How I got into the cinema £2.30 cheaper than it should have been

Today I went to see the new James Bond film at the cinema.

There was a long queue to buy tickets so my mates and I decided to buy tickets via the self service ticket option. My mate had his debit card on him so he put his debit card into the machine to buy us tickets.

When he entered his debit card he had the option to buy adult or under 15s tickets. As it was £2.30 cheaper we decided to buy under 15s tickets even though we are all over 15.

So that is my story on how I saved £2.30 by pretending to be under 15.

Am I cool or what?

47 Comments

what...:p

Banned

do you look 15?

Banned

lol well i say im a student - rarely get asked for a card, and when i do say i have lost it ;-) lol

Doubt that qualifies you as 'cool'

Loads of people do that, (say for example they have 2 kids just over the price threshold)when some families go to purchase their tickets the 2 kids will go off for a while, parents buy the tickets 2 adults + 2 childs tickets = a saving. No-one is really gonna pull them up on it.

Are they dishonest? yes

Do they care much? nope.

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Craig david;3339890

do you look 15?



I can't get away with pretending to be 15. When I have tried to pretend to be under 15 at the ticket office they have always asked for ID as they think I look older.

So today I have figured out a way to beat the system and get into the cinema for £2.30 cheaper than usual.

How old u really?

Craig david;3339890

do you look 15?


He's only 16 anyway so there isn't much difference.

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vengod;3339962

How old u really?



Old enough to have to pay adult prices at the cinema.:w00t:

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t0mm;3339963

He's only 16 anyway so there isn't much difference.



I'm not 16.

"Am I cool or what?"

Massive LOL.

Great story chap....

The JFK;3339978

I'm not 16.


15 1/2 :giggle:

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GoDutchGo;3340096

15 1/2 :giggle:



Nah I'm not 15. That was a few years ago.

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agaveworm;3340092

"Am I cool or what?"Massive LOL.Great story chap....



:thumbsup:

Doesn't the 'bouncer' check when you go through?

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Well he is meant to but he was quite old an I don't think he really cared.

Do you do this as well, finish watching one film then go into another screen and watch another for free, BOGOF deal lol. TIP: go to the toilet in between films.

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No I have never done that however I have thought about doing it.

Abvance;3340284

Do you do this as well, finish watching one film then go into another … Do you do this as well, finish watching one film then go into another screen and watch another for free, BOGOF deal lol. TIP: go to the toilet in between films.



What if you don't need to go to the toilet?



























;-)

at my local cinema if u go to a self serve ticket machine the guy who checks ur tickets and tells u what screen to go to asks for ID/ student card

was the film any good
allot of people writing reviews have said it was dissapointing

best scam ever

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bigbob909;3349079

was the film any goodallot of people writing reviews have said it was … was the film any goodallot of people writing reviews have said it was dissapointing



It was disapointing.

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Alfonse;3349121

best scam ever



I agree.

Do you think I could go to jail for this if they catch on to what I am doing?

i paid £8.35 last night to watch same film what a joke.......cud never pass for under 18 tho

The JFK;3355816

I agree.Do you think I could go to jail for this if they catch on to what … I agree.Do you think I could go to jail for this if they catch on to what I am doing?



Not sure about jail but my local Odeon say you'll get banned if you're caught doing this and the police will be informed :? Fraud maybe? :thinking:

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lilsmithy;3355932

Not sure about jail but my local Odeon say you'll get banned if you're … Not sure about jail but my local Odeon say you'll get banned if you're caught doing this and the police will be informed :? Fraud maybe? :thinking:



But how would they ban me?

Also how would they have my details to give to the police?

i jump in to movies. Great but you have to work out timing etc

The JFK;3360433

But how would they ban me?Also how would they have my details to give to … But how would they ban me?Also how would they have my details to give to the police?



No idea lol its wat the guy said who checks the tickets

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lilsmithy;3362156

No idea lol its wat the guy said who checks the tickets



He is bluffing. Don't be scared.

The JFK;3362496

He is bluffing. Don't be scared.



lol @ being scared, i pay student prices (same as child) anyways so alls good :thumbsup:

Bet your mother is so proud...

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pghstochaj;3362718

Bet your mother is so proud...



:roll:

The JFK;3355816

Do you think I could go to jail for this if they catch on to what I am … Do you think I could go to jail for this if they catch on to what I am doing?



The JFK;3362496

He is bluffing. Don't be scared.



Legendary comments...... LOL :-D

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I'm glad someone has some wit.

And thanks to who ever repped me.

Were 30+ I dont think you'd get away with it, not unless you said you had some sort of growth hormone problem.........LOL:giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle:

robtallica;3339939

Doubt that qualifies you as 'cool'Loads of people do that, (say for … Doubt that qualifies you as 'cool'Loads of people do that, (say for example they have 2 kids just over the price threshold)when some families go to purchase their tickets the 2 kids will go off for a while, parents buy the tickets 2 adults + 2 childs tickets = a saving. No-one is really gonna pull them up on it.Are they dishonest? yesDo they care much? nope.



Should they care much? Certainly not, as tickets are an absolute rip-off, not to mention food (assuming you are insane/starving enough to buy it). We should take what we can, as there is no official body that is looking out for us (e.g. campaigning for less rip-off prices for tickets and other such things). God, i'm surprised any family with more than one kid can even afford the cinema these days, would cost about £30 quid.

pghstochaj;3362718

Bet your mother is so proud...



Yours is proud of my dong :P

you'll be a millionaire at that rate if you carry on

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Indeed.

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I am going to the cinema again in about 30 mins, should I use the same tactics as last time?
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