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Finally used FREE movie tickets!

June 14th, 2006 at 04:02 pm

I received two free movie ticket vouchers from referring a friend to the entertainment book. I've previously won 4 tickets individually...gave them away. Received the Johnny Walker free movie code...gave it away, or at least offered it on my blog somewhere...DH hates to use free ticket vouchers. BUT...SIX months after receiving them, and having them prominently displayed on the refrigerator...we used them!

Quite by accident, well, sort of. We haven't been to the movies in more than six months. We haven't done much of anything, except save and work and do projects. But I SERIOUSLY needed to veg today, away from the house and all the things begging or demanding to be done.

So, DH said, how about a movie?

I said sure, how about the tickets?

He said...umm...I don't know...ummm...they probably aren't good on any current movies...there are exclusions (NOT!)...

So, being totally enthralled by the trading game, I said, hey, maybe I could post them and trade them for some coupons!

He looked at me, frowned, and said, no, I want to try to use them.

I said really?

He said, well, maybe...

I said, oh, I'm sure I could find someone to trade...

He said, no, I am going to try to use them...

Who knew, the psychology of free tickets = embarrassment. Unless someone ELSE wants them!

So, nice day, not the best movie, popcorn and a drink. Saved $24, assuming we would have gone.

Ah, a saving tip...you cannot take your own food into most theaters. Unless you have a medical condition that requires you to eat specific foods or at certain times. Call ahead and discuss with the manager if you are bringing in something obvious, like a paper bag, and ask him to leave a note at the front saying you can bring in your own food.

Diabetes, cancer, allergies, headaches, in training...we bring in protein bars, etc., even organic popcorn. There is no invasion or strip search, just a phone call. Savings...?

We did drop by Barnes and Noble on the way home...the additional 15% off coupon, stacked with the 10% membership discount on two clearance books...$75 down to $20. Still money, but something DH has been wanting awhile. I won't add it into the challenge, since we would not have purchased it without the discount...but NICE.

Current savings:
2006 $20 challenge: $4764
2006 grocery savings: $6502

5 Responses to “Finally used FREE movie tickets!”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    What is it with men that they never want to use coupons? After softball tonight, hubby took DS to Dairy Queen, and I took DD to Baskin Robbins (of course they wanted separate things). I had coupons for both. I said, "Cool, I have a bogo on a 2-scoop sundae" (saved $3 btw). I offered hubby a bogo coupon for DQ and he said, "uh, I'm not gonna use that. Save it for next time" (didn't save $3). Net result? no savings. Frustrating...

  2. boomeyers Says:

    My husband is a coupon junkie! He loves it and he loves gift cards. To him nothing beats a good trash pick!

  3. Snoopy2645 Says:

    I remember when my dh would be way way too embarassed by coupons now hes always like well do you have a coupon for that? or can you get a coupons for such & such funny how things change he can still be leary to use them at restaruants though he thinks they will spit in your food if you use them thier!!

  4. flash Says:

    DH complains about everyone else being too sensitive and embarassed about things...but he has his areas!

  5. Jonny Says:

    Sure he has, but the fact is that he has to be aware of it at the same time.

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