Published on February 19th, 2011 | by Pete0
Top Tip: Cinema Bargains
I don’t know about you, but I love a trip to the big screen. If you are also a bit of a movie lover, it can be an expensive business trying to catch all the movies you want to see. My local cinema costs about £6, and that is pretty cheap nowadays. Luckily I have a cinema card, which entitles me to see as many films as I want, for £13.50 a month! How can you avoid paying full price to see the films you want to see at the cinema? Here are a few money saving techniques:
1. Orange Wednesdays
I have been taking advantage of this for years, even though I haven’t always been an Orange customer. If you are an Orange customer, text ‘film’ to the number 241, and you will receive a text message containing a code. Simply show this code when you purchase 1 ticket, and you will get a second ticket free. If you are not an Orange customer, than ask a friend who is to follow the above process, and forward you the Orange reply text. No-one will ask if you are an Orange customer when you present them with the code they need to give you the free ticket.
2. Register for a free trial with Lovefilm.com
This helps in 2 ways. Firstly you can get free movies on DVD for a month (remember to cancel before the end of the 30 day trail or you will be charged). Secondly, if you sign up through certain links (Moneysupermarket.com) you will be awarded 2 free cinema tickets for cinema chains such as Cineworld, Odean and Vue.
3. Cheaper tickets for teenagers and carers
There are a number of discounted tickets available. Vue offer children’s tickets for £1 some weekends, and at half term. You can also get Teenscreen tickets for £2, as well as 2 for 1 tickets for carers.
So, there we have it. A few quick ways to help make the cinema experience cheaper, although you may still end up spending far too much on sweets and popcorn! Enjoy…