A wee New Year bonus for you. Short version: You can get a year of Meerkat Movies 2 for 1 cinema (codes eligible every Tuesday/Wednesday) without actually purchasing insurance from comparethemarket.com - follow these instructions: 1. Do a Compare the Market quote for car insurance (may also work with other types of insurance). 2. Click on a quote and take it as far as you can without making the purchase. 3. Take a note of your quote reference number, fill in the Meerkat Movies online application form (http://your-rewards.comparethemarket.com/claim)* and wait 24-48 hours for it to be validated. Even though you have not purchased insurance, it should still be approved. Background detail (feel free to ignore): You would assume that Compare the Market would reject an application for a Meerkat Movies code if you didn’t go through with your quote, but not so in my experience. Twelve months ago I got a CTM quote and I called up one of the car insurers to discuss some details of it (there’s no stipulation that you must complete the process online). However, some of the insurer’s terms weren’t to my liking and I ended up going with a different company. However, I’d already prematurely completed the Meerkat Movies application, so imagine how surprised I was that it passed the validation process. I assumed it was just a one-off glitch, but after enjoying 12 months of 2 for 1 cinema I decided to try it again with different details last week. Once again, I generated a quote but didn’t go through with it and, sure enough, Meerkat Movies validated my application within 24 hours. I debated whether to share this, as it could be deemed morally questionable to apply for an offer knowing that you aren’t eligible, but for all I know Compare the Market are fully aware of this and are quite happy to take the hit in exchange for some of your personal details. Happy 2017, HUKDers. * At the time of writing you also get to choose a free stuffed meerkat toy with this Compare the Market offer, but the validation process for the toy is much longer so I don’t want to promise that you’ll get the toy for free too. But you might!