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    • holidaysforme
    • By holidaysforme 14th Sep 17, 6:40 AM
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    Cineworld unlimited card 14th Sep 17 at 6:40 AM
    Coming up to the end of first year membership, and deciding whether to renew or not. Does anyone have one, and do you think it's worth renewing it?

    This was a present, so I would be shelling out hard cash for it this time.
    Do you get sent any discounts or incentives to renew?. Thanks.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 14th Sep 17, 8:42 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:42 AM
    Coming up to the end of first year membership, and deciding whether to renew or not. Does anyone have one, and do you think it's worth renewing it?

    This was a present, so I would be shelling out hard cash for it this time.
    Do you get sent any discounts or incentives to renew?. Thanks.
    Originally posted by holidaysforme
    Can't comment on discounts or incentives.

    How often do you think you would go ?

    More than once a week

    Do you have a partner/gf who would go with you ?
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • holidaysforme
    • By holidaysforme 14th Sep 17, 8:51 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:51 AM
    I go on average twice a week now. I work odd hours so actually love being able to go to the cinema during the day when it's quiet.
    Saw Dunkirk yesterday, with only two other people in the cinema.

    Yes hubby often comes with me as do friends, and we use meerkats as well, which means we don't pay for second ticket.
    • captainbeaker
    • By captainbeaker 14th Sep 17, 10:54 AM
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    Do you go twice a week because you have the card or would you go anyway? Using normal film cost it will pay for itself if you only went twice a month. So if you would go even once a week normally it would be silly not to renew, I always thought it was minimum 12 month contract(paying monthly) so could you renew and leave at anytime its worth checking into it.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th Sep 17, 11:05 AM
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    I agree with CaptainBeaker - if you are using the card more than twice per month on average, then you are getting value from it.

    Whilst the Unlimited Sub has risen, the cost of ordinary tickets has crept up, too. At my local (very ordinary) Cineworld, peak time adult tickets are now £11, so the £17.40 for Unlimited looks pretty good.

    You asked about benefits, and an Unlimited card with more than 1 year's membership gets you 25% off Cinema Refreshments, and there are often deals with nearby restaurants. At my Cineworld, there is 25% at the nearby Hungry Horse on Mondays and Tuesdays, which is already fairly good VFM. The more expensive restaurants have discounts all week.

    There are also occasional Unlimited-only screenings (probably 3-4 per year at my local cinema). I find these a bit hit and miss (like all the "event" screenings). Sometimes, they can sell out really quickly, and sometimes there's hardly anyone there. I suspect that the advance booking system probably makes it difficult for them to address demand by moving screens around.

    You can now book up to three films in advance with Unlimited, which is much more flexible than it used to be. This works well in conjunction with the online seat reservation system.
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 14-09-2017 at 11:12 AM.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 14th Sep 17, 8:10 PM
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    You dont get sent any incentives or discou ts but you get the various discounts already mentioned.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • holidaysforme
    • By holidaysforme 15th Sep 17, 8:40 AM
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    Do you go twice a week because you have the card or would you go anyway? Using normal film cost it will pay for itself if you only went twice a month. So if you would go even once a week normally it would be silly not to renew, I always thought it was minimum 12 month contract(paying monthly) so could you renew and leave at anytime its worth checking into it.
    Originally posted by captainbeaker
    That' s a good point. I would probably go onnce a week if I didn't have the card. Cost at my local Cineworld is £8.40 for a peak ticket, and I think 7.80 before 5.
    It's a minimum if 12 months yes. The local discounts are good. Checked them out last night.
    • holidaysforme
    • By holidaysforme 15th Sep 17, 8:46 AM
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    Thanks for all the comments. Think I'm going to renew.
    It Works out at less than a fiver a week, and the local discounts are really good.
    Also, I think 3D films are included in the second year.

    Off to see mother tonight. OH has a free ticket that we got from opening a current account earlier in the year.
    Pizza in PE from nectar vouchers as well. Cheap night out! How MSE is that
    • Spank
    • By Spank 15th Sep 17, 10:16 AM
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    If ony we had moviepass.
    Not contributing to the thread, just wishing out aloud.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 15th Sep 17, 7:45 PM
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    If ony we had moviepass.
    Not contributing to the thread, just wishing out aloud.
    Originally posted by Spank
    Yss if only.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • scotty1971
    • By scotty1971 16th Sep 17, 9:35 PM
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    If you know someone who is a member of the RCN,they get a good discount on the unlimited card.
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 17th Sep 17, 10:20 AM
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    Not sure where you work but see if it comes up on any offers portal. I just got an email to have it for £150 for the year if I wanted it which isn't bad
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    • zappomatic
    • By zappomatic 3rd Nov 17, 3:32 PM
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    I get brilliant value for money out of mine. I get about a third off through work (have to pay a year up-front though) and if you join via a cashback site you can get £10 cashback even though you're using a voucher if you do it this way.

    I usually go at least twice a week, and often use it in conjunction with Meerkat Movies to take a friend for free. I'm also on Three and a free Cineworld ticket seems to be appear in their Wuntu app every couple of weeks, too. And as I've had it a number of years I've got a black card so get 25% off the food and drink, which also includes the bar. By London standards it's cheap even without discount eg. 4 bottles of beer for £10, pint of draught beer £3.60. Take 25% off and it's even better! And because I'm treating friends to free tickets they often buy the drinks so it's a double win!
    • ianbar0
    • By ianbar0 4th Nov 17, 10:23 AM
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    if your going on average once a week and that won't change then its at total no brainer. to go twice a week and you would be stupid to NOT have one
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