Insider Savings: Things to do in summer on a deal


by LAURA THORNQUIST / Special Contributor


Posted on May 15, 2012 at 8:35 AM

What do you have planned for the summer? The time to start thinking about it is now. Laura Thornquist shares a few ideas that will also save you big bucks.

All month, I will be giving you some great summer activity ideas that won't break the bank. 

And, with the summer movie blockbuster season upon us, here are some great deals at a few local movie theaters. You can keep your kids entertained and keep them cool at the same time.

First, Cinemark Theaters is offering 10 movies for $5 when you purchase your tickets in advance, or you can pay $1 at the box office. The movies, specifically for kids, are rated G or PG. 

Harkins Theater in Southlake is offering one movie per week for 10 weeks at less than $1 per film. The deals starts on June 4. 

Regal Entertainment Group has movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. 

And, the Studio Movie Grill is charging $1 per child ticket and $2 per adult ticket Monday through Friday at 11 a.m.

Another way to entertain the kids this summer is with movie or game rentals. Blockbuster is giving you a free 30 day trial to Blockbuster Total Access. It gives you unlimited rentals by mail or in the stores. Games and Blu-ray discs are included. This could keep the kids busy for quite some time.

Baseball season is under way and here's your chance to watch more baseball than you can imagine.

We are in baseball mode at my home, so when we get home from the ballpark, we can now watch games from around the league, not just the Rangers. 

Simply "like" Dunkin Donuts on Facebook and you will get a free five-day subscription to MLB.TV Premium channels. That means you can see all 2012 out of market games live or on demand through your TV, iPhone/iPad, select Android devices and Xbox 360. You can watch up to four games at once. You must redeem this offer by June 3.

As you settle in for a night of baseball, stop by Panda Express and get a free entree item when you buy two entree plates and drinks. The coupon expires on May 31.