With movie ticket prices becoming more and more outrageous, people are looking for ways to save money on entertainment. You can have fun without emptying your wallet. Instead of asking yourself if you really needed to see that movie in 3D, try these money saving tips.
Get rid of cable
If you have a digital TV, you’ll still receive a few of the local channels. With YouTube, Hulu, and many other websites out there, there’s no longer a need for a cable. Not only do many people get their entertainment by watching videos on YouTube, but they also make videos for fun. You won’t have to miss out on the news or on your favorite TV show. You can download the news or your favorite TV show directly from the news station’s and the show’s website. There’s something for every member of the family. The kids can watch cartoons on YouTube and even on the Nickelodeon website. Don’t like watching movies on a computer? Just hook up your computer to the TV and you have instantly a bigger screen and better volume. Buy speakers at Wal-Mart for $40 to get surround sound.
Never purchase a movie ticket ever again
Stop spending $100 on movie tickets and overpriced food and popcorn for the entire family. Stay home and buy cheaper popcorn from the store. Rent a movie from Redbox for a $1. If you like watching a lot of movies, then you can get a Netflix membership for $9.99 and rent as many movies as you want. If that is still too much for you, then you can rent movies and CDs from the library for free.
Create your own entertainment
Be you own disc jockey by using your computer as a stereo. You can make your own playlist on YouTube and rent CDs for free from the library. Bring back family game night. Save money and reconnect with the family at the same time. Create craft projects for the kids. Save money by using materials lying around the house, like paper, pens, pencils, boxes, or anything else you can think of. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a good book. Get together with friends and neighbors and start a book club.
Have a potluck
Don’t spend tons on money on food and drinks to entertain your friends. Have a potluck and have each person bring a side dish, desert, or some drinks. You can just provide the meat or vice versa. This will save you both money and time.
Find free entertainment outside of the home
Have fun while getting some exercise. Have a picnic in the park. Go to the zoo, museum, art fair, planetarium, festival, plays in the park, concerts or any kind of event that offers free entrance. Attend high school plays and musicals. Get exposed to culture for free. Don’t forget to bring you own food and drinks to further the savings.