It’s hot here (107 degrees today) so we decided that we would take the afternoon to see a movie and to stay cool (you have to love the air conditioning in the movie theater on a day like today!) We used our $2 movie tickets we got through a Sunny D campaign which probably ended up saving us money since we didn’t use the air conditioner at all during the hottest part of the day.
When trying to keep within a budget and keep expenses down, entertainment can be an area that gets cut out due to the price. No doubt about it, going to the movies (especially the entire family) can get quite expensive these days. Here are a few ways that you can beat the heat and see your favorite movies for a deep discount (or even free):
Movie tickets are often given away as promotions. We picked up a pair for the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest movie tickets with a food/drink purchase campaign at Safeway they were running (Fit perfect with a party we were having, but I believe that has ended). But you still can pick up a free ticket through a Johnnie Walker promotion (you receive the free ticket in the form of a fandango coupon code). Keep your eyes open because there are often movie ticket give-aways around.
As mentioned previously, Sunny D (fruit drink) has a promotion currently going on where you can receive a free movie ticket when you purchase two of their products. They range from $1 to $1.50 each depending where you purchase them, so each ticket comes to $2 – $3 (less if you have Sunny D coupons) and you can get up to 4 per address. The catch is that you need an official order form from Sunny D to get them – I have 5 available – just email me with name and address and I’ll send a form to anyone that would like one)
Even better? Free movies for the whole family. A number of theaters offer free movie promotions during the summer:
Enjoy and keep cool!