Monday, November 19, 2012

Entertainment Book - a giveaway

I like to save money, it is no secret. One tool that I have used to help me save money for several years (over 20 years to be sure!) has been the Entertainment Book. I first learned about the book when I was a kid. My parents had the book and I can remember using the coupons. It was when I went off to college and started dating that I became a first-time owner of my own Entertainment Book.

It may seem odd that a college student would own an Entertainment Book, but I got a book with my boyfriend because of all the fine dining offers. The offers in the front of the book, were BOGO offers at local fine dining locations. It allowed us to be 'fancy' in dating while still on a college budget. It was also a benefit for us when we would order pizza or go to the movie.

When I moved to Pittsburgh after college, I got an Entertainment Book for a different reason - to help me explore the area. Being new, I wasn't familiar with the local restaurants and entertainment venues (movies, bowling, sports, and more), but with the Entertainment Book, I was able to flip through by neighborhood and find places that were near to where I lived or where I was. It gave me a chance to try new things and save.

Now that I am married and have kids, we still use the Entertainment Book. There are a number of offers for local movie theaters, local mini-golf and entertainment centers, local sports teams (minor league), and zoos and museums. Since these are things that we would do anyway, it is nice to be able to save while we have fun with the kids. We still, of course, use the restaurant and the dry cleaning coupons too.

The book has gone more high-tech in recent years. Now, when you register your book online, you gain access to additional coupons through their website and now, through your phone too!

We also like giving the Entertainment Book as a gift. They are a great option for those in your life that like to try new restaurants or like to golf or like to check out the arts and culture in their community.

If you haven't checked out the Entertainment book, I highly recommend that you do. Review the discounts and deals in the book for your area. If you can find two or three offers that you know you will use and cover the cost of the book, then any other offers you use will be a good return on your investment. As an example, if you do a lot of dry cleaning, there are coupons in my book for 50% off your dry cleaning order, up to $10, each month. If I used these every month, I could save up to $120. Those coupons alone will pay for my book. If you are a golfer, or someone in your family is, there are a number of local courses that offer a free green fee with green fee, the senior rate to everyone, a free bucket of balls at the driving range, and more. Again, the savings opportunity for the golf alone will cover the cost of the book.

Giveaway!
Courtesy of Entertainment Book, I have the chance to give away to one A Busy Mom of Two reader an Entertainment Book for the community of your choice. Choose one for you or give it to a friend or family member (Christmas gift?!?)

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Giveaway will remain open through December 6th. Giveaway is open to residents of the US only. One winner will be selected through Rafflecopter. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

No compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary Entertainment Book to facilitate my review and one to give away to a reader. All opinions expressed are entirely my own or that of my family.

46 comments:

Jenny said...

I would choose a Milwaukee book and probably keep it for my family to use.

Jes said...

I would choose a Ventura book and use it for my family.

Jes
jswaks

Heather Wone said...

South New Hampshire Entertainment Coupon Book

Jackie said...

I'd like to win the Bergen/North NJ Entertainment Coupon Book. I'd keep it and share it with my family.
Thanks!

Shannon said...

I would want the Charlotte book & it would be a gift for my parents. soncrazed@aoldotcom

Alicia said...

i would want the winchester book and it would be for my fiancee

Carrie Phelps said...

I would love to win the Concord, NH book & I would share it with my daughter.

Colleen M said...

I would like to win the Portland, Oregon Entertainment Book and would give it to my husband for Christmas. Then he can take me out to dinner!

colljerr at comcast dot net

Amy W. said...

I would choose the Youngstown, OH book. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Lori Sifuentes said...

I would like Vegas and I would keep it.

Thanks!

Robin O said...

I would give the Boston book to my sister as a gift!

Jessica Robinson said...

I'd keep the San Diego book for myself.

Cserafini said...

Would love the Charlotte, NC one.

Theresa said...

Wichita. I totally want it for myself!

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

I would choose the FL Miami book

jenmalonee said...

I would choose the Canton Entertainment® Coupon Book for a gift for my hubby.

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Janice said...

I would choose the Detroit book and keep it for my family

Anonymous said...

I would choose the inland empire book and use it for my family!!

coni guerin said...

i'd like the nashville, tn book for my family

rachel said...

I'd get the Central Indiana one for my husband and I.

Kristen said...

I would choose Grand Rapids, MI and keep it.

Clover Leigh said...

I would choose the Douglasville GA book for me and my family :)

Burning Moon said...

I would pick the Phoenix book! & It would be for my family to use.

Jessica said...

I would love the Milwaukee book for my family
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Miranda Gonzalez said...

I would choose the Sacramento book and keep it for my family.

Misty Woods said...

I would pick the Phoenix/az one for my family

kc said...

Tucson for me to use!

Tara said...

I would choose the San Diego book & keep it :)

J__Nel said...

I would choose the Mid-Hudson Valley book for my mother-in-law!

Kristie said...

I would choose the Cleveland, OH book and give it to my parents. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

michelle gilliland mcafee said...

I would choose the Kansas City edition and keep for my family. ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

Giant Sis said...

I would choose Dallas for a friend!
~Liz N

Nancy P said...

The Monmouth/central NJ book. For me!

Unknown said...

I would like one for Dayton, Ohio !1

DistractedMommy said...

I would get a Baltimore book and it would be for my family!
shiebs24[at]gmail[dot]com

Crystal said...

i would get a Utah book and keep it all for myself!(and my family!)

MaryAnn said...

I would choose the Kansas City book and I would use it for my family

Amanda said...

I would chose St. Louis for me

Alycia said...

I would choose Minneapolis, MN. And I'd totally keep it for myself. :D

acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

Danielle Porter said...

I would choose Volusia County, Fl. and I would take the coupons I would use then bring the rest to work so that other people can take advantage of them. ;-)

Hilary said...

I would get the Pennsylvania Northeast Entertainment® Coupon Book and give it to my grandparents

Ellen said...

I'd want New York City and keep it.

kafkaesk at verizon dot net

ellie said...

I'd love to win the Dallas book and I'd keep it for my family to use.

costana said...

Boise!
Costana78@gmail.com

RealtorSD said...

I'd want San Diego for myself and family.
Sarah Davis
Sarah at realtorsd.com

Birdhouse Books said...

I would love Atlanta for my family!

glindathegood@bellsouth.net