Money Saving Tip # 5: Movies

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Money Saving Tip # 5: Movies

Going to the movie theaters can be very expensive.

$10 tickets
$7 popcorn
$3 candy
$3 drinks

When added all together, times the number of people, it can quickly deflate you wallet.

Here are some ways you can save…

1. Wait a few months for it to come out on DVD
I can’t stand the thought of spending $50 or more to see a movie, knowing that I can just rent it for $2. All it takes is a little patience.
But for those times when you just want to get out as a family and treat the kids, following the rest of these tips will save you a bunch of money.

2. Go earlier in the day
Not only do you save about $4 per ticket, you don’t have to deal with the crowd as much.

3. Eat before you go
You will be less tempted to spend money on snacks and the kids will be less likely to ask for them.

4. Buy candy at the dollar store instead of at the theater.
The Dollar stores have a great selection of individual sized boxed candy and it only costs $1.
We have also grabbed snack items from home like granola bars, fruit snacks, etc.

5. Skip the drinks
This will also keep you from having to get up in the middle of the movie to go to the bathroom.

6. Skip the popcorn
Popcorn is not only the most expensive concession item; it also makes you thirsty, and you can’t eat popcorn without a drink.

Did I miss anything? Please share any other tips that you may have.

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About Rick Angell

Loving God and family! REALTOR and Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach My passion is helping others succeed! View all posts by Rick Angell

2 responses to “Money Saving Tip # 5: Movies

  • Jamie Reep

    6. Take advantage of any movie reward cards offered as they often come with discounts.

    7. If you have a college or military ID, ask about discounts.

    8. As awesome as they are, skip the 3D versions of movies. These typically add $2-$3 per ticket.

    9. Locate your local discount theater and go see the movie there. Prior to being released on DVD, most popular movies move from the regular theater to a discount theater were the ticket prices are typically 50-80% cheaper. The one in Spartanburg is located on Reidville Road.

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