The Entertainment Book Is Now An Epic App Saving Aussie Mums Thousands Every Year

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The Entertainment Book Is Now An Epic App Saving Aussie Mums Thousands Every Year

Remember the days of the annual Entertainment Book, an iconic tradition for thousands of  Australians?

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Well it’s now a mobile app jam-packed with discounts that you can carry conveniently in your pocket, you guessed it, called The Entertainment App! 

Here at Stay At Home Mum, we absolutely love the savings that the Entertainment App unlocks. Full of amazing discounts that you won’t find anywhere else, across all the major cities in Australia, it makes it easier than ever to snag a discount when eating out or looking for things to do with the 

family. And with our household budgets stretched more than ever, there’s never been a better time to consider investing in a Membership to The Entertainment App. 

We recently spent some time chatting with the team behind The Entertainment App to discover all of the tips, tricks, and life-hacks to get the most out of your Membership. Read on to find out how  you can save thousands of dollars every year with The Entertainment App: 

History of The Entertainment Book 

The Entertainment Book was first published in Australia in 1994, and quickly became a popular source of inspiration for discounts on dining out and things to do.  

Having sold over 8 Million books and raising over $100M for charities, Entertainment’s coupon book became somewhat of an Australian icon. 

To redeem an offer, Entertainment Book coupons were torn out by the customer and provided to the merchant. Friday nights spent tearing out Entertainment coupons from the book were a ritual that many Australians from this generation recall with much delight and nostalgia. 

In the early days, there was an Entertainment voucher book published for almost every capital city in  Australia. The books consisted of hundreds of pages of deals, the pages perforated into individual coupons outlining the offer for each participating restaurant, cafe, and attraction. 

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The Entertainment App – What Is It? 

Fast forward to 2019 and the final edition of The Entertainment Book was published in Australia and  New Zealand. Whilst this was certainly the end of an era for The Book, excitingly it was replaced with an exciting new innovation, The Entertainment App.  

The Entertainment App is your ultimate companion for fun, inspiration, and savings across dining,  travel, shopping, leisure, and more. Simply log in, select an offer from the thousands of deals, redeem and smile knowing that you have saved up to 50% off. 

Hungry or bored? Looking for somewhere local or nearby? Tap the ‘Map’ icon from the menu and  The Entertainment App will automatically locate all merchants within the distance of your location. You can apply filters to specify what you are looking for, whether it be a cafe, a local service or an activity. Or you can simply view all of the offers without a filter and discover something new and fun to do in your area.  

Heading somewhere that’s not home? You can plan ahead for any trip by using the ‘choose a suburb feature’ on The Entertainment App and view what offers are available at your destination. Tap the heart in the corner of the offer tile and the offer will save in your ‘favourites’ so you can easily access it later.  

Want to keep track of the savings you make using The Entertainment App? You can access your  Membership stats via the ‘My Profile’ feature. The App will track your redemptions and how much you’ve saved by using your Entertainment Membership. You will be able to watch your savings add up, whilst supporting local businesses and your wallet! 

According to the crew at Entertainment, their mobile app has now been downloaded by thousands of users across Australia and New Zealand, testament to the amazing savings it offers families through the unique range of curated discounts. There are many advantages The Entertainment App  offers in comparison to its predecessor the book, including: 

  • Convenient– no longer a large book to carry around, the app lives on the mobile phone in  your pocket or bag 
  • Location-aware – modern technology allows an app to pinpoint your location and display  offers within your immediate areas 
  • Multiple cities, one app – instead of a book for every capital city, you can have all cities in one app! 
  • Simple to use – no need to carefully tear paper coupons out, simply tap the app instead 

Entertainment App Hacks to Save You Up To $1431.00 per year 

  • Share your Membership with up to 3 family members (saving of up to $140) • Meet up with a friend and enjoy 2 for 1 one coffee (saving of $250 per year- based on 1 x $5 coffee each week) 
  • Dine at a new restaurant with your family every month (save 25% per visit, total yearly saving $600) based on dining out once every month and saving 25% off a $200 bill
  • Birthday celebrations sorted for your kids at a local attraction (save 25%, total yearly saving $75 for the family based on 4 entries to a local attraction costing $300 in total)
  • Save 5% on the grocery shopping by purchasing Entertainment’s discounted Wish gift cards  (average annual grocery $7332, saving of $366) 

Achieve all of this for the price of a cheap dinner, with Entertainment’s Single City Membership allowing you to achieve all the above at just $69.99 per year. 

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Treat Yourself With These Popular Deals  

If you are like us and always looking for an excuse to reward yourself, then The Entertainment App is the solution with thousands of budget-friendly (and Stay at Home Mum-approved) offers. From free coffees to discounted dates at the day spa, we have rounded up some of our fave ways to pamper yourself…because you deserve it!

  • Post–pilates brunch with girls at The Coffee Club: 2 for 1 on hot beverages or 25% off total bill.  
  • Date night with the hubby at Vapiano – 25% off the total bill 
  • Sneaky weekend away in Brisbane with the Girls: Pineapple Tours – 25% off wine tours; Hot  Air Balloon Brisbane – 30% off the regular price of any balloon ride; Stamford Plaza or Hilton  Hotels Brisbane – 10% off best available daily rate 
  • Girls on Tour in Melbourne: The Langham, Pan Pacific, Park Hyatt – 10% off best available  daily rate; Mister Munro Restaurant – 25% off; Palace Cinemas – 2 for 1 admission • Stop, drop and unwind: Endota Spa – 7% off eGift Cards to use in-spa or online and enjoy  15% off online product purchases  
  • Clean the car: Star Carwash – $10 off platinum or polish service 
  • Indulge in some retail therapy: 25% off full-priced items at the ICONIC; 10% off eGift Cards to  use at Priceline; 8% off eGift Cards to use at Seed Heritage 
  • Reverse the signs of aging: Clear Skincare Clinics – 50% OFF any anti-aging or skin  treatment; Silk Laser Clinics – 40% OFF any single skin treatment 
  • Reward yourself: Petals Network AU – 20% off the regular price of flowers 

The Entertainment App Is Supporting Locals  

This handy App not only saves you and your family loads of money but also supports local businesses by assisting them in acquiring new and loyal customers. It is evident that community is at the heart of Entertainment with 20% of every Membership purchase going to a fundraiser of your choice. The company has provided vital funds to causes large and small throughout their 27-year history and also supports charities/schools/sports clubs to reach their fundraising goals by giving them the promotional material they need to raise funds for their respective causes. 

Here at Stay At Home Mum, we are so happy that The Entertainment Book has transformed into a  convenient app and cannot imagine life without it. We have already saved so much money and discovered great new restaurants, experiences, and cost-saving hacks…all whilst supporting the local community. Don’t believe us? Check out the Entertainment Book reviews to read what others think about the app. 

So what are you waiting for, experience The Entertainment App for yourself today! Pro tip for Stay At Home Mum readers: The Entertainment team often runs promotions for savvy shoppers.

Check out their latest promotion for an even better deal on your Membership for The Entertainment App.

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