Summer fun freebies: ticket to LEGOLAND, Six Flags, and more(Read article summary)
Some family fun can be free. Try free offers for fishing, bowling, and (almost) free movies.
Larry Deklinski/[Zerbe Township, Pa.] The News Item/AP/File
The summer months were made for adventures, not wasting away your days with Netflix! That's why this week's roundup of the best freebies is full of free (and nearly free) family activities. Read on to see how you can score free tickets to Six Flags and LEGOLAND, go fishing without a license, and more.
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LEGOLAND 1-Day Ticket
Price: Free with purchase
Lowest By: Up to $87
Expires: June 30
Is It Worth It?: Everything is awesome with this LEGOLAND deal. First purchase any LEGO set, and then a full-price 1-day ticket. You'll score a second 1-day ticket for free, saving up to $87 in the process. (For further comparison, we last saw an adult ticket for $62 in March.)
Six Flags Kids' Ticket
Store: Six Flags
Price: Free with purchase
Lowest By: Up to $52
Expires: July 4
Is It Worth It?: If your kids loved LEGOLAND, they're sure to dig Six Flags. Buy any Wet Ones product, and you'll receive a coupon for a free kids' ticket with any full-price general admission ticket purchase, up to a $51.99 value. (Click here to register your receipt.) That's the first offer we've seen on Six Flags tickets this year. Some exclusions may apply, and the deal ends July 4.
Don't have any little ones? The same offer above will also net you a $10 off coupon for an adult ticket.
Free Fishing Days
Price: Free depending on your state
Is It Worth It?: If you've never gone fishing, the summer months are the perfect time to give it a try. On select days throughout the year, the general public can go fishing for free, without acquiring a state license first. (Hawaii offers free fishing year-round, but you'll need to supply your own airfare and hotel.) Most of these free days fall during the summer months, especially during National Fishing and Boating Week (June 6 to 14).
Note: Individual states may have certain restrictions and regulations that apply; contact your local fish and wildlife agency for specifics.
2 Kids' Bowling Games Per Day
Expires: August 31
Is It Worth It?: If you're looking for a cheap way to entertain your kids all summer long, sign them up for two free games of bowling every day via the link above. To register, click "Find a Bowling Center Near You" and fill out the short form. Eligible dates vary by location, but most run from May through August. Note that shoe rental prices will still apply.
Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Tickets
Store: Regal Cinemas
Price: $1 on select days
Is It Worth It?: This movie ticket deal isn't free, but it might as well be. This summer, participating Regal Entertainment Group theaters will offer tickets for G- or PG-Rated movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am local time. Note that these showings are not new releases, but include films like The Book of Life, The LEGO Movie, The Boxtrolls, Paddington, and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Most cities start this 9-week program in late May or early June.
Of note, Cinemark is offering a similar Summer Movie Clubhouse deal. You can purchase a 10-movie punch card for $5 in advance, or single tickets for $1.