Your boss from two jobs ago. Your best friend from childhood who just moved to town. The blind date by way of a co-worker.
There's always someone to see—and a "Big Night Out" to plan. But the thing about BNOs is that they can easily become a strain on your wallet.
Have a glass or two of wine as you catch up at that Wednesday night dinner, and before you know it, you've racked up a $100 bill. But instead of habitually raiding your dwindling cash reserves, consider one of these eight affordable alternatives for a fun BNO—straight from the readers who came up with them.
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