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Dollar Saver tip #42


Save: $10+

Tip overview:

Moviegoing has seen a big boost this month with blockbusters Barbie and Oppenheimer drawing huge crowds. Keen for a night at the movies but not so keen on the cost? There are a few ways to get cheaper tickets.

One recent example: cinema chain Hoyts has just partnered with ticketing chain Ticketek for "Ticketek Tuesdays", offering $13 tickets to screenings on Tuesdays.

Hoyts' standard price for an adult ticket is $25.50, so that's a decent saving, even after paying the somewhat ridiculous $1.65 "online booking fee".

To score the cheaper tickets, you just need to have a Ticketek account. (If you've ever bought a concert ticket, chances are you've already got one). Sign in and then hit the Offers link under 'My Account' to book discounted tickets.

Did you know?

The average Australian household spends $45 a month on streaming services, according to Finder's Consumer Sentiment Tracker. Make sure you're getting good value from what you're already paying for!

Don't have a Hoyts nearby? There are other ways to score cheaper cinema tickets too. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • State motoring associations (e.g.: NRMA or RACV) often have discounted ticket offers for members.
  • If you're a union member, check if cinema discounts are one of the extra benefits.
  • Several times a year, supermarket chains offer bonus points when buying cinema gift cards. 2000 points equals $10 off at both Coles and Woolworths, so if you buy a gift card, you're effectively reducing the price.

Picking up a gift card for your next cinematic excursion? Follow our tips to save money at the checkout too.

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