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5 Cheap Things to do in a Shopping Centre

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Published August 13th 2012
And I'm not just talking about window shopping
I don't know about you, but shopping brings me joy. (Well, not for clothes - I find that stressful - but for food... which probably explains why I don't like clothes shopping.)

And sure, experts might try to tell us that happiness is possible without retail therapy, but that sounds like a lot of hard work to me.

Times are tough though, and a lot of us don't have as much money as we'd like, so in the interests of psychological health, here are 5 cheap and easy things to do in a shopping centre:

1. Visit the pet store
Pets (like kids) can be hard work, messy and expensive. But most are adorable to look at. Don't worry about those looming deadlines, just pet a puppy.

2. Play games
You're never too old to play games. I like Timezone, but I've also seen people creating their own, e.g. treasure hunts or even playing pranks on people, and I hear people with co-ordination enjoy bowling.

3. Get your photo taken
Life's short, so grab a friend and head to one of those photo booths and make sure you pull funny faces.

4. Get a massage
It's only $2 for 5 minutes in these massage chairs. Bargain! Or you could splurge, and treat yourself to one from somewhere like Max Therapy.

5. Sample things
No, I don't mean steal. I mean give yourself a makeover with Priceline testers, or head to T2 and don't leave until you've sampled everything.

Got more ideas? Leave me a comment below.
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