I probably buy more movies on Blu-ray than I should. It’s not that I don’t watch them, it’s just that I know it 5 years I will just be buying them all again digitally since the end of Blu-ray and physical media for that matter is probably closer than we think. Until that time comes though I’m going to continue to buy movies, and probably exceed my entertainment budget every month.
After buying so many movies I have found a few tricks to help me save here and there. Using online coupons is a great way to save money. Doing a simple search for “Best Buy Promo Code” or “Amazon.com Coupon” can often get you free shipping, or save you a few dollars.
I also order a lot of movies from Amazon and have Amazon Prime which helps save on shipping (as long as you order enough). However I’ve found that one of the best ways to save is actually through my Chase Sapphire Card.
Chase is actually partnered with hundreds of merchants including Best Buy, so that when you shop online through their online mall, you earn anywhere from 5% – 20% cash back (in the form of points). Although this doesn’t sound like much at first, in the long run these points quickly add up. Plus if you shop through Best Buy I believe your purchases also count towards your rewards zone points.
If you don’t have Chase Sapphire, you can access the Chase shopping portal with most of their other cards. Discover and American Express both have similar (and relatively unknown) sites that offer some great discounts if you take the time to look. It’s also worth noting that you can redeem points you’ve already earned on other purchases for gift cards as well at many of these popular merchants the card companies have partnered with.
I’m not sure if I would recommend signing up for a new card just to use the online shopping portal but if you are already a Chase, Discover or American Express cardholder – its a great additional feature that can save you a few dollars on many of your entertainment purchases.