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Vue logoVue weekend/school holiday £1.99 ticketsWeekend & school holiday mornings

Kids' deal
Children aged between 2-12 can get tickets from £1.99 with the Mini Mornings offer on selected weekend and school holiday morning movies. What's more, accompanying adults get in from £1.99 too. 3D films are from £2.79.

You can buy tickets on the day, but seats can sell out, so go early if possible. To be safe, book online or over the phone, though you'll pay a 75p booking fee each (90p for phone bookings).

Offer is available at selected cinemas only. See website for more info.
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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.

Vue logoUp to 1/3 off Vue CinemasVia code. Discount depends on location & time

Ongoing

You can get up to 1/3 off ticket prices at Vue Cinemas with its Super Tuesday offer. The discount you'll get varies depending on the location and the time of the film, but Vue says you'll get at least an 18% discount.

You'll need a unique code to get the offer - simply enter your details online, or text SUPER, followed by a space and your email address, to 51055 (standard SMS text messaging rates apply). You can then get the discount by quoting the code at the box office when you buy your tickets. Some exclusions apply - see 'more info' below for details.

Unfortunately this discount isn't valid with the Meerkat Movies deal, which can get you 2for1 cinema tickets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (see our Deals Hunters blog - Meerkat Movies trick: £2ish gets 2for1 movies for a year). So check which offer is best for you - if there's two of you, a 2for1 offer could work out cheaper.

More info

You'll have to pay extra for upgrades, premium seats and special events or screenings. The Super Tuesday offer isn't available at Vue Cardiff.

Vue logoVue Cinemas - swap Nectar pointsConvert your Nectar points into cinema tickets

500pts = £2.50

Every 500 Nectar points is worth £2.50 at Vue Cinemas. To get the offer, simply hand over your Nectar card at the box office and tell them how many points you'd like to convert.

You have to pay in multiples of 500 points - if you don't have enough you can part-pay with points, a debit card or cash in the same transaction.

More info

You can't use Nectar points to book tickets in advance by telephone or via Vue's website. Points can't be redeemed in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or discount, unless otherwise stated.

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

Ongoing

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.

More info

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.

Vue logoVue Cinemas: MoneySaving tips & tricksIncl student discount and O2 Priority deals

Ongoing

There are always ways to save money at Vue Cinemas, 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 discounts. Vue offers discounts for students when you buy tickets online or in the cinema. You'll need to show a valid student ID on the day.

  • Senior screenings. 'Seniors Cinema Club' screenings are available for over-60's at selected cinemas. The ticket price includes a free cup of tea and biscuit.

  • Check for Nectar deals. Nectar has an ongoing offer that lets you spend its points at Vue (500 points = £2.50). Occasionally Nectar also offers special deals where you can double-up the value of your points, so keep an eye on our Loyalty Points Boosting guide for the latest updates.

  • O2 Priority. O2 Priority occasionally 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 an Odeon deal - see our O2 Priority Moments for Everyone! guide to find out how.

  • Check out Cineworld, Odeon 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 Vue Cinemas? 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 Vue Cinemas*

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

Expired Deals

Nectar logo1,000 Nectar pts = 2 cinema tickets or 2 pizzasSwap Nectar points for Vue Cinemas or Pizza Express voucher

Expired

You can exchange 1,000 Nectar points for a voucher that gets you two Vue cinema tickets (worth £20ish at peak times), or two pizzas at Pizza Express (worth £20ish). Normally, 1,000 Nectar points are worth £5 at Vue Cinemas or £7.50 at Pizza Express, so this is a decent deal if you've saved up enough points.

There's no limit to how many vouchers you can claim, but you need to claim them by Tue 9 Aug, and use them by 11.59pm on Fri 30 Sep. 

How can I get this deal?

You can get the vouchers online at Nectar, via the Nectar app, or at the customer services desk in larger Sainsbury's stores (you can't get them in petrol stations or Sainsbury's Local stores.)

You can then swap your voucher in a Pizza Express restaurant for two Classic or Leggera pizzas, pasta dishes, risottos or main salads, or for two standard 2D cinema tickets at a Vue cinema or online via the Vue website.

More info

Vue Cinemas - You can use the vouchers on a combination of two ticket types (adult, child, senior, student, or teen), but they have to be used on the same film showing. You can use more than one voucher at a time.

Pizza Express - If you order more than two pizzas, the cheapest two will be free. The voucher can't be used on takeaways, the kids' menu, or with any other offer (such as Tastecard or NUS Extra). You can use a maximum of five vouchers per table.

Excludes Edinburgh George IV Bridge, Jersey St. Brelade, London Euston Road, London Olympia, London Victoria Street, O2 North Greenwich and live music rooms.

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Vue logoVue trick: stack 20% off with Meerkat MoviesGet discounted gift cards at Tesco & combine with offers

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If you go in store to Tesco (find your nearest*), you can get 20% off Vue £20 gift cards until Sun 19 Jun. The discount will be applied automatically at the checkout - so you'll get a £20 gift card for £16. The offer is only available on £20 gift cards, and you can't buy them online.

Combine with Meerkat Movies - 2for1 for 12 months

You can get 2for1 cinema tickets at Vue every Tuesday or Wednesday for £2ish - see our Deals Hunters' Meerkat Movies trick to find out how.

By stacking these offers, you'll get 2for1 cinema tickets on Tuesdays or Wednesdays PLUS 20% off the ticket you do pay for - a cracking saving on your night out.

Anything else I need to know about the gift cards?

There’s a maximum spend of £100 on gift cards, and a maximum of five cards per transaction. It might be worth stocking up if you're a regular cinemagoer, but bear in mind these gift cards expire after 12 months of non-use. 

You won’t earn your normal Clubcard points on gift card purchases, but for every £50 you spend on gift cards (after the discount), you’ll get 150 Clubcard points (worth £1.50 in store or up to £6 in rewards).

We’re not big fans of giving these as gifts at MSE, because if a firm goes bust, its gift cards are usually rendered useless, and often people forget to use them before they expire.

As Vue has confirmed you can use its gift cards with any other offer and just like you would cash, we suggest you buy them for yourself instead, then stack with another discount. As well as Meerkat Movies, you could also stack this with Vue Seniors or Mini Mornings

Vue logoVue Cinemas - 1,000 bonus Nectar pointsWhen you convert Nectar points into cinema tickets

Expired

Every 500 Nectar points is worth £2.50 at Vue Cinemas. And until Wed 24 Feb, you'll get 1,000 bonus Nectar points when you spend at least 500 points at Vue.

To get the offer, simply hand over your Nectar card at the box office and tell them how many points you'd like to convert. The bonus points will be automatically applied to your card, but Nectar says it may take up to 28 days from the offer end date (Wed 24 Feb) for them to appear on your account.

You have to pay in multiples of 500 points - if you don't have enough you can part-pay with points, a debit card or cash in the same transaction.

More info

You can't use Nectar points to book tickets in advance by telephone or via Vue's website. Points can't be redeemed in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or discount, unless otherwise stated.

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

Expired

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.

More info

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

Expired

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.

More info

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.

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And although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards, there is something else to fall back on if you've paid using a debit card, or used a credit card for a purchase under £100. Known as Chargeback, this is part of banks' and card companies' internal rules and not a legal requirement. Read full details of Section 75 or Chargeback, plus how to claim, in our guides.

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