My little family and I enjoy going to the movies. Sometimes it feels like we are at the movie theater every week. Early on, we noticed that our pastime was hard on our bank account. Around that time AMC introduced their Stubs program to avid movie goers. This was a little over three and a half years ago and since then we have been using this program continuously. We started with the basic membership and upgraded soon after.
The basic membership is free and you can earn points toward $5 rewards and enjoy a free popcorn refill on every visit. This is the plan we started with, we enjoyed it. Recently, they added $5 movie tickets on Tuesday for members. This plan is completely worth the sign up, it’s free and the $5 rewards add up fast. Since we go to the movies fairly often we decided to upgrade to the Premiere plan.
The Premiere plan has an upfront cost of $15 and renews every year. It can be off-putting at first but honestly it pays for itself within 2-3 movies. In addition to the benefits of the basic membership, the premiere plan saves you the convenience fee when purchasing tickets on line through AMC or Fandango. You can save reward dollars and actually have a zero total upon checkout! My retired couponer heart always skips a beat when I don’t have to pay anything.
One of the best perks is their line priority, there is a set line for members at both the concession and box office. No matter how busy it is, if you stand in that line the staff will assist you right away. This comes in handy mom-wise because let’s face it, waiting in line with excited littles can get crazy. Be prepared for the angry stares though, it happens. My husband uses those angry stares to advertise the Premiere plan and you’d be surprised how many times he’s gotten someone to sign up- and he doesn’t even work there! I’m sure his advertisements were meant to be sarcastic but nevertheless he gets people to sign up, win-win! Another perk I enjoy is the size upgrades at the concession! During an outing, I will order the small sized drinks and popcorn which are upgraded to large instantly. In addition, it also discounts your entire order upon paying.
Overall, I say it is a great investment to purchase the Premiere membership if your family likes to go to the movies often. The basic membership is a great place to start to test out the waters. This past holiday season we have been racking up points left and right due to all the kid movies that have come out. I am hoping to get enough to pay for our yearly Christmas movie outing. I hope this review was helpful in your decision making. As always, thank you for reading! Have a great week!