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


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.

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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.

Vue logoVue Cinemas armed forces discount15%-20% discount using MoD card


At Vue Cinemas across the UK military personnel can show a Defence Privilege Card or MoD service ID to get up to 20% off a cinema ticket.

Discounts range from 15%-20% and this is dependent on location. The discount is valid seven days a week on all films. Tickets must be purchased from the box office, not online.

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Valid for the cardholder’s ticket only. So if you are in the armed forces and buying tickets for others, only yours will be discounted.

Expired Deals

Vue logoVue Cinemas 2for1 Wednesdays2for1 tickets for Orange/EE customers every Wed in March


For years the Orange/EE Wednesdays promotion has offered 2for1 cinema tickets to its customers on Wednesdays. This ended on Wed 25 Feb, but Vue Cinemas is offering 2for1 cinema tickets every Wednesday in March for Orange/EE mobile or broadband customers. The offer is available at most Vue cinemas - see 'more info' for exclusions.

Either text ‘2for1′ and your email address to 51055, or go online to Vue and fill in your details. You’ll be sent a unique code to use when buying tickets online or at the cinema box office. Texts will cost your standard network rate. 

Vue says the offer is only for Orange/EE mobile or broadband customers, but we have heard reports from people on other networks who have managed to get the code. This is likely to breach the terms and conditions of the offer however.

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The code is valid on standard 2D screenings but you can pay the additional cost to upgrade to a 3D screening or VIP seats. You’ll need to buy tickets on the Wednesday of your visit, as you can’t use this code to buy them in advance. 

By applying for the code, you’ll be opting in to be sent marketing emails and texts. Vue says you can opt out of these by texting ‘STOP’ to 51055, which is also charged at your standard network rate. 

Leamington Spa, Gateshead, York and Cramlington cinemas are excluded.

This usually works out as a pretty good deal if you’re buying two tickets at the same price, as you’re effectively getting 50% off. Remember though, you may be able to save more with other cinema deals, so always check our Cheap Cinema Tickets guide first.

Odeon logoOdeon 2for1 Wednesdays2for1 cinema tickets every Wed until 18 March


The Orange/EE Wednesdays 2for1 promotion ended on Wed 25 Feb, but Odeon is now offering EVERYONE 2for1 cinema tickets every Wednesday until Wed 18 Mar. The offer is available at most Odeon cinemas - see 'more info' for exclusions.

Just go online to Odeon and fill in your details. You’ll be sent a voucher via email with a barcode to print off or show on your smartphone when buying tickets at the cinema box office. You can't use it for online bookings.

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The voucher is valid on standard 2D screenings but you can pay the additional cost to upgrade to 3D films, IMAX, ISENSE, gallery screenings and premier seats.

The voucher can't be used with any other offers including Times Plus 241, Silver Cinema 241, Groupon codes, Tesco Clubcard vouchers, and Odeon Premiere Club Film Fan Days. It's also not valid for tickets paid for with Odeon points.

The Lounge at Whiteleys and BFI IMAX are excluded. The voucher can't be used for special viewings such as family tickets, Odeon Silver Cinema, OdeonKids, Odeon Plus, Odeon Screen Unseen, premieres, films in the morning, special events or events not open to the public.

This usually works out as a pretty good deal if you’re buying two tickets at the same price, as you’re effectively getting 50% off. Remember though, you may be able to save more with other cinema deals, so always check our Cheap Cinema Tickets guide first.

Nectar logoNow on! Nectar points double exchange1,000 pts gets £10 restaurant voucher or £20 theme park vch


Usually, 1,000 Nectar points get you £5 off shopping at Sainsbury's, Argos, Homebase and a few other retailers. But you can now get double the value at certain restaurants, cinemas and swimming pools, or 4x the value at participating theme parks.

So 1,000 points becomes £10 to use at Bella Italia, Strada, etc, or £20 to spend at Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and more (see below for the full list). It's worth noting the double-up vouchers cannot be used in-store at Sainsbury's.

Nectar rarely offers ways to boost its points. Here's how to max their value:

  1. First, see the Nectar Double Value page for a list of participating chains.
  2. You can then exchange points for vouchers at the customer service desk in any larger Sainsbury's store (not Local or convenience branches), any time until Tue 13 Aug, which must be redeemed at your chosen venue by Mon 30 Sep (T&Cs vary for different stores – full info below).
  3. If you're after a theme park ticket, then at the Sainsbury's store, tell staff you'd like to redeem your points for a Merlin Entertainment voucher (it's worth 4x the usual value) and then just take it to your chosen participating theme park. The voucher value will be deducted from the price on the gate.
MSE Paloma says:

This is the best way to spend your Nectar points - especially if you've already got a stash, as you're getting twice or quadruple the value.

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Valid at these venues only:
  • Strada, Café Rouge and Bella Italia (multiple exchange vouchers can be used in one transaction and with gift cards/vouchers but not any other offer, discount or coupons, bank holidays, in Center Parcs, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the O2 or Express sites such as Euston Station. Max eight people per table).

  • Vue cinemas (multiple exchange vouchers can be used to buy tickets, upgrades, snacks and drinks. Not valid with any other offer, promotion or advance bookings, either online or call centre bookings).

  • Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park and Legoland Windsor (one voucher per ticket, per person and max value per ticket is £40. Excludes music events, concerts and can't be used with any other offer, concessions, online and call centre booking).

  • Madame Tussauds and Warwick Castle (one voucher per ticket, per person and max. voucher value is £30. Excludes music events, concerts and secondary attractions at Warwick Castle. Can't be used with any other offer, concession, online or call centre booking).

  • Sealife Centres and Sanctuaries and The Dungeons (one voucher per ticket and max voucher value is £20).

  • Nectar Swim pools nationwide (vouchers can't be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or discount rate unless otherwise stated).

Vue logo2for1 cinema tickets to Iron Man 3 at VueValid on 2D and 3D screenings when you sign up or sign in

Register or sign into Vue cinemas to get a 2for1 voucher for Iron Man 3 valid any day, anytime (subject to availability) till Wed 19 Jun, including Father's Day. It's valid on 2D and 3D screenings at participating cinemas (we've not been able to get a full list but have been told it's nationwide, but it's best to call your local to check).
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The screening is classed as 12A so 12-year-olds can go as long as they're accompanied by an adult. Only valid for standard seating and excludes special viewings. It's not valid for online or advanced bookings, only in person for the screening on the same day. Both tickets must be for the same screening.
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