I Can’t Believe It. The Entertainment Book Still Exists

This Friday, I’m gonna take it easy. I’ve had a great couple of days visiting New York City (more on that soon) so I’m going to look at a relic from my travel past,  the Entertainment Book, In the beginning of February I saw a post from Nick at Frequent Miler about a flash sale on the Entertainment Book. I did a double take. I didn’t realize that the Entertainment Book was even still around. I have a fondness for the book since it was the way we started staying at nice hotels without paying a lot of money. My family almost exclusively booked hotels for our summer vacations with discounts we found in the Entertainment Book. 

I would open the book every year and look at what discounts we could use for the next twelve months. Maybe it was a restaurant we always wanted to visit or a discount for mini-golf or bowling. Unfortunately, looking at the book eventually became less exciting because the discounts became less and less valuable. There also were new ways to find discounts thanks to the wonders of the internet. I still bought the book every year, once it went on sale for 50% off at the local drugstore in February or March. Eventually the local stores stopped carrying it so I figured it had gone the way of the dodo or Sam Goody or Blockbuster Video. So when I found out it was still “a thing”, I went to check it out.

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There are over 110 different editions of the Entertainment Book for cities in the U.S. and Canada. The book still gives discounts on restaurants, hotels, rental cars, movie ticket and attraction/museum admissions along with many other things. If you purchase the book, you also get access to discounts available on the Entertainment website and mobile app. Right now Entertainment.com is offering all of their books for 50% off with free shipping if you use the code FIFTY at checkout. The normal price is $35 so you’d pay $17.50 for a book. For that price you’d need to use a few of the coupons or discount codes to break even, but it shouldn’t be that hard to manage that due to the number of offers available.

Websites like Groupon and LivingSocial have changed the way people look for local discounts and you can just do a quick Google search to find discount codes for most anything you’ll buy online. Still, having another options for discounts is always a good thing to have. I’ll pick one up and hopefully there will be something good in it for me. If you decide to pick one up, be sure to use a shopping portal to make your purchase. Ebates has a 17.5% rebate right now. Use our link to sign up if you’re new to Ebates.

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