When I was little, 5 bucks to me felt like 100. I was a child millionaire. I could buy any kind of candy that I wanted and still have enough to buy a few cans of ice cold Coca Cola.
These days, 5 dollars isn’t much. But you can still have a mildly good time if you use your imagination.
Here are 5 things to do with 5 dollars.
Go To The Flea Market
I have found some really cheap finds at the flea market for under 5 dollars.
I got this vintage tin sign for $2!!!
I don’t drink pop, especially Dr. Pepper, but my daughter loves the stuff. I have it hanging above my kitchen sink. It’s selling on Ebay for $30 right now.
Treasure hunting is totally doable with little cash!!
Feed The Wildlife
Go to a store that sells baked goods at discount prices or just your regular store will do. Buy a couple loaves of stale bread (or fresh if you’re feeling charitable) and find your nearest lake or pond. There are bound to be a few ducks or gooses around. They love bread!
Pigeons will also appreciate your efforts.
Just be careful, though. I once got chased by a pissed off goose.
Go See A Cheap Matinee
The majority of theaters have a discount movie day. Where I live, it’s on Tuesdays, although I haven’t had the chance to go in a long time. $5 will get you in, but you are on your own with concessions and they are really against bringing in your own food.
I’m a rebel and do it anyways.
Buy Some Really Nice Nail Polish
If you’re into doing your nails yourself, you deserve a decent bottle of nail polish once in awhile. I just got one for a dollar on clearance, Maybelline Color Show Street Art called Nighttime Noise.
Mer’s Thrifty Hint: Always take a gander at clearance items!
I had four dollars left, so I just stuffed that away for next time.
Coloring Is Fun
Most of the dollar stores near me sell various adult coloring books, colored pencils and markers. If you haven’t tried coloring as an adult, I highly recommend it. Anyone can do it regardless of artistic talent, it’s cheap to get started if you shop at the right place and it’s relaxing.
For a few dollars more, you can even get a swear word coloring book. I am gonna ask Santa for one this Christmas.
So you see, there are plenty of things that you can do with 5 measly dollars. Who needs a Caribbean cruise, anyways?
If you have any other ideas, please let us know!!