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This is a list of vouchers, deals and offers on cinema tickets, updated daily.
We aim to ensure all vouchers can used by everyone but policies can change - check before you go. Thanks to all MoneySavers who spotted them (suggest other Cheap Cinema Tickets). See tips for safer online transactions.
Whether it's a retailer or restaurateur, airline or air-conditioner seller, computer shop or car rental company, there are always two main risks. Either it's a dodgy company, or it's a legit company that has financial problems and goes bust.
The aim of these tips is to help you minimise the risks.
Quite simply, its customers are immediately transformed into creditors. This hits hardest if you've ordered goods or tickets from them, and not had delivery, as then you become one of a line of people trying to get your money back out of the company's assets, and you usually get back much less than you paid in.
Even if you've had delivery, if the company you bought from goes under and there's a problem with the goods, it can mean you've no comeback.
While MoneySavingExpert.com endeavours to check deals are valid, we don't check companies ' finances. Even huge names like MFI and Woolies have folded, so it's very important you use the right strategies to stay protected where possible.
Pay by credit card for something over £100, and Section 75 laws supercharge your consumer rights.
Unlike debit cards, cheques or cash, pay in full or part (even just £1) on a credit card and by law the lender's jointly liable with the retailer.
This means you have exactly the same rights with the card company as you do with the retailer. So if it goes bust, you can simply take your complaints there instead and get money back if there's no delivery.
Yet it's important you ALWAYS REPAY IN FULL each month, so there's no interest cost. See the full Section 75 guide.
Section 75 doesn't apply to purchases under £100, but there's still an option which can help. It isn't a legal protection, just Visa, Mastercard and Amex's rules, but it's a good back-up.
Spend on a Visa, Mastercard or Amex credit card or any debit or charge card. If the goods don't appear, you can try to ask your bank/card provider to reclaim the cash from the seller's bank, so long as you complain within 120 days of realising there’s a problem. See the Chargeback guide for full details.
Bogus websites are often set up to cash in on popular products like Ugg boots and Tiffany necklaces, so be wary if it's an unfamiliar site. And don't think that because it appears on a reputable search engine, that makes it a reputable site - always check.
Most folk know to look for a security padlock on the bottom right of a website, but that doesn't mean the site's legit, just that payment's secure.
To find out who registered the site and when, search the Whois database. Reputable firms should also appear on the Companies House site, the UK Government's official companies register. Be very wary of businesses with just a PO Box or email address.
Study the site's worldwide web ranking on Alexa. Anything in the top 100,000 means it's reasonably big and a good, though not foolproof indication of legitimacy. Do a quick Google search for other shoppers' experiences.
Crucially, ensure your security's up-to-date - free software can be downloaded to your computer in about five minutes. Full details in the Free Antivirus Software guide.
Many people are surprised to learn you've MORE rights buying online (or by telephone/catalogue) due to the Distance Selling Regulations.
These give you a legal right to send most goods back within seven days for a full refund (including outward delivery costs), even if there's no fault. You'll usually need to pay for the return delivery. Read Consumer Rights for a full guide.
However, of course, this is balanced by the fact ordering online automatically means there's a time gap between ordering and delivering - when the company has your money. So if it goes bust during that time, the distance selling rights don't help.
Ultimately, there is always a risk that a company can go bust. If the above routes don't apply, then you have to make a decision about whether you're willing to take the risk of parting with your cash.
Don't be scared of this. Every day we all make transactions based on trust, and this is part of that, but do balance up the amount you're spending against the risk. Don't give large amounts of money to a company you're not sure about.
If you've used the comparison website Compare The Market during the past year, you can now get 2for1 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday for 12 months from the date you used the site to get a credit card, loan or insurance, or to switch your energy, broadband, TV or landline provider.
The offer expires 12 months after the date of your purchase or switch, not 12 months from when you activate it.
What do I get?
You're entitled to one voucher per week (so you can't go both days) and to get it you can either download the Meerkat Movies app (iPhone and Android only) or log in at the website. You can then simply print the code or show it on your smartphone at the box office.
If you fancy an IMAX screening, want to upgrade to premium seats or see a 3D film, you'll be asked to pay the price difference between this and a standard cinema ticket.
Where can I use it?
Like the extremely popular Orange Wednesdays (which ended shortly before Meerkat Movies launched), it's valid at most cinemas across the UK - independents as well as the big chains (eg, Cineworld, Odeon and Vue) - but not all of them. If in doubt, just check with your local cinema before turning up.
Is there a catch?
At the moment, it's only available to existing Compare The Market customers. This means anyone who purchased one of the qualifying products (see 'more info') during the 12 months up to Thu 19 Mar 2015. From Fri 3 Apr, it will also be available to new Compare The Market customers.
Important: 2for1 cinema tickets should never be your reason for choosing a product like insurance. Use other sites to check it's a good deal and don't be swayed by freebies that could end up costing you a lot more in the long run.
To qualify for Meerkat Movies membership, you need to purchase one of the following products via Compare The Market: car, motorcycle, home, van, pet, landlord, life, home/content or travel insurance. You can also qualify by taking out a credit card or loan or switch energy, digital TV or broadband supplier.
You can only hold one Meerkat Movies membership in any 12-month period, but if you purchase a second product whilst you have an active Meerkat Movies membership you can choose to claim a cuddly toy instead.
You can get five Odeon cinema tickets for £24.99 (plus £2.95 delivery), online at Odeon until Thu 2 Apr, for 13 selected award-nominated films. Better still, you don't have to use them in one go and they can be used by different people – so they're great for a family outing.
Which films can you see with the tickets?
Boyhood, Gone Girl, Interstellar, Mr Turner, The Imitation Game, Unbroken, Exodus, The Theory of Everything, Birdman, Foxcatcher, Wild, Whiplash, Selma.
Before you buy, is it worth it for you?
Full-price on-the-door tickets usually cost £4-£16. As this offer gets tickets for £5.60 each, that means it usually works out cheaper, providing you will use all the tickets before the date runs out. But beware, a few Odeons do have cheaper tickets for specialist showings, so check prices at your local cinema before buying this deal.
If you’re not planning on visiting a London cinema and don’t fancy any of the 13 selected films, Mighty Deals is currently offering £5 Odeon cinema tickets.
Odeon says the packs are available while stocks last. We've asked how many are left in stock, but it hasn't got back to us yet. It's possible they could sell out before the deal is due to end, so go quick if you want one.
The tickets are valid at all Odeon cinemas in the UK, except the Lounge at Whiteleys and the BFI IMAX.
Keep your nippers (and yourself) amused on weekend and school holiday mornings with Movies For Juniors kids’ films at Cineworld. It’s £1.58 per showing, per person (if booked online with a myCineworld account, or £1.75 if bought at cinema box office) for both adults and sprogs.
What is myCineworld?
myCineworld is a free online account that gives you access to Cineworld deals (including 10% off online bookings), forthcoming offers, faster booking and a newsletter (if you opt in). To get it, simply register online. It’s totally free.
3D films are more expensive though - £2.92 per person (if booked online with myCineworld, or £3.25 if bought at the cinema). Remember the glasses aren’t included, so unless you have some already, it’s £1 each on top of the ticket.
It’s available on selected films only and will vary per cinema. See website for current listings.
Although the films on offer aren’t the latest movies, kids’ tickets usually cost upwards of £7, so this is a decent saving. See full listings and cinema details for more info.
We looked at the other major cinemas and found this deal to be cheapest out there for kids - see Cheap Cinema Tickets for Vue and Odeon offers.
Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!
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