I won a ticket to a hockey game about 3 1/2 hours from my house through a contest at work. I wasn't going to go because its so far away and spouses weren't invited. I received quite a bit of pressure last week so I did end up going. I rode down with my coworkers and shared a room. My manager and assistant manager were there and they paid for all my drinks. I should have had a blast but I missed my husband and daughter very badly.
In total, I ended up spending about $30 and I did get a $100 gift card for going so I actually made money by attending the function. It was a good time but I much prefer low key weekends spent with my family or close friends.