I try to make every effort so that my daughter’s summer is rich, memorable and fun. In addition, the school will soon begin, and it will probably be necessary to forget about entertainment for a while.
Unfortunately, most options for children’s leisure require financial costs. What are the same inflatable trampolines – in just five minutes you need to lay out 60-90 rubles! Therefore, in every way I try to save in this direction, so that I can entertain my daughter, and I don’t have much money on the budget.
Periodically, I remind my friends about my daughter. Although rare, they sometimes give us invitations to various events. For example, one friend of mine works in a publishing house, so it’s easy for her to arrange a subscription to children’s magazines for my daughter and several of her friends.
Another friend works in an advertising agency. Recently, they organized an advertising campaign for a children’s entertainment center, for which the organizers gave her a pile of unlimited invitations to visit the attractions. She has no children, so the tickets moved to me.
We also met with the employees of the amusement park, which is located on the waterfront. These are nice guys, whom we smiled several times, left for tea, said hello. They remembered us, therefore they allow our children to have fun much more than the allotted time.
At peak times, children’s centers are busy. That is why I do not like to visit them at the weekend – there are a lot of people and it is likely to catch some kind of illness. I was pleasantly surprised that on weekdays there are other, more favorable tariffs.
Just yesterday, we were in one of the children’s centers, where the action of the Lark regularly operates. For those who paid entertainment from 10 to 12 in the morning two hours, entertainment costs only 250 rubles. Then we thought that all the rides separately would cost us five times more!
I receive mail from several coupon sites. Often there are also offers for children. We recently purchased there coupons with a -50% discount for visiting the butterfly exhibition. And there are many similar offers.
Also, a discount on attractions is provided to regular customers, so we and our friends use the same card for the whole company. Money for all these years has already been spent a lot, so some rides discount reaches 20%.
We do not leave without attention and printed materials that are thrown into mailboxes, distributed in shopping centers and toy stores. After all, it can often be a flyer for discounts.
Sometimes we are cunning and use offers for birthdays. We have a big company, children have many brothers and sisters, so birthdays happen often. If you have a copy of a birth certificate, there is often a considerable discount, and the staff usually does not notice the lack of a birthday party among a group of children.
I hope our tips will help you save a little. Do you have your own ways to pay less?