I love going to the movies, but boy is it expensive. Especially if you buy anything from the concession stand which can routinely double the cost of your night out. But I have a solution that might save you at least $70 per year if you go to the movies four times or more…
Become a Mystery Shopper
Canada’s largest movie chain, Cineplex Entertainment LP, has a Mystery Shopper program that allows you to get a discount on going to the movies in exchange for providing feedback on your movie going experience. They are not looking for movie reviews, they are looking for reviews on the actual theatre operation.
How Does It Work?
Very simple: there is an enrollment fee of $50 (+ GST) and you will receive two passes plus vouchers for some concession purchases. You have three weeks to return your feedback form. As long as you return your feedback on time, you’ll get at least three more sets of passes with concession vouchers. It is possible to get more than that depending on the number of mystery shoppers in your area. For more details click here for the official Frequently Asked Questions.
How Do I Enroll?
Just click here for the online registration. One of their representatives will contact you to see if there are openings in any theatres in your area… and that’s about it. Enrollment is not guaranteed, but if you get it you can count on some decent savings when it comes to going to the movies.
My understanding is that Cineplex does not operate east of Quebec unfortunately.