Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 17 - Subscriptions, Memberships, Books, and Entertainment Expenses

  1. Golf courses or country clubs
  2. Health clubs, fitness centers, swimming pools, weight loss centers, or other sports or recreational organizations
  3. Fees for participating in sports, including -
    bowlinggolf swimming tennis
    billiards biking hockey hunting and fishing licenses
    running racestriathlons
  4. Vacation clubs, including -
    Disney Vacation ClubRCIHilton Grand Vacations
  5. Civic, service, or fraternal organization
  6. Credit card membership fees
  7. Shopping club memberships including warehouse clubs like Sam's Club and discount memberships like Amazon Prime
  8. Direct or online dating services, including -
    Match.comeHarmony
  9. Single or season tickets to spectator sports events, including -
    baseballfootball hockey
    soccerauto racingbasketballtrack events
  10. Single or season tickets to plays, operas, or concerts
  11. Tickets to movies, parks, or museums, including -
    historic siteszoos national/state parksamusement parks
    Disney Worldwater parksIMAX
  12. Single copies of newspapers, magazines, or periodicals including digital
  13. Subscriptions to newspapers, magazines, or periodicals including digital
  14. Encyclopedias or other reference books, including -
    dictionaryatlas almanac
  15. Books purchased through a book club, including -
    Doubleday Book ClubChildren's Book-of-the-Month Audible.com Listener
  16. Books or digital books not purchased through a book club, including -
    hardcover paperbacksaudio booksdigital books
    Exclude reference books or school books
  17. Photographic film or disposable cameras, including -
    35 mm film single-use film cameras8 mm film
  18. Film processing or the printing of digital photography, including -
    digital photo processing video film processingphoto books from Shutterfly
  19. Purchased music files, CDs, or records, including -
    iTunesAmazon
    Do not include blank/recordable discs or tapes
  20. Subscription music services such as Rhapsody or Pandora, including -
    SpotifyLast.fm
  21. Purchased video files, Blu-Ray discs, or DVDs, including -
    iTunesAmazon Instant VideoUltraViolet
    Do not include blank/recordable discs or tapes
  22. Rented video files or DVDs, including -
    iTunesNetflixRedBox
    Do not include on-demand movies or pay-per-view paid through your TV service
  23. Streaming video subscriptions, including -
    Hula PLusNetflixMLB.TV
    Do not include on-demand movies or pay-per-view paid through your TV service
  24. Purchased video games, not including computer games, including -
    Nintendo gamesWii gamesXbox gamesPlayStation games
  25. Rented video games, including -
    GameFlyBlockbusterGamerang
  26. Applications, games, or ringtones for a cellphone or mobile device, not already reported, including -
    App StoreGoogle PlayAmazon App Store
  27. Online games or other internet entertainment sites
    Xbox Live

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Last Modified Date: April 12, 2013

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