Deal Flicks and Flicks Deals

Every summer I put a lot of thought and effort into making the movies as cheap as possible. This year I have a ton of certificates lined up for all of those wonderful summer movies.

Groupon

Groupon, in my area and many others, is offering reduced prices on DealFlicks certificates. $13.99 for $20 worth of Dealflicks and you can purchase two at this price. Now that may not seem like much of a discount but Groupon regularly runs 20% off specials. On top of that DealFlicks prices are already quite discounted. The amount varies by theater but this comes out pretty cheap in my neck of the woods.

Dealflicks

Dealflicks drawback is that it is only accepted by certain theaters. In my area Epic of Hendersonville and Carolina Cinemas both accept them. Carolina essentially harges the same ticket price but you get a FREE small popcorn. Epic’s tickets are usually discounted by 20%. Opening weekends are typically excluded as are Sony films.

Avengers Age of Ultron

Curse you Kellogg’s!

Kellogg’s did a major tie-in with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Specially marked boxes of cereal contained codes as did boxes of Pop-Tarts. Collect six codes for a FREE $6 ticket to Avengers or any other movie. Yes, it says that on the ticket – Avengers Age of Ultron or any other movie. This deal was not very good as it took too many codes and produced a $6 coupon (matinees here are $8). However, I did get enticed because a single Pop-Tarts code netted you a Funko Avengers bobblehead. I found my Tarts at Target.

They also had a special with Wal-Mart. Purchase specially marked 24 packs of Eggo waffles ($4) and get a $10 ticket for Avengers or any other movie. Limit three per person/family. I now have about 60 Eggo pucks in my freezer. Please note: each transaction must be on a separate receipt.

Speaking of the mart of walls, they have an endcap in their electronic section with movies that have movie money attached. Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome are $5 and come with $5 Mad Max money. A bunch of Paramount movies come with $7.50 in movie money that can be used on any movie.

 

Halloween, Groupon, The Fly and The Vincent Price Collection

My loving wife bought me The Vincent Price Collection from Scream Factory for Halloween. Scream Factory is an offshoot of Shout Factory. Currently it’s a gasp-inducing $69.99 on Amazon but she bought ours on Groupon for $39.99.

Vincent Price Collection

The collection consists of Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, The Haunted Palace, Witchfinder General, and The Abominable Dr. Phibes – all on Blu-Ray. They come in a nice plastic case with individual mounts as well as a nice booklet with photos and stories and a slipcover box.

The restorations on these movies are incredible. They are so beautiful in high-definition. I haven’t listened to any of the commentaries but one of the extras on five of the movies is a set of introductions and closing comments by Vincent Price. These were done for PBS back in the 80s and are simply wonderful.

I highly recommend this set if you are at all a fan of Vincent Price.

The Fly

I also picked up the Blu-Ray of The Fly (1958) at Best Buy for $9.99 ($4.99 after coupon). That transfer too is beautiful and has as an extra, A&E’s Biography of Vincent Price. What a wonderful Halloween.