cinemaGiven my previous posts about TV shows and Gamefly, you’ve probably guessed by now that I’m someone who has many hobbies. Among my favorite hobbies is watching movies.

Watching movies in theaters can be costly, especially if you like to hit the concession stands. But that doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself to DVDs and Netflix and only go out to the movies occasionally.

If you are lucky, there are probably a couple second-run cinemas within driving distance. Now granted, these sites are older and some of them have outdated technology and sound systems. But for around 2 or 3 dollars, you get to watch a relatively recent release in a theater environment.

Most people I know don’t go to second run cinemas, but I highly encourage you to make that a new habit if you’re interested in movies and don’t always want to watch them at home. Most second run cinemas are dirt cheap, charging less per seat than you’d pay if you downloaded a rental from iTunes. This makes them worth checking out the next time you are seeking cheap entertainment.

the walking deadZombie lovers take note – you can actually watch full episodes of the Walking Dead online. Now, you might be wondering what exactly the Walking Dead is… Well, it’s a cable show that runs on AMC and you guessed it – it’s about zombies. Given that so many video games take place in a zombie apocalypse world, I think it should appeal to all you gamers out there.

But of course, this blog is about frugality, so I will now reveal how you can watch the Walking Dead full episodes very, very cheaply. Keep in mind, each episode will cost you $1.99 if you buy them on iTunes. My method will let you watch unlimited episodes every month either for free or for $7.99 a month.

Here is how it works. You sign up for a free trial at Netflix, which will last you 30 days. Once you are a member you can watch previous seasons to your heart’s content. If you decide to keep the service then it’s $7.99 from the second month on.

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