Saturday, February 25, 2006

My new experiment

I decided to buy this Entertainment book for first time, for $23.75 (including tax, shipping and postage). It has this bunch of coupons in the KC metro. There are entertainment books for other cities also. Will I use those coupons? Will I be ripped off? Maybe.

So it is my new experiment - writing down info every time I use one of those coupons, and how much I save, and pay. At the same time, enjoy those restaurants unheard of at half the price. I love going out to different restaurants, so I thought it was a good way to experiment at lower prices.

Already, I got $25 restaurant certficate to a restaurant of my choice at The menu seemed good (Johnny's Tavern). Also I got 1 free movie rental and popcorn from Blockbuster. I also got $75 United discount. I already used that United discount toward my flight ticket to California this summer for NAD conference. I already got my money worth, plus hundreds of coupons in the book. I also got online access for more online coupons - and many look good, especially restaurants I already was attending and loving. My coworker and I already used 1 coupon last Thursday, to Sidepockets for lunch (buy 1 meal, get 1 free) so we split the bill. Saved $4 already.

It's funny - certain male workers at my work say it is a rip off and it makes me to spend more than usual. But certain female workers see my entertainment book and oohed and aahed over it. Must be gender specific.

Will keep you updated next year when this book expires.


Blogger David Fulmer said...

My dad has been using this for many years in Pittsburgh area. It is great and save lot of money for couples or friends to buy, save 75% each (me and my buddy pay half with coupon).

I have been using this book in Rochester, NY one time while I was student, and yes, it was rip off. I don't have much time to hang out away from college and waste for not using the Entertainment coupon book.

If you have family, friends, or couples to hang out almost every week, it's best advice to have Entertainment coupon book!!!

6:14 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Yay! This defies my hypothesis that this entertainment is gender-based.

Yeah I agree it will be a rip off if I was still in college.

I am trying to defy this book from being a rip off because I do not have a guy in my life to go out on dates to use my half priced coupons. But yes, I do have alot of friends around to take advantage of this!

1:25 PM  

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