Saturday, March 12, 2016

Money Saving Tips At The Movie

Here's a money saving tip for movie goers who usually buy a drink and/or popcorn when seeing a movie:

Our local movie theater is one from the Cinemark movie chain. For at least the last couple of years, Cinemark has offered a special deal for movie goers, which begins anew each January. 

You can buy Cinemark's refillable large cup and popcorn tub for an initial purchase of $7 each and then refill them, on subsequent visits, for $3.50 each. This picture is of our refillable cup and tub from last year (2015), but the ones we bought this year were the same price.
We find this deal worthwhile since it's less than half the purchase price of buying these items normally. I'm sure other movie theater chains probably offer similar deals, but the only theater in our town is Cinemark so this works for us.

I'm showing you last year's refillable cup and tub because I wanted you to see how well they held up. After each movie, I bring them home and wash them with detergent and place them in a plastic bag in the car so they'll be ready for the next movie. The cup and tub hold enough for two people if you don't mind sharing like we do.

As a bonus, you can go to Cinemark's website and join their free club. Each week Cinemark will email you a coupon for their concession stand. 

Usually, the coupon is for a free small popcorn with the purchase of a soda or a free soda with the purchase of a popcorn. Cinemark considers the refillables as qualifying, so that means you pay only $3.50 for the two. 

By the way, Eddie The Eagle got two thumbs up from us! This true story will not only make you laugh, but warm your heart for days after.

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  1. Hi Sharon, Wow this is a great deal. I've not see that here but will look into this at Cinemark. We saw this movie and loved it. It was heartwarming and a great inspiring real story. I would highly recommend it too.
    Thanks for sharing your movie tip.
    Have a great rest of the weekend. xo

  2. Hi Sharon ,, a mi me gusta mucho ir al cine.. muchas gracias por su recomendacion,,

  3. Going to a movie is a rare treat for us - for one thing, there don't seem to be that many movies we're interested in - but when we go, it is hard to pass up the popcorn! Yum!

  4. I don't do the movies too much, but I have heard that Eddie the Eagle was a good one.

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks Irene. When I read TBR on your post about books you're reading, I thought maybe To Be Returned. Thanks for clearing it up.

  6. We go to the movies on Monday nights - seniors are half price. We didn't think there was anything we wanted to see tomorrow night, but now we are going to see Eddie the Eagle upon your recommendation.

  7. I hate to admit that I haven't been to the movie theater in a couple of years.
    I hate to admit even more that I went with my sister and we both had our big handbags with us...with candy and pop inside them.