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Save on Movie Tickets


Cheap movie tickets are easier to come by then you may think. Here are 14 ways to save on movie tickets.

Watch for Free Ticket Offers

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Free movie ticket promotions can be found all over the grocery store. Stay alert when you shop, and you'll soon spot a ticket deal to take advantage of.

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Go on a Weekday

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Have a flexible schedule? Then, consider going to the movies during the week for an extra discount.

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Go to a Drive In

Did you know that you can often catch two new-release movies at a drive in for less than the cost of one ticket at a traditional theater? It's true. Locate a drive in near you, and discover the savings for yourself.

Go Early

Matinees are cheap, but pre-matinees are even cheaper. Just catch a movie before noon to snag the early bird special.

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Work Your Memberships

Costco and AAA both offer discount movie tickets to members. Lots of unions and trade organizations do, too. Revisit your benefits packages, and you may discover that cheap tickets are a part of your bennys.

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Buy Your Tickets in Bulk

Purchase your tickets one or two at a time and you'll pay full price. Purchase them 25 or more at a time, and you'll pay a lot less.

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Enter Sweepstakes

Movie tickets are a popular prize in instant win games and sweepstakes. Test your luck, and you may just come out a winner:

Get a Movie Rewards Card

Lots of theaters have jumped on the rewards card bandwagon. Get a card for your favorite theater, and you can earn free concessions and tickets.

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Take Advantage of Student and Senior Discounts

In school or a senior? Flash your ID, and you'll score discounted seats:

Cash in Your Credit Card Rewards

Credit card rewards can be cashed in for all sorts of things. Happily movie theater gift cards happen to be one of those things. Check your rewards catalog to see if they're an option for you.
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