Apple Pay Promo Offers $5 Off Two or More Fandango Movie Tickets Ahead of The Oscars

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    The latest Apple Pay promotion offers you the chance to get $5 off movie tickets with Fandango. To see the discount, you'll have to purchase two or more tickets within a single transaction using the Fandango app or on the Fandango website.

    During the checkout process, enter the code APPLEGOLD and use Apple Pay to complete your order. This will take $5 off your movie tickets, and you have until February 24 to use the promo code.

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    The new promo is launching a few days ahead of the 91st Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24, so it should be perfect for anyone looking to catch up with a few of the Oscar nominees before the event at the end of the weekend. Head to Fandango.com to browse movie times and use the promo code before it expires.

    Apple debuted a similar promotion for the Oscars last year, and continuously celebrates major events and holidays with themed Apple Pay promos.

    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Fandango. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

    Article Link: Apple Pay Promo Offers $5 Off Two or More Fandango Movie Tickets Ahead of The Oscars
     
  2. dominiongamma macrumors 65816

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    I actually used the code, macrumors for pointing the discount out was helpful
     
  3. Böhme417, Feb 21, 2019
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    So, just enough to cover their added fees...
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Looks like the fee is $1.70, so with the $5.00 off you still come out ahead.

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  5. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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    How to Train your Dragon 3 is coming out right about now... that's probably the movie I'm most interested in right now, and even at $5 off, I'm still not interested enough to go.
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    That's only for a single ticket. Get two and the fees are $3.40. Barely any savings.

    Except... does anyone honestly not use Fandango to get movie tickets?
     
  6. Kingrsmchugh macrumors newbie

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    Or you can just pay a few more dollars than that and basically go to unlimited movies monthly at AMC
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Oh you are right... I did not notice you had to buy two to get the discount. Still a small savings though.
     
  8. rgyiv macrumors member

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    Rats! I just used Fandango to see Happy Death Day 2 on Sunday. Great movie btw if you liked the first one.
     
  9. redscull macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know why anyone uses Fandango or any of the online fee-based ticket systems. Maybe it matters opening night? But any other time, you just show up to the theater 5-10 minutes before start time, walk right up to an open kiosk, no line, buy tickets in 1 minute with no additional fee, walk in, buy your popcorn, then go sit down for the show.
     
  10. BreuerEditor macrumors regular

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    If you have an AMC Stubs Premier or A-List account, there's no convenience fees so the savings is an even $5.
     
  11. Böhme417 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it also varies by area and ticket type.

    I don't. I think I may have used it once. Atom runs promotions all the time that are much better. I also buy Costco movie tickets on their site, typically saving about $5 per ticket. No brainer.
     
  12. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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    You look up which theaters have which movies at which times in the app... then you have to actually secure a seat.

    Sure... they probably won't sell out, but do you want to risk it?

    IDK. I don't. I just pay for the assurance that my plans for the night won't be disrupted.
     
  13. Appurushido macrumors regular

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    If you watch at least 2 or more movies a month, just get AMC's A*List if you have one near you. $20-$24 a month (depending on your market) and you get up to 12 movies per month (3 per week). You have access to IMAX, Dolby Cinema, D-Box and 3D movies.

    You could also try Moviepass or Sinemia, but those are so sketchy these days it's not even worth it. Best case scenario is to go to your local theater that you frequent most and ask if they have any subscription program. It's the best way to save money.
     
  14. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    Tried to use the app to buy two tickets for tomorrow. Couldn't actually choose the number of seats I wanted. Literally tapping on adult or any other category of ticket wouldn't go to the appropriate drop-down. Used the website and that worked but I couldn't use Apple Pay on the site. Tried the promo code and clicked purchased.. Didn't actually get the ticket, just, ended up locking out the best seats in the theater instead.

    So... I'm going to say it's not worth it. Garbage app.
     
  15. elmateo487 macrumors 6502a

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    Um. Because new releases sell out? And I don't want to sit on the front row? Bohemian Rhapsody was sold out for weeks at my theater on weekends.
     

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