How to Save $100 at your Next Concert or Outdoor Festival

Calgary was super lucky to be one of the chosen locations for Country Thunder this year – a three-day outdoor concert featuring a variety of country artists. The price tag? $180 for a three-day pass.


The passes were sold a year in advance. Pretty smart actually since it created a lot of hype and anticipation. As one of the singers was Luke Bryan I (obviously) had to splurge and buy a ticket.

When you think about it, a regular concert ticket can cost anywhere from $75 – $200, so $180 for a 3 day concert where there are 2-4 artists per day is pretty good value.

Unfortunately the buck doesn’t stop there. On the actual day of the concert the following things can further reduce your bank account:

  1. Food
  2. Beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  3. Transportation (the venue was sort of in the middle of nowhere Calgary)

I’m going to illustrate to you how two people attending this show can spend very different amounts of money. We’ll call one Typical Tom and one Savy Sam. Here is a snapshot of their spending for the day:


As you can see, there is quite a difference between Sam and Tom!

So don’t feel that you have to break the bank when looking at your entertainment expenses. There are always creative ways to enjoy some fun and relaxation and still have some money for rent at the end of it all šŸ™‚



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