A new survey by Entertainment Publications Reveals Aussie Parents Struggle with Holiday Spending
We’ve just emerged from school holidays, and for many Aussie parents it’s left them reeling with a big dent in their wallets due to the extra expenditure on kids’ holiday activities! Turns out entertaining your offspring is certainly a pricey exercise and can cause your normal outgoings to really ramp up!
According to a recent survey conducted by Entertainment Publications over half of Aussies are spending an extra $51 to $100 a week entertaining just one child in the school holidays (up that figure if you have more than one). Some of us are splashing even more of the cash; almost a third are spending anywhere between $101 and $250 extra per week.
With 78% of us with kids participating in paid family activities 1 to 3 times a month, this can be quite a financial strain for some families. It probably comes as no surprise then that over a third of Aussies set aside extra money so they can afford to entertain their children during the school holidays. Furthermore, almost 90% of parents will choose family activities where they will be able to save money, over the family activity they’d like to do most.
So, is there a solution out there for those Aussie parents that are now worried with the impending long summer/Christmas break?
Luckily for us, being a savvy saver is no longer frowned upon, and being smarter with your dollars doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Entertainment Publications is a wholly owned Australian company and an iconic brand with a 25-year history of helping Australians save. Entertainment Publications is the producer of the well-loved Entertainment Membership. Through the Entertainment App, members can discover many of the best dining, travel, attractions and shopping experiences in their city and beyond, with exclusive offers only available to Entertainment Members, including countless 2-for-1 offers and up to 50% off offers.
So, if you’re wondering how you’re going to make your dollars stretch for the Christmas break so the family doesn’t have to miss out, it might be worth considering a membership. Over half of current members have saved between $150 to $300 a year using their Entertainment Memberships, which can really help lessen that dent in their bank accounts.
About Entertainment Membership:Entertainment Publications is a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX listed IncentiaPay (INP) and the producer of Australia & New Zealand’s well-loved Entertainment Membership. Entertainment is an iconic brand with a 25-year history providing the largest portfolio of lifestyle offers in the market today. Members access thousands of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers from over 10,000 merchants. The Membership allows savvy consumers to do more of what they love while saving and support a good cause at the same time – 20% of Membership sales go directly to supporting a fundraiser. Entertainment has helped more than 16,000 charities, clubs and community groups reach their fundraising goals; supporting fundraisers with over $84 million since its establishment in 1994. For more information visit: www.entertainmentbook.com.au or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.
 Entertainment Membership conducted the research of 5127 of its members to better understand their spending and saving habits and behaviors.