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Top 5 Ways to Save with Online Entertainment

Playing online casino games is an exciting and fun way of passing the time and although there are expenses to be considered if you are gaming for real money, there are also several ways you can save when gaming. Here are 5 of the top ways you can save money and still get the best in online entertainment.

#1. Bet low

It is a fairly common trait for people to want to place big bets because of the high returns, but in doing this you are fast diminishing your bankroll. By betting low you are playing smarter and extending your gaming time and getting more value for money, saving you increasing your spend due to betting too much too quickly.

#2. Find a site that suits you

It’s pointless spending money on games you don’t enjoy or understand, so find a site that suits you and offers you exactly what you require. https://www.luckynugget.org comes highly recommended and has a huge selection of games for you to choose from, as well as being a safe, secure and licensed establishment.

#3. Claim bonuses

Avoid sites that do not offer bonuses or loyalty rewards. The best sites will offer bonuses that can be claimed every time you deposit, as well as special prizes and rewards for loyal gamers. By claiming bonuses you will increase your bankroll significantly and be able to play for longer, standing a better chance of winning.

4.#Take your time

One of the joys of playing online casino games is that they are far less pressurized than those found in a traditional casino. Save yourself from making rushed decisions and costly mistakes by taking your time and considering each move before you play. In the long run your careful manner and lack of stress will increase your winning opportunities.

5.# Educate yourself

Knowing the rules and requirements of a game are an important factor in online gaming. If you play games you are unfamiliar with and do not understand, you are likely to lose quickly and remain unsatisfied with your experience. Most sites offer free versions of all their games, giving you the perfect platform to practice on before you switch to real money games. By understanding the game play you will save yourself from making expensive mistakes that can be easily avoided.

$4 Movie Tickets at Fandango and MovieTickets.com

UPDATE: This deal is now live to the general public. Just head over to their site and claim your tickets, as of this update there were over 70,000 tickets still available!

Instead of the regular post I had scheduled, I wanted to make you aware of a great way to reduce the high cost of a movie experience through a promotion by Sprint.

Note: I have no relationship with Sprint and I get nothing if you click on these links and buy. There’s nothing in it for me, but I just wanted to give you an opportunity to catch a deal you might not be aware of.

For the past 6 weeks people have been registering for this promotion. Tickets started at $14.50, and the more people that signed up, the lower tickets went. And now, tickets have gotten to the lowest level, $4, and they are making 100,000 tickets available to those who signed up. If you’re interested, check out the details.

Well, I took full advantage of this. As you know, tickets can cost a ton of money, so this would be a great way to reduce the cost of a movie experience.

I found a loophole in this rules that allows anyone to get cheap tickets, even if you didn’t sign up during the proper time period, so here are some very specific steps for you on how you too can get $4 movie tickets.

1.Go to https://www.sprinticketakedown.com/
2. In the text box, enter movile number 312-772-2537.
3. Enter your zip code.
4. Click on the theater where you would use these tickets (the theater you choose will determine whether you get tickets for Fandango or Movietickets.com).
5. Select one or two tickets (Either one for $4 or two for $8)
6. Enter your paypal address or credit card information

 

Once you receive your confirmation, you will receive an email. You can do this once per paypal address (which you can add several of in your settings if you want multiple tickets), so have at it!

Tickets expire on October 15th, so you have 2 months to use them! Enjoy, and let me know if you got the deal and think it’s worth it!

Movie Experiences Are Expensive: How to Handle The High Costs

This is a post written by Avishai Shuter, and up-and-coming zoologist who lives in his parents house while on the cusp of getting a job with the Bronx Zoo.

Last week, the eighth installment of the Harry Potter movie series came to theaters met by a sea of costumed fans. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 earned a record breaking $168.6 million in its first weekend. (Daniel’s note: When adjusting for inflation, it didn’t beat the Dark Knight!)

Amazing! you might say. But you forget that tickets for this film cost $12 in New York City (and that’s for the outdated 2D version- the IMAX 3D experience costs more like $18.50).

Movies have sneakily become one of the most expensive activities you can take part in; it seems like I’m shocked every time I see how much a ticket costs. Early in the 20th century, you could buy a ticket and two snacks for a nickel. Today, a date at the movies can cost almost $50 (2 tickets at $12 each, 2 medium sodas at $4.50 each, and a medium popcorn at $9). A family trip to the movies? Forget about it – you’re talking close to, if not over $100. So how can you take the edge off this painful funtivity?

I go to the movies a lot (since June I’ve been to the movies 6 times), so I’m pretty much an expert. I’ve picked up a few tricks I’ll share here in order to help you guys out.

Snack Attack

One of the worst parts of going to the movies is my eternal struggle against movie popcorn. I love the stuff more than bears love slow hikers covered in honey. Eating movie popcorn is a double whammy. On one side, its super expensive, and on the other, a small has over 600 calories (a large has over 1,000!). But, on the plus side that means that a small only costs you about $0.0006667 per calorie! Talk about a steal. Movie food is crazy expensive and according to some sources, theaters make an 85% profit off of concessions.

How Should You Handle High Concession Costs?

Buy either the popcorn or a drink, never both. I’ll repeat that – NEVER BOTH. It simply gets too expensive, so pick your poison carefully. Then, if you’re daring enough, sneak in your own food or drink. I try to opt for a healthy drink (usually juice of some kind) to counteract the popcorn.

Tickets are Crazy Expensive!

Movie tickets have become insanely expensive and I’m not quite sure why. It doesn’t cost theaters any more money to show a film now then five or ten years ago. Maybe the uncomfortable seats are stuffed with money, who knows?

How Can Buy Cheaper Tickets?

Look for online and any other deals you can find. Whenever you see a LivingSocial or Groupon deal for movie tickets, don’t hesitate. You’ll save money in the long run. Buying two tickets for $9 is totally worth it, so go for it (and if you get 3 friends to sign up. Additionally, many theaters will offer cheap tickets for any future movie if you buy them in a package. These packages usually end up being about $7 a ticket. Or you could just try being old or a child.

Daniel’s note: Visa Signature also has a 2 for 1 deal each Friday through September. You have to buy tickets and use them on the same day, but if you like to start off the weekend at the theater, this can be a big money saver!

How Else Can You Save?

I recently got a Regal Crown Card, and it’s a great deal. It’s free to sign up, all they need is your name. Then you swipe it when you buy snacks and tickets, and you get points equal to the amount of money you spend. Then, when you rack up enough points, you get free stuff (snacks and tickets). So, get your Regal Card (or whatever your theater’s equivalent is)- if you’re going to the movies anyway, there’s no reason not to get something back while your wallet is being gouged by giant, evil, faceless corporations.

The prices set by movie theaters have their own place in my nightmares next to the girl from The Ring. I imagine this is a common phenomenon, so I hope that my experiences have helped you conquer your film fears. If you have any other tips, I’d love to hear them so I can share them with my friends and pass them off as my own ideas. See you at the movies!