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Sweet Sundays logo'Free' cinema ticket via £4.50 of sweetsLook out for special packs of M&M's, Maltesers & more

Sundays

You can get a 'free' cinema ticket on Sundays at participating cinemas (including Cineworld and some independent cinemas, but excluding Odeon and Vue - see the full exclusions), when you buy promotional chocolate pouches before Thu 13 Oct.

The bags include M&M's, Maltesers, Minstrels, Galaxy Counters and Revels (see the full choice of sweets). You need to buy six small pouches (100-165g) or three large pouches (184-300g) to get the 'free' ticket. Make sure they have the Sweet Sundays promotion on them.

This is a good deal if you're buying the sweets anyway and the cinema ticket normally costs £10ish, but it's not worth it for cheaper cinema tickets.

Where can I buy the Sweet Sundays pouches?

You can buy the promotional chocolate pouches at most major supermarkets, but to make the most of this deal, it's best to buy them when they're on offer, or at the lowest price available.

The cheapest we've found the large pouches is £1.50 at Asda (standard price) and on offer for £1.50 at Morrisons until Sun 4 Sep (norm £2.97, next cheapest is £2 at Sainsbury's). The standard price for the smaller pouches is £1 at Asda (£1.50 in most other supermarkets).

So if you can find the larger promotional packs in your local Asda or Morrisons, you could effectively buy your cinema snacks for £4.50 and get your ticket for 'free' - normally £10ish at most cinemas (up to £14ish in London).

How do I get the 'free' ticket?

  1. Make sure you have enough promo packs of sweets (see the picture for what to look out for).
  2. Find the code at the bottom of each bag.
  3. Register online at Sweet Sundays and enter your codes - large bags get two points, small bags get one point. You need six points for a free ticket. Look at the back of the pack to see how many points you'll get.
  4. Find your nearest participating cinema (incl Cineworld, Empire, Showcase and Reel Cinemas. See the full list).
  5. Cineworld cinemas will send vouchers by email. All other cinemas will be sent by post, which can take up to two weeks. 
  6. The vouchers can be used on any 2D film at participating cinemas, every Sunday until 11.59pm on Sun 6 Nov. Cineworld vouchers can be redeemed online or in a cinema, all other cinema vouchers can only be redeemed at the cinema box office.
More info

Valid on 2D screenings on Sundays only. Max two free cinema tickets per person. Excludes advance screenings, premieres, 3D films, previews and premium seats. Can't be used with any other offer.

You can upgrade your ticket at Cineworld or Showcase cinemas for 3D, 4DX, Superscreen, IMAX, Dbox and Star Seating, but you'll need to pay a fee at the box office.

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Cineworld logoCineworld Unlimited for £17.40/monthVia 12-month subscription. £19.90/mth for London's West End

£208.80/year

If you sign up online for Cineworld's Unlimited Card for £17.40/month you can watch as many films as you want (it's £19.90 if you want to visit London's West End cinema too). 

This card should save you money if you normally see more than one film at the cinema a month. You'll also get 10% off food and drink.

Important: If you choose to pay monthly, you'll be signing up to a minimum 12-month subscription. If you don't want to continue after the 12 months is up, make sure you mark it in your diary to cancel.

You can also pay a one-off fee of £208.80 for 12 months, which works out the same as paying £17.40/month for 12 months. This could work out better for you if you'd prefer not to sign up to a subscription. 

If you collect Tesco Clubcard vouchers, you can exchange them for a 12-month Unlimited Card. See our Deals Hunters' blog to find out how.

Cineworld logoCineworld £1.80/£2 films for kidsVia free myCineworld account. School holidays & weekends

Mornings

Keep your nippers (and yourself) amused on weekend and school holiday mornings with Movies For Juniors kids’ films at Cineworld. It’s £1.80 per showing, per person if you book online with a myCineworld account, or £2 if bought at the 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 - £3.15 per person (if booked online with myCineworld, or £3.50 if bought at the cinema). 

The offer's available on selected films only and will vary per cinema. See website for current listings.

MSE Anna says:

Although the films on offer aren’t the latest movies, kids’ tickets usually cost upwards of £7, so this is a decent saving.

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.

More info

Adults can't get this offer unless they are accompanied by a child. A child is classified as aged 14 or under, though films are aimed at under eight audiences. 

Meerkat Movies logoMeerkat Movies - 2for1 cinema ticketsYear's 2for1 from £2ish. New & existing customers

Tue/Wed

If you use the comparison website Compare The Market, or if you’ve used it during the past year, you can get 2for1 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday for 12 months from the date you use the site to get a credit card, loan or insurance, or 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. Please note: activation can take at least 48 hours, so you’ll have to be patient.

How much do I have to spend?

Compare The Market isn’t always the cheapest place to buy insurance (see our insurance guides for the top deals), but you can get Meerkat Movies by spending as little as £2ish on a single-trip travel insurance policy for one person travelling within the UK. For more on this trick, read our Deals Hunters blog.

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 - the big chains (eg, Cineworld, Odeon and Vue) as well as lots of independents - but not all of them. If in doubt, check with your local cinema before turning up.

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.

More info

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.

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Cineworld logoCineworld: MoneySaving tips & tricksIncl student discount and O2 Priority deals

Ongoing

There are always ways to save money at Cineworld, so even if there isn’t a cracking deal out there that works for you, don’t assume you can’t cut your costs further.

Ways to save include:

  • Student discount. Cineworld says it offers a student discount at selected times - check online or call your nearest cinema to find out when you can get it. You'll need to show a valid NUS student ID.

  • Up to 40% off ticket prices with Tastecard+. Members of Tastecard+ can get up to 40% off at Cineworld. This is a decent saving if you're already a member, but if you're thinking of signing up, check first if it's worth it for you. See our Tastecard page for deals.

  • O2 Priority. O2 Priority sometimes offers deals for cinemas, such as discounts on tickets or free popcorn. Even if you're not on O2, you may be able to get a Cineworld deal - see our O2 Priority Moments for Everyone! guide to find out how.

  • Check out Odeon, Vue and any other major cinemas. If you're able to visit another cinema near you, check out our Cheap Cinema Deals page for deals from other cinema chains, as they may have better offers.

  • Had a problem with Cineworld? There’s a free online tool you can use to complain – it helps draft, manage and if necessary escalate your complaint. It’s offered by a firm called Resolver, which we like so much we work with it to help people get complaints justice – you can use it to complain to Cineworld*.

If you spot any hot deals out there we have missed (we are human after all!), please let us know. Email us at msedeals@moneysavingexpert.com or via MSE Facebook and Twitter @MSE_Deals.

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Cineworld logo2 'free' cinema tickets for cleaning your looBy buying £3.60ish of cleaning products at Tesco

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Yes, that's right. We've lifted the lid on a blockbuster deal for a 'free' night at the movies just for cleaning your loo. We've flushed out everything you need to know below...

If you buy any three Airwick, Dettol, Finish or Vanish products online at Tesco or in a store (find your nearest*) before Tue 19 July, you can get two free Cineworld tickets.

The cheapest product we found included in the promo is Airwick air freshener (240ml). They’re £1.20 each, which means a £3.60 outlay would bag you two free tickets for a 2D movie at participating cinemas (see the full T&Cs).

Alternatively, you can pick up Dettol surface cleaner 500ml (for your loo) for £1.50 each, making it £4.50 for three – though you can mix and match with other items. It’s likely most of the cleaning products included in the deal would be part of your weekly shop anyway, so effectively, you could get two free cinema tickets without spending any additional money.  

If you're ordering online, there’s a minimum order of £40 and delivery’s from £1 to £7, but you'll avoid this if you purchase in store.

How do I get my free Cineworld tickets?

1. First purchase any three qualifying products at Tesco (see the full list*).

2. Once you have your shopping, enter your details online before 11.59pm on Thu 25 Aug. If you shopped in store, you'll need to take a photo of your receipt and upload. You don't need a clubcard to claim this offer

3. You’ll be emailed a code within 14 days which you need to enter online at Cineworld (50p booking fee) or show the code at the box office before Fri 25 Nov in exchange for your free tickets.

Are there any restrictions?

Each Cineworld code can be exchanged for two adult or child tickets for a 2D movie only (others incur a surcharge).

All Cineworld cinemas are included, but Picture House cinemas and The Screening Rooms Cheltenham are excluded. We’ve asked Tesco and Cineworld if there are any further restrictions, but both have yet to confirm – we’ll update here when we know more.

We spoke to our local Cineworld and it told us there are no further exclusions, but it would be worth calling your local cinema to check before making a purchase.

How much can I save?

Adult tickets at Cineworld range from about £9-14 (more expensive in London), while child tickets range from £6-10. Two adult cinema tickets for the new movie Nice Guys would cost you £24.62 in the Cineworld closest to MSE Towers, so with this deal you save about 85% on the price - including the price of the cleaning products.

You are allowed to redeem two free tickets per email address per day, so if you’re a regular cinema-goer it might be worth stocking up on those cleaning products you’d use anyway.

Getting two of these tickets even after buying cleaning products makes it cheaper than the Meerkat Movies 2for1 deal. And of course, it’ll leave your loo smelling fresh as an added bonus.

Topcashback logo'Free' up to £10 cinema ticket, incl Star Wars*Via cashback. New Topcashback members only

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New Topcashback* members can get up to £10 cashback when buying any cinema ticket, including new Star Wars film The Force Awakens, until 11.59pm on Sun 27 Dec.

As you can get cinema tickets from £4ish depending on the cinema and the time you go, this makes your ticket essentially 'free' as you get what you paid, as long as you don't spend over £10.

There are 2,500 redemptions available, so go quickly if you want this deal.

Here's how to get this deal:Star Wars

1. Create a Topcashback* account. You'll be automatically opted in to receive marketing emails, but Topcashback says you can unsubscribe at any time.

2. Once you are a member, buy a cinema ticket from any UK cinema (the maximum you'll get back is £10).

3. You can either upload the receipt via the Topcashback* website, or with the Topcashback app*. Just go to 'in store' offers, find the 'free cinema ticket new member deal' and select 'take a photo' to upload your receipt. Date and time of purchase, retailer name, item purchased and receipt number must all be visible.  

Topcashback says it could take up to seven days for the cashback to appear in your account as pending, and then up to 30 days for it to be ready to be withdrawn. 

See the Top Cashback Sites guide for full details on how these sites work.

Get two tickets for 'free' via Meerkat Movies

This deal will work alongside the Meerkat Movies 2for1 tickets offer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (see our Deals Hunters blog for details), so you could potentially get the ticket you pay for 'free' after cashback. We’ve checked with Topcashback and it’s confirmed this is legit.

Topcashback logo'Free' up to £12 cinema ticket, incl Spectre*Via cashback. New Topcashback users only

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New Topcashback* members can get up to £12 cashback when buying any cinema ticket, including new James Bond film Spectre, until 11.59pm on Sun 8 Nov.

As you can get cinema tickets from £4ish depending on the cinema and the time you go, this makes your ticket essentially 'free' as you get what you paid, as long as you don't spend over £12.

There are 2,500 redemptions available, so go quickly if you want this deal.

Here's how to get this deal:James Bond

1. Create a Topcashback* account. You'll be automatically opted in to receive marketing emails, but Topcashback says you can unsubscribe at any time.

2. Once you are a member, buy a cinema ticket from any UK cinema (the maximum you'll get back is £12).

3. You can either upload the receipt via the Topcashback* website, or with the Topcashback app*. Just go to 'in store' offers, find the 'free cinema ticket new member deal' and select 'take a photo' to upload your receipt. Date and time of purchase, retailer name, item purchased and receipt number must all be visible.  

Topcashback says it could take up to seven days for the cashback to appear in your account as pending, and then up to 30 days for it to be ready to be withdrawn. 

See the Top Cashback Sites guide for full details on how these sites work.

Get two tickets for 'free' via Meerkat Movies

This deal will work alongside the Meerkat Movies 2for1 tickets offer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (see our Deals Hunters blog for details), so you could potentially get the ticket you pay for 'free' after cashback. We’ve checked with Topcashback and it’s confirmed this is legit.

Sweet Sundays logo'Free' Sunday cinema ticket when you buy £4 of sweetsLook out for special packs of Revels, M&M's, Maltesers & more

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You can get a 'free' cinema ticket on Sundays at participating cinemas (including Cineworld and some independent cinemas, but excluding Odeon and Vue - see the full list), when you buy promotional chocolate pouches before 14 Oct 2015.

The bags include M&M's, Maltesers, Minstrels, Galaxy Counters and Revels (see the full list). You need to buy four small pouches or two large pouches to get the 'free' ticket. Make sure they have the Sweet Sundays promotion on them.

Where can I buy the Sweet Sundays pouches?

You can buy the promotional chocolate pouches at most major supermarkets, but to make the most of this deal, it's best to buy them when they're on offer, or at the lowest price available. The cheapest we've found the large pouches is £1.80 at Asda (next cheapest is £2.50 at Sainsbury's). The smaller pouches are on offer for £1 (norm £2.09) at Asda until Fri 17 Jul.

So if you can find the promotional packs in your local Asda, you'd effectively be buying your cinema snacks for £3.60-£4 and getting your ticket, which can cost up to £10, for 'free'.

How do I get the 'free' ticket?

  1. Make sure you have enough promo packs of sweets (see the picture on the right for what to look out for).
  2. Find the codes at the bottom of the bags.
  3. Register online at Sweet Sundays and enter the codes.
  4. Find your nearest participating cinema (incl Cineworld, Showcase and Reel Cinemas. See the full list).
  5. Cineworld cinemas will send vouchers by email. All other cinemas will be sent by post, which can take up to two weeks. 
  6. The vouchers can be used on 2D films at participating cinemas, every Sunday until 1 Nov 2015.

 

How good is this deal?

If you're able to buy the promotional packs for £4ish you could make a decent saving with this deal, depending on ticket prices at your local cinema. Buying four small pouches would cost you £8ish at full-price, so it's only worth doing if your tickets normally cost more (unless you were planning to buy the chocolate anyway).

More info

Valid on 2D screenings on Sundays only. Max two free cinema tickets per person. Tickets must be used by 1 Nov 2015. 13+ only. Excludes premieres, 3D films, previews and premium seats. Can't be used with any other offer.

Cineworld logo'Free' cinema ticket when you buy £1.60 of Tic TacsLook out for special 'Happy Rewards' packs of sweets

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You can get a 'free' cinema ticket for any 2D film at any Cineworld when you buy promotional Tic Tacs before Wed 30 Sep. Do note, you won’t be able to instantly claim the tickets. 

What Tic Tacs should I buy to claim the ‘free’ tickets?

  • You need to buy four small 18g boxes (see image, below) or two large 48g promo boxes.
  • Then enter the codes found on the pack online to get the 'free' ticket, just make sure they have the Happy Rewards promotion on them. It's one 'free' Cineworld ticket per over 16 (find your nearest).
  • The flavours with promotional branding include: fresh mint, strawberry fields, apple burst, spearmint twist, cherry passion and lime and orange.

Where can I buy the Happy Rewards Tic Tacs?

  • You can get the promotional boxes at most major supermarkets,
  • Asda has a three for £1 offer on 18g Tic Tacs running until at least the end of the year - you'll have to buy a fourth (60p each) to get a free ticket for £1.60.
  • Tesco is running a similar offer of three for £1.20 until Sat 3 Oct, so with the fourth box at 60p you’ll pay £1.80 per ticket - a great saving as cinema tickets can cost up to £10.

How do I get the 'free' ticket?

  1. Find the pack codes behind the label and register them online at Happy Rewards to get your reward points. You can only enter one code per person, per day, so this deal isn’t instant.
  2. Once you've four points (one per small box, two for a large), click 'claim' a free cinema ticket. A Cineworld eCode will appear immediately.
  3. Show the eCode within three months at the box office or you can book online (there's a 50p fee).

 

How good is this deal?

Even if you're unable to buy the promotional packs for £1.60ish, they’re normally about 60p each which means each ticket will cost you £2.40 - still a decent saving on the cost of an adult ticket, which is normally up to £10. Just remember you can only enter one pack code per day on the website, so you will need to plan in advance of your cinema visit as this will take 2-4 days.

If you're planning to go with friends or family, they'll each need their own account and promotional boxes of Tic Tac sweets to redeem the offer. If your kids are under 16 they won't be able to register or collect codes, so check out our family friendly cheap cinema deals instead to see if there's a deal for your little ones, too.

More info

Not valid for 4DX, D-Box, IMAX, Super screen or Alternative Content, special Unlimited screenings, VIP/premium seating or redemption via telephone booking. eCode is valid for three months from date of issue and can't be used with any other offer.

If you want to upgrade to see a 3D film, it's £2.20 per adult and £1.60 per child extra.

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Below are today's top Cineworld vouchers, fully checked and verified by the MSE Deals team. Cineworld Unlimited offers cardholders unlimited movie screenings and 10% off all in-cinema food and drink purchases from £16.90 per month. New Cineworld voucher codes are available regularly, so make sure to keep an eye on this page and follow us on Twitter @MSE_Deals and Facebook for all the latest promotions.