Five Ways to Find the Best Entertainment Bargains

Bargains

The weekend is edging nearer (thank goodness) and you don’t have any plans. Worse still, your mind is blank. What are you going to do? Finding inspiration can be fraught, but with a little research and an open mind, you can ensure your chances of organising a great night out will be high.

Here are some ways to find the best entertainment bargains in your neighbourhood.

Last-minute deals

Whether you’re into comedy shows or tribute concerts, one of the best ways to grab a bargain is to leave it until the last minute – just perfect for procrastinators! Websites like lasttix.com.au or tix.com.au offer cheap tickets for shows that are coming up. Search by location, specific entertainment types you’re interested in or the date you want to go out and then grab a cut-price ticket.

Laser tag Thursdays

You can’t beat heading straight to the action. At Kingpin’s Thursday night Laser Club, you take on five laser tag missions for the price of three. It’s a great way for beginners to get into the game and there are heaps of advanced options for the seasoned laser taggers. Not to mention leaving you with a little extra in your pocket for some dinner afterwards.

Check out the deals websites

Deal websites popped up a few years ago and while they’ve consolidated their offerings, they still offer daily deals on everything from travel to great entertainment. Whether you’re after cheap movie tickets to see the latest flick, want to browse ideas for a fun night out or are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, these sites can be a godsend. Try scoopon.com.au, catch.com.au or groupon.com.au.

Follow your favourite entertainers

It’s really disappointing when you hear about a great show or event after it’s happened. So how do you stay on top of the news? The best way to hear about events you’ll love is to stalk the entertainment groups and places you want to hear from. That is, sign up for their email newsletter and follow them on social media. Who to follow? Well, it might be a local theatre, a big venue, a ticketing company or some theme parks. Or you could sign up to memberships such as Kingpin’s VIP List for the latest news and events. As a bonus, they’re likely to post about any last-minute bargains, so you could get your hands on some hot tickets for a good price.

Staying in? There’s an app for that

Want a quiet night in with some entertainment on your device or TV? There’s an app (or a thousand) for that.

Grab some microwave popcorn and try:

- the music at your fingertips, like Spotify, iTunes or Apple Music

- TV streaming apps like Netflix or Stan

- searching the latest podcasts.

With all these options, you’ll never be bored again. Although a word of warning: you may suddenly become the go-to organiser for all your friends.