Cinema MoneySaving tips & tricks

Let's be honest, the cinema isn't the cheap date it used to be. If you want to check out the latest blockbusters on the big screen, it can set you back up to £18 for a ticket alone – more horrifying than a bad B-movie.

How many giant cola bottles in 100g? This and other important pick & mix questions answered...

These days, pick & mix tends to be sold in cups at a fixed price rather than weighed out in a bag - so you pay the same no matter how tightly you pack the sweet treats inside. Yet for traditionalists, there's usually an option to pay 'per 100g', which I think begs the question: where are the weighing scales?

Get 20% off Cineworld, Pizza Express and Gap gift cards, then stack with other offers

Until Sun 23 Sep, you can get 20% off selected Cineworld, Pizza Express and Gap gift cards at Tesco stores (find your nearest*), subject to availability. The discount will be applied automatically at the checkout and there are no refunds available on in-store purchases, or you can buy the gift cards online at Tesco*, though you’ll incur a delivery charge.

Get 20% off Odeon, Pizza Express, New Look and Gap gift cards, then stack with other offers

Until Sun 19 Aug, you can get 20% off selected Odeon, Pizza Express, New Look and Gap gift cards at Tesco stores (find your nearest*), subject to availability. The discount will be applied automatically at the checkout and there are no refunds available on in-store purchases, or you can buy the gift cards online at Tesco*, though you’ll incur a delivery charge.

Meerkat Movies trick: £1ish gets 2for1 films for a year

Those darling TV meerkats (or annoying little pests depending on your view) have a deal where, if you buy via their site, you get 2for1 cinema tickets on Tuesdays or Wednesdays FOR A YEAR. And we’ve a trick to get it for £1ish…