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Sara Ashton

Stops: Dust Bowl Lanes, Boomtown Tees, Cinema 8, Centennial Park, Bricktown Brewery, Brownies, Guthrie Green

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$91.80 Challenger
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$91.80 Challenger
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July 28, 2019

The Mission: So providing an envelope of cash and telling people to spend it in 48 hours isn’t exactly a challenge, but it makes this assignment more interesting. Spend $91.80 (we used the local area code for the amount) in two days. And if she could find fun and free activities ... bonus. The only catch was that she had to spend it at places, events or shops profiled in the July 2019 issue of Preview 918.

The Team: Sara Ashton

Stop #1: We began with bowling at Dust Bowl Lanes. It was half-off lane day, only $10 an hour. Being first timers, we had to try the totchos (crispy tots, pulled pork, refried beans, Monterey Jack, and chipotle aioli). My taste buds found them to be be very flavorsome and delightful. Our waitress, Addie, was very helpful and kind.
Cost: $32.55

Stop #2: Following bowling, we made our way to Boomtown Tees and found a great sale on a patriotic shirt. If you do not have one, sign up for a frequent flyer card and earn a free shirt.
Cost: $10.85

Stop #3: On our second day, we began our day consuming buttery popcorn with a cold Coke and watching Toy Story 4 at Cinema 8 in Sand Springs. Tuesday movies are only $2.72 per person.
Cost: $19.94

Stop #4: After the movie, we stopped by Centennial Park to stretch our legs, enjoy time outdoors and admire the beautiful scenery. 
Cost: $0

Stop #5: For lunch, we visited Bricktown Brewery in the Brookside District. They had $5 burger and fries on Tuesdays. For an appetizer we had the cheese curds, which we found to be very tasty.
Cost: $19.75

Stop #6: We made our way back to Sand Springs and decided to stop by Brownies. We got a shake to go. We enjoyed our shakes in our kayaks on Shell Creek Lake. 
Cost: $8.60

Stop #7: We ended our evening with Starlight Jazz Orchestra at Guthrie Green.
Cost: $0

Think you can blow our cash in an interesting way? Like us on Facebook and drop a message with some of your ideas. We might just lace your pockets with green and turn you loose.