We only been out of school for two weeks and already we’ve already been to the movies twice to see the Angry Birds Movie and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. But I don’t want to blow my entire summer budget on movies. A.J. still wants to see Finding Dory and the new Jason Bourne film is on my must-see list! At this rate, we could easily end of spending close the $200 this summer on movie tickets and snacks.
Here are some ways that you can see all your favorite summer blockbuster movies without breaking the bank.
Use your membership discounts to get discount movie tickets. For instance, AAA members, Cosctco and Sam’s Club have offers for members to pay less than full price either by purchasing online or at your local store. I know various AAA clubs allows you to purchase tickets to Regal Cinemas tickets online. These are my refer-a-friend links where I’ll earn bucks to use at AAA.
I’ve been a member of the AMC Stubs program for two years and used it every time we go to an AMC theater. It waives the online ticket fees and I earn $10 for every $100 I spend. This is my splurge for seeing films at AMC Phipps Plaza with reserved seating I can book on the mobile app.
Go to the theater early or late
There are discounts for early shows and late night shows. The AMC North Dekalb Mall has all shows for $3.99 before 4 p.m., so we saw Angry Birds at the discounted price.
Late night shows also have discounts, but usually not in summer months.
Bring a Large Group
Fill up your car or minivan with your children’s friends and ask about a group discount at your theater.
Use Credit Card Offers
This may sound counter-intuitive since using credit cards can lead to interest and late fees, but if you have a credit card with a low or ZERO balance that offers free movie passes go for it!
Grab Deal Offers
I’ve seen movie offers on Groupon and Living Social that I usually regret not buying sooner. So if you see a 30% or more discount on tickets at your favorite theater, READ THE FINE PRINT, and if it works for your summer movie then buy it.
Bonus: $1 Summer Movie Programs
This usually doesn’t apply for new films, but there are one dollar 2016 summer films at Regency Cinemas on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I double checked. Unfortunately, none of the Atlanta theaters participate in this program.