Summer Lovin....On the Cheap :)

I love a deal.  I think I've swooned over coupon deals more times than y'all should have to put up with! For summer, though, I like to be especially frugal because there are a lot of days to fill between school ending a school starting and only so much money to spend on each one!!

1. AMF Lanes (formerly part of kidsbowlfree.com, which you can try if you're traveling/visiting relatives) is offering 2 free games per kid per day from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Adults can add on 2 games per day for $27.95 (one time fee).  Shoes are not included.  Buy your own and make it free or rent them for $4 a kid. 

Movies- (It appears AMC is not doing their summer movie program this year, so I'm including some really inexpensive Fairfax options for those of you willing to drive.  Call AMC and complain, you have my blessing!) 
1. Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express (Manassas and Fairfax locations) is offering 2 G/PG
movies for $1/ticket on Tuesdays/Wednesdays at 10 am.

2. Rave Motion Pictures (Fairfax Corner and Centreville) is still having a FREE summer movie
festival for 8 weeks on Tues/Wed morning at 10am.

3. University Mall Theatres  will be hosting a Summer Cinema Camp from June 20 to September 2nd.  Monday-Friday there will be a 10am family-friendly showing.  Tickets are $2, or, buy a season pass for $11 or a pack of 10 tickets for $15.  Their Tuesday showings are always $2 each for tickets, popcorn, and sodas.

1. Barnes and Noble will give your child a free book when they bring in a reading journal showing they read 8.

2. Borders has the same program for ages 12 and under, but you read 10 books.  The link I've provided is to the Krazy Coupon Lady, who has the form that you need to fill out in PDF form.  Scroll down and print it out.  

3. Prince William County Library Summer Quest- All ages can earn prizes for reading.  This year it's online and it's FREE :) Registration starts June 1st.

Amusement Parks-
1. Busch Gardens is again offering its free preschool pass! All you have to do is be a Virginia Resident!! Note to my military mommas, you can score free tickets to Busch parks (including Busch Gardens and Sesame Place).

Vacation Bible School-
1. Free or Cheap, have you read our VBS Listings yet? You'd think these churches want people to show up with their prices ;)

1.  Fairfax County (I'm sorry guys! They just have really great stuff!) Park Authority offers free performances throughout the summer.  I'd recommend the one at Frying Pan Farm Park because your kids will love running around and checking it out afterwards!

2. Wolf Trap has changed its Theater in the Woods presentations so now you get two performances for $8! Check out the schedule and order your tickets early- they sell out! Afterwards, you're almost at Tysons Corner, so you may as well do a little shopping ;)

3. Locust Shade Park (Yay PWC!) offers performances in their ampitheater for $4 per person all summer. 

4. There are free concerts throughout the summer at Sean Connaughton Plaza

1. Waterworks Park has a Tot/Parent Swim every Wednesday (Starting June 2) from 9-10:30 for $3.50 per child with parents free.

2. Splashdown will offer a similar program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10:30 for $4 a child.

The Potomac Nationals offer games for $1 on Mondays, with $1 tickets and $1 hot dogs all night long.

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