How to Save Money on Entertainment

music Sure, checking our movies through Netflix or the library can really save you money on your entertainment costs. But if you are tired of staying home and just want to save money on the entertainment you used to enjoy before, take a look at the following tips. You’ll learn how to save money on entertainment.

Theater and Concerts

Waiting until the last minute can really save you money on tickets for the theater, musical concerts and other shows. Close to show time, tickets can go for a bargain price. This is because the theater would rather sell the seats for something than allow them to remain empty. While consolidated discount ticket booths can be seen in major cities (like TKS in NYC), you can also call your local theater to see if they offer any discounts right before the show. Of course, you’ll need to be flexible in your plans, in case the show is already sold out.

Sports Venue

In order to enjoy the game, get hired part time or offer to volunteer. Just emptying a couple of trash cans or tearing tickets may entitle you to catch all or most of the big game. Plus, if it is a job, you’ll actually make money on the deal.

Museums and Zoos

How about free admission to your favorite zoo, museum or park? Many of these venues offer discount days, special promotions or even free admission at certain times or days. The Philadelphia Zoo, for example offered $2 admission during winter, and a popular children’s museum here in the are offers free admission on Sunday mornings. Check out the websites for the attractions near you, search forums and ask people you know if they have heard about any discounts or deals.

Also check your local library. Many libraries offer passes to local attractions that you can check out for the day.

Mary Ann Romans writes about everything related to saving money in the Frugal Blog, creating a home in the Home Blog, caring for little ones in the Baby Blog and now relationships in the Marriage Blog. You can read more of her articles by clicking here or subscribe to the blog using the subscription box on the right.

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Mary Ann Romans is a freelance writer, online content manager, wife and mother of three children. She lives in Pennsylvania in the middle of the woods but close enough to Target and Home Depot. The author of many magazine, newspaper and online articles, Mary Ann enjoys writing about almost any subject. "Writing gives me the opportunity to both learn interesting information, and to interact with wonderful people." Mary Ann has written more than 5,000 blogs for Families.com since she started back in December 2006. Contact her at maromans AT verizon.net or visit her personal blog http://homeinawoods.wordpress.com