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The Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card allows people who are registered blind, or who receive some disability allowances one free ticket for a person to accompanying them to the cinema.

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Carers get 2for1 cinema tickets with a CEA cardBuy one, get one free for the person you care for

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Carers and the person they care for can get 2for1 cinema tickets at 500+ cinemas nationwide with the CEA card. The card costs £5.50, and is valid for as many films as you like for one year. See 'More info' for how to apply for the card.
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The person being cared for must apply, and to be in be in receipt of either Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Armed Forces Independence Payment or be registered blind.

Fill out the CEA card application form and post it together with a passport-sized photo, proof of eligibility (examples given on application form) and £5.50 (cheque or postal order - no cash). Alternatively, pick up an application from participating national cinema chains.

It will take roughly three weeks to receive the card. Then you can check for your nearest participating cinema and simply show the CEA card at the box office when you go. The person in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or who is registered blind must buy one full price ticket, enabling their carer (who can be a parent, family member, friend, care worker etc.) to get in for free.

Section 75 Free protection for all shopping!

There's a secret phrase that turns any credit card into a financial self-defence superhero. "Section 75" laws means your plastic must protect anything you buy over £100 for free, so if there's a problem or the company goes bust you can still get your money back.

Although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards there is something else to fall back on if you paid on a Visa debit or electron card, or Visa credit card under £100 (otherwise go for Section 75). Known as Visa Chargeback, this is part of Visa's internal rules and not a legal requirement. Full details of Section 75, chargeback and how to claim in the Section 75 Refunds guide.

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