Deal alert: $3 movie tickets tonight and 60 more Labor Day deals
Looking for something to do on Saturday night? $3 movie tickets are on sale
Your friendly neighborhood Swider-Man here in NYC🕸️,
I’m hitting the cinema tonight in Manhattan for back-to-back-to-back movies because theater chains nationwide have a $3 ticket sale (you can & should order tickets ahead of time). I’ll finally see Top Gun: Maverick, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On and another movie (feel free to weigh in) costing me a total of $9, not $45 per person!
AMC $3 per ticket
Regal $3 per ticket
Alamo Drafthouse $3 per ticket
Cinemark $3 per ticket
Fandango $3 per ticket
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My movie marathon record is 31 movies in 31 days. I spent $9.95/mo on Movie Pass, a service that allowed you to see one movie per day. I was testing out if it would work as advertised, and I documented the experience on social media each day. It was also a great way to learn New York City a few months into moving here (I tried to stick to trying a new movie theater in Manhattan and the outer boroughs each day).
The 32 movies in May 2018 cost me $0.32 each. You’d have to go back to the 1940s to get those prices. But $3 in 2022 is still a steal – those are early 1980s prices
I saw a different movie each day, so I definitely saw some stinkers toward the end like ‘Show Dogs’ (thinking the entire run time “Will Arnett, what have you done?!”) hence the very unsure face in that lead photo. But I also found NYC theaters showing classics I never saw on the big screen like Full Metal Jacket at Metrograph, Pulp Fiction at The IFC Center and, also at IFC, Ferris Bueller's Day Off… while taking the work day off.
Movie Pass did in fact work, meaning the 32 movies in May 2018 cost me $0.32 each (and I now know Manhattan by movie venue). You’d have to go back to the 1940s to get those prices. But $3 in 2022 is still a steal – those are early 1980s prices!
Labor Day deals below, iPhone vs Samsung camera comparison tomorrow
I’ve outlined Labor Day deals below and I’ll have a smartphone camera comparison of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs the iPhone 13 Pro Max. I find the US Open to be a great venue to test the camera zoom quality on phones.
Sadly, the US Open ends on September 11, and while the rumored iPhone 14 is poised to be announced on Wednesday, September 7, the iPhone 14 release date is expected to be Friday, September 16, just missing the finals. I’ll try to book a Mets game (Yankees are away that week) to test the new cameras, even though the US Open Finals nosebleed seats are ideal for telephoto camera phone testing.
Deals quick link sources
Phone and tablet deals*
📱 Galaxy Z Fold 4 at Samsung: Up to $900 off + $150 gift card
📱 Galaxy Z Flip 4 at Samsung: Up to $700 off + $50 gift card
📱 Galaxy S22 Ultra at Samsung: Up to $800 off + 150 gift card
📱 $50 off at Amazon: iPad 10.2-inch (now $279, list price $329)
*I’ll have iPhone 14 trade-in deals when that launches to keep things fair
💿 Just $24.97 at Amazon: Wolfenstein: The Alternative History Collection
🟦 $20 off at Eneba: PlayStation Plus discount code 12-month membership
🟩 $20 off at Eneba: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate discount code
🍎💻 $100 off at Amazon: 13.6” MacBook Air M2 ($1,099, was $1,199)
🍎💻 $400 off at Amazon: 14” MacBook Pro M1 Pro ($1,599, was $1,999)
🍎💻 $400 off at Amazon: 16” MacBook Pro M1 Pro ($2,099, was $2,499)
🔥💻 $300 off ($400 off w/ Totaltech) at Best Buy: Dell XPS 15 FHD+ Intel Core i7
🔥💻 $300 off ($400 off w/ Totaltech) at Best Buy: Dell XPS 15 3.5K OLED Intel Core i9 + 16GB RAM
🔥💻 $400 off ($500 off w/ Totaltech) at Best Buy: Dell XPS 15 3.5K OLED Intel Core i9 + 32GB RAM
🔥💻 Top seller at Best Buy: Dell XPS 17 4K OLED Intel Core i7 + 16GB RAM
🔥💻 $250 off at Best Buy: Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 14” AMD Ryzen 7
🔥💻 $212 off at Best Buy: Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 14” Intel Core i5
🔥💻 $200 off at Best Buy: Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 16” Intel Core i7
🔥💻 $200 off at Best Buy: Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 16” Intel Evo i7
Headphones & speaker deals
🎧 $120 off at Amazon: AirPods Max (now $429, list price $549)
🎧 But: $70 off at Best Buy with Totaltech: Sony LinkBuds S earbuds
*Apple may announce the new AirPods Pro earbuds soon, so be aware of that. I don’t want to lead you to buy something that’s soon to be refreshed
📺 $300 off at Samsung: Q70A Neo QLED 4K Smart TV (last year’s)
📺 $700 off at Best Buy: Sony Bravia XR 65” A80K 4K OLED Google TV
⌚ $125 off at Amazon: Apple Watch Series 7 (now $299, was $399)*
*Apple is expected to announce the Apple Watch 8, so be aware of that
Smart home deals
💡 $35 off at Amazon: Philips Hue White & Color A19 Smart Bulb 3pk
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