Money-Saving Tips – Entertainment

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Compiled from student responses to the Money Saving Tips contest (brought to you by
StudentAwards in partnership with Scotiabank, April to June 2011).To learn more about how you can Fund Your Future, visit

In order to save money here are some tips I use: instead of staying in all of the time you can try watching a DVD you own that you haven’t seen in a long time. You can also rent from a library or from Netflix, which are a lot less than going out to the movies. If you want to go out to a theater, go to the matinee. If you want to go to a concert, wait to buy your tickets, the last minute tickets are usually sold at cheaper prices. Lastly, instead of going out for dinner, try cooking a meal and having a few friends over. You can turn it in to a game night and then not only will it be cheap, but fun too. (more…)

Clever Techniques to Save Money on Entertainment

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Anyone is searching for means to save money from groceries to entertainment.   You don’t need to spend money for your family to enjoy the unusual night life. In fact there are possible money-saving options.

Before you go out without amusement because your money isn’t enough, search for alternative less costly full price entertainment. If there is an institution in your local community, you may able to watch a theatre production without paying a high theatre cost. Some university theatres often provide different shows throughout the year such as children’s shows. (more…)

How to Save Money on Entertainment

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Six Types of Entertainment That Won’t Break the Bank


How can you save money on your favorite forms of entertainment? No one wants to feel like they’re missing out on life. Here are several ways to cut costs while still maintaining some space in your budget for having fun.

If You Enjoy: Movies
Instead of going to a movie theater at night, go for a daytime matinee. Eat a heavy lunch at home before you head to the movie theater so you won’t be tempted to splurge on popcorn or soda. (more…)

Money Saving Tips on Entertainment

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When it comes to promotions, eMusic offers one of the best we’ve seen. It gives new members 50 free music downloads just for signing up. If you decide to stay, the site offers three subscription plans ranging from $9.99/month for 30 downloads a month to $19.99/month for 75 songs a month. If you typically buy 11 or more songs per month from iTunes, you’re already saving money with eMusic. What we particularly like about eMusic is that its tracks are DRM-free (no Digital Rights Management), meaning once purchased they’re yours to keep and they’ll work on any device from an iPod to a Zune. What’s the catch? Most of eMusic’s contracts are with independent record labels. The “big four” — EMI, Universal, Warner Music, and Sony BMG — are not all represented, so eMusic’s catalogue relies heavily on indie rock, jazz, and classical music. In other words, you might not find the latest 50 Cent single, but you will find Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, The Pixies, and more. eMusic also has a lot of editorial content, such as columns and editors’ picks that make the site more than just a place to download tracks from. (more…)

Money Saving Tips on Entertainment

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If your goal is to destroy debt or build savings, you’re going to need to find extra money in your current budget. I’ve recently shown you 28 Tips to Save on Groceries, 18 Ways to Save on Clothes and 16 Tips to Save on Home Improvement.

Now it’s time to tackle another expense that can soak up the cash: entertainment.

In my latest book, “Life or Debt 2010,” I talk about how important it is to maintain your quality of life while finding the extra money to pay off debt. That’s because if you take away the things you love, you’ll be on a dollar diet that’s tough to stick with.

So, while cutting your entertainment bill isn’t hard, the trick is to do it without cutting the fun. Here are 26 ideas that might help.

You’ll get the first few from this 90-second news story about saving on entertainment. Check it out, then meet me on the other side for more.

Now, let’s recap those ideas and add a bunch more. (more…)