Summer Blockbusters for Less: The Best Movie Rewards Programs

Posted on 06/11/2014

This summer Tom Cruise fights aliens, cancer patients fall in love and the planet of the apes returns. Yep, your local movie theater has a huge lineup of blockbusters ready to help you beat the heat. Want to see the season's biggest movies for less? Check out these movie theater rewards programs.

AMC Stubs
About 200 million people walk through the doors of AMC's 300 theater locations every year. If you're one of them make sure you sign up for the AMC Stubs reward program. With the AMC Stubs program you get free size upgrades on popcorn and soda, a $10 reward for every $100 you spend and fees are eliminated when you buy tickets online.

Cobb Moviegoer Club
You'll score a free popcorn just for signing up for the Cobb Moviegoer Club. Earn two points for every movie ticket purchased. Once you've accumulated ten points you'll get a free popcorn, 20 points gets you a free soft drink and with 30 points you'll get a free movie ticket. Registering requires you to go to the box office and ask for a membership card. Then you'll need to visit to complete the process.

Regal Crown Club
Join the Regal Crown Club to earn a credit for every dollar you spend on movie admissions and concession purchases. Once you've earned 50 credits you'll score a free small popcorn. One hundred credits gets you a free small drink and 150 credits means you'll enjoy a free movie ticket. Club members also have opportunities to enter exclusive giveaways.

Regency Rewards
When you join the free Regency Rewards program you'll get ten points for every regular price adult ticket and seven points for each child, senior, matinee or student ticket. The rewards start kicking in once you've earned 50 points. But you'll need to rack up 200 points to get a free movie ticket.

Showcase Starpass Rewards Program
Get more from the movies with a Showcase Starpass Rewards Program. Collect ten points for every dollar you spend. With every $75 you spend you'll receive a reward like free soda, popcorn or movie tickets. Swipe your card within 30 days of your birthday and you'll also enjoy a voucher for a free regular popcorn.

Wehrenberg MVP Card
If you frequent Wehrenberg theaters you'll want to pick up an MVP card at the box office and register it at You'll earn seven points for every dollar spent. Once you reach 450 points members start cashing in on rewards including a free medium popcorn. You'll need to accumulate 1,350 points to get a free movie ticket.

Like avoiding lines at your theater by purchasing tickets through Fandango? That doesn't mean you can't earn movie rewards. Participating theaters including AMC, Regal Crown, Cobb and Wehrenberg allow users to enter their card numbers at checkout to earn points. More theaters are expected to join the program soon.

By Alison Storm

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