How to buy movie & concert tickets at a discount

If you are a movie buff or take your family and friends to the movies, there are a couple of ways to save money on tickets. Long gone are the days when most people could afford taking their families to the movies, now it can easily cost you around $100 to take a family of four, this includes tickets and snacks. Here are a few ways to save money on movie tickets.

Membership Savings
Costco and other establishments sell tickets for about 20% savings when buying in quantities of 4 and in some cases even when buying a single ticket. If you are a AAA member you can save 35% on movie tickets, and an added plus is that you don’t have to wait in line. Another way to save money at the movies is to go to an early or matinee session, you can save you up to 20%, that’s enough to buy a snack at the concession stand, and we all know how expensive those are, or you can simply pocket the savings and walk into the theater with a big smile. Taking your family suddenly costs $70 to $75 instead of $100, that’s $25 to $30 savings in a single day!

Double Features
Some theaters offers double or triple features at the price of a single admission, sometimes there are restriction on the day of the week, or if the feature is a hit movie, find out in advance what days the offer is valid for, plan your movies ahead and get there early so you won’t wait in line, these theaters generally do not sell tickets online.

No so new features
There are theaters that play a month old features, so if you missed a movie that is no longer playing in big theaters it could very well be playing in these smaller theaters, at a very very low price, and sometimes popcorn is included. These theaters may not be the latest and greatest with fancy lighting and modern decor, but when the lights are out and the movie begins it no longer matters.

Essentially, going to the movies doesn’t have to be an expensive experience, especially if you go often or have a large family, search online for deals in your area and you will find them.

How to save on concert tickets

Concert tickets can be quite expensive, there are a few websites that sell tickets at discounts and they are able to do so because they buy them in bulk at a lower price. Ticketzoom, StubHub, Vividseats and others are examples of websites that offer such savings, the seating may or may not be the best but if you are sitting two rows back and to the left shouldn’t be a big deal, especially if you are going with a friend or a group of people. Parking at concerts can be very expensive in some cases as much as the ticket itself, try to car pool with friends and share the parking cost or take public transportation, if you must drive and don’t mind walking a little arrive early and park your vehicle a few blocks from the concert venue, you will find it will cost you half the price or less.