PHOENIX - The cost of going to the movies these days will keep you at home on the couch.
You have admission, popcorn, candy and the list goes on.
We found some ways to help you save money while catching up on the latest flick.
First search online for deals.
That'll save you $10 but it doesn't include special engagements.
You can buy the gold experience tickets if you don't want restrictions, but that will only save you $5 off the regular price for four tickets.
Next buy in bulk.
Harkins sells their classic VIP tickets for $6 per ticket but you have to buy at least a bundle of 50.
Again those have some restrictions, but it'll save you almost $4 per adult ticket and they never expire.
Credit cards may even help.
Call your credit card company to see what promotions you can use, but always read the fine print!
And just like grocery stores, movie theaters have loyalty clubs that give you discounts on movies and popcorn, so sign up.
You'll always save by going at the right time.
AMC lets you watch movies for $5 Monday thru Thursday before 4 p.m. or before noon on Friday through Sunday.
Finally Harkins has a summer movie program for kids 12 and under.
Each day at 9:45 a.m., kids can watch a movie on the big screen for just $2.
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