Entertainment is not cheap. Whether you want to go to a concert, watch television, or watch a movie, you will have to pay. If you love movies, this could prove to be an expensive hobby or habit. If you love movies, need to save some cash, and can’t kick the habit, there are ways to cut movie entertainment costs.
First, stay away from the movie theater unless someone else is paying, you have free ticket, or there is an unbelievable movie out that you have to see. If you do go, try to use whatever discounts you can get such as a student discount if you are in school, and don’t go in the evening, get the cheapest price. Movie tickets are very expensive. Some theaters charge as much as 10 bucks just to watch a movie once while sitting in popcorn and getting your shoes coated with sticky soda.
A better alternative would be to rent a movie. There are so many cheap ways to rent a movie. You can go to a rental store and pick up a movie for 5 bucks or less and split the cost with a couple of friends. This is the cheapest way to watch a movie besides getting a DVD as a gift. You can watch it as many times as you have it.
If you normally rent 5 or more movies a week, you should consider signing up for a movie rental service such as Netflix or Blockbuster. You can get it as cheap as $4 a month for 2 movies a month, which is already cheaper than getting 2 movies from a rental store, or you can get as many as 4 movies at a time for $24. If you live with other people you can split the cost. If you have a family and you spend double or more than that on even less movies, you should get it. Save money by being able to get more movies for less money. That’s what your goal should be when searching for cheaper entertainment.
If you would rather buy the movie, there are ways to get that cheaper, too. You can join a DVD club such as Columbia house if you buy a lot of DVDs. You can get them much cheaper. You can always shop Amazon for cheap movies. You are guaranteed the best price from them. You can even download movies from Amazon, Cinema Now, and Vongo if you want to download them. Vongo is actually a really great service because you can pay a low fee and have unlimited access to their entire movie database. You can’t beat that! Downloading is fast and you can even watch the movies on your computer or a television screen if you can hook it up.
Ultimately, the best way to save money on movie entertainment is by not watching them. I’m sure you don’t want to do that, and you shouldn’t have to. We need some kind of entertainment no matter how strapped for cash we are. It keeps us happy and sane. All you have to do is be picky with how you do watch movies. For more information on these services and more, check out the link in the author bio below.