10% Off And No Booking Fee - ONLINE ONLY @ Cineworld
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10% Off And No Booking Fee - ONLINE ONLY @ Cineworld

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Found 17th Mar 2012
Cineworld is today delighted to announce the removal of all booking fees for Cineworld cinemagoers nationwide and is introducing a further 10% discount* tickets bought online. Customers simply need to sign up to mycineworld to be eligible for the online discount.
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This is really good, FINALLY a good reason to book tickets online...
Was it the goodness of their heart. Or are they pre tempting negative publicity when the excessive charges crackdown happens?

Anyway they are my favourite their popcorn is the yummiest.
the 10% off was already there and only in certain areas did they charge the credit card payment fee
Horrible company & awful customer service.
They've decided to close their Box Offices so you have to queue for tickets at the popcorn counter. This causes a massive line-up, just in their cynical attempt to up-sell the over priced crap (£9.20 for 2 watered down soft drinks and a medium popcorn).

Good deal on the 10% OP, heat.
About time they do this
Just went to their site to look at prices and one adult is £8.70 !!
Ridiculous price, and the greedy b@$tards wonder why people pirate films.
LOL_is_stupid

Horrible company & awful customer service.They've decided to close their … Horrible company & awful customer service.They've decided to close their Box Offices so you have to queue for tickets at the popcorn counter. This causes a massive line-up, just in their cynical attempt to up-sell the over priced crap (£9.20 for 2 watered down soft drinks and a medium popcorn). Good deal on the 10% OP, heat.



I still think that's an idiotic thing for Cineworld to do.

The cynic in me says though - force people to line up in popcorn lanes to buy movie tickets. If they don't like it, well they can still purchase online where we get even more profit. Win both ways.

I also remember an episode of Watchdog last season that focused on over-priced crap from cinemas - their excuse for over-priced crap? Overheads. Yeah, right.

They are not a customer-focused company...
Edited by: "jsty3105" 17th Mar 2012
I've emailed them about this - they've come back with a multitude of excuses, but when I asked the staff in my local chain, they said they have personal targets to meet with the amount of crap they sell, hence the "Any sweets or drinks with your tickets?"

I have the Unlimited (£15 per month card) - you can't book online with this so have to queue up :-(
They've been doing this (at least in scotland) for maybe 6 months or more
i used to work for cineworld its just sooo ghetto odeon is the place to be
90p each on a Saturday for the kids. Can't be beat.
Don't be too harsh on the cinema chains, they are being screwed over by the studios and distributors.

Typically when a new movie comes out for the first week or two they have to give the WHOLE ticket price to the studios, so the ONLY money they make is on the sale of food and drinks. It's only when the movie has been out a few weeks they get to keep more of the ticket price.

if you want to support your cinema, don't go in the opening week, go in the 2nd or 3rd week.

When cinemas have tried to stop playing these games they simply don't get to show the latest movies so lose business.
Edited by: "speculatrix" 17th Mar 2012
odog

They've been doing this (at least in scotland) for maybe 6 months or more



They were trailing it in Scotland, this is now a nationwide rollout.
p.s. not voting hot or cold. Yes, it's better than it used to be, but really this is how it should have been to start with!
Just found a thread about mighty deals... Has anyone bought from them, cause they are offering cineworld tickets for £4 a pop.
jonnybegood

Just found a thread about mighty deals... Has anyone bought from them, … Just found a thread about mighty deals... Has anyone bought from them, cause they are offering cineworld tickets for £4 a pop.



I've been a few times mate, only ever go when on offer though like special deal or orange wed - any chance you can post the £4 deal?

Not sure why anyone buys food there though we always take our own ;-)
Unlimited is such a good deal though you have to admit and cineworld is the only one that does that.

And they have the tuesday deal thing
4 of us to Tintin tomorrow am. What's not to like at £3.60 all in? Mother won't mind, I hope?!
Can't post mighty deals for some reason. Looks like they are banned. Seems weird. They have sold almost 1000 tickets so can't be that bad surely? Just bought one and got voucher - all good.
jonnybegood

Can't post mighty deals for some reason. Looks like they are banned. … Can't post mighty deals for some reason. Looks like they are banned. Seems weird. They have sold almost 1000 tickets so can't be that bad surely? Just bought one and got voucher - all good.


just found no worries mate

http://www.****.co.uk/dea…541
To counter some of the claims by people on here about 'extortionate' prices. Yes they are high but the alternative is cheaper food and more expensive tickets. At least the companies make the non-compulsory items the more expensive thing. Also, for the record cinema companies barely cover costs with ticket prices alone, in order to grow and continue to offer deals they need to make profit which comes from the food etc. P***ing and moaning about something you have a choice to buy is slightly pointless
Just checked the price in MK. £8.37?! Hell no!
cjblfc

P***ing and moaning about something you have a choice to buy is slightly … P***ing and moaning about something you have a choice to buy is slightly pointless



My gripe isn't about being forced to buy something, it's about the crap customer service. They've closed the Box Office and because the concessions counter is small, you then see 3 or 4 numpties walking around doing nothing but chatting.
This is really frustrating, especially during peak times - why not then re-open the Box Office?
Cineworld claim to serve 85% of all customers within 5 minutes. This never happens in my local...and I go a lot.
CrunchinJelly

90p each on a Saturday for the kids. Can't be beat.


nope just booked for movie for juniors for tomorrow and still been charged £1 and ill be popping in to poundland for my sweets and popcorn, up the jumper it shall go.
Register credit /debit card you use to buy cinema tickets and get 4.5% cashback on top of the 10% online. It all adds up. In this case, to 14.5%! quidco.com/cin…re/
just got back from my local cineworld and the guy that served me says the only reason for the discount is because they put the prices up friday, good job i have an unlimited card
jonnybegood

Just found a thread about mighty deals... Has anyone bought from them, … Just found a thread about mighty deals... Has anyone bought from them, cause they are offering cineworld tickets for £4 a pop.



I did the Mighty Deals BOGOF deal a while back which was a good deal and I had no issues at all. I have seen the £4 deal which aint bad but not as good as BOGOF.
RogerN

Register credit /debit card you use to buy cinema tickets and get 4.5% … Register credit /debit card you use to buy cinema tickets and get 4.5% cashback on top of the 10% online. It all adds up. In this case, to 14.5%! http://www.quidco.com/cineworld-in-store/


Little bit incorrect with your maths there. The quidco will be reduced from the sale price, so 4.5% of a ticket - 10%. Im not going to do the maths, but its close to 14.15% off that 14.5%.

A small thing, but we must be to the penny on a money saving site
I also have an unlimited card. I don't quite understand why they have to get us to queue?

I work in Service Management and our biggest cost of course is people. The same for Cineworld surely?

If they forced everyone paying by card to use the machine (they have at least 2 at MK) and made the ticket booths cash only, they would probably only need 1 person even on a busy saturday.

makes no sense.
All they have done is put the prices up and took away the booking charges! Big deal! So in reality we will be worse off!
I have an Unlimited card, £15 a month for as many movies I want to see (except 3d which I don't care about anyway) so after 2 movies the rest are 'free'. And stop moaning about popcorn and drinks, you don't have to buy it!
LOL_is_stupid

Horrible company & awful customer service.They've decided to close their … Horrible company & awful customer service.They've decided to close their Box Offices so you have to queue for tickets at the popcorn counter. This causes a massive line-up, just in their cynical attempt to up-sell the over priced crap (£9.20 for 2 watered down soft drinks and a medium popcorn). Good deal on the 10% OP, heat.


I doubt it's 'watered down', do you know how much your coke costs to produce? Probably about 4p

If you don't like it don't buy it
LOL_is_stupid

My gripe isn't about being forced to buy something, it's about the crap … My gripe isn't about being forced to buy something, it's about the crap customer service. They've closed the Box Office and because the concessions counter is small, you then see 3 or 4 numpties walking around doing nothing but chatting.This is really frustrating, especially during peak times - why not then re-open the Box Office?Cineworld claim to serve 85% of all customers within 5 minutes. This never happens in my local...and I go a lot.


Stop going? Support your nearest independant cinema?

'I hate this thing that I spend lots of money on and keep returning to, why won't they change it?'
I work for Cineworld. To address a few issues...

The coke is certainly not watered down!! It is syrup based so it is mixed with carbonated water to create coke.

The prices were raised on the same day which I agree is rather cheeky, but it is still a saving on the price even before the raise. Also you don't need to queue up at the food stand to collect pre-booked tickets, use the ATM machines which are situated at the front of the cinemas, then you don't need to queue or deal with the so called "numpities" you mention.

Unlimited customers - you will be able to prebook online and in the cinema later this year, summer probably. New till systems are currently being installed in all sites and this includes updating the ATM collection points to facilitate this change.
i paid £9 at a showcase cinema today... so cineworld gets my vote
The last time I went to Cineworld, they wouldn't allow these kids to enter with their non-cineworld popcorn and drinks, it really is pathetic.

If you're bringing in your own snacks to cineworld - put them in a bag.
Franjdea

If you're bringing in your own snacks to cineworld - put them in a bag.



i thought everyone knew to hide their own food ?

still, i hate cineworld but only because there aren't any near me and i want an unlimited card
kim432

I work for Cineworld. To address a few issues...Unlimited customers - you … I work for Cineworld. To address a few issues...Unlimited customers - you will be able to prebook online and in the cinema later this year, summer probably. New till systems are currently being installed in all sites and this includes updating the ATM collection points to facilitate this change.


Thats certainly good to hear. I hate having to queue up for 10+mins just to swipe my card.

cjblfc

To counter some of the claims by people on here about 'extortionate' … To counter some of the claims by people on here about 'extortionate' prices. Yes they are high but the alternative is cheaper food and more expensive tickets. At least the companies make the non-compulsory items the more expensive thing. Also, for the record cinema companies barely cover costs with ticket prices alone, in order to grow and continue to offer deals they need to make profit which comes from the food etc. P***ing and moaning about something you have a choice to buy is slightly pointless

Their profit last year was £33.4m. That cant all be from food and drink surely?

Franjdea

The last time I went to Cineworld, they wouldn't allow these kids to … The last time I went to Cineworld, they wouldn't allow these kids to enter with their non-cineworld popcorn and drinks, it really is pathetic.If you're bringing in your own snacks to cineworld - put them in a bag.

I thought that was the norm. It has been like that for years and years round here. I always hide the stuff I bring in with me.
FINALLY! It's never made sense to me that they charge for pre-brought.
joe4mg

Stop going? Support your nearest independant cinema?'I hate this thing … Stop going? Support your nearest independant cinema?'I hate this thing that I spend lots of money on and keep returning to, why won't they change it?'



If I had an indie cinema I would.
The coke is watered down - it's from a fountain, just like McD's, BK etc.
Read all my comments before being so judgmental - I'm complaining about crap customer service, not specifically the over priced sweets.
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