Consumer Expenditure Survey

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

Section 17 deals with expenditures for subscriptions, mail order clubs, season tickets to sporting and other events, reference books, recreational club memberships and shopping club memberships. This section also collects expenses for participation in sports, admissions to sporting or other events, and purchases of various entertainment items such as books, magazines, newspapers, music CDs or tapes, photographic film, and video tapes or DVDs.

Now I am going to ask about expenses for subscriptions, memberships, books, and entertainment. Please remember to include any payments you made online or had automatically deducted. Also, include any shipping and handling charges with the cost of any item that was shipped.

Since the first of reference month have you or any member of your household had any membership costs or other expenses related to any of the following?
Do not include contributions to or membership in religious, professional, business, or other tax deductible organizations.

* Read each item on list.

Since the first of reference month have you or any member of your household purchased any of the following items for your household or for someone outside your household?

* Read each item on list.

Have you purchased any –
* Read each item on list
* Report blank tapes, CDs, and DVD in Section 6B under item code 11

17. Photographic film or disposable cameras
18. Film processing or the printing of digital photography
19. Purchased music files, CDs, or records
20. Subscription music services such as Rhapsody or Pandora
21. Purchased video files, Blu-Ray discs, or DVDs
22. Rented video files or DVDs
23. Streaming video subscriptions
24. Purchased video games, not including computer games
25. Rented video games
26. Applications, games, or ringtones for a cellphone or mobile device not already reported
27. Online games or other internet entertainment sites
99. None/No more entries

* Ask if not apparent. Describe the item. [enter text] _____________________

What is the name of the golf courses or country clubs? [enter text] _____________________

What is the name of the health clubs, fitness centers, swimming pools, weight loss centers, or other sports and recreational organizations? [enter text] _____________________

What is the name of the vacation club? [enter text] _____________________

What is the name of the civic, service, fraternal, or other social organizations? [enter text] _____________________

What is the name of the credit card? [enter text] _____________________

What is the name of the discount club? [enter text] _____________________

What is the name of the dating services? [enter text] _____________________

Was this purchase for your household or someone outside your household?

In what month did you have this expense?

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

  13. Same amount each month

What was the total amount of this expense? / What is your monthly expense?
* Include ticket/admission service fees and surcharges.[enter value] _____________

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

  1. C
  2. Not combined

What other expense is the "item" combined with?

* Enter all that apply

Did you "purchase/pay for" any other "items from the above list"?

End of Section 17

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Last Modified Date: April 13, 2013

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