As we all know going to the movies can be very expensive! With tickets around $10 a pop its hard to justify going, especially when you are addicted to the popcorn as I am. Movie theaters make a large majority of their money through movie concession. Popcorn being their biggest profit as they make close to 1,000% markup on it. Keep reading to learn how to save 50% on movie concessions.
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Reduced Popcorn & Soda
Often the price is so expensive at the movies that we choose to stay home and rent a movie or use one of our digital streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video) instead. That way we save money on the admission tickets along with not feeling sick after eating a whole bucket of popcorn for myself. Fear not I am here to tell you how you can enjoy your movie popcorn and drink for a fraction of the price!
7 Easy Steps to Save On Movie Concessions
Let’s get started! Follow these few simple steps and you will be on your way to stuffing your face and annoying those around you for next to nothing.
- Search online for your local movie theater and see if they have an email subscription program.
- Sign up
- Confirm your email address
- Download or print the coupon sent to you on your phone.
- Read the fine print before going and have a plan of attack. (Important for extra savings)
- Place order and provide coupon
I normally fork over $14 for a large popcorn and drink. I was able to save 50% by using this coupon. I bought a large coke zero for $5.50 and a large popcorn (normally $7.50) for $1.50. By reading the entire coupon I noticed that it stated: “Free items can be upgraded to larger sizes by paying the difference”. I could have saved even more by purchasing a small coke zero for $3.50 and the popcorn for $1.50 for a total of $5!
This entire process of saving more than 50% took me less than 5 mins, start to finish. Well worth it in our eyes because as The Savvy Couple every dollar counts. “Money saved for our next vacation”.
What savvy ways do you save at the movies?
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