March 23, 2013

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Drive-ins & making your vehicle family friendly @kia #kiasocialclub

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Now that Spring has officially sprung, that means drive-ins will be opening soon!!!   This Kia video made me think of piling in the car/van/SUV and having some family time at the drive-in!

When my daughter was an infant, we went to the drive in and folded down the back seats of the van and placed a pack and play back there, this way she could sleep comfortably while we were watching the movie!  Now the kids are older, we just fold down the seats of the SUV or Van  and they watch the first movie, then we  put sleeping bags in the back end and they sleep during the 2nd.  It is quiet comfortable!  The kids have a blast!  They ended up sleeping until it was time to leave!  Plus mommy and daddy get to see some movies they have been wanting too!

Going rates are $5-$7 an adult for 2 movies.  Kid rates seemed to be $1 for ages 6-12!  Instead of going out to dinner and then dropping $10 a ticket at a regular theater to see one move, we had a fun cheap night.  Here are some ways to make it fun and frugal:
  • Take a cooler with your sodas and water bottles
  • Pick up a $5 Little Caesars pizza  or head to CiCi's pizza and get 3 carry-out pizzas for $9.99!
  • Pick up some Dollar Store candy!
  • Pop your own popcorn and place it in a brown paper bag and bring with you

Break down of cost for dinner and a movie for 4  last year for us:
   $16 for pizza, drink and candy
   $11 for 2 movies for 4 of us
Final price= $27 for a family for 4 for dinner and 2 movies!!!

Totally frugal and memory lasting!!!

Here are some links to find drive ins close to you!
Great Eastern Drive-Ins  This lists all the drive-ins by state!  Who knew there were so many!!

Just remember BUG SPRAY and BLANKETS!  It got quiet chilly last night and the bugs were out!

   The 2013 Kia Optima Sedan with Panoramic Sunroof can be for star gazing, watching the clouds and deciding what animal they are, etc.!  Your car, van, SUV is not just all about getting from here to there.  It can be a place to watch a movie, take a nap, etc.   A home away from home!


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