Do you love going to the movies but hate how expensive it is these days? The cost of a few tickets and snacks now surpasses the cost of a steak dinner, making movies one of the more expensive hobbies to enjoy. But the good news is with a little planning, you can in fact save money at the movies. Take a look below at 5 of the best ways to save money at the movies and see the flicks you want for less.
1. Join a loyalty program.
Most movie theaters are now offering loyalty programs where you can earn rewards and discounts by being theater loyal. Some do charge a cost for membership, but if you are an avid moviegoer the cost is well worth it. Ask your theater if they have a loyalty program and start earning discounts.
2. Silence your phone and save.
Many theaters are offering a concessions discount when you silence your phone in the theater. To do this follow the directions on the theater screen, which usually involves putting your phone on a designated mode. When you do a coupon is then text you to for use at the concession stand!
3. Know if you qualify for discounts.
Many theaters offer discounts for students, seniors, and veterans. Ask if your theater offers any discounts such as these and be sure to have your ID to prove your discount status if you are eligible. You also might need to visit on certain days to get the discount, so know those specifics as well.
4. Take surveys, see movies for free.
Head over to Swagbucks at www.swagbucks.com where you can take surveys and earn points redeemable on gift cards. You can choose from gift cards to theaters in your area, saving you even more money on your next movie trip. Head over to Swagbucks and start earning.
5. Go large.
When buying snacks, it makes more sense to go large. It is a nominal upcharge from a small, and often times the large comes with a free refill, which makes it worth it if you are feeding a crowd. You can always take paper bowls in for people to share a large, which is perfectly acceptable.
When you give these tips a try, you will find that the movies can actually be an affordable experience. Give them a try and see how much you can save at your next flick.
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