My town, Santa Barbara, has their own book like the Entertainment Books. It is $30 each year and starts on Oct 1. These books have tons of discounts on golf, retail stores, restaurants, amusement parks and more.
Last year, I was determined to use my card more than the 6 times I had used it the year before. Unfortunately, I already threw away my old card so I don't know exactly how many times I used it. I do know I achieved my goal though!
This year, I want to take even more advantage. I have already bought movie passes, in anticipation of saving money at the movie theater!
And...I already went to my first restaurant and got my first punch. My mom, dad, and I went to China Pavilion on Chapala. They are on the fancier side, a bit expensive, but have delicious food. The Axxess offer is Buy 2 Entrees, Get 1 Free. We ordered Pine Nut Fish, Beef & Broccoli, and Lemon Chicken. They were all great! We all shared, but I ate a ton of the Lemon Chicken. It was like a fancy chicken tender in yummy lemon sauce! I would have eaten a lot more of the fish if it was in big pieces instead of little cut up ones. And beef isn't my thing...but the broccoli and sauce were great!
We saved close to $15 and went home very satisfied. I would highly recommend China Pavilion!