Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our Family of 4 Night of Supper, Movie, & Snacks for Less than $15!

My hubby and I took the kiddos to see Toy Story 3 last week.  We'd been looking forward to seeing the movie for a looong time, and I'd spent that time figuring out the best way to use the promos for free tickets, etc.   In the end, we ended up spending less than $15 the entire night.  Here's how:

We had two free tickets thanks to the Toy Story & Toy Story 2 Blu-ray and DVD promo. (I only paid $14 total for the movies using coupons and sales, btw.)  We also had two more free tickets thanks to Jack FM, a local radio station. 

Since we had the free tickets, we went to a night showing, instead of our usual time of before 6 p.m. on a weekend. We didn't have much time between hubby's work and the start of the movie, so we headed to Backyard Burgers for supper.  We planned to each use a coupon from the 2010 Entertainment book for 1 free kid's meal wyb 1 adult combo.  We didn't have to use them, though, because it was kid's night at BB and kids ate free!

Thanks to the Kellogg's promo, I had $10 in concession cash.  I had to buy 5 boxes of cereal (one code came from my mom), but I used coupons and sales to keep down the cost of the cereal, and the cereal is  something that we use.  One of the boxes is part of the recall, so I'll get a refund for that.

When I tried to redeem the concession cash, the cashiers could not get them to work even though they had typed instructions from a boss.  The manager on duty tried to call the 800 number, but it was after hours.  Finally, he told the cashier to give me whatever I was ordering and he'd figure out the concession cash later.  My total actually came to about $12, but they didn't charge me the extra $2. 

 So, all four of us ate at Backyard Burgers, watched a movie at the theater, and had snacks at the movie all for the cost of two combos from Backyard Burgers!

 (BTW, I bawled like a baby during the last 20 minutes of the movie!  The ending was absolutely perfect!)



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