This was posted 3 years 8 months 15 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

Cinebuzz - 50 Points for Free Ticket (Combine with 2x Points Offer, 2.5 Movies = Free Ticket)

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I just noticed this while looking at my points transactions in the Cinebuzz page. So I am aware that there is this bargain going on now which is earn double points for movies that you watch until the end of August:
http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/29181

Anyway, just pick a movie that you want to see and pick the session you intend to watch, and free tickets should now cost 50 points and not 100 points. I have no idea when it expires, but maybe an educated guess could be when the double points offer ends (end of this month, link posted above). Make sure you are logged into Cinebuzz.

To put this into perspective, combining this with the double points offer currently on, that basically means every 2.5 movies you watch earns you a free movie!

And something that I did not know until recently, and since we're on the topic I think I should mention this. Cinebuzz points expire 2 years after you acquire them. I only got Cinebuzz because I thought points didn't expire. I don't watch movies regularly. Luckily it's been less than 2 years (but almost) since I joined, so I'll have to use up my almost 200 points soon!!

edit: Another note, unrelated to this deal. Maximum of 40 points per day per member. This, and the 2 year expiry point information, both from the Cinebuzz FAQ.

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  • +2 votes

    Great post! Thanks for the heads up about expiry.

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    sweet as, thanks for the heads up.

    time to bombard the movies this august.

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    Awesome post OP! Question, can you get two free tickets at the same time for two people? or is it 1 per member.

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      If you had 200 points, you could get 4 tickets at once.

    • +4 votes

      the old deal was for double points per movie earned - this deal is for half point to REDEEM a movie. Tut tut Cripto, need some glasses? :P

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        oh riiight hahaha, too sleepy thx :)

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    Any idea about when this promo gonna end?

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    thanks for the info

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    To clarify:

    • Each movie you watch in August is 20 points.
    • You can buy tickets online with only 50 points.
    • Therefore, it is only 2.5 movies for each free ticket.
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    Shame there is a bit of a movie drought. Not much to see at the moment, already seen the good ones Inception, Toy Story and Centurion.

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      Predators, the expendables etc..

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      The Ghost Writer - excellent! Also, SALT, though I haven't yet seen it, but it was on pre-sale last week.

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    When I go to My Rewards page, it says I have 60 points, and 50 points for a movie.
    But when I am on the main payment screen I see no link for cinebuzz points cash in etc

    anyone else have this problem

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      I have the same problem. Any suggestions?

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    Good deal.
    Now off to watch Inception

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      same and if they are willing to give me my points this time, I'll hav enough for a free ticket.

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        if you book online you can enter your own card number(s) to get points, and it'll even show up in a history log with the last 10 movies you booked online

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    Sorry, I do not see where it says 50 points to pay for a movie, what am I missing ?

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      lol awesome deal.

      but yeah .. when you click on my rewards it doesn't redeem the points

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        wondering if somebody has got confused with the 2 for 1 thing and put the wrong amount to redeem the points ??

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    i got 130 points and i think they might expire soon. gonna use it on expendables next week on my day off :)

  • -1 vote

    Yeah just realized there isn't a 50 points for free ticket promo.

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      There is. Just redeemed a ticket and the system showed 50 points deducted.

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    uhh… I've never redeem one before. Which button do I select after I choose a movie and so on?

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    Just checked my CineBuzz account, and looks to be working to me.
    Clicked on 'My Rewards' button.
    Under the rewards section (on my account at least) is a reward listed as:

           Rewards                                  Points Required         Redeem  
           50 points gives you a free ticket             50.00            Buy Tickets  
    

    Also, at the top of the page it says:
    "Here are your current rewards for the week beginning 6/08/2010"

    so the offer may expire after this week, or it may keep going for a while.

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      I has the same list as above but after I click "Buy Tickets" it takes me to normal transaction page. I selected a seat and it still have price $17.50 coming up. Did I miss something?

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    can u redeem free tickets at the cinemas?

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      yes you can redeem a free ticket at the box office. and you miss out on the BS $1 booking fee as well.

  • +1 vote

    I realise that there actually may be a bit of an opportunity cost with this deal in that, either you'd want to get a free movie for 50 points, or you'd want to pay for a ticket (whether with a voucher or just pay the full amount - as far as I know vouchers get you Cinebuzz) and get 20 points for a movie.

    Assuming both these offers end at the same time, with each movie you pay for, you miss the chance of being able to redeem a ticket for 50 points. With each movie you redeem for 50 points, you miss the chance to earn 20 points for that one movie.

    This of course wouldn't be an issue if you have less than 50 points…

  • +2 votes

    Some people seem to be having problems redeeming their points for tickets, I have had a bit of experience with the cinebuzz website and to say its dodgy at best is an understatement anyhow I digress, what I suspect is happening is that while only 50 points are currently needed to redeem a movie because you usually need 100 the system is not allowing you to redeem until you get to 100 then you may use 50 of those to get a free movie. Logical? not really but thats cinebuzz for you :)

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      i remember them having this about a year ago, and i was able to use 50 of my 70 points to watch a movie, but yep this time, i click on book ticket, i get normal screen with full prices… =(

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    thanks for sharing this, I didnt know about any of these conditions.

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    Great Deal, just redeemed 100 points for 2 tickets for a advanced screening of Salt :D

  • +1 vote

    Looks like they've fixed the problem!

    I have 60 points and when I go to buy a ticket, there's a blue box that says -
    Cine Buzz 50 points FREE TICKET:
    Please bring your card when collecting your tickets Hello <user>.
    Congratulations on earning your free ticket!
    Web Cinebuzz Re x $0.00 = $ 0.00

    Yay, can redeem~

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    Damn, illumination was right. This deal appears to be expired now. :( Ah well..

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