How to Save BIG Money on a Family Trip to the Movies

Everyone knows taking your family to the movies is crazy expensive. WIth these genius money saving hacks, it doesn't have to be. Find out how to save money at the movies on TheSaltyMamas.com. #savingmoney #moneysaving #moneysavinghacks #budgeting #cheapfamilyfun #familydateideas

Now that the kids are a little older, we’re back to a pastime we loved long before the babies arrived- going to the movies. It’s always been an expensive hobby- once you factor in tickets and concessions, you’re looking at a decent $40 price tag. But now that we’ve got double the people in tow? We’re looking for creative ways to save money at the movies wherever we can find them.

Once we were sure that Abram could sit through a movie (we tested it out with those cheap summer movies we love so much), we decided to take the kids to a proper, new release. $80 later (I’m not exaggerating!) we had been entertained for a couple of hours, and had a lot less money to show for it.

It took us a couple of years (and a LOT of wasted money) to come up with these money saving movie hacks, but once you’ve got them down, you’ll find that you get a lot more bang for your buck at the theater. So pop a little popcorn now, sit back, and enjoy this list of creative ways to save money at the movies

Everyone knows taking your family to the movies is crazy expensive. WIth these genius money saving hacks, it doesn't have to be. Find out how to save money at the movies on TheSaltyMamas.com. #savingmoney #moneysaving #moneysavinghacks #budgeting #cheapfamilyfun #familydateideas

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How to Save Money on Happy Meals (And More!) at McDonald’s

Have you had YOUR break to day? A better way to do McDonald's, from TheSaltyMamas.com. #McDonalds #MoneySavingTips #MoneySavingHacks #DietCoke #FrenchFries

Working with a tight budget? You’re not alone! Here’s how to save money on Happy Meals at McDonalds (and a lot more than that!), from two fry-loving, frugal moms in the know!

Look, the marketing team at McDonalds got one thing right- us mamas NEED a break, today and every day. We find ourselves cruising the drive through for an icy cool Coke more often than we’d like to admit.

Visit too often, though, and you’ll find yourself desperately trying to figure out how to save money at McDonald’s, because those little visits add up fast.

It was all well and good when our kids were little, and we could sneak fries where they couldn’t see us from their rear-facing car seats. Now, however, is a different story and they (shockingly) want to eat, too.

So if you’re like us, that leaves you trying to figure out how to save money on Happy Meals at McDonald’s, so you can get your kids (yourself) a little treat without breaking the bank. Here are our very favorite McDonald’s hacks to save you money on your favorite fast food.

kid eating a happy meal in back seat: text: mcdonald's hacks to eat for free

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Intro to Cheapskating

Looking for ways to stretch your budget and bring in extra money? Trying to figure out how to make it on one income? You're not alone. Read how two mamas are making it work, at thesaltymamas.com. #oneincome #budget #savemoney #stayathomemom

Looking for ways to stretch your budget? You are not alone. Learn from two mamas who have been there- and found a way to make it work!- from thesaltymamas.com.