you for the rest of the week, (buy one, get one free).

7. Climb High

Take your date to the next level (literally). The Quarry Indoor Climbing Center, located in Provo, is offering a buy one day pass, get one free. It’s like a jungle gym, but for adults. Then indulge in a nice, juicy slab of steak at Texas Roadhouse, (buy one adult entree, get a cactus blossom or fried pickles free). Finally, spoon-feed each other some frozen yogurt from Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in Orem, (buy one, get one free).

8. Mexican Fiesta

Live in the Provo area? Love Mexican food? If you answered yes to both these questions, then this is the date for you! Get spicy with a buy one entree and two drinks, get one free at Costa Vida. After dinner, practice your shooting skills at Laser Assault, (buy one 15 minute game, get one free). When you’re done dominating the laser arena, satisfy your sweet tooth with a buy one get one free cupcake at the Sweet Tooth Fairy.

9. BBQ Lane

Everyone loves a good BBQ joint. Why not take your date to Sean’s Smokehouse BBQ & Grill, one of the best local BBQ places, for pulled pork or shoe string fries, ($5 off $10 or more purchase). Not far down the road is Jack and Jill Lanes in Lehi. You can get two games of bowling for the price of one. Lastly, treat yourselves to ice cream cookie sandwiches at Zogo Frozen Yogurt, (buy on, get one free).

10. Gives You Chills

If you really want to impress your date, take them to the rink to watch the Utah Grizzlies Hockey Team battle it out. Just imagine you’ll be watching a thrilling, intense sport in an enclosed ice box which means snuggling close together to stay warm. Think of how romantic it will be to offer your coat to them. You’ll definitely earn brownie points. Then finish the night with some Jersey Mike’s (buy one regular sub, get one free) and Cold Stone Creamery, (buy one, get one free).

Now, these are only ten out of hundreds of cheap date night possibilities. Take advantage of this opportunity to get out more with your significant other. Because of the Scout Saver Card you’ll not only be contributing to helping youth build confidence but you will now be able to afford a date night once a week for the rest of the year. It’s a win, win!

Have an idea? Tell us about your cheap date idea using the Scout Saver Card.

 

Author: Maloree Anderson | is a photographer, graphic designer, mom of one, friend of Scouting and Marketing Specialist with the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America.

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