In our home with four young children, it's very expensive to go to the movie theatre -even on cheap night it still comes to $30 without snacks! It's cheaper for us to buy the movie and watch it at home. Plus with having little ones, we would end up having to rent it at some point again watch the movie so they could see what they missed. At the movie theatre, you can't pause the movie for bathroom breaks, or refill breaks or any other reason, but at home we can.
So as a compromise with our children, we rent or buy (if we think it's going to be a movie we watch several times) a new release that they want to see. This time we watched:
All of the family enjoyed watching it, but agreed that it was a one time movie. Glad we rented it.
To make the day more enjoyable, we each get to pick out a treat that we want to eat during the movie and get enough to share with the family. That's six different treats! Some chose chips, some chose popcorn, others various forms of candy.
For picking out candy where else is a better spot to go then to the bulk barn! There they have everything there that one can imagine!
Try it. Eating a bunch of junk with your family and watching a family movie is time and money well spent! In total, movie rental and treats, it came to well under the $30 it would have cost for our family to have watched the same movie in the theatres on a cheap night. We were able to do it on our schedule and have all sorts of treats instead of the over priced ones at the theatre.
What frugal things do you do with your family that we can try?
Enjoy your day!