Ask the Readers: What are Your Best Entertainment Tips? (A Chance to Win Tickets to a Broadway Show!)
We have our winners!
The winners of the $10 Amazon Gift Card are:
Comment #30: Involvement.Submitted by magnoliasouth "Many times you can get in for free or at an incredible discount if you offer some volunteer work for a show. I used to be involved in the local ballet company in a major city, and I volunteered to make phone calls for donations. In exchange, I got a few free ticket or discounted tickets. Not all places will allow it, but it's worth asking about. Especially if you like to frequent the arts."
And the winners of the tickets are:
Comment #6: I always check for student..Submitted by Em "I always check for student discounts or any last minute deals on theater, shows, concerts, etc. And for classy dining, wait for Restaurant Week in your city."
Comment #12: If you like to go to the..Submitted by Kate. " If you like to go to the movies, try purchasing a local entertainment book - they usually have discounts for the movie theaters, generally between $2-5 off each ticket, which adds up."
Burn The Floor:
Comment #15: We go for long walks and...Submitted by Therese "We go for long walks and then go to the early shows when prices are usually cheaper. I'd like to be entered for both."
Broadway fans have seen the current economy cutting into their entertainment budget, often leaving them without room for tickets to some of the most magnificent shows in the U.S.! We want to hear how you choose to continue pursuing your passions (whether it be Broadway, skiing, or fine dining) even in the face of tighter times. Since Wise Bread’s mission is “Living Large on a Small Budget,” we agree that it’s an important topic of discussion. Share your thoughts for a chance to win 2 tickets to a show or a $10 Amazon GC!
One way to keep up with your Broadway and Off-Broadway entertaining budget is to take advantage of this year’s twice annual special edition of Playbill, which was available as a booklet in August 30th papers throughout New York City. This year, the discounts are also available online at www.seasonofsavings.com, and feature deals for shows, hotels and attractions, including:
The 39 Steps, Burn the Floor, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Fela!, Finian’s Rainbow, HAIR, In the Heights, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Next to Normal, Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, Shrek the Musical, South Pacific, Superior Donuts, and Wishful Drinking
We’d love to hear your tips for classy entertainment on a dime. Just leave us your comments below, and you’ll be entered to win one of 3 pairs of tickets to a show! Tickets are for Chicago (October 6th), Burn the Floor (for a date to be announced at a later date), and Wishful Drinking (date TBA.) We will also be giving away two $10 Amazon Gift Cards!
Those of you who aren’t familiar with the “drill,” read below for full details:
Win Tickets to a Broadway Show or a $10 Amazon GC!
We're doing two giveaways -- one for random comments, and another one for a random tweets.
How to Enter:
- Post your answer in the comments below, or
- Tweet your answer. Include both "@wisebread" and "#WBAsk" in your tweet so we'll see it and count it.
If you're inspired to write a whole blog post, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.
Please remember to indicate which Broadway show you are most interested in seeing, or if you just want to be entered for the $10 GC. You can also be entered for both by telling us “Both please!”
At the end of the drawing, we'll update this post to include (and link to) all of your helpful responses.
- Contest ends Thursday, September 3rd at 11:59am CST. Winners will be announced after September 3rd on the original post and via Twitter. Winners will also be contacted via email and Twitter Direct Message.
- You can enter both drawings -- once by leaving a comment and once by tweeting.
- Only tweets that contain both "@wisebread" and "#WBAsk" will be entered. (Otherwise, we won't see it.)