Attention all film fans – wouldn’t it be awesome to get your mitts on cheap cinema tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday for a one-off fee that could cost you just £1. Well, let us introduce Meerkat Movies…
What are Meerkat Movies?
Meerkat Movies is an amazing 2-for-1 cinema ticket deal from the marketing department of comparethemarket.com and is easily one of the best ways to get a good deal on a night out at your local silver screen. Let’s show you how:
How does Meerkat Movies work?
Meerkat Movies releases a weekly code that you can use for free tickets as often as you want. This code can be redeemed Tuesday or Wednesday only for standard cinema seats – not all cinemas offer 3D or premium screens, however.
There are no restrictions other than Picturehouse, where you can use the code to book online a week ahead – though online booking can be expensive. You must use the code to watch a single film each week, so you can’t watch two films on the deal.
As it’s the cheapest ticket, you only pay for the adult ticket. If you are viewing with an adult and a child, you just pay for the adult ticket.
How to snag a Meerkat Movies membership for as little as £1
For those not in the market for a new policy, there’s another option that can bag you Meerkat Movies for as little as £1.
All you need to do is get a quote for travel insurance and choose the following options.
- Single trip
- One night
- One person
- No extra cover
- No pre-existing medical conditions
You’re not going to use this insurance so you don’t need to read into any of the terms and conditions. Buy this and you’re now eligible to get 2 for 1 cinema ticket codes every week!
Which cinemas accept Meerkat Movies codes?
This Meerkat Movies map allows you to locate cinemas that accept the codes. It appears that it is less likely to find an independent cinema accepting them, but several major chains do:
- The Light
Cinema chains that don’t allow Meerkat Movies include:
- The Light (some locations)
Can you use Meerkat Movies at Odeon Cinemas?
Meerkat Movies appears to be available for Odeon tickets of all types – and that includes the extra 25% off student prices you can get with an NUS card.
With your Meerkat code, you’ll pay only £2.50 per person during the week at some cinemas, which charge as little as £5 at midweek.
Can you use Meerkat Movie Codes at Cineworld Cinemas?
You’re fine to use your Meerkat movie codes with child, student and senior tickets alongside normal adult ones. Excellent for anyone hitting all the age groups for movie night.
Can you use Meerkat Movies at Vue Cinemas?
The “Vue day”, a weekly day of amazing deals and extra cheap tickets, is now on Mondays, so you can’t combine it with Meerkat anymore but you can still claim your Meerkat Movies tickets throughout the rest of the week.
Can you use Meerkat Movies at Picturehouse Cinemas?
Even though officially the chain says you can’t redeem 2-4-1 via Meerkat Movies – we’ve tested it a few times and it seems to register fine so worth trialling!
Can you use Meerkat Movies at Empire Cinemas?
On their website, Empire says the 2 for 1 ticket offer applies only to adults and children but works with seniors and student tickets as well.
How to get your 2-4-1 Meerkat Movies code
You can get your weekly codes – these are released on Thursdays -via the Meerkat app, or you can go to comparethemarket.com and print them from there,