"Buy one, get one free" deals make for a cheap date!
In general, grabbing a cup of joe is a relatively cheap date idea, except Starbucks every day can add up to a pretty penny. Peet's Coffee & Tea is offering a special of "buy one beverage, get one free" now through Martin Luther King's Day (only one week left until Monday, January 18th). Either print the coupon or simply show it on your mobile device at the cash register (click HERE). By the way, you can email this cheap date idea to yourself (and your friends, share the latte love!) by clicking on the white envelope icon next to the orange Share button at the end of this blog post.
Most coffee shops provide an atmosphere for a casual meet up anytime, especially for a day date (click HERE for more day date ideas). The Peet's on Manhattan Beach Boulevard is an easy 3 blocks from the beach. After coffee, check out the Roundhouse Aquarium at the Manhattan Beach Pier for FREE (see Cheap Date Idea #6). Or find other Peet locations near you online.
If by any chance there is a lull in your coffee conversation, challenge your date! Try to make art out of the foam of your latte or cappuccino (see the heart formation in the photo on right). This is your chance to be creative and romantic. Cheers!
UPDATE 01/13/10: Check out new Cheap Date Idea #76 for a FREE coffee at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL).
UPDATE 01/14/10: Couple your FREE coffee at Peet's with a FREE bagel from Noah's (click HERE for Facebook Fan coupon and use before it expires on Jan 18th). Thanks, @LABargainHunter! For 2-freebies-in-1, the best place to go is Manhattan Beach since both establishments are on the same block. Double yum!
Approximate cost of creative date idea = One FREE beverage + $4.
Actual value of the cheap date idea = $8 Total.
Kiss & Tell Date Idea by @Frugalytics