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  • New and existing Vodafone customers can get two Odeon cinema tickets for £7 via a promo code on Vodafone's 'VeryMe' rewards programme. You can use the deal once per week.

    Crucially, you can only use the code at a staffed box office, not when ordering tickets online, so as there's a chance a showing may be sold out by the time you get there, check ahead.

    The code is valid on standard adult 2D tickets at any time on any day, though a number of cinemas, and premium screening or seats are excluded (see 'More info' below). It's available to any pay monthly or small business customer, plus pay-as-you-go customers who have topped up £10 or more in the last 60 days.

    The offer's part of a wider range of promotions available via Vodafone's rewards programme – see VeryMe loyalty analysis.

    How to get the Odeon offer

    • Download the free My Vodafone App – or update to the latest version.
    • Click the 'VeryMe' button to access a list of available offers and select the Odeon deal.
    • Go to the cinema and when there, click the 'get deal' button to access your code. It's only valid for one hour so don't do it too early. 
    • The offer refreshes each week at 00.01 on Thursdays, so if you've had a code before, that's when you can pick up a new code to go again.


    Before you buy the tickets, is it worth it?

    One full-price adult ticket for a 2D film at Odeon can cost £3.50ish-£17ish depending on location, so you can save a lot with this deal, especially at weekends when discounts are rare.

    If your local Odeon offers a ticket for less than £7, then it'll be cheaper to use Meerkat Movies 2for1 on a Tuesday or Wednesday – see our Deals Hunters blog Meerkat Movies trick: £1ish gets 2for1 movies for a year – but of course this Vodafone offer is valid every day of the week.

    What other offers can I get on the rewards app?

    When we checked on Tue 4 Dec, you could get a free Millie's cookie, free Costa drink, and a free 2GB seven-day data bundle, amongst other offers. We’ll be looking into each and adding more info to our Vodafone deals page soon.

    • The code's not valid on the following:

      - SCREENINGS: 3D, IMAX, iSense, premieres, special events, screenings or events not open to the public, Odeon Newbies, Odeon Kids, Odeon Silver Cinema, Odeon Event Cinema or Odeon Screen Unseen.
      - SEATS: Gallery, Premier seats, D-box seats, love seats, club seats, super luxury seats or any premium priced seat.
      - SPECIFIC CINEMAS: BFI IMAX, Odeon Lounge cinemas or Odeon luxe cinemas or screens (with the exception of Leicester Square where you can use the offer on 'classic' seats for a limited time).

      Codes can't be used with an Odeon Limitless card.

  • A host of West End shows offer free-to-enter theatre lotteries which give you the chance to buy seats that can cost £100+ (depending on the show) for just £10-£25 including Disney's AladdinHamiltonMatilda and more.

    See MSE Jenny's blog on the top theatre lotteries.

  • If you go online to Vue, you can get a code for £3.99-£5.49 cinema tickets on Mondays (prices differ per cinema – see 'More info' for the full breakdown).

    How to get the cheap tickets

    Register at Vue Super Mondays and click 'Activate' to be emailed a unique code. Enter the code online (there's a 75p booking fee), or quote the code to staff at the cinema box office (find your nearest). Tickets can only be booked up to seven days in advance of the film screening.

    This ongoing offer applies to all 2D screenings on Mondays, excluding bank holidays and Leicester Square West End cinema. The discount can't be used with any other promotion or event cinema screenings, movie marathons, mini mornings or senior screenings. Additional charges apply for 3D screenings and glasses, seat upgrades and films shown in Xtreme screens.

    How good is this deal?

    Full-price Vue cinema tickets usually cost £5-£14 depending on the location, so you can save a decent amount with this Monday offer at many cinemas, and at some it will beat the saving you can make with Meerkat Movies on a Tuesday or Wednesday. There are 24 Vue cinemas which charge £4.99 per ticket all day, every day – see £5 Vue cinema ticket for 'any film, any day' – but you'll still save £1 at those cinemas with this Monday deal.

    • You can get £3.99 cinema tickets on Mondays at these Vue cinemas:

      Carmarthen, Hull, Romford, Stroud and Thurrock.

      You can get £4.99 cinema tickets on Mondays at these Vue cinemas:

      Accrington, Altrincham, Basingstoke, Bicester, Blackburn, Bolton, Bromley, Camberley, Cambridge, Croydon Grants, Croydon Purley Way, Dagenham, Easleigh, Edinburgh Ocean, Edinburgh Omni, Exeter, Finchley Road, Fulham, Harrow, Newbury, Newcastle Under Lyme, North Finchley, Piccadilly, Preston, Redditch, Rhyl, Scunthorpe, Shepherds Bush, Staines, Torbay, Watford, Westfield London, Westfield Stratford City, Wood Green, and Worcester.

      You can get £3.99 cinema tickets online (+75p booking fee per ticket) or £4.49 tickets at the box office on Mondays at these Vue cinemas:

      Cramlington and Doncaster.

      You can get £4.99 cinema tickets online (+75p booking fee) or £5.49 tickets at the box office on Mondays at these Vue cinemas:

      Acton, Glasgow Fort, and Islington.

  • If you go to 38 selected Vue Cinemas (find your nearest), there is now a policy of charging one fixed price of £4.99 per adult ticket - all day, every day. This is notably cheaper than the £8-£12 most cinemas would charge for a full-price adult ticket.

    This ongoing offer applies to all 2D screenings at 38 participating Vue Cinemas:

    Aberdeen, Barrow, Bedford, Birmingham Star City, Bristol Cribbs Causeway, Bristol Longwell Green, Bury, Carlisle, Cheshire Oaks, Cleveleys, Darlington, Farnborough, Gateshead, Halifax, Hamilton, Hartlepool, Hull, Inverness, Lancaster, Leamington Spa, Leeds Kirkstall, Leeds Light, Leicester, Livingston, Manchester Lowry, Manchester Printworks, Merthyr, Northampton, Norwich, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Reading, Romford, Southport, Swansea, Thanet and York.

    The offer's not valid for special events and premieres (full exclusions in 'More info' below), however, it can be combined with Meerkat Movies on a Tuesday or Wednesday - so you'll get two tickets for £4.99. See the Vue Cinemas website for full T&Cs.

    Several other Vue Cinemas run the same promotion with a higher fixed price. It's £5.99 at Altrincham, Bicester, Croydon Purley Way, Edinburgh Omni, Harrow, Staines, Watford and Wood Green. It's £6.99 at Fulham and Westfield Stratford. If in doubt, call your local Vue to check first.

    There's a 75p booking fee when buying tickets online and VIP seating costs extra.

    • This offer is not valid in conjunction with the following ticket packages/screenings:
      - Big Screen Events including but not limited to live, encore and recorded screenings of Anime, Comedy, Dance (including ballet), Events, Family Animation, Film Festivals, Foreign Language Films, Innovation (such as lectures/talks), Knowledge (such as documentaries), Limited Releases, Music, Opera, Re-Releases, Special Previews, Sport, Theatre and TV.
      - Premieres
      - Special events 
      - Private screenings
      - Vue Xtreme performances
      - Mini Mornings 
      - Parent and Baby screenings
      - Last Chance to See
      - Our Screen
      - Senior Screenings
      - Movie Marathons (multiple films for one price)
      - All Inclusive Family Package
      - Scene Performances
      - Gold Class
      - IMAX Screenings
      - Scene bar upgrades at Manchester Printworks
      - Any other screenings which Vue shall determine to be excluded under this Promotion

  • Odeon cinemas has an ongoing promotion called ‘Screen Unseen’ which offers exclusive preview screenings of upcoming movies for just £5 a pop if booked at the cinema, or £5.75 if booked online. There’s only one twist… you don’t know what film you’re seeing until the curtain goes up.

    Sign up to its email list to be notified of the next showing.

  • Children aged from 2-12 can get movie tickets for £2.49 at Vue cinemas with the Mini Mornings offer every Saturday and Sunday after 10am, and every morning during school holidays. What's more, accompanying adults get in for £2.49 too.

    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 in advance, though you'll pay a 75p booking fee per ticket (90p for phone bookings).

    Vue says the screenings take place in every cinema except the West End and Piccadilly branches.

  • If you sign up for Odeon's Limitless Card for £17.99/month, you can watch as many 2D films as you want (it's £19.99 for central London cinemas). There are a few exclusions, see 'more info' for details.

    As full-price adult tickets cost between £3-£13 depending on location, this could save you money if you normally see a few films a month. However, you should check prices at your local cinema to make sure it's worth it for you.

    Important: 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'll need to call Odeon on 0333 004 4411 to end your subscription.

    • Can't be used on Odeon Event Cinema, special or private screenings, BFI IMAX and The Lounge at Whiteleys. You'll need to pay extra for 3D screenings, 3D glasses, IMAX, ISENSE, The Gallery, D-Box, premier seating and any premium screening or seat type.

      It's £19.99/month for these central London cinemas: Leicester Square, Leicester Square Studios, Panton Street, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road, Marble Arch and Whiteleys Camden.

      You need to be 16 or over to sign up to Limitless. The monthly payment is by direct debit.

  • If you're a student with an NUS Extra/Totum card you can get an extra 25% off student ticket prices at Odeon cinemas, Mondays-Thursdays. Simply show your NUS Extra/Totum card at the box office to get the discount. Ticket prices vary, depending on location and the time of the film, and there are some exclusions - see full T&Cs.

    • The offer is only valid at cinemas which offer student pricing. It can't be used with any other offers. It's not valid at Odeon Leicester Square, Odeon Studios, The Lounge at Odeon Whiteleys or BFI IMAX.

      Not valid for Premiere Seating, Club or D-Box seats, IMAX, iSense, The Lounge, Gallery performances, Odeon Silver Screen, Odeon Kid’s, Odeon Plus, Odeon Screen Unseen, premieres, special events or any events not open to the public.

  • If you're aged 55+, you can get tickets to Odeon Silver Cinema showings (previously known as Odeon Senior Screen) for £3. See 'more info' below for the prices at different cinemas. You'll also get tea, coffee and biscuits before the film starts.

    Odeon says the films selected for Odeon Silver Cinema are aimed at a 'mature audience', aged 55+, but there is no formal age restriction on the tickets.

    • Tickets for Odeon Silver Cinema are £3 except at the following cinemas:

      Ayr, Banbury, Bournemouth Odeon, Bournemouth ABC, Dunfermline, Guildford, Kilmarnock, Kettering, Lincoln and Mansfield tickets are £3.50.

      Aylesbury, Bridgend, Chelmsford, Harrogate, Hastings, Newark, Port Solent, Putney, Salisbury, Southend and Tunbridge Wells tickets are £3.95.

      You'll need to pay extra to upgrade to other seat types. Odeon Silver Cinema special screenings tickets may cost more - check the cinema's film listings for more information

  • If you sign up online for Cineworld's Unlimited card for £17.90 a month, you can watch as many films as you want at its cinemas. It's £20.40 a month if you want to visit London's West End cinema in Leicester Square too.

    This card should save you money if you normally see more than two films at the cinema a month. You'll also get 10% off food and drink at the cinema, though you're allowed to bring in your own cold food which will work out a lot cheaper. See 'More info' below for other offers you can get with an Unlimited card.

    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 charge of £214.80 for 12 months (£244.80 with West End), which works out the same as paying £17.90 a 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 if you've enough points – every £10 in vouchers gets £30 towards Cineworld Unlimited.

      • The Unlimited card can be used with the Meerkat Movies 2for1 offer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Your Unlimited card ticket counts as the paid-for ticket, which means the second ticket is free.
      • 10% off all in-cinema food and drink (25% off for subscriptions over a year), and at 28 Starbucks licensed by Cineworld – see participating Starbucks. Just show your card at the counter and the discount will be applied.
      • 25% off food at Pizza Hut, Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito any day when ordering a main meal. For Pizza Hut, the discount can't be used at Sheffield High Street, Coventry Precinct, Norwich Chapelfield, Trafford Retail Park and Jersey Waterfront. The 25% off is valid for dine-in only and a table of up to four people. For Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito, the 25% off is valid for a maximum table of six and can't be used with any other offers. Before using the Unlimited card offer, check our Restaurant deals page to see if there's a better offer available.
      • If you recommend the Unlimited card to a friend and they sign up, you and your friend will both get a free month of membership. You'll need to request a unique referral code to do this, and the free month is added to the end of your subscription. You can refer a maximum of 12 friends, so you could get up to a year's Unlimited membership for free – see the full info on how it works.
  • 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.

    • 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.

  • On weekends and school holiday mornings, adult and kids' tickets at participating Odeon cinemas are £2.50 for selected movies. The only exceptions are the following cinemas; Worcester, Telford, Dorchester and Exeter tickets are £1, Dundee, Bristol and Belfast tickets are £1.50, and Weston-Super-Mare tickets are £2.

    You can either just turn up at the cinema on the day and trust there'll be seats available, or you can book online in advance – but there's a 75p booking fee per ticket.

    Showings vary between cinemas. See website for full listings.

    • Screenings are obviously aimed at a younger audience (kids are classed as 12 and under), so you won't find anything above PG certificate.

  • If you use comparison website Compare The Market*, or if you've used it in the past year, you can get 2for1 cinema tickets* every Tuesday or Wednesday, as well as 2for1 restaurant meals* every Sunday to Thursday for 12 months from the date you use the site to get a credit card, loan or insurance, or switch energy, broadband, TV or phone provider.

    The offer expires 12 months after the date of your purchase or switch, not 12 months from when you activate it. Note: Activation can take at least 48 hours, so you have to be patient and may struggle to set it up at last-minute.

    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 & Meals by spending as little as £1ish on single-trip travel insurance for one person within the UK. For more on this trick, read our Meerkat Movies & Meals blog.

    What do I get?

    For cinema tickets, 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 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.

    For 2for1 meals, you can select a restaurant via the app when you want to dine out as many times as you like Sunday to Thursday (there are some exclusions such as Valentine's Day and Mother's Day) and you'll get 2for1 starters, mains and desserts.

    Some restaurants require you to book in advance, while others you can just walk in and say you want to use the Meerkat Meals offer – you'll need to present your digital Meerkat Meals membership number via the app. Take a look at the Meerkat Meals site to see which restaurants near you* are participating.

    Where can I use it?

    Meerkat Movies is 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.

    Meerkat Meals can be used at lots of branches of big chain restaurants such as Pizza Express, Zizzi and Pizza Hut as well as independents.

    Important: 2for1 cinema tickets and meals 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 & Meals 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 & Meals membership in any 12-month period.

  • You can keep your nippers (and yourself) amused on weekend and school holiday mornings with Movies For Juniors kids’ films at Cineworld.

    It’s £2.50 per 2D showing for both adults and kids. If booking online, there's a 70p per ticket booking fee. The offer's available on selected films only and will vary per cinema. See website for current listings.

    • 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.