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Consumer Expenditure Surveys

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


  1. Subscriptions to newspapers, magazines or periodicals. Include online subscriptions
  2. Books purchased from book club
  3. Season tickets to theater, concert series, opera, other musical series, or amusement parks
  4. Season tickets to sporting events
  5. Encyclopedias or other sets of reference books
  6. Golf courses, country clubs, and other social organizations
  7. Health clubs, fitness centers, swimming pools, weight loss centers, or other sports and recreational organizations
  8. Civic, service, or fraternal organization
  9. Credit card membership fees
  10. Shopping club memberships such as COSTCO and Sam's Club
  11. Global positioning services, or GPS, such as Onstar
  12. Direct or online dating services

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Last Modified Date: November 8, 2007