Movies On a Budget

It’s summertime, you know what that means! It’s time to hit up some blockbuster movies. Unfortunately, going to the movies has become so expensive. Want to know how to save money on movies? Here are seven ways to save.

  1. If you haven’t done so yet, join a loyalty program.
    Movie theater loyalty programs offer their customers great benefits and even better rewards. For instance, many theaters have a $5 movie night, whether it be Monday or Tuesday nights, with free popcorn and drink upgrades. Every time you use your loyalty card, you gain reward points that can be later redeemed for candy, popcorn, drinks or even tickets.The best part about loyalty programs is that most of them are free. So the next time you go to the theater, ask to become a member or sign-up online and download the app. It’ll save you money in the long-run.
  2. Go to your local warehouse club, such as Costco or Sam’s Club.
    Did you know Costco offers movie ticket bundle deals for an affordable cost? Not only do they offer movie theater specific tickets, but they also offer gift cards for movie tickets. Same with Sam’s Club. Both warehouse clubs offer a variety of theater tickets for a discounted price. So the next time you want to take the family to the movies, be sure to make a pit stop and pick up your tickets.


  3. Bundle your dinner and movie.
    Sometimes, buying your movie ticket while buying your meal can save you money. offers gift card deals, such as, 2 AMC movie tickets, two drinks, 2 popcorns and a $50 eGift Card for only $53. Amazon and Fandango are also other great places to look for combo deals. Keep your eyes open because you might be able to catch dinner and a movie at your favorite places.
  4. Have you thought about purchasing a movie ticket subscription?
    Are you a frequent moviegoer? Maybe joining a monthly movie ticket subscription is your best option when it comes to saving money. Some subscriptions, such as Cinemark Movie Club, gives you a free ticket every month and a discount on concessions, as well as, other tickets. Other subscriptions, such as MoviePass, lets you see a free movie every day of the month. If you find yourself at the theater once a week, a movie ticket subscription can save you lots of money.
  5. The right day and right time of day matter. MovieTickets
    Did you know that during the summer, on certain days of the week, theaters offer $1 movies? You have the option between two kid movies, however, it’s the perfect way to spend some fun time with the kids, and costs the same regardless of your age. When you go online, participating theaters will have a schedule with all of the movies being offered during the summer with the day and times. Be sure to keep an eye out at your theater for promotions about Movie Express. Another option is going during matinee. Earlier in the day, movie tickets cost less. You can save money simply by going in the morning or early afternoon. Be sure to check your theater times, before showing up.
  6. Do you qualify for a discount?
    Are you a senior citizen?
    Are you in the military?
    Are you a student?If you can answer yes to any of the above questions, you may be eligible for a discount. The next time you go to the movies, bring your valid ID and buy your tickets for a discounted price.
  7. Look for coupons.
    Coupons are not only for grocery stores and retail stores. Coupon books, websites and apps offer great savings. Some coupons offer dollar amounts off, while others offer free concessions or an overall percentage. Simply go online, type in “movie coupons” and look for valid promo codes.
  8. Where are you already earning money back?
    Do you have a card that pays you when you shop?  Using a debit card like ours or a cash back credit card like this one can earn you money.



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