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5 Money-Saving Tips for Summer


Jun. 4, 2015 Real Simple

Entertainment

Don’t buy tickets at a busy theme-park entrance. Save up to 25 percent by nabbing them beforehand at a supermarket or a discount bulk store, like Sam’s Club or Costco (membership required). Head to participating Cinemark Theatres on Mondays for “Reel Family Time,” when movie tickets are $1 per person for parties of three or more.

Home Improvement

The best time to buy tools and supplies for that DIY project is in early June—a week before Father’s Day—when retailers offer savings of 50 percent or more. Also, register at sites like FatWallet.com and Ebates.com for cash-back shopping programs at major retailers, such as Lowe’s and Walmart.

Fun for Kids

Under-16’s can grab vouchers for two free games of bowling at numerous locations on any summer day at KidsBowlFree.com. Download the free Coupon Sherpa app to save about 15 to 30 percent at child-friendly stores, like Build-A-Bear Workshop. Search by company or category, such as “arts and crafts.”

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