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Regal Theater $1 Summer Movies

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 15, 2015 · 0 comments

The Regal Theater Summer Movie Express is back this summer with a wide variety of films, for kids and parents both to enjoy at your local Regal theater. Regal will have $1 admission for shows on Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings at 10am. Check your local theater for start dates as they vary based on school schedules. PLUS a portion of your $1 admission goes to the Will Rogers Institute too. Here's what to look forward to:

  • Week 1:  Nut Job, Rated PG and Annie, Rated PG
  • Week 2: Earth to Echo, Rated PG and The Boxtrolls, Rated PG
  • Week 3: Paddington, RatedbPG and Turbo, Rated PG
  • Week 4: Rio 2 , Rated G and How To Train Your Dragon 2 , Rated PG
  • Week 5: Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Rated PG and The Book of Life, Rated PG
  • Week 6: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Rated PG and Penguins of Madagascar, Rated PG
  • Week 7: Madagascar 3, Rated PG and Dolphin Tale 2, Rated PG
  • Week 8: Muppets Most Wanted, Rated PG and Alexander and the…Very Bad Day, Rated PG
  • Week 9: The Lego Movie, Rated PG and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Rated PG


On The Farm FREE Pre-K/K Activity Pack

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 11, 2014 · 0 comments

Right now you can get this On The Farm Pre-K/K Activity Pack for FREE to enjoy with your little learners!  In this FREE activity packet, you will find more than 20 pages of:

  • Pre-writing
  • Patterns
  • What's different
  • Mazes
  • Handwriting practice/tracing words
  • Connect the dots
  • Matching
  • Mini-Book
  • Sorting
  • Counting/Adding
  • And more!

Thanks, Serving Joyfully!


Summer Movies for Kids $1 at Select Theaters

by Tara Kuczykowski on June 10, 2014 · 0 comments

Next week many theaters will be starting their special summer discounts for kids - be sure to check it out! Select Goodrich Quality Theaters have a special selection of movies playing for $1 a show.  Here's the current schedule of what's to come:

  • 6/16-6/20 — Happy Feet 2
  • 6/23-6/27 — Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 
  • 6/30-7/4 — Lego Movie 
  • 7/7-7/11 — Where the Wild Things Are
  • 7/14-7/18 — Wizard of Oz (1939 re-mastered)
  • 7/21-7/25 — Yogi Bear
  • 7/28-8/1 — TMNT (2007)
  • 8/4-8/8 — Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 8/11-8/15 — Despicable Me 2

Be sure to check out more Summer Movie Specials and Budget Friendly Summer Activities for Kids for some extra inspiration for summer fun.

Thanks, Home Ec @ Home!


Summer Movie Specials for Kids

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 13, 2014 · 1 comment

Summer Movie Programs for 2013. Save money on some "cool" summer fun! Check out the list on

Check out this roundup of summer movie programs for 2014. This is a great way to save money and enjoy a little indoor/cool fun on those hot summer days! Thanks to Mary from Mission to Save for this list of Summer Movie Programs!

AMC Theaters: Summer Nights program (adults). 8 select blockbuster hits back for a limited time. Show times are Mon-Wed at 10 pm. Tickets are just $3 and benefit charity. See list of movies here.

CineMark Century Theaters: There are 2 different money saving movie programs at CineMark. Pay $5 per person for 10 shows when you buy them in advanced. Or if you buy your tickets at the show they are $1 each. See participating CineMark locations (note: some Rave Theaters are now owned by CineMark. Call your location for participation.)

Cineplex: Attend Saturday mornings in May and June at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.50 at participation locations. See movie list here.

Classic Cinemas: Beginning June 11th, Wednesday Morning Movie Series. Each Wednesday morning at 10 am ticket prices are just $1, all movies are rated G and PG.

Harkins Theater: There are 2 options, you can buy the season pass and it is less then $1 per movie and there are 10 movies in the season. Or buy tickets the day of the movie for $2 per ticket. Show times are at 9:45 am.

Marcus Theaters: June 18th - August 15th, 2013 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 10am to view your favorite family flicks for just $2! And score 2 FREE tickets by visiting a participating American Family Insurance agent.

Regal Cinemas $1 Movies - All summer long long you can see movies for just $1 a ticket for select PG movies! Show times are Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10am. See locations and films.

Studio Movie Grill: Summer Children's Series is every weekday at 11 am. See great family friendly films for $2 a ticket. See summer line up of movies here.

Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays (select locations): Each Wednesday, kids can bring in a book report (unless you are six and under and then admission will be free) - which will be cost of admission! No list for 2014 yet.

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Here's another great Summer Reading Program to help you keep the kids motivated to read throughout the summer.  Your kids (ages 14 and under) can earn a $5 Half Price Books gift card when they read (or are read to) for 15 minutes each day. Here's how:

  • Visit Half Price Books and download the Reading Log.
  • Record your reading time daily and submit your monthly log(s) to your local Half Price Books.
  • A Top Reader Prize ($20 Half Price Books Gift Card) will be awarded for each age group, each month, at each store.
  • Enjoy the time spent reading with your little ones!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!