Thrifty Thursday: Outwit the Movie Theater

For our family of five, going to the movies is not a cheap treat.


Popcorn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Before we leave home I stick into my purse three paper sacks and three of those plastic cups with lids for straws that restaurants give out with kid’s meals. At the theater we buy the biggest popcorn and soda they sell and grab a handful of napkins. Once seated I divide up the popcorn into the sacks and the soda into the cups. A few napkins on the floor help with spill safety. This plan works best when you get to the theater when the lights are still up.

We avoid the person on the end getting no popcorn and the people in the middle getting tired of passing the Dr. Pepper.

Recent growth developments have stymied this plan somewhat as Cool Breeze is now taller than me and thinks he needs the big cup. That leaves me with a tiny one, but that’s OK, I just saved 10 bucks and everybody has a treat in hand.


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2 Responses to Thrifty Thursday: Outwit the Movie Theater

  1. SR says:

    I did this fifteen years ago with mine:) Is not it wonderful what God has blessed mother’s with when it comes to our kids and our ideas for how to do it cheap!!! Loved it. God Bless, SR

  2. Every little bit helps, right? Every little bit from God too!

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