With the cost of most adult movie tickets just over $20, finding a way to save money could help you get to the big screen a lot more often. How you book your tickets and when you go to the movies will also affect the price, and using your debit card can help.
The cost of movie tickets is often affected by how you book and pay for them, with most online cinema purchases leading to a booking fee that could be as much as $5.
That means just using your debit card or cash at the cinema could be 10-20% cheaper than booking online, but what if you want to make sure you get seats to the hottest films?
Here we take a look at three options you may be able to use to book tickets online and still get a cheaper price.
Check Out Debit Card Processor Benefits
Both MasterCard and Visa have complimentary entertainment programs that give cardholders access to exclusive events and ticket discounts.
While Visa does not have cheaper movie tickets as a core part of Visa Entertainment, the deals and specials are changing all the time, so it is worth keeping updated via the site or email subscription service.
Choose A Premium Debit Card
The competition between banks means that debit card features are always changing, with more premium cards also offering other benefits.
The Dining Program that Citibank provides for customers is a great example, giving you a complimentary bottle of wine when you eat out at participating restaurants.
But more relevant than this is the Extras Package offered by ANZ – choosing this debit card account option gives you access to a wide range of benefits, including a premium ticketing service similar to the ones MasterCard and Visa provide.
This means there is a good chance that the debit card you choose could save you money at the movies.
Take Advantage Of Other Loyalty Programs
While MasterCard and Visa are directly linked to your debit card, there is also a wide range of other companies that have loyalty programs that could cut the cost of tickets.
Optus, for example, offers customers $11.50 movie tickets at Hoyts or for $11 at independent cinemas. All you have to do is sign up to Optus Perks, follow the links and use your debit card to book tickets.
While going to the cinema can be expensive, it is also a fun part of life. By finding ways to save money on the cost, you can keep your debit card balance higher and always enjoy the show.