Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday: Entertainment Book

It's Wednesday again - time for another "Works for Me!" tip, inspired by the blog carnival/series at We are THAT Family. To see this week's Works for Me Wednesday carnival and tips, click here.

Two years ago a friend turned me on to the Entertainment Book, and I am officially hooked! I'm so hooked that I bought 2 of them this year at great discounts (I never pay full price). Here's why I'm hooked:
  • Entertainment Books contain restaurant coupons for freebies or BOGO deals that more than pay for the book's original cost. Often these coupons can be combined with promotions or deals that restaurants offer from time to time.
  • Entertainment Books contain BOGO movie coupons, BOGO cultural event coupons (museums, concerts, shows, etc.) that are great for family outings or date nights.
  • Entertainment Books contain Safeway coupons! The past 2 years' books have contained 4 Safeway coupons to use one per quarter for $5 off a $50 purchase.
  • Entertainment Books feature retail coupons! The past 2 years I have scored great birthday and Christmas gifts using the coupons in the books from Dick's Sporting Goods. There are also promotional codes in the book which you can use for some retail websites.
  • Entertainment Books contain travel promotions, coupons and coupon codes. These are useful when planning trips or buying travel gifts for others.
  • The Entertainment Book website features even more discounts and printable coupons. For example, the Northern Virginia print version offers a coupon for a free medium sandwich at Firehouse Subs. By using the email address I used to purchase my Entertainment Book and logging into the Entertainment Book website with it, I was able to print one additional coupon. Double the freebies! Some of these coupons are available to folks who have not even purchased an Entertainment Book but simply create a profile at the website. Nice feature!
  • Lastly, Entertainment Books make great gifts for people who have everything or for a friend who has moved to a new zip code. They're a great way to get to know an area.
We are going to start posting more tips and ways to capitalize on Entertainment Book coupons alongside restaurant or store promotions. Stay tuned! We'd love to hear your Entertainment Book ideas, too, so leave us a comment when you use yours!
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SJL~ said...

I've always purchased a FL one for my in-laws for Christmas since they spend their winters in FL. They do make great gifts! How do you get yours at a discount? Is there a trick to that?!

Jessica said...

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