Frugal Entertainment!

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Frugal Entertainment!
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Mon, 09-16-2013 - 1:58pm

I don't know about you, but my kiddos have 101 things they want to do all the time, and the costs add up!  I've been searching for ways to save money while still giving them the opportunity to do some of the things they like to do.  For example, this past weekend my boys wanted to go play at an indoor Nerf arena.  At $14 a pop (each person!), I was a bit taken back.  However, I found a Groupon for half off... and the rest is history!  They got two hours to play for $14 total- totally in our budget.

What websites or tips do you have for saving money on entertainment?  Do you buy movie tickets at discount? Concert or sporting events at a lower price? Share your tips with us! 

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Registered: 08-06-2007
Fri, 09-27-2013 - 2:44pm

Another suggestion is to make sure you read your town and surrounding towns' newsletters.  There are tons of activities going on in the fall. It takes some pre-planning and organization but it's also something to look forward to.  Our town is holding an Oktoberfest this weekend, with rides for kids, vendors of the different organizations around town and wine and food.  You can choose to pay or do the free activities.

Gisele

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-06-2007
Fri, 09-27-2013 - 2:40pm

Our daughter's school offers a free movie and popcorn night the last Friday of each month.  It's at 6:30 so my husband will have to "rush" home a little earlier than usual but

1) free entertainment for both

2) get them out of house so I can do some cleaning and

3) she will be ready for bed when she comes home!

Many benefits to this free movie night.

Gisele

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 09-16-2013 - 3:34pm

I do watch for groupons here and there.  The indoor play place near us is normally $8/child, but has a $3 day and every once in a while they have a $1 admission day.  I am on their email list so I get updates often.  I also try and take advantage of our Y membership, they offer Friday night parents night out and will watch the kids for free 1 Friday a month from 4-8, since its already included in our membership as a perk I try and take advantage of it when possible.  Our city also has movies in the park during the summer, we'll pack a cold dinner and take it with us for a nice picnic and movie.  Mine are still young enough that even just going to the park and letting them loose is a nice treat for them.

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