//Make the Most of Your Movie Money

Going to the movies is a great way to spend the summer months, but it’s also an easy way to spend a lot of cash. Don’t worry—we have the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your movie money.

  • Use student discounts.
    Don’t leave home without your student ID, which can save you a few dollars on the price of your ticket.
  • Go early.
    Many theatres offer lower prices for earlier show times. Check the theatre website or call ahead for discount times and plan accordingly.
  • Join movIe theatre clubs.
    Check to see if your favorite theatre offers a reward card with points or credit for every ticket you buy. Some theatres let you earn credits for free popcorn, tickets and other goodies.
  • Bring your own munchies.
    Nothing will empty your wallet quicker than a theatre concession stand. If you aren’t allowed to bring your own munchies, avoid the concession stand altogether.
  • Look for discount tickets.
    Many organizations offer cheap movie tickets that you can purchase ahead of time. Ask your parents if their employer, or other organization, offers discount movie tickets.
  • Check the web and social media sites.
    Some sites, like Fandango, offer contests for free tickets through their Facebook and Twitter page. Do some research and see what you can find.

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