Keep Your Calendar Full and Your Wallet Flush with 5 Cheap Summer Activities

By , dealnews contributor

School's out, and the kids are officially getting restless as they wait for school to begin again. (Yeah, right.) Whether you're a perplexed parent or simply just a playful adult looking for some sweet summertime fun, these summer entertainment deals are just the way to keep your events calendar and your wallet full all season long. From Major League Baseball tickets to flicks at AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas, and the ever-popular Entertainment Book, you're bound to enjoy your days off this summer without getting bored.

  1. 2013 Entertainment Book
    Price: $9.99 with $1 s&h
    Lowest By: $24

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice coupon book represents a true bargain on a timeless classic: Who hasn't thumbed through an Entertainment Book in search of cool coupons for cooler diversions? By selecting your specific book from among the 50 states and Canadian provinces you will gain access to hundreds of 2-for-1 and 50% off coupons valid at many restaurants, hotels, and services in more than 145 areas. What's more, the $10 price tag puts this book of savings at the best price we've seen without the need to sign up for an annual subscription or buy multiple copies.

  2. Entry into 13 Museums
    Store: Google+
    Price: Free via the Field Trip App for Android

    Is It Worth It?: When is 13 a lucky number? When you can visit 13 museums in six cities just by downloading the Field Trip App for Android for free. When you're in the vicinity of one of the eligible museums, a Field Trip card will automatically appear on your screen; you can present this card to admissions staff to receive free entry to the Museum of the City of New York, Portland Art Museum, Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, and the two Museums of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and Chicago.

  3. MLB Tickets
    Store: ScoreBig
    Discount: 35% off via coupon code "PITCH35"
    Shipping: Free shipping
    Expires: June 30

    Is It Worth It?: You'll hit a home run by scoring tickets through ScoreBig to a variety of MLB games this summer. This 35% off offer is for new customers only, but it's the best discount we've seen from Score Big since January, when it took at least 50% off sitewide.

  4. AMC Theatres Late Night Summer Movie Tickets
    Price: $3
    Expires: June 27

    Is It Worth It?: In the plot of this deal, the intrepid bargain hunter (that's you) marches in to a participating AMC Theatre location and demands access to the top-secret time-space portal (in the form of big-screen movies showing at 10 pm). But the clock is ticking: Each movie is available at this price for only three days, and the whole shebang ends June 27. This deal includes Django Unchained (pictured), The Hunger Games, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, and more.

  5. Weekday G and PG Movie Tickets
    Stores: Regal Entertainment Cinemas, United Artists, and Edwards Theatres
    Price: $1
    Lowest By: $5

    Is It Worth It?: Your agent, Mr. Big is on the line, and he wants you to star in yet another feature, Summer Movie Express. The time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am local time. The place: participating Regal Entertainment Cinemas, United Artists, and Edwards Theatres. The task: to take in select G- and PG-rated movies for a buck. The Hollywood budget: It adds up to $5 off and ties with last summer's offer as the best such deal we've seen from Regal Entertainment. These previously-released films include hey include The Three Stooges, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Coraline, and The Lorax. Click here for locations and dates. And there's a happy ending: A portion of each ticket sold will support the Will Rogers Institute for medical research and health education.

Front page photo credit: Macaroni Kid

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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