The average price of a movie ticket in 2008 was $7.18/ticket. Going out to movies each week with friends can get very expensive in a hurry. 1.363 billion movie tickets were sold last year in the US. This means that the average American went to the movies about 5 times during the course of the year. College students generally go to movies much more frequently than the general public. This area of the budget is one where a person can save a substantial amount of money, without having to sacrifice the fun of watching video entertainment. If an 18 year old who goes to movies weekly decided to do things that would reduce his/her expenses by 50%, this decision could be worth nearly $500,000 by retirement. Explore the links below to see how you could save a substantial amount on video entertainment
- http://www.redboxcodes.com/codes. Redbox already provides a great deal with $1 video rentals. Use this website to find Redbox codes and get Redbox movies for free.
- http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2008/04/10/102085_free-or-nearly-free-entertainment.html. This blog contains free or nearly free entertainment ideas for every week of the year.
- www.hulu.com has a large collection of free movies that you can access without any charge right from your computer.
- http://websearch.about.com/od/freedownloads/qt/freemovies2.htm# and http://www.cucirca.com/2007/02/21/13-places-to-watch-tv-online-for-free/ both provide free listings of places where you can watch TV and movies online for free.
- Student Tips for Shrinking your Entertainment Bills. Click here to view tips from real college students who have worked to reduce their entertainment expenses.