Family fun—like going to the movies or your favorite museum—doesn't have to come with an extravagant price tag.
• Get a chance to see a movie in theaters before it opens to the public by registering with 43kix.com, gofobo.com, filmclub.landmarktheatres.com, foxsearchlightscreenings.com and seeitfirst.net. In most cases, you'll either instantly print out a pass or enter for a chance to download one.
• Members of Regal Cinemas Crown Club earn rewards, such as free admission, popcorn and soft drinks, for every dollar they spend on tickets and at the concession counter. You could score a free flick after about eight movie outings.
• After you join AMC Stubs for $12 a year, every dollar you spend on tickets and concessions counts toward your reward. Get a $10 reward for every $100 you spend to use on tickets, drinks, popcorn, even your renewal fee. Members also get free upgrades on popcorn and fountain drinks, and online purchase fees are waived. Best of all, the entire family can use the same membership: You get four cards at sign-up.