Deal or No Deal? Field of Sweet Dreams Sleepover at Miller Park

July 10, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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The third annual “Field of Sweet Dreams” experience will take place at Miller Park on Saturday, August 20, 2011.  Brewers fans who purchase tickets to this unique experience are able to bring their camping equipment and camp out on the field at Miller Park!

Tickets aren’t cheap though:

  • Age 13 and older – $95
  • Age 3-12 – $65
  • Age 2 and under – Free

However, you do get a lot for your money.  The doors open at 5pm and fans can watch the Brewers vs. Mets game (start time 6:10pm) on the new HD scoreboard.  After the game they will show Toy Story 3.  Other entertainment options for the evening include inflatable games on the field, access to the Associated Bank Kids Zone, private tours of Miller Park, a visit by the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, a visit by Bernie Brewer, and a bedtime story recorded by Brewers players and coaches.

Guests will also receive a gift bag, dinner, snacks during the movie, breakfast, and non-alcoholic beverages.  Guests will have a shot at winning prizes such as Brewers tickets, memorabilia, and an opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Brewer game.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, July 12th at 10am and will likely sell out fast.  For complete information on the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.brewers.com/sweetdreams or by calling 414-902-4424.

So what do you think?  Is the Field of Sweet Dreams Sleepover a good value?  On one hand tickets are expensive for a family to attend but on the other hand it’s a truly unique camping experience that could create lasting memories.  Please feel free to leave a comment!

Deal or No Deal: Taking the Bus to Summerfest

July 1, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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A major consideration when going to Summerfest is transportation.  Driving your own vehicle offers the most flexibility, but it can be very expensive to park in the area surrounding the Summerfest grounds.  Parking in one of the official Summerfest lots will cost you $20.  There is limited parking in these lots, and if you don’t purchase parking in advance there may not be a spot for you when you arrive.  Parking is available at many other lots in the area.  Pricing varies by location and day, but typically will cost $10-$15 (or more) within a few blocks of Summerfest.  Free street parking is available, however it can be very difficult to find.  If you don’t mind walking, you can sometimes find a free spot on the east side of downtown. 

Bus Transportation to Summerfest

The Milwaukee County Transit System offers a convenient method of transportation to Summerfest.  Buses depart from 10 Milwaukee area Park & Ride lots and drop you off right at the gate.  At $6.50 per person, riding the bus to Summerfest isn’t cheap, but is it worth it?

For the convenience sake, we say yes! You might be able to save money by carpooling with several people, however in our opinion the cost of taking the bus beats the hassle of driving, finding a place to park, and then walking to Summerfest.

For more information about bus transportation to Summerfest, including information on the Ozaukee County Express service, visit the Milwaukee County Transit System website.  Coach USA offers roundtrip Summerfest bus service from Waukesha County for $10.  For more information, visit the Coach USA website

How do you get to Summerfest?  Leave a comment and let us know!

Deal or No Deal? Budget Cinemas

May 17, 2011 by · 7 Comments
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Budget Cinemas on Highway 100 in Greenfield has been a long time favorite of those looking to see a movie in the theater, but not wanting to pay full price. Budget Cinemas is often the last stop for movies before disappearing from the theaters and appearing on DVD.  The appeal of Budget Cinemas is the low ticket prices – $1 on Tuesdays and $2 every other day. 

Reviews for Budget Cinemas on Big Screen.com are mostly favorable.  Many reviewers have good things to say about the inexpensive ticket prices.  Frequent complaints seem to be about the cost of concessions and the overall condition of the building.    

At one point, developers wanted to tear down Budget Cinemas to build condos and stores.  The current economic environment has put those plans on hold for the time being

What do you think?  Have you been to Budget Cinemas recently?  Does the cheap ticket price alone make Budget a deal?  Does it matter to you that concessions are expensive and the theater isn’t as clean and modern as full priced theaters around town?  Please leave a comment and let us know whether or not you think seeing a movie at Budget Cinemas is a deal!

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