So it’s coming up a year since i signed up for a cineworld unlimited card and i have to make a decision whether i want to keep it or not. I thought i’d make the decision on my blog so you guys can also see whether they’re worth the money.
Now a cineworld card involves you paying around £16 a month on a 12 month contract and in return you get free standard cinema tickets to as many films as you want – if you want to see 3d films you have to pay an extra very small fee. You also receive other discounts such as:
- 25% off at Frankie and Benny’s restaurants
- 25% off at Chiquitos
- 25% off at Pizza Hut
- 10% off food and drink inside the cinema
- Invitations to earlier screenings for upcoming films
£16 per month might seem like a lot but if you like to go to the cinema a lot or you go at least twice a month, then you will make your money back. I thought twice a month was excessive and this was my main worry about getting a cineworld card – i didn’t think i’d go enough. I was one of those people who would go when a film, i liked the look of, came out – but i soon realised this actually averaged out at once a month. When i got my card i also made the effort to go to the cinema more – because i could go as much as i wanted, i did.
One of the things i like about having this card is if you’re having a month where you have to be a bit tighter on budget, this is already paid for so you can still get out of the house and do something. It’s an already paid for activity.
I also like the fact it’s forced me to go to the cinema more – whereas i’d just watch a movie on Netflix at home, i now go see something new and different at the cinema. It’s a good way to get out of the house and i really benefit because i live very close to a cineworld cinema.
I wouldn’t get an unlimited card purely for the discounts. I mean they’re a nice extra but i never really used them that much. The restaurant discounts are ok but they’re not places i would personally go to a lot. If you like pizza, i don’t, i imagine the Pizza Hut discount would probably be a highlight.
So am i renewing?
I am. Like i said above it’s nice having an activity that’s already paid for that you can just go to whenever you feel like it. I also like that it’s forcing me to go to the cinema more. How many times, when you go see a film, do you watch the trailers and say ‘oo that looks good, i want to see that’ and then never actually go? I used to do it a lot but now i’m actually going to see the movies.