Alas I am not one of those mothers who is great at traditions, but I’m slowly working on it.
When school started back in session I declared Friday nights Popcorn And Movie Night. We’ve always watched DVDs and we’ve always made popcorn, but somehow just making it official and giving it a title has made it extra special for our girls, ages 6 and 3.
For about eight weeks I checked DVDs out at our local library and I used Red Box twice, using free rental codes. I think I rented every Disney and Barbie movie available. I love that I can request movies online through our library system’s website and that I am then notified when they are at our local branch for pick up.
The last few weeks of school before the holiday break, though, I was especially busy at work and at home and have just gone to our local Hollywood Video store on Friday after school with my oldest daughter because our library is closed on Fridays. Renting two movies at Hollywood Video is $7.18! That may not sound like a lot of money, but when I realized how much I’d been saving by using the local library and Red Box, it made me think about how much $7 plus a week on movie rentals adds up!
Does your family do a movie night? How do you save on family movie rentals? Do you subscribe to a service like Netflix? Do you ever swap out movies with friends or family or use the local library?