7 tips for making family time affordable and fun

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As a business owner and mother to four beautiful children my time and resources are often limited. We want to make the most of the time we spend together and have some fun along the way. With gas prices at historical highs it is important to plan ahead and save money where we can.

Here are our tips for making family time affordable and fun:

  1. Hometown Buyz: East Valley based Hometown Buyz offers daily deals for meals and other services. Not only are you supporting a local business you are able to try local businesses while on a budget. Share the site with your friend through a custom link and you can earn money in your Hometown Buyz account for future purchases!
  2. Localdines.com: Subscribe to updates about deals across the Valley. Many deals are 50% off. The best part is that you can select, pay and print; no need to wait for a coupon to be mailed to you.
  3. Restaurant.com: LOVE this website. Not only do they offer 50% off meals at a variety of local eateries, they offer deals like $3 for a $25 gift certificate. Great way to take the family to dinner.
  4. Kids Eat FREE: Gotta love FREE especially for kids. My Kids Eat Free is a great resource:http://www.mykidseatfree.com/Select_A_City.asp.
  5. Culture Pass: Schedule a date night with your honey or grab a pass for the family at your local library. The Pass allows for free or discounted ticket to a variety of museums in the Phoenix Metro area. http://phoenix.showup.com/page/culture_pass
  6. Neighborhood events: Passing through neighborhoods I often see signs for a variety of events like $2 Pancake Saturday or movies in the park. Often HOAs and cities like Tempe  offer free activities for families of all ages.
  7. Outdoors: We have sun most of the year so why not take the kids for a walk or a bike ride. There’s a TON of free outdoor fun for kids of all ages including neighborhood walking paths, hiking and parks.

We look forward to hearing how you’re spending time with your family!

BASC Expertise is a Mesa, AZ based provider of accounting and tax services to individuals and small business owners. We are currently accepting individual and business tax preparation clients as well as clients for our accounting services and payroll divisions.


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