We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.
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This week, Frugal Family reporter Carolyn Cunningham scoured our local sources to come up with several specials at Movies 278 in Hiram, the Dallas Theater and Taylor Farm Park—so many, in fact, that they are presented as six, instead of the usual five, money-saving deals:
1. Movie Ticket Stub Discounts
Deal: An ongoing special at Movies 278 in Hiram is that each movie ticket is good for discounts at local businesses:
Cangeloni's Pizza: Free small garlic squares with ticket stub
Chick-fil-A: Free chicken sandwich with ticket stub and a medium Dr. Pepper
Fantastic Sam's: $3 off a haircut with ticket stub
OFH Clothing: 20 percent off your entire purchase with ticket stub
Jump 4 Joey: Free pizza slice with ticket stub within 10 days of purchase
Get In & Out Barbers: $3 off a haircut with ticket stub
Paulding Bowling Center: Buy 1 game, get 1 free with ticket stub
Off the Deep End (pool supply): 10 percent off with ticket stub
Merle Norman Cosmetics: $3 off lipstick purchase and a free facial
Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant: 1 free taco with purchase of a combo and 2 drinks
Bruster's: Buy one, get one half off
2. 3D Price Drops
Deal: Beginning Friday, Movies 278 will reduce the extra charge for 3D movies from $3 to $1 before 6 p.m. and to $2 after 6 p.m. as an ongoing special, said Laura Rampley, assistant manager.
3. $5 Movies Every Day
Deal: A new summer special at Movies 278 is that tickets are $5 before 3 p.m. every day. During the school year, the $5 ticket deal is good only on Tuesdays before 3 p.m.
4. Free Family Fun Festival
Deal: Movies 278 begins its annual Family Fun Festival on Tuesday with free movies through Aug. 11. Also, if you bring an unexpired can of food or a school supply costing at least 50 cents, you receive free popcorn (only one per person). There also are $1 specials for popcorn and drinks—but only on these special Tuesdays. All movies are rated G or PG:
- Tuesday and June 2 ~ Ramona (G) and Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)
- June 7 and 9 ~ How to Train Your Dragon (PG)
- June 14 and 16 ~ Megamind (PG)
- June 21 and 23 ~ Narnia: Dawn Treader (PG)
- June 28 and 30 ~ Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)
- July 5 and 7 ~ Despicable Me (PG)
- July 12 and 14 ~ Marmaduke (PG)
- July 19 and 21 ~ Alpha & Omega (PG)
- July 26 & 28 ~ Rango (PG)
- Aug. 2 and 4 ~ Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 (PG)
- Aug. 9 and 11 ~ Hop (PG)
Times: 10 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Location: 185 Metromont Road at U.S. 278, Hiram.
5. Free Cartoons on Tuesdays
Times: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: 208 Main St., Dallas.
6. Free Movie at Taylor Farm Park
Deal: Beginning at sundown on June 11, Despicable Me (PG) will be shown for free at the Pole Barn of Taylor Farm Park. Those attending should bring a blanket or lawn seating and a picnic supper or snacks. All ages are welcome, and no alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park. This annual program is presented by the Paulding County Parks and Recreation Department.
Location: 1380 Pine Valley Road, near the fire station between Ga. 92 and Brownsville Road.