Headed to the Movies This Weekend? SnipSnap Some Free Popcorn

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s rainy where I am today, so I’m thinking about heading to the movies. I’m sort of torn between It’s a Disaster and Disconnect. I’m not torn about what theater to go to. I’ve snipped three different popcorn coupons to three different theaters.Screen Shot 2013-04-12 at 12.21.35 PM One coupon will buy me popcorn for free.

Right now in the SnipSnap app, you can find a coupon for a completely free popcorn (no purchase necessary) at AMC theaters (valid April 12-15). You canScreen Shot 2013-04-12 at 12.21.19 PM also find a coupon for $2 off any size popcorn with the purchase of any drink at Cinemark (valid through April 17), and a coupon for $3 off any popcorn at Regal (valid through April 14).Screen Shot 2013-04-12 at 12.21.02 PM

Want more tips on how to save at the movie theater? Not Worth Admission is a great movie review blog run by Mike and Erica; the duo sees a lot of movies and regularly posts reviews (from the guy and the girl perspective) to help you make decisions about what you want to see. They also wrote this post about how to cut your expenses when you see a movie in theaters.

Want even more movie theater money saving tips? Stephanie from Couponing 101 wrote a great post on how she saves when there’s a movie she wants to see. Couponing 101 is a really fantastic resource if you’re new to couponing and want some beginner tips (plus, there is an awesome recipe section and plenty of tips and coupons to help you save on fresh, organic food).

Karrie from Happy Money Saver wrote this post breaking down how to take advantage the Regal Crown Club to earn loyalty rewards for your movie-going.

Christine from Northern Cheapskate breaks down how to use credit card rewards and qualifying purchases to save on movie tickets.

Sarah from Organized Mom wrote this post recently about how to save money on movie-going with Fandango.

Whitney Sparks, who teaches coupon classes and financial coaching, suggests inquiring about refillable plastic popcorn and soda containers at your local theater.

What are you dying to see this weekend? And how much will you pay for it?

Headed to the Movies This Weekend? SnipSnap a Coupon.

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I’ve been trying to manipulate the boyfriend into seeing Side Effects with me, to no avail, for, oh, I’d say, the past two months. I haven’t tried this tactic yet – but I have a feeling it Screen Shot 2013-03-22 at 1.42.14 PMmight work.

Normally, I discourage the consumption of movie theater food because A) I’m not entirely sure what’s in it B) It’s way too expensive C) It’s almost impossible not to enter a food coma in front of the big screen and go completely overboard. However, my favorite saying is “If it’s free, it’s for me,” so I’ll eat just about anything with a coupon (at least I’ll lift the ban for Dan).

Score! Check out this free popcorn coupon I snipped for Cinemark. I also have a coupon for $3 off a Zap pack (which includes pop corn, candy, and a drink) for Regal Cinemas.

What movie are you dying to see this weekend?


Regal Cinemas Offers Weekly Mobile Text Coupons

If there’s one thing people spend way too much money on, it’s the movies. I can kind of feel my heart break a little each time the boyfriend and I shell out over 20 bucks for movie tickets and then spend more at the concessions stand. I’m perfectly content to pack a box of dollar store candy in my purse, but he’s got this thing for hot movie theater snacks, especially overly salted, buttered popcorn.

I was really excited to hear that, this past weekend, Regal Cinemas offered Bond enthusiasts a mobile coupon deal good for a $5 Freschetta pizza deal.

I was bummed when I realized I missed out on the deal, but then I discovered that this coupon is just one in a series of weekly mobile text coupons Regal Cinemas will be offering hungry movie goers into the future.

This is a fantastic idea. What better way for movie theaters to attract customers than with mobile coupons, especially for the usually mind-blowingly overpriced food?

All you need to do to claim these mobile coupons is “like” Regal Cinemas’ Facebook page, click on the Regal Weekly Coupons tab, and enter your mobile phone number to receive each week’s mobile offer.

These coupons are web-linked, so you’ll need a smart phone to open and redeem them. And Regal mobile offers are good at all Regal, UA, and Edwards movie theaters.

Want to earn bonus offers at Regal Cinemas? Make sure you join the free Regal Crown Club to earn loyalty rewards for purchasing movie tickets and concessions.