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Friday, 18 February 2011

A Guide To Using Cinema Ticket Vouchers and Special Offers

2 free cinema tickets with LovefilmOnline only

Grab two free cinema tickets when you register for a free 30 day Lovefilm trial, via Moneysupermarket. The offer's for new customers only and ends 1 Jan 2012.
Before you sign up, please be aware that there have been better deals in the past such as free M&S, Amazon and Arcadia (Topshop, Dotty P's etc) vouchers with trials. So if you're not keen on this offer, you may want to hold out in case something you'd prefer comes up in future, as you can only get a free trial once (though we don't know future deals).
cinema tickets What's the deal?
Register to DVD, Blu-ray and games rental site Lovefilm for its 30 day free trial, and you'll get two free cinema tickets to use at your chosen cinema.
Depending on where you live eg, London, a cinema ticket can be worth £10+ so this is a great deal.
How do I get it?
Register and start a free trial at Lovefilm via Moneysupermarket. While registering you'll need to enter credit or debit card details though you won't be charged during the free trial.
Then choose what package you want (1, 2 or 3 discs at a time). You'll need to select 10 titles before the first disc gets sent to you. Once the first disk is sent, the free tickets will arrive at your postal address within 30 days.
Any restrictions?
This offer's for new customers only, and if you've previously done a free trial with any Lovefilm-powered site, you're not eligible. The offer's limited to one per household, and isn't valid with any other offer. It ends 1 Jan 2012.
The cinema tickets are valid until Thurs 30 June at Odeon, Vue, Cineworld, Showcase and Empire cinemas. Tickets aren't valid for online bookings, with any other offer or for premieres or special events. Some Ts&Cs vary per cinema, eg, some locations or certain types of tickets aren't included, so check with the cinema first.
Anything to look out for?
Once the free trial's ended, you'll automatically become a paying member (£4.99 to £19.39 depending on which package you're on), so if you want to opt out, make sure you cancel before the end of your trial. You need to have sent out any titles you've got before cancellation can be completed.
2for1 tickets Orange Wednesdays Text Orange & show code
You can get 2for1 tickets at cinemas nationwide through Orange Wednesdays. Just text FILM to 241 from your Orange phone and Orange'll send you a code which you show to the cinema staff.
If you use a different mobile network, you can get a sneaky free Orange sim card, which you can pop in whenever you need to get the offer (read the article '2for1 Films for Non-Orange Customers' for a full how to).
Free preview cinema tickets Register online
What's the deal?
Sign up to film preview websites and they'll email you 'screening codes' for selected new films. Enter the code on their website, and if you're quick enough and a cinema near you is participating, you get in free.
Who are the companies?
There are quite a few, inc. Show Film First, See Film First, Momentum Screenings, Disney Screenings and Tell Ten. The more companies you sign up to, the more chance you have of getting a code.
Why do they give free tickets?
To spread the word. Agencies are hired by studios to get people talking about new films, possibly with the hope that if you've seen a film for free you're more likely to give it good reviews. On occasion, they may request feedback via email or text message.
What can I see?
Recent blockbusters shown for free include The King's Speech, Gulliver's Travels, Unstoppable, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network.
Only selected films have previews, and participating cinemas nationwide vary per showing, so there may not be any near you. Often there's more than one screening, with times/cinemas changing, so be quick to snag a seat!
The screenings are at less busy timeslots (ie, not weekend evenings) and are usually reserved for Mon/Tues early evenings.
Anything else I can do to get them?
Take a look at our Free Cinema Tickets forum and Free Cinema Tickets discussion threads, which are full of people on the hunt for free screenings, sharing codes, advice and reviews.
Vue Cinema £1 kids & adult ticketsWeekend & half term offer
Children aged 2-12 can get £1 tickets to select morning movies at weekends and in school holidays with the Kids AM offer. What's more, accompanying adults get in for £1 as well.
Whats on?
Recent films inc. Shrek Forever After, Despicable Me, Toy Story 3 and more. This Feb half-term the new The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader is set for a run out. See full listings and cinema details for full info.
The films aren't always the most up-to-date, but with adult tickets usually costing from £6.10 and child tickets from £4.30, it's still a great deal.
How do I get the offer?

You can buy tickets on the day, but seats can always sell out, so go early if possible. To be safe you can book online/over the phone, though you'll pay a 60p booking fee (90p for phone bookings).

The deal: £1 kids & adults tickets. Valid: Weekend/school holiday mornings. How: Book online / buy on the day. Expires: Ongoing. Excludes: Adults not accompanied by a child. Offer from: Vue. Restrictions: Selected screenings only. Kids tickets valid for ages 2-12.
Odeon adults go free with £1 - £2.50 kids' tixWeekend & half term offer
One adult goes free per every child ticket, which cost £1 - £2.50 depending on location, in the Odeon Kids offer.
How do I get it?
The offer is for select movies on weekend/school holiday mornings. Check cinema listings for what's on and where. You can either just turn up at the cinema on the day and trust there'll be seats available or book online (though you'll pay 75p booking fee per ticket).
What's on?
Screenings are obviously aimed at a younger audience, so you won't find anything above PG certificate. Recent films include Megamind and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
The deal: 1 adult goes free per child ticket (£1 - £2.50). Valid: Weekend/school holiday mornings. How: Book online / buy on the day. Expires: Ongoing. Excludes: Adults not accompanied by a child. Offer from: Odeon. Restrictions: Selected screenings only. Kids tickets valid for age 12 & under.