5 Ways to Save on Summer Fun

5 Ways to Save on Summer Fun


The days are longer in the summer… and when boredom sets in they can seem extra loooooooong. Luckily, it’s easy to add some excitement to a hum-dry day with your favorite ice cream treats- and even easier to hit the road in search of more summer fun.

Entertaining the kids is always tough for me during the summer. They get bored easily and I am always looking for some fun ways to keep them entertained.


1. Find free concerts or festivals near you.

We love discovering new things going on in our area. They have a big arts festival with an entire section that is just for kids including free art supplies where they can create their own masterpieces.

2. Free movies or dollar movie theaters

The city we live in has free movies once a week during the summer. We also love the dollar theater where we can see movies for just a few dollars.

3. Library

There is always something going on at our local library. From free author readings to movie nights.

4. Season passes

If you plan to visit somewhere many times during the summer, it is always worth it to see how much a season pass is. You will almost always save money with a season pass than individual visits.

WinnDixie_SummerIceCream_Asset35. Ice Cream

Frozen novelties will surely delight kids and adults alike. Ice cream always comes to the rescue during our hot summer days! This summer, you can buy these delicious treats from Winn Dixie and BI-LO:

  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Klondike
  • Fruttare
  • Good Humor
  • Popsicle
  • Magnum

Here are the in-store offers available:



Buy 2 Popsicle, Good Humor and Fruttare for $6

Buy 2 Klondike, Ben & Jerry’s and Magnum for $7

Offers valid: 5/20 – 6/2 + 6/24 – 7/7 + 7/29 – 8/11

WinnDixie_SummerIceCream_Asset1GET FUEL PERKS BENEFITS

For those of you who love the Winn-Dixie / Bi-Lo Fuel Perks benefits, when you Buy 2 Klondike and/or Ben and Jerry’s GET .05 in fuelperks


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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    We get a season parking pass to the beach, so we will be there all summer long 🙂

  2. These are great tips and a great giveaway. Thanks so much!

  3. These are great tips! We always get season passes to Disney. It’s so much cheaper that way.

  4. A great thing about living in Las Vegas is that it rarely gets cold enough where ice cream is not an option. We eat a lot of it all year round but especially during the summer!

  5. We do a lot over the summer and saving money is always good. I am going to have to check out the summer savings on ice cream for sure. That will make our summer even more fun!

  6. We have a lot of free activities in St Louis so we always have a lot of fun inexpensive options for the summer. We’ll be sure to stock up on ice cream too!

  7. Kristi

    I have always been creative at finding things for our kids to do… locally as well as when traveling. I have told our kids that we will do creative things in thrifty ways:)

  8. Debbie Denny

    Fun ideas. Looks like a great giveaway

  9. We stay home and rest alot during the summer to be honest. The school year is so hectic, and honestly vacations can be hectic too. Nothing better than sleeping in

  10. Ann Bacciaglia

    I am lucky living in a large city there are always a lot of free or cheap festivals going on. My kids are always finding new things to do.

  11. The park by our house shows free family movies on Friday nights. It’s one of our favorite things to do during the summer.

  12. My kids love just playing in the park! It’s a cheap and easy way to keep them entertained!

  13. Library is a big thing. We live rural, small town but we do have a neighboring town that is a large tourist spot. So, the library is top notch and has a ton of activities all summer long.

  14. Great tips! We don’t have any plans for this summer yet but these are great in case we do I always saving and need to any way i can with such a big fam!

  15. We have enoyed visiting inexpensive movies this summer.

  16. I love all the free fun there is to do here during the summer months! We definitely take advantage. Another great way to save is to buy your ice cream in bulk and not go to specialty shops!

  17. Leigh Anne Borders

    We try to save on summer fun by taking food with us when we can. We also invest in passes when we can to save money in the long run to those things our family enjoys. Looks like it will be a fun Twitter party. I miss having a Winn Dixie near me. I used to shop at the one we had many years ago.

  18. We are doing the $1 theater tomorrow. We’ve also utilized the library for some fun, free summer activities so far, too!

  19. We save for our summer trips, by saving up ahead of time. What a great giveaway!

  20. My kids get out of school today! These idea will be perfect for us!

  21. Fortunately for me, all of my children are grown up. I do have grandchildren though, and when they come over, I usually get out the craft supplies. That keeps even the oldest of them occupied doing something creative.

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