AMC Theaters Coupon: $3 Large Popcorn

AMC Theaters Coupon – $3 Large Popcorn

AMC Theaters CouponAMC Theaters have a new coupon available for a $3 large popcorn.  You’ll need to show this coupon & QR Code to the cashier to get this discount on popcorn. This coupon is only valid till July 31, 2014.

Don’t forget that AMC also offers $3 discount movies all summer long on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights. This week, they are showing the movie, Pompeii for just $3. For just $3/movie + $3 large popcorn, that can make for a frugal date night!

Make sure to check out the other great restaurant deals going on this week too!

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Fandango: 2 for 1 Movie Tickets for Visa Signature Cardholders on Fridays

Fandango 2 for 1 Movie Tickets

Fandango has their special promotion for buy 2 movie tickets  from Fandango for the price of 1 for Visa Signature Cardholders.  This promotion is happening every Friday from now through August 8th, 2014.  I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do after a long week is go on a date night  to the movies – even better when you find a rare discount to the movies like this!

Your ticket must be purchased today, Friday,  July 18th, for a showing tonight and you must purchase 2 tickets and then 1 of those tickets will be free if you are a Visa Signature Cardholder.

All you need to do is head to the Fandango +1 Movie Fridays page and enter in your Visa card number to see if it will qualify and then you enter your zipcode to find a movie in your area for Friday. You’ll see the discount at checkout for the free movie and then you can purchase your tickets using your Visa Signature Card.

Fine Print:

  • Tickets must be purchased on a Friday and used on a Friday showing.
  • Limit 1 complimentary movie ticket per Visa Signature card purchase, per 30 day period, following the date of a purchase in connection with this offer.
  • Offer will not be applied through
  • Subject to terms and conditions.


Redbox FREE Movie Codes! New Code Available

Redbox free movie codes

Redbox Free Movie Codes! 

Looking for Redbox free movie codes? Here is a new one that will get you one FREE Redbox  DVDRental. Just use the promo code: FRIENDS at the kiosk or online.  This code should also get you up to $1.50 off a movie rental. Code is good through 7/17.

Just remember that you need to return it the next day or you’ll pay the regular price for the following day.

Find a Redbox rental location near you.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!



Movie Theater Deal: Tickets, Popcorn & Soda for Two for As Low As $11.05 Today (Select Theaters)!

Movie Theater Deal

Movie Theater Deal

Get tickets, popcorn & soda for two to select movie theaters (Far Away Theaters) for as low as $11.05 with this Movie Theater Deal from Groupon! They have over 8 locations to choose from all over Washington State.  This is a great way to get out and enjoy some entertainment without spending a fortune! PLUS through tomorrow (7/15) you can use promo code LOCAL15 to get an extra 15% off (and deals start at $13, so they will be as low as $11.05 after extra 15% savings!

What You’ll Get:

  • Two Adult Admission Tickets to Select theater of your choice.
  • One Medium Popcorn
  • 2 Small Sodas

How to Get This Offer:

  • Go to Groupon. 
  • Choose which theater you would like to go to.
  • Purchase the Groupon for that theater (Prices vary per location) & Use Promo code LOCAL15 to get extra 15% off today!
  • Use it toward your next theater viewing experience.

Far Away Locations:

  • Anacortes Cinemas – Anacortes, WA
  • Ocean Shores Cinemas – Ocean Shores, WA
  • Oak Harbor Cinemas – Oak Harbor, WA
  • Bainbridge Cineamas – Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Olympic Cinemas – Bremerton, WA
  • Lynwood Theatre – Bainbridge Island, WA
  • The Historical Admiral Theater – Seattle, WA
  • Stanwood Cinemas – Stanwood, WA

Fine Print:

  • Expires 180 days after purchase.
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift.
  • Limit 1 per visit.
  • Valid only for option purchased.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Must redeem Groupon at the location you purchased.
  • Must redeem both tickets at once.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Fandango Movie Tickets for $7 (Valued up to $14!)

Fandango Movie Tickets

Fandango Movie Tickets – Up to 50% Off

Amazon Local has a Fandango movie ticket on sale for just $7 (regularly up to $14) right now. Movie tickets can be so expensive, so it’s great to find a discount on movies, especially for the summertime. The expiration date for the promotional value is September 19, 2014, so you can use all summer long.

To find the deal, just type “Fandango” in the search bar on Amazon Local & it will pop up for you, or you should be able to go straight to the deal page here too.

The good news is that there is no complicated process for redeeming your movie code – it’s just a voucher with code that you can use on Fandango’s website or on the Fandango App on your smartphone.

(FYI –  you can enter your Regal rewards info on Fandango if you are redeeming a code, too, so you don’t miss out on earning movie rewards either!)

Fine Print:

  • Voucher must be redeemed online at or via the Fandango app on your smartphone
  • Voucher valid for 1 movie ticket up to a maximum value of $14
  • Limit 1 voucher per purchaser
  • Entire value of each voucher must be used in 1 transaction
  • Multiple vouchers may be combined in 1 transaction to purchase multiple tickets
  • Visit to view theaters and showtimes in your area
  • Voucher valid for any showing including those designated by the theater as not accepting coupons or passes
  • Voucher not valid toward the purchase of gift cards
  • Voucher may not be combined with any other offers or promotions and no change will be provided if ticket price is less than $14
  • Voucher may be applied toward Fandango’s convenience fee; however, if movie ticket and convenience fee are more than $14 per ticket, customer is responsible for paying the remaining balance at time of redemption via credit card, debit card, or Paypal
  • Available for use immediately after purchase

Fun & Frugal Family Events 6/20 – 6/26

Here is this week’s list of family-friendly free or frugal events for around the Northwest, as well as some events going on around  the country.

Seattle Area Festivals:

Make sure to check out our Northwest Spring Consignment Sale Roundup for children’s clothing sales that will be happening this week and in the weeks to come around the Northwest in Washington, Oregon & Idaho.

Don’t forget to check out Goldstar for Discount Tickets on many local activities and events, if you are looking for a specific event and want to save some money!

If you see a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a comment so we can add that event to our list.


Friday 6/20:  

*Kids Day in Auburn Auburn; 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; A free day of fun for the kids that includes live entertainment, inflatable rides, arts & crafts, face painting, over 70 activity and information booths, miniature golf, an ArtRageous hands-on art experience, DARE Expo, food concessions and much more. FREE

*Watch the World Cup Outdoors6/20 Seattle; 12:00 pm; Come and watch the World Cup action on a 100 foot screen outdoors. This event is for all ages and FREE.

*Imagine Children’s Museum – Everett; 5;30 pm – 9:00 pm; Free admission on the third Friday of each month.

*Midsummer’s Eve Party - 6/20; Seattle; 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm; This event is FREE for all ages. Enjoy a community party featuring art, flowers and magic.

*Paint Me a Story - Bellevue; ; 10:00am – 10:30am or 10:30am – 11:00am; Join us for this popular weekly story time and painting activity. Ages 2 and older. Please check website for current schedules. No registration required. FREE

*Nature Alphabet  – Tacoma; ; 3; 10:30am – 11:30am; Preschoolers explore different nature topics through stories, hands-on activities, nature walks and crafts. Note – two location options: Tacoma Nature Center and Center at Norpoint. Adult participation is recommended, children younger than age 4 require an adult present. Space is limited, advance registration required. $6.

*FreeTête-à-têter At Frye Museum – Seattle;  11:00am to 5:00pm; Frye Museum entrance and parking are free all the time. You can check their events page here, for a list of weekly events.

*Pay-What-You-Can at Seattle Symphony’s “Soundbridge”- Seattle, Beneroya Hall; ; 12:00pm to 4:00pm; Soundbridge is a music discovery center and Friday afternoons are “Pay What You Can” entrance- suggested donation $5 – $15 per family; Ages 2-5, 30 minute interactive storytelling with song & rhythm, dance & musical instruments at 1:45pm.

*FREE Friday Night Live at Imagine Children’s Museum – Everett; ; 5:30pm – 9:00pm; Imagine Children’s Museum offers FREE admission on the third Friday of each month, 5:30 to 9 p.m. All ages.

Saturday 6/21 :

*Morgan Festival - 6/21; Seattle; 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Live music, Kids Acitivities, and Food Trucks are all included in this event. FREE for all ages.

*Free Luke Wing Museum - 6/21; Seattle; 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; The third Saturday of each month the Wing Museum is FREE to all ages.

*Drive-In Movie Night - 6/21; 4:30 – Dusk; Tacoma; Watch Cars (G) from your car or a blanket on the lawn. FREE for all ages.

*Bellevue Art Museums Get Crafty Saturday – Bellevue;  1:00pm – 3:00pm; Free craft time for kids each Saturday. $2 material fee or free with admission.

*Bell Street Park Saturday Fun Days 6/21; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; Come enjoy giant games, Imagination Playground, art activities and more, Saturdays through Sept. 10. FREE

*Seattle Art Museum Family Festival - 6/21 Seattle; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; Live music, storytelling, games, family tours, hands-on art and more. FREE for all ages.

*Nature Walk at Lake Hills Greenbelt – Bellevue; ; 2:00pm; Explore Lake Hills Greenbelt with a park ranger. Learn the history of the park, tour community gardens, and learn about local wildlife. All ages. 2 p.m. Saturdays. $1 suggested donation per person.

*Mercer Slough Nature Walk – Bellevue; ; 2:00pm-3:00pm; Meet a Mercer Slough park ranger at the visitor center for a free guided tour and learn about the fascinating flora, fauna and history of the Mercer Slough Nature Park. Please dress for weather. No registration is required. FREE.

*Free Wing Luke Museum Entrance – Seattle; ;10:00am – 8:00pm; The Wing Luke Museum offers free admission on the third Saturday of each month, for family day.

*Green Hour - Bellevue; ; 1:00pm – 2:00pm; Join us the third Saturday of every month for a Green Hour at Lewis Creek Park! Observe and explore the park during an hour of unstructured play and interaction with the natural world. Registration recommended.  FREE.

*Tales & Trails for Little Tykes – Seattle; 10:00am – 11:00am; Introduce your toddler to nature with story time, songs, and fun activities inside, followed by exploration along the trails of Seward Park. Walks are easy and less than one mile in length. Pre-register, space is limited. Recommended for ages birth to 3. Cost: $2 per person.

*Bellevue Art Museums Get Crafty Saturday – Bellevue;  1:00pm to 3:00pm; Free craft time for kids each Saturday. $2 material fee or free with admission.

*Nature Walk at Lake Hills Greenbelt – Bellevue; ; 2:00pm; Explore Lake Hills Greenbelt with a park ranger. Learn the history of the park, tour community gardens, and learn about local wildlife. All ages. 2 p.m. Saturdays. $1 suggested donation per person.

*Mercer Slough Nature Walk – Bellevue; ; 2:00pm-3:00pm; Meet a Mercer Slough park ranger at the visitor center for a free guided tour and learn about the fascinating flora, fauna and history of the Mercer Slough Nature Park. Please dress for weather. No registration is required. FREE.

Sunday, 6/22:

*Free Public Sailing - 6/22; Center for Wooden Boats; Seattle; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Come sail on Classic Boats. FREE for all ages. *Sign-ups go fast – they recommend getting there 9:30 am – 10am to sign up. However, they will accept names on the wait list & you could be called if there’s a cancellation (review coming soon from Jen – this is an awesome free activity!)

Monday, 6/23:

*Masterpiece Monday - Bellevue; ; 10:00am – 10:45am; Create a special art project each week to take home during this fun drop-in class. Activities vary from painting to collage and mosaics. Ages 3 and older. Most Mondays 10 to 10:45 a.m. $2 supply fee per class. Please check website for current schedules. No registration required.

Tuesday, 6/24:

*Adventure Playground – Mercer Island; 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. FREE for all ages.

*Village Playdays – Seattle;  ; 10:00am – 11:00am; Kid-friendly storytime, crafts and activities at a different University Village store or restaurant each Tuesday. Parents receive discounts and offers for that day. Check website for details.

Wednesday, 6/25:

*FREE Drop-In Playgroup – Seattle; ; 10:00am – 12:00pm; Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form.  FREE

*Kidsummer Movie FestivalSeattle; 6/25; 11:00 am; See a different kids’ movie weekly in an air-conditioned theater. Kid-sized snacks and non-carbonated drinks available for purchase. $3.00 per child.

Little Critters - 6/25; Seattle; 11:30 am – 12:30 am; Educators from the Woodland Park Zoo teach you about animals through a puppet show. FREE. Recommended for ages 5 & Under.

Thursday, 6/26 :

*Kids Co. Play and Learn – Seattle; ; 10:00am – 11:30am;  Come play and learn with us! Snack is included and an outside play area is available. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver – come for all or just part of the time!  FREE

*Half Priced Admission Imagine Childrens Museum – Everett; Thursday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. is half priced ( $3.88)

*Explore the Shore 6/26; Owens Park, Tacoma; 10:30 am; Walk the waterfront during low tide and learn to identify tide pool animals and record their presence and location in order to add the information to the scientific NatureMapping database. Free for all ages.

*American Girl Summer Flower Anklet Class6/26; Lynnwood; 1:00 – 3:00 pm; Ages 8 and up can create a tropical anklet for themselves and their dolls. FREE. Must pre-register.

For more lists of local events in WA check out these websites::

*Sounds Fun Mom - Maegen always has a great list of events  local to the South Sound area of WA

*Grays Harbor Deals - Annaliese lists some great events each weekend for Grays Harbor county (Long Beach, Hoquiam, Aberdeen, Moclips, Ocean Shores, Raymond, Elma & more!)

*SnoCo Mom - Emily shares all about Snohomish County family & kids activities on her blog & you’ll find some great weekly events.


Portland Area Festivals:

Here’s our list of weekly events for the Portland area.

Friday 6/20 :

*Free Ice Cream Social - 6/20; Portland; 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Who doesn’t love ice cream, especially when it’s free?  Gather with neighbors and Peninsula Park as they host a cool-as- a-cucumber, community ice cream social to celebrate summer. FREE For all ages.

*Kids Get Creative – 6/20; Lake Oswego, OR; 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Lake Oswego Mother’s Club (LOMC) invites you to celebrate the start of the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts with Kids Get Creative, an afternoon featuring a full schedule of live performances, crafts, games, and tasty food. FREE For all ages.

*FREE Trial Chinese Cooking Class6/20; Portland; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; In this weekly Chinese Cooking class, kids have fun playing with flours, rice, dough or whatever materials used. They cook, eat and learn the Chinese words of the food they make. FREE

*Summer Solstice at Tyron Creek – 6/20; Portland; Celebrate the longest day and the shortest night by going on an evening guided walk in the park. FREE for all ages.

*Music From Mr. Hoo from The Alphabeticians – Portland; 11:00am to 12:00pm; Mr. Hoo will be singing songs with and for kids. He’ll play his guitar and sing some original songs, some Alphabeticians songs, some classic kid songs and Hoo knows what else? $3 suggested donation pp.

*Story and Stroll at Tryon Creek – Portland; ; 1:00pm – 2:15pm; This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, music, movement, and outdoor play. It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6 but all are welcome.) For more specific information, call (503) 636-9886   ext. 225.  FREE.

$5 Friday Artshop at Art a la Carte – Portland; ; 3:30pm – 5:00pm; All ages and all skill levels welcome.  Every Friday we do a simple but fun project for the whole family. Cost:  $5

*Family Friday Flicks at the Hillsboro Main Library – Hillsboro; ; 6:30pm – 8:00pm; Friday Family Flicks features family friendly movies on the third Friday of most months at the Main Library! Popcorn provided. Recommended for ages 4+ and adult family members. Children must be supervised by adult family members. Seating is limited to 100 people.

Saturday 6/21:

*Free Museum Day at Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) - PGE is sponsoring this event for FREE admission for everyone on Saturday, no special pass required! {It will be busy, so they encourage car pooling & using public transportation as parking will be very full}

*Free Museum Day at AC Gilbert House Children’s Museum – PGE is sponsoring this event for FREE admission at the museum from 10am – 5pm, with special hands on events focused on learning about science & electricity.

*Free Museum Day at Oregon Historical Society – PGE is sponsoring this event for FREE admission to the museum from 11am – 3pm.

*FREE Community Day at Oregon Historical Society - 6/20; Portland; 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. This free, summer community day is all about how we use imagination to explore the past. FREE Admission. Fun for all ages.

*Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek – Portland; ; 10:00am-11:30am; Free guided nature hikes exploring the forest and stream ecosystems and natural history at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.  Topics will vary from week to week but will be appropriate for all ages.  Parents must accompany kids on all hikes.

*Music Class at the Treehouse with Mr. Ben – Portland; ; 10:00am; Enjoy music with kindie favorite Mr. Ben – now on Saturday!  Cost:  $5

* Kids Saturday Morning Skate Session At Oaks Park Portland ; 10:30am to 12:00pm; For $6 children 10 and under can skate (skates included). Parents free with paid child admission.

Free Family Swim At Marshall Community Center - Vancouver; 11/10; 4:45pm to 6:30pm; Bauman Chiropractic is sponsoring free family swims at Marshall Pool Saturday evenings.

Sunday, 6/22:

*North Portland Sunday Parkways – North Portland; 6/22; 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Cruise along the scenic Willamette Boulevard, and then glide towards Peninsula, Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Columbia Annex and McCoy Parks to enjoy an array of activities, food, music, vendors and fun. FREE

*Junior Ranger at Tryon Creek - 6/22; Portland; 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Check in with a park ranger between 11 am and 4 pm and get your instructions, then go exploring in the forest on your own! Your mission will help you learn about natural resources, plants and animals. Ages 6-12. Parents must accompany kids. FREE.

*Family tour of the Portland Art Museum – Portland; ; 12:30pm – 1:30pm; Take a tour of the art museum with a docent skilled at engaging visitors of all ages.  Tour is free with admission and free for kids 17 and under.  Cost:  $15 (adults), Free (kids under 18).

*Story and Stroll at Tryon Creek – Portland; ; 1:00pm-2:15pm; This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, music, movement, and outdoor play. It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6 but all are welcome.) For more specific information, call (503) 636-9886    ext. 225.  FREE.

Monday 6/23:

*Music Class with Johnny Keener at The Treehouse – Portland; ; 10:00am; He will craft music for kids that is exciting and fun, as well as artistically satisfying.  He is committed to inviting kids into the musical process providing them with a musical experience they won’t forget!  Best for ages 0-6.  Cost:  $5 per child

*Storytime with Olive Rootbeer and Dingo at Laurelhurst Cafe – Portland; ; 10:00am – 11:00am; Join Olive and Dingo for stories, balloons and songs at Laurelhurst Cafe, a quaint restaurant serving organic local high quality meals.  (Gluten free and kids menu options too.).  $5 suggested donation.

*Tallulah’s Daddy at Rain City Coffee – Portland; ; 10:00am – 11:00am; Come sing, dance and play with Tallulah’s Daddy as he plays guitar, bass and cajon. Tallulah’s Daddy plays fun, energetic acoustic music for your little ones, and you can grab some coffee, tea or a snack. No cover charge, donations appreciated.

*Washington County Museum Free Admission – Portland; 10:00am to 4:30pm; Admission is free to this museum every Monday.

*Mondays On The Mall – Portland – Downtown Central Transit Mall;  Various Times; Free events all day including Wii play, caricatures, the original photo booth and entertainment.

Tuesday, 6/24 : 

*Preschool Play and Skate at Oaks Park – Portland; ; 10:00am – 11:30am; This special roller skating session is just for your littlest skaters. Children 6 and under enjoy games, songs, a 15 minute group lesson, snack time, and more.  Conventional skate rental included.  Shoes and strollers welcome on the skating floor.  Adults free with paid children’s admission.  Cost:  $6.00

*Tuesday Art Time at the Treehouse Children’s Boutique – Portland; ; 10:15am – 11:15am; Every Tuesday of the 2012-2013 school year, the Treehouse Children’s Boutique opens its doors and expands into the auditorium of the Sound Roots School of Music for art, craft, science, and play! Suitable for ages 1 to 6  with adult.  *Please register in advance!  Walk-ins welcome as space allows.  Cost $6 per child.

*Storytime at Green Bean Books – Portland; ; 11:00am – 11:30am; Get ready to get immersed in the world of books!  FREE

*Mommy Matinee at the Kennedy School – Portland; 2/19 & 2/20; 2:30pm – 4:30pm; Tuesdays & Wednesdays moms, dads, grandparents, nannies and their babies are welcome. Let the kids fuss – we don’t mind!  Click here for today’s movie.  Cost:  $3 pp

Wednesday, 6/25:

*Visit the Historic Belmont Firehouse – Portland; ; 9:00am – 3:00pm; Drop in any Wednesday to see the exhibits and learn about safety for you and your family.  No appointment is necessary.

*Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Gardens – Portland; ; 10:00am – 11:00am; Weekly nature-related activities for young children and their adult caregivers. Dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes for unpaved, uneven walkways that could be muddy. Strollers limit where we can explore, so carriers are ideal for little ones. No pre-registration required. Best for ages 1-6.  Cost:  $2 per child

*Music Class at the Treehouse with Mr. Ben – Portland; ; 10:00am; Enjoy music with kindie favorite Mr. Ben.  Cost:  $5 per child

*Mommy Matinee at the St Johns Theater- Portland; ; 1:00pm – 2:30pm;  Parents, nannies, grandparents and caregivers, bring your babies to these films, from G to R ratings. Let the wee ones fuss, they don’t mind.  Every Wednesday, first showing, unless an event has been booked.  Check movie listings for showtimes or call 503-249-7474 .  Cost $3.00

*Family Day at the Washington County Museum - Portland; ; 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Thursday, 6/26 :

*Music and Puppetry with Red Yarn at the Treehouse – Portland; ; 10:00am; Red Yarn a dynamic children’s performer, weaving live music, puppetry and interactive storytelling into engaging shows for family audiences. Whether performing solo or with the Red Yarn Puppet Band, the red-bearded bard teaches positive values while reinvigorating American folklore for younger generations. $5 per child

*St Johns Swapnplay Playspace Open Play - Portland; ; 10:00am – 12:00pm; Free to all! This is a chance to come learn, play and grow. Free toddler/preschooler art class from 10-11. First come first served as we run out of materials after 15 students. Open Play is an open time for non-members to enjoy the space.

*Storytime with Olive and Dingo at Another Read Through  – Portland; ; 3:00pm; Olive Rootbeer and Dingo will read stories, sing songs, make balloon animals, and generally entertain and whoop it up with any kids and grownups who stop by.  Donations welcome.

*Storytime at Green Bean Books – Portland; ; 3:30pm – 4:00pm; GBB is  now offering a second weekly story time! Join us any Thursday afternoon, 3:30-4:00pm for stories and laughter!  FREE

For more lists of local events in western OR check out::

* PDX Kids Calendar - this is a comprehensive events-based website for families in the Portland area.


*Free Craft Activities at Lakeshore Learning Stores– Sat. ; 11am to 3pm; Kids can come to this free craft time each week for a new craft (plus print a 20% off coupon).

*Pottery Barn Kids Book Club-  Tuesday; 11-11:30am; Kids of all ages can attend storytime every Tuesday.  Members receive an official Book Club Passport and a special gift after attending 5 storytimes.

*Barnes and Noble Free Storytime -  Times and events vary by location. Check your location for specific story’s available this weekend.

AMC Theaters Discounts – Select Movies for $3 this Summer

 AMC Theaters Discount

AMC Theaters Discounts – $3 Movies this Summer!

As we’ve mentioned before, there are discount kids movies for the summertime & now AMC Theaters are offering discount movies for everyone 3 nights a week at participating theaters. This program will start on Monday June 23, 2014.

The way it works is that they have a select movie that will be offered for just $3 on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights at 9:30pm during the summertime, through August 13th. There will be a different movie offered every few days (these are not new releases, but movies that have been out for awhile).

You can get your tickets ahead of time online to ensure you have a spot, too!

The best news is that all of the proceeds from these movie times will go to charity, benefitting these organizations: Will Rogers Institute, Autism Society of America, Autism Speaks, and AMC Cares.

This is a great opportunity for adults to have some frugal fun at the movies, too, while kids can enjoy the different options for frugal summertime movies at Regal Theaters & Cinemark Theaters.

Here’s a list of the movies offered:

  • Anchorman – June 23 – 25th
  • Hunger Games: Catching Fire – June 30 – July 2nd
  • Non-Stop – July 7th – 9th
  • Robocop – July 17th -19th
  • 300 Rise of an Empire – July 21 – 23rd
  • Pompeii – July 28th – 30th
  • Need for Speed – August 4th – 6th
  • Ride Along – August 11 – 13th

Summer Reading Programs 2014 – National & Western Washington Programs

Summer Reading Programs in Western Washington 2014

We are back this year with a roundup of the Summer Reading programs that are happening around the country as well as in the Pacific Northwest.  Summer reading incentive programs are a great way to keep kids motivated, stay on track with the skills they learned & foster that love of reading they’ll carry to adulthood.

If you have a library card for a particular library system, remember that those library systems typically have a reciprocal relationship where you can also check out library books with the other library systems, so make sure to look into that if your child is feeling particularly ambitious this summer! :)

We’ve teamed up once again with Angela from Frugal Living NW and Karrie from Happy Moneysaver to bring you a comprehensive list of summer reading programs around the Northwest.

Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Thrifty NW Mom – Library reading programs around the Puget Sound area (from Whatcom County – Lewis County)
  • Frugal Living NW - Library reading programs for southwest Washington & western Oregon
  • Happy Moneysaver – Library reading programs for central/eastern Washington and central/eastern Oregon

National Reading Programs:

Barnes & Noble:

Barnes Noble Summer Reading Program

If your child reads at least 8 books, they will earn a FREE book. Download a reading journal and once your child has read 8 books, bring it in to a local Barnes & Noble store to pick out their free book.

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Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 Kids Movies (Starts Today)!

Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 Movies All Summer Long

Regal Entertainment Group is back with their  Summer Movie Express for participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists, & Edwards Theaters. They will feature 9 weeks of kids movies, rated G or PG, for just $1 on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings at 10am. You can see the movies shown & the order on the Regal website.

The start times will vary with your location depending on when school gets out for the summer – I just looked up the start times for WA & OR locations & it’s either June 17th or June 24th, but for those in different parts of the country where your kids are already getting out of school, the start times may be quite a bit earlier.

Find a participating location near you, along with the start time & movie schedule! It’s a great way to first expose your kids to the movies if you have little ones & don’t want to pay full price to see if they’ll last thru the movie!

Check out more ideas for Summer Fun around the country and in the Northwest to get a head start on preparing your summer plans now!


Free Summer Camp For Kids – Movie Making & Storytelling At Apple Stores

Apple Summer camp

Here is a great opportunity this summer if you have a child between the ages of 8 and 12.  Apple is offering free 3 day technology workshops, that run for 1.5 hours each day. The registration just opened up & the spots always fill up FAST (I noticed some are already starting to fill up)

This year, they are offering 2 kinds of classes – they can either learn how to make movies or learn how to create their own interactive stories complete with their own illustrations & sound effects.

There are participating stores throughout the country, and various times to participate throughout the month of July (check website for your stores times).

Thanks Sounds Fun Mom!