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The Entertainment Book has been around for years. I remember my parents purchasing the coupon book when I was young. We didn’t travel much, but they did cash in the coupons all over town for buy one, get one meals at participating restaurants. I loved it when they had a coupon because that meant we could eat at Mr. Hero’s. If you’ve ever eaten a Romanburger, you know what a treat that is.
My mom and dad used their coupon book locally, but that’s not how I use mine. I like to purchase them to use when my family goes on vacation or when we plan to spend a few days in a new location.
Today, an Entertainment Book is available for many large cities throughout the US and Canada. From Washington D.C. to New Orleans, all the way to California, with nearly 110 different Entertainment Books to choose from, it’s likely that you’ll find one for the destination you’re planning to visit.
Each book is broken into eight sections which are pretty self-explanatory: Grocery, Dining Out, Casual & Family Dining, Fast Food & Carryout, Entertainment & Sports, Travel & Hotels, National Retail & Services and Local Retail & Services.
For such a large book, The Entertainment Book is extremely easy to navigate. Every section is color-coded and labeled and each section has an index. If you’re not sure what section to find what you’re looking for, you’ll find a master list in the back of the book.
Local deal seekers will appreciate the Grocery section which offers discounts to GFS and local coupons. The Local Retail & Services section also offers many deals which include tanning, dry cleaning, oil changes and discounts to popular stores like Dunham’s, Petland, hhGregg and more. And if you like to eat out, you can see from the dining sections, you’ll have plenty of options.
Travelers looking for a deal will find the books helpful in securing discounts on rental cars, flights, cruises, hotel rooms and attractions. Several years ago, my family visited the WWII Museum in New Orleans. I used coupons from the Entertainment Book to save us nearly 50% off the price of admission.
I’ve been trying to plan a day to take my parents to Cleveland for several months. My dad is an avid watcher of the Food Network and recently saw an episode about the Westside Market. He’s even more interested because his profession is in the food industry. Let’s just say my dad can cook circles around me, and I’m a pretty decent cook.
I can’t think of anywhere more perfect for him to spend the day. Especially since the Entertainment Book has an entire bonus section with over 25 coupons to be used at the Westside Market- many are buy one, get one. There’s also a bonus Golf section, but I’m content to stick to the market.
The Entertainment Coupon Guides also offer online access, allowing you to print only the coupons you will use.
There is also a free app available through the App Store and Google Play which gives you access to coupons and deals on your phone or mobile device while on the road. The app is very handy for me because it pulls deals based on your location. It pulled up several deals in my hometown. One, happens to be Mr. Hero. I may need to relive some of my childhood memories.
The regular price of the Entertainment Book with digital access is $35 plus shipping but, right now you can snag a book for $20 with additional books only $15 each. Plus, you receive free shipping! Digital only subscriptions are also available. Did I mention that these make a wonderful Christmas gift?
Have you ever purchased the Entertainment Book?
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