Everyone needs a way to kick back and relax, but entertainment can get expensive. Fortunately, there are ways to save on entertainment costs. Here are a few creative tips to get you started.
Buy season passes. If you have a favorite ski hill, amusement park, zoo, or another entertainment center, it may be worthwhile to invest in a season pass. These often cost as much as, or even less than, two one-day entrance tickets.
Give up cable. In 2021, there are so many fantastic alternatives to cable service, and at great prices. A video streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu can be a great replacement for cable. Some services, like Sling TV and HBO Max, will even allow you to stream a specific channel online.
Stream your music. Downloading from iTunes is rapidly going the way of the CD and cassette tape. Today, it’s all about streaming music services, which allow the user to listen to virtually any song, for a modest monthly subscription fee. Some popular options include Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play Music, most of which cost an average of $10 a month.
Look for discounts. Before paying for a hotel stay, amusement park ticket, or even a rental car, find out if you qualify for a discount. Plenty of entertainment venues will offer discounts for older adults, students or members of AAA, AARP or the like.
Your Benefits Plus® checking account with SeaComm also gives you access to the best savings on fun! Your membership entitles you to discounted hotel stays, entertainment savings through TicketXpress, discounted car rentals, and much more. Visit your local SeaComm branch to upgrade your checking account.
For complete information, terms, conditions and exclusions please visit www.benefits-plus.org or call 866-329-7587.
Split entertainment memberships with family or friends. Share the cost of a music, movie or video game subscription with a friend. Some services even allow you to add a user living at the same residence at no cost, so you can pay one price for a full service of something like Netflix for half the cost.
Take a virtual tour. Thanks to COVID-19, you can now get an up-close look at the most fascinating places in the world. From famous museums like the Guggenheim in New York City and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, to safaris you can take from the comfort of your home at places like the Houston Zoo and the San Diego Zoo, there’s no shortage of entertainment you can get for free.
Don’t forget to stash the money you’ve saved on entertainment costs in your SeaComm savings! Click here to discover the best savings options for your financial lifestyle, or call us at (800) 764-0566 – we are happy to help.