In today’s post I am going to spill the beans on one of my BIGGEST secrets: How I get FREE movie tickets
I routinely go to FREE movie screenings and premieres. This means that I get to see movies BEFORE they actually open in the movie theaters. For instance, tomorrow night I am going to the Orlando premiere of “Fast and Furious 6″ (four free tickets) and then Thursday I am going to see the Oviedo premiere of “The Internship” (two free tickets). With ticket prices here in central Florida at $10 or more per person, this is over $60 worth of free movie tickets!
There are usually two ways I get the tickets (both are totally FREE):
- I registered at Gofobo.com and I check there regularly for screenings in my area. Sometimes there are “open screenings” you just click and get the tickets. Other times there are “ticket drawings” you enter and if selected, you get free tickets. I have gotten a few emails from them telling me a special code to use on their site to get the tickets. I usually check back daily and I always enter the drawings
- I “liked” WildAboutMovies on Facebook and check back in there a few times a day. They post notices on things like when Universal hosts their own movie screenings and starts offering passes.
In addition to the free tickets, there are often other “perks” at these events. Free posters, sometimes you get to meet some of the stars, and a few times we have gotten goodie bags too! The pictures in this post are of my friend Kristen and I at the premiere of “Miss March” a few years ago. We got to meet the stars of the movie Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore (who are also stars of the TV show “The Whitest Kids You Know”).
I do need to point out that we tend to show up about an hour before the time on the passes to make sure we get in and get seats! These screenings are usually overbooked because they want to screen the movie to a full house. Also, typically, you cannot take your cell phones, etc. in with you so be sure to leave them in the car or at home. They are VERY serious about this!