3) Watch a movie. I rarely see a movie when it is in the theatre. If you think about it, the cost for two tickets will probably cost around $20 plus at least $6 of popcorn and a drink. That's $26 for two hours of entertainment which breaks down to $13/hour. Lately, we have been renting movies at Redbox machines for $1/night or watch a movie On Demand which we already pay for with our cable.
4) Get Active. To the contrary of what Gold's Gym says, staying healthy is cheap if not free. Walk your dog, play some tennis, go for a jog, work on your short game (golf), shoot some hoops, play tag with your kids - are all great ways get off the couch and save some money.
5) Plan Ahead. Do a little research before the weekend rolls around. Check to see if one of your favorite restaurants or bars is having a special, buy tickets in advance to sports events or concerts, or bring your own food or drink for a day at the beach. The more you get serious about your finances, the more you will realize that planning plays a major role.
8) Budgetize Your Entertainment. In the event that you do end up doing something a little more expensive than usual, don't fret. Simply figure out how much you overspent and divide that by your allotted "weekend money," this will be the number of weekends you will need to lay low before you can spend for your budgeted weekend entertainment.
9) Wait for the DVD. Instead of spending $40-60 a month on cable, what if you spent $60-80 a year on TV series on DVD. If all you watched was Sopranos on HBO, you could have saved quite a bit by waiting until the season (or series) was over and watching the whole thing on DVD. Ben did this and said it was very rewarding as there was no weekly wait to see what happens. He is currently waiting for Lost to be over to do this as well.