Where to buy movie tickets at a discount

If you are a movie buff or take your family and friends to the movies, there are a couple of ways to save money on tickets. Long gone are the days when most people could afford taking their families to the movies, now it can easily cost you around $100 to take a family of four, this includes tickets and snacks. Here are a few ways to save money on movie tickets.

Membership Savings

Costco and other establishments sell tickets for about 20% savings when buying in quantities of 4 and in some cases even when buying a single ticket. If you are a AAA member you can save 35% on movie tickets, and an added plus is that you don’t have to wait in line. Another way to save money at the movies is to go to an early or matinee session, you can save you up to 20%, that’s enough to buy a snack at the concession stand,  and we all know how expensive those are, or you can simply pocket the savings and walk into the theater with a big smile. Taking your family suddenly costs $70 to $75 instead of $100, that’s $25 to $30 savings in a single day!

Double Features

Some theaters offers double or triple features at the price of a single admission, sometimes there are restriction on the day of the week, or if the feature is a hit movie, find out in advance what days the offer is valid for, plan your movies ahead and get there early so you won’t wait in line, these theaters generally do not sell tickets online.

No so new features

There are theaters that play a month old features, so if you missed a movie that is no longer playing in big theaters it could very well be playing in these smaller theaters, at a very very low price, and sometimes popcorn is included. These theaters may not be the latest and greatest with fancy lighting and modern decor, but when the lights are out and the movie begins it no longer matters.

Essentially, going to the movies doesn’t have to be an expensive experience, especially if you go often or have a large family, search online for deals in your area and you will find them.

Coupons and Groupon

Groupon (http://www.groupon.com) is a great way to save money on restaurants, services, trips, etc.. Many merchants use Groupon to draw customers in, it is a great marketing idea which works for both you and the merchant. Savings up to 20% are fairly common although sometimes there some restrictions, so it is best to research and read the fine print to avoid surprises. Groupons are also a great way to try new restaurants, and in fact this is what restaurants’ goal in the first place, they want to draw in new customers like yourself.

Traditional coupons are still used at grocery stores, department stores, and consumer product outlets, online merchants have replaced traditional coupons special discounts or promotion codes, those are normally applied towards the total balance during checkout, you can find these promotion codes by searching Google, Bing, or your favorite search engine, and often save 10% to 15% on your favorite product and often get free shipping.

This history of coupons dates back to 1888, the Coca-Cola representatives distributed complimentary coupons for free Coca-Cola drinks, this transformed marketing campaigns for many large corporations. In 1930 during the great depression, coupon usage grew dramatically and benefited both corporations and consumers.