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Savvy tips for cheap flicks

By Evan Frank

Going to college can be expensive8212;really expensive. But that doesn’t mean extra-curricular activities are sitting around in the dark doing nothing. Here are a few tips to make life affordably more entertaining.

Film Metro is a website that offers free movie tickets to advance screenings. The site provides information on screenings in Salt Lake City. Getting these tickets is easy. Just go to filmmetro.com and create a free account. From there, click on the movie screenings tab and see which films are available to you. Currently, there are promotional screenings to the films “Gentleman Broncos” and “Pirate Radio.”

Another website offering free tickets to screenings is gofobo.com. Like Film Metro, you have to create a free account to check when and where the screenings take place. Type in your zip code and click on screenings to see which theaters are offering free screenings. “The Blind Side,” starring Sandra Bullock, and “Ninja Assassin” are being screened in Salt Lake during the month of November. The screenings fill up fast, which means you have to check the site well before the actual show time.

If you don’t have time to go to a screening, Redbox Codes are a great way to rent movies for free. By going to Redbox.com, you can sign up for their weekly email, which periodically sends out special offers to customers. Redbox also sends a promo code the first Monday of every month to customers who have signed up to receive SMS text messages.

For students who have been saving up for an iPod or other Apple gadget, on November 10, all Apple products at the University Campus Store will be available tax-free. Students, along with faculty and staff can save on such products as iPods, computers, monitors, software, AppleCare and Apple Accessories. The tax savings is in addition to the educational discount pricing already provided by Apple.

There are always deals out there for students if you know where to look. These four options are a good way to save money without skimping on the entertainment.

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