My frugal way of enjoying film entertainment is waiting for movies to become available On Demand via my cable company. Ideally, they are free, or at least heavily discounted from what I would pay in the theaters. However, sometimes I want to see a movie in a more traditional setting–as I did when I took my daughters to see “The Hunger Games” a few weeks ago. When I do go to the movies, I always try to see a showing earlier in the day, for matinee pricing. Plus, when purchasing tickets, I show my affinity card at the theater, which allows me to earn points towards free concession food or future free tickets.
Another way to be frugal when going to the movies is to buy tickets in advance at a bulk rate. Recently, there was an AMC Groupon that allowed you to do just that–buy a bunch of tickets at a discounted rate. And now there’s another deal that can help you with frugal film watching.
I just found out, through one of my affiliate networks, that Goldstar has a nationwide deal for Cinemark Theaters that allows you to buy four (4) tickets for only $30. That comes out to $7.50 each–cheaper than some matinee rates! It’s called the Cinemark Platinum Supersaver Movie Ticket Package.
Here’s the deal: you have between now and next week to purchase these Cinemark tickets through the Goldstar site–if you’ve never purchased from them, you’ll need to sign up, which is easy peasy–and then the discounted movie tickets will ship to you on May 25th, or right around Memorial Day weekend. You can use the tickets all summer long, as they have no expiration date.
The tickets are redeemable at any Cinemark Theatre location, including Cinemark, Century Theatres, Tinseltown and CinéArts. Here is a link that shows where Cinemark Theatre locations are. In the Philly area, your closest Cinemark Theater is in Somerdale, New Jersey, or in the Poconos–Stroudsburg, PA. However, if you will be traveling this summer to a location somewhere else that has Cinemark Theatres–and think you may want to catch a movie or two–you could bring these tickets along so you can see a film on the cheap during your vacation.