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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
 

ArtOfWarfare

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

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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?
 
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rgyiv

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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.
 
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redscull

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Except... does anyone honestly not use Fandango to get movie tickets?
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.
 
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Böhme417

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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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I think it also varies by area and ticket type.

Except... does anyone honestly not use Fandango to get movie tickets?

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.
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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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.

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.
 
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Appurushido

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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.
 
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al256

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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.
 
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elmateo487

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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.

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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