Making your tax refund last: Movie night ideas

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Tax time can be stressful. It doesn’t have to be.  When you’re stretching your refund and making smart financial decisions, it relives the anxiety that can come with this time of year.  We used some of our return to try the Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan. It features: Unlimited* Talk, Text, & Data which *includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE then 2G and a free movie credit on VUDU every month ($7 value) for $49.88 per month, per line.  This is a great value for your buck.

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The extra data is great for internet searching, streaming media, playing games, and downloading apps when I am away from WIFI and my home.

I picked up the Samsung Galaxy On5 for a retail price of $119 at Walmart.  The phone has all the features of a smart phone but you can pick a phone or Bring Your Own, and get your SIM Kit for only $19.88.

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/7e-jr or your local Walmart for current pricing.

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We saved so much with our phone plan, that it was easy to have an amazing Movie Night Party at home.   We are streaming our VUDU movie credit (which has a $7 value, same as new release rental) on our living room TV.

Some other smart choices we made with our tax refund included paying off medical bills, adding more to savings, and using the VUDU credit to host the Ultimate Movie Night.

We invited over my niece and nephew and had a fun family movie night at home! We decorated with some fun balloons, glow sticks and movie night decor.

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ultimate family movie night

I think the popcorn bar was the kids favorite! We made homemade popcorn and gave them different candies and chocolates to add to their bags.

ultimate movie night

We had hotdogs with fun wrappers like it was straight from the concession stand.

ultimate family movie night

I also gave the kids bands and balloons that glowed in the dark. This made the movie watching atmosphere even more fun.  They all huddled on the floor and had a ball!

family movie night

We always look for ways to stretch our money, but still make some great memories. These are some ways we are making the most of this tax season.

If your looking for more tips, Check out “5 ways to maximize your tax refund.”

 

 

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22 Comments:
March 27, 2017

Oh my gosh, looks like so much fun! Glad you were able to make such great memories with your family! 🙂

March 27, 2017

We had a great time! We have to do it more often!

Maximizing your refund is so important. Spending a little of it is ok and a much-deserved treat. I will definitely have to go all out and have an ultimate movie night the next time we have a family fun night.

March 27, 2017

Yes! I totally agree! We had a ball!

This looks like so much fun! I love movie nights!

March 28, 2017

Thanks! We had a great time!

March 27, 2017

This is a great idea! Love movie nights. 🙂

March 28, 2017

Us too! We need to do them more often!

March 28, 2017

Your sons are so cute!! They looked so happy for movie night, and those snacks are on point. Delicious!! I love how you made movie night affordable, and fun!! Love it!!
Angela

March 28, 2017

LOL! Thanks so very much! Yes it was a lot of fun!

March 28, 2017

I love the way you decorated for the party! The kids look like they’re having so much fun! #client

March 28, 2017

Yes it was a lot of fun! Thanks!

March 28, 2017

I love a good movie night! So much better than going out!

March 28, 2017

Yes and you can wear pajamas! LOL

March 28, 2017

I rarely go to Walmart these days, especially since Amazon Prime Video comes included with my Prime membership. Not to mention, the wonderful shows and movies uploaded to Hulu, YouTube, etc.. Looks like your family had a great time though.

March 29, 2017

Yes we did have a great time! Yep you have to find what works for you!

March 29, 2017

I love the movie night decoration! I would have grabbed some popcorn too, haha!

March 29, 2017

LOL! Yes it makes it so much more fun!

March 29, 2017

Love this idea! 🙂 We love doing movie nights at our house.

March 29, 2017

Yes, such a great memory maker!

March 29, 2017

Thanks for sharing all these tax refund ideas. The movie night looked like so much fun! =)

March 29, 2017

No problem! We loved it!

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