How to save money on going to the movies
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From any search engine, if you type in “How to save money at the movies” your first 25 listings will have these 10 saving tips;
1. Eat First
2. Want Candy? Bring your own.
3. Join your Local Theater
4. Buy bulk tickets
5. Credit discounts
6. Buy at Costco
7. Wait until the Movie is out of theatres
8. Grab Group discounts
9. Divy up the snacks you do buy
10. Go to a 2nd tier theater
That’s the skinny from about 15 different bloggers, articles and websites and Google still has 900,000 entries to read through. Let start with the obvious ten and add a couple more that you may not know about.
Moviephone.com - offers discounts to their members, and membership is free. Also with this program (sign up via the internet) you get free passes to movie screenings at different locations in your area. That’s an opportunity to see a movie that isn’t released yet! You may also receive an opportunity to rate it for the box office, plus it’s an outing that creates memories.
Local street rags, by that I mean newspapers; I have the New Times here which is the local music, theater and art scene with a liberal political standpoint. It comes out every Thursday and I have found admissions to free events every week. We even scored free movie tickets to Rango, prior to release from the Tempe Rock Gym all we had to do was show up.
-Don’t forget 2$ movie theaters, the order for new releases is Opening day in major theaters, after about 6 weeks they move the movie to a 2nd rate theater, then it goes to Netflix, Red box, Amazon, etc. after which you can purchase the DVD at your local retailer.
Research your movie choices which would you prefer? Big theater, 2nd theater, Rental or wait to own; if you really are not sure you can always wait for the free listing through memberships like Amazon Prime or Netflix. The choice is up to you!
Know your 3D movie, sometimes movies are offered in 3D in order to jack up the price which is usually about 3 or 4$, not all movies are shot for 3D. Check your movie out at - RealorFake3D.com to see whether something was shot in 3D or retrofitted to save yourself the headache and some cash!
Do you have a credit card with Chase? They have some nice offers from time to time. Three months out of the year you get 5% cash back for any money spent at movie theaters. A great idea to time bulk ticket purchases and save even more money.
Here is a list of movie chains and their discounts
Regal Entertainment Group (Regal Cinemas, United Artists, Edwards Theatres)
Regal Crown Club - Regal Crown Club members earn rewards just for going to the movies. Use your credits to earn FREE popcorn, soft drinks, movies and more.
Gift Cards – Volume Discounts
E-gift Cards – Volume Discounts
Discount Movie Tickets – Buy in Bulk and save hundreds!
$5 Tuesdays and more
Check http://www.ravecinemas.com/promotions_bargaindays.aspx for more information
If you see a movie at AMC before Noon on any day, it's only $6. That's less than half of the regular ticket price. If it's 3D or IMAX, the regular added charge gets added to that. Not only is this a good way to save money, it's also the best time to see a movie - the auditoriums are quieter and it's less likely to fill up.
Some theaters also have special weekday pricing. Outside of big cities, matinee pricing is even more prevalent and extends throughout the afternoon, and that's at almost all theaters, not just AMC
AMC Stubs is an all-new program that we are offering to our guests as a way to reward them for going to AMC Theatres. It will replace the previous MovieWatcher® program and provide bigger, better and more exciting benefits than ever before.
- $10 AMC Stubs Reward for every $100 you spend
- Free upgrades on concessions anytime
- Online ticket purchase fees waived
- Access to your online ticket stub collection
AMC Stubs has an annual fee of $12 (that’s only $1 a month).
Bring Your Baby Matinees - First Tuesday of Every Month at Noon
· Student Day
If you’re a student, you can’t go wrong on Thursdays at select AMC theatres because you get a lower ticket price when you show a current high school or college ID. Make the smart choice and choose AMC every Thursday for Student Day and broaden your entertainment mind.
CineMark (Century Theatres, CineArts, &Tinsletown)
This chain offers amazing deals for the snack bar, tickets, discounts on Tuesdays and free coupons weekly! Sign up is a snap and free, if you have a local Cinemark Theater in your area I highly recommend this jewel for saving money at the movies.
· Discounted Tickets
· Discount Tickets : 7.50$ Platinum Tickets good for ANY movie, additional premiums may be applied for 3d or Imax which are priced higer than normal box office pricing.
· Discount Food : $6 each buy in bulk – Do you need the large size? Then get these great discounts which amount up 3$ in savings per visit to the snack counter.
· Weekly Email – Signu up Cinemark’s Weekly email, and enjoy FREE weekly Concession Coupons along with Featured Films, Events, Contests ad Special offers. First coupon the day you sign up!
· Seniors Day: Every Monday! Take your mom, dad or grandparents to a movie and they get a discounted price and YOU get valuable memories that you can’t put on a price tag.
· Discount Tuesday – All Films discounted, All Day Each Tuesday at Partcipating Theatres. Don’t need to go opening day or the opening week? Wait a little bit and see the same movie at a discounted rate! Doesn’t include 3d, Imax or Speical Engagements
· Early Bird – Special Discount Price for the First Matinee showtime of the the day! All MOVIES!
Learn more at http://www.cinemark.com
What about Harkins? If you live in Arizona, Texas, Colorado California or Oklahoma then you know Harkins is a family owned company that plays by their own rules. So what’s in it for you?
Even MORE discounts!
Students pay the same matinee price ALL Day - just show a student ID which can be from any college, university or primary education institution.
· Ultimate VIP Discount Tickets - -Perfect for employee incentives, customer appreciation or the ultimate moviegoer. Tickets are sold in bundles of 50 and do not expire. Cost : $375, price per movie at regular price $10.00 (non 3d or Imax , add 3.50)
· 375$ divided by 50 Tickets = 7.50$ per ticket
· Savings for 50 movies? = $125
· Classic VIP Discount Tickets - Perfect for employee incentives, customer appreciation or the ultimate moviegoer. Tickets are sold in bundles of 50 and do not expire
· Medium Popcorn Discount Value bundles
· And over 4 more discount pricing option for drinks, kids and more!
Great ways to enjoy the experience of movie going AND save you some money! Happy Watching!