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!
Catch March Break Movies 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. This month, Cineplex is also screening March Break Movies for $2.99 a ticket! Every day during March Break, select Cineplex theatres will show four different, family-friendly movies (Wonder, Despicable Me 3, Ferdinand and The Boss Baby), starting at 11 AM.
Here's where and when you can catch March Break Movies:
- March 5-9 in New Brunswick and Quebec
- March 12-16 in Nova Scotia and Ontario
- March 19-23 in British Columbia
- March 26-30 in Alberta, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island
- April 2-6 in Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Lethbridge
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.
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!