How to Save Money on Entertainment

Monday, 01 Nov 2010 04:14 PM

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Often a major chunk of our monthly expenses is incurred due to entertainment costs. It is time to think smart, and create your own compact money saving guide by learning several ways of saving money on entertainment. Here are some ideas about how to save money on entertainment. These will not only reduce your expenditures but also provide you with entertainment at a much cheaper price:

1. Tighten your belt: Be strict with yourself about finding ways of saving money and bringing down your entertainment costs. Draw up a shoestring entertainment budget for yourself, and stick to it, at least for a month. If you follow it religiously, you can save money on entertainment.  

2. Don’t watch every single movie: It is nice to be a movie aficionado, but rein in this habit of yours. Watching each and every movie at a movie theatre can burn a big hole in your pocket. You can slash entertainment costs by catching almost all the blockbuster movies on HBO, Star movies, and other movie channels.
 
3. Visit museums and historical places: Visiting museums and places of historic importance is a good way to save money because admissions are generally inexpensive. These places entertain you by stringing together pieces of history and taking you to a bygone era.
 
4. Learn to tune-in often: Tuning in to radio channels is one of the best ways of saving money. You can cut down on your entertainment budget by almost half if you substitute more expesnive forms of entertainment with listening to the radio. You can also hang out with friends at local parks or coffee shops, and play the music on your cell phone or a portable radio. Share this idea of saving money with others as well.
 
5. Mall and Internet alert: Save money on entertainment by keeping your eyes open for freebies when you are out shopping. It can considerably balance your entertainment budget. Sometimes, large stores and malls hand out free passes for lounges, events, etc.You can also carry out some internet searches and find other ways of saving money.
 
6. Books and libraries: No one is going to chase you out of a bookstore if you sit down to read a book. You can also borrow books from friends or the library if possible. Books are one of the best ways of saving money on entertainment.
 
These are some ways of saving money on entertainment. This begins the process for you; carry on, and write down unique ways of saving money on entertainment. Keep this money saving guide for your reference.

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