2014 Funsavers Package Deals offer Discounts on Season Tickets & Memberships

Get up to half-off the best of Philly Theaters, Museums, Aquariums and Music

Philadelphia, PA, September 3, 2014 – Phillyfunguide today launched the Fall 2014 edition of its popular Funsavers Package Deals promotion. Consumers can save up to 50% on multi-ticket packs, memberships and subscriptions to the best of Philly’s music, museums, theaters and attractions. Over 30 deals are available at Phillyfunguide.com.

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“Thanks to Funsavers Package Deals, family trips to attractions like Adventure Aquarium and The Franklin Institute don’t have to be just a one-time treat,” says Cultural Alliance VP of Marketing and Communications John McInerney. “We’re thrilled to partner with so many organizations to offer these unique savings to our loyal Funsavers subscribers, as well as new families and arts lovers who may be learning about Phillyfunguide and Funsavers for the first time.”

Purchasing memberships to your children's favorite cultural attraction can add up to big savings. This year, The Franklin Institute is offering Dual Memberships at 35% off, which include unlimited admission to the museum, Fels Planetarium and SkyBike, plus exclusively discounted admission to ticketed traveling exhibitions, Tuttleman IMAXÆ films and more. Adventure Aquarium is also offering deep discounts, with a Package Deal for 30% off their popular Family Explorer Plus Annual Pass, which provides perks including unlimited admission for 2 adults, up to 4 children and 2 guests with each visit.

Theatre lovers also score big, with discounts on subscriptions to Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Act II Playhouse, 1812 Productions and more. Many theatre packages even include perks beyond just tickets: For example, the Package Deal for Annual Membership with FringeArts includes 30% off 2014 Fringe Festival shows and all year-round shows; 50% off select performances; priority access to tickets and seats; admission to artist receptions; and food/drink specials at La Peg, the new restaurant at FringeArts. In total, 19 theatre Package Deals are offered, from blockbuster companies to neighborhood and alternative theaters.

Frequent museum visitors can get Package Deals on discount memberships to top Philadelphia institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, Independence Seaport Museum, and Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Thanks to Package Deals memberships, repeat visits to your favorite museums are more affordable than ever.

Music lovers are covered as well, from tastes in opera to indie rock. Opera Philadelphia is offering 35% off subscriptions to its Friday series at the Academy of Music for the company’s 40th Anniversary Season, and local radio favorite WXPN is offering 50% off one year of membership, which includes a free Live at the World Cafe CD.

“Funsavers Package Deals make season tickets, memberships and subscriptions a lot more accessible,” says Cultural Alliance Interim Executive Director Michael Norris. “For the cultural community, it’s a win-win: They get to give something back to the community in the form of these exclusive offers, and in turn new audiences and cultural enthusiasts are introduced to their organization.”

The Funsavers Package Deals promotion runs on Phillyfunguide through September 24, 2014.

About Funsavers
Part of Phillyfunguide, Funsavers is Philadelphia’s most successful discount ticket program. Every Thursday Funsavers emails subscribers up to 35 half-price offers to a wide range of performances from the best in Theater, Music, Dance, Museum exhibitions, and more. Offers are also available online at phillyfunguide.com/funsavers.

Unlike other discount programs, Funsavers (and Phillyfunguide) are a collaborative effort of the entire cultural community, managed by the nonprofit Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. All ticket fees go toward maintaining Funsavers, Phillyfunguide, and other programs that make arts and cultural more accessible to the residents of the Philadelphia region.

The economic success of the program has been significant. Last year, over 37,000 tickets were sold, helping to fill seats that might otherwise have been empty. Participating organizations also benefited immensely with discount ticket sales generating more than $689,000 in revenue.

About the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Established in 1972, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is the region’s leading arts and cultural advocacy, research and marketing organization. Our mission is to “lead, strengthen and give voice to a diverse cultural sector that is making Philadelphia a world-class region to live, work, and play.” Our membership includes over 400 organizations ranging from museums and dance companies to community art centers, historic sites, music ensembles and zoos. Our members, as well as the cultural community as a whole, count on the Alliance for signature research reports on the health and growth of the sector; grantmaking in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the arts; robust professional development and membership services; marketing and audience development through our signature consumer marketing programs, Phillyfunguide.com and Funsavers; and leadership in policy and community engagement through our GroundSwell advocacy initiative and STAMP teen program. For more information on the Cultural Alliance, please visit www.philaculture.org.