98 Cheap Date Ideas 1. Play in the snow, build a snow man, then drink cocoa. 2. Go to a community play, a dress rehearsal, high school or college play. 3. 50 Fun, Cheap Dates (That Aren't Netflix). Avatar · Chrissy Stockton Updated October 9, Author Chrissy Stockton shares with us 50 cheap date ideas. 1. Dinner and a movie can only take you so far, people. That's why we've rounded up 50 seriously creative date ideas you've never thought of.