I'm not exaggerating when I say the Cineplex Great Escape Movie Package and the Cineplex Child Adventure Movie Package were some of the greatest deals to ever hit Costco Canada. After all, where else could you get a movie ticket AND all the snacks you could want for less than $11?!
Unfortunately, these Cineplex movie pass packages are no longer available at Costco, and it looks like they don't sell movie passes anymore online, period. If you head to their Movie Ticket Packages page, you'll see it's completely empty.
I'm crossing my fingers and hoping this changes soon, because I'd love to see the Costco movie passes on sale again! But in the meantime, I figured I'd see exactly what other sales are out there (you know, besides Cheap Tuesdays), and I put together a quick guide to help you find the best deals on movies in Canada!
Get a FREE Cineplex Movie Ticket!
Nothing's better than a free movie! Until May 18, 2018, you can score a FREE movie ticket when you buy a movie from the online Cineplex Store! To qualify, you'll need to have a Cineplex account and purchase one of these movies while you're logged in. After you've completed the transaction, keep an eye on your inbox (for the email you used to sign in), because Cineplex will send a promo code for your free ticket!
So how does it all work? You purchase a select Download-to-Own movie, and Cineplex sends you a promo code you can redeem at Cineplex.com for a general admission movie ticket at any Cineplex theatre. The coupon is valid until August 21, 2018, and you can see a full list of details and restrictions here.
See Cineplex Family Favourites for $2.99
Cineplex Family Favourites are an awesome way to go to the movies without breaking the bank – especially if you're taking the entire family. Every Saturday morning at 11 AM, Cineplex theatres screen family-friendly movies, and tickets only cost $2.99 each! A portion of those proceeds also goes toward WE Charity.
Here's what you can catch on the big screen this spring:
- April 7 – Paddington 2
- April 14 – Pup Star
- April 21 – Pup Star: Better 2gether
- April 28 – Pup Star: Wold Tour
- May 5 – Ferdinand
- May 12 – Jumanji
- May 19 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
- May 26 – Peter Rabbit
- June 2 – Early Man
- June 9 – Storks
- June 16 – Justice League
- June 23 – The Land Before Time
- June 30 – Despicable Me 3
Grab promo codes from Air Miles
This is actually a pretty incredible deal. This spring, Air Miles is giving out promo codes for FREE access to select Cineplex movies! The process here is pretty simple. First, you'll need to sign in to your Air Miles account. Once you do that, you can claim a promo code for one FREE Family Favourites admission! You're limited to six promo codes per week from now until May 15, 2018. Once you have your codes, head to cineplex.com or the Cineplex app, choose your Family Favourites movie and enter the code at checkout.
Collect and redeem SCENE points
If you don't have a SCENE card yet, what are you waiting for? This is probably the easiest and most popular way to save on Cineplex movies in Canada. You can sign up for FREE at scene.ca and start earning points to put toward free movies! Every 1,000 points you collect earns you a FREE general admission movie ticket, and SCENE members also get 10% off already-discounted Tuesday tickets!
Want to earn even more SCENE points? You can also sign up for the Scotiabank SCENE Debit Card (which lets you earn points when you shop and gives you 5,000 points when you open a bank account) or SCENE Visa Card (to earn points when you shop and get 4,000 points just for signing up)!
Refer a friend to CAA
This one doesn't work in all provinces, but some CAA branches will reward you with FREE movies when you successfully refer new members to CAA! At CAA Manitoba, for instance, members who refer someone who then signs up for a primary membership will receive two free Cineplex or Landmark movie vouchers (depending on where you live)!
There are plenty of perks to being a CAA member that don't have anything to do with roadside assistance – like discounts on movies! Depending on where you live, CAA members can receive up to 20% off select Cineplex movie tickets when you pre-purchase them at a CAA location. The exact discount varies, so you can save up to 18% at CAA South Central Ontario but up to 20% off at CAA Saskatchewan.
Take the kids out for Sunday Funday
Parents, this is an awesome little deal to save for a rainy day. If there's a Landmark Cinemas location near you, chances are you'll want to take advantage of this! Every Sunday is Kids' Day at Landmark theatres, and children 13 and under can get a movie ticket and snack pack (popcorn, a drink and their choice of candy) for $13.49 plus tax! This deal applies to every movie (not just "kids" ones) at all these theatres.
Score Senior's Day Savings
Like Landmark Cinemas says, "A great deal never gets old." That's why, every Monday, they hold Senior's Day Savings at their theatres across Canada! Moviegoers over the age of 65 can enjoy an extra 20% off the posted senior's admission price. To sweeten the deal, seniors will also get 20% off their concession purchases! You can see a full list of applicable Landmark Cinemas locations here.
Try to win your way to free movies
Okay, chances are pretty slim here, but why not give it a shot? It looks like Virgin Mobile's Tix-for-Two promo code deal is now over, but members can still enter to win free movies for a year! From Jan. 29, 2018 to Jan. 27, 2019, Virgin Mobile will select one member every week to win a year's worth of FREE movies! All you need to do is enter here.
So how to do you save on movie tickets? Let us know your tips in the comments!