A ticket to chill.Think back to when you were a kid. One of the best things I did was go to the movies with my friends. Good bonding, good movies, and even better -- free AC. The colder, the better. (I am from Florida ...)
With the heat wave that is making New York and the rest of the country feel like a sauna, it sure seems like the time to take a hint from kids and hit the theater.
Angelina Jolie's new movie Salt is playing and so is Ramona and Beezus. Two really great choices. And, if you haven't yet seen Inception, that's a good one to catch too. But movies aren't cheap, especially if there's a family to consider. Cheap movie tickets would sure be nice.
Here are our LearnVest tips to save money at the movies.
1.) Harness Social Media for Movie Rewards.
Fandango offers chances to win free movie tickets to its followers on Twitter. Those who participate in Movie Review Monday -- in which Fandango followers tweet movie reviews with rhymes in them -- are in the running for two free tickets.
2.) Use Your Connections.
The AAA club is good for more than peace of mind when you’re on the road or discounts when you’re staying at hotels: If you’re a member (which costs $64 per year), leverage that connection for movie discounts.
3.) Shop Around for Your Matinee.
Consider some of AMC’s value-priced programs, including AMC Weekday Escape and A.M.Cinema, which has deals on shows that start before noon. We like this for those with more flexible work schedules.
Happy watching! (Um, can we come with you?)
What's the cheapest ticket price YOU have ever paid? And what’s most outrageous price you’ve ever paid for a movie and popcorn?
Alexa von Tobel is the founder and CEO of LearnVest, a personal finance hub for women.
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