The summer Cineplex Peel & Pop game has been running for a few weeks now.
In previous cycles, you would pop kernels for contest entries with the occasional instant prize being won. This year, you have to pop kernels to win wedges, which are like a partial prize. You have to “earn” 3 or 4 wedges to win any one prize. Sometimes you will get all 3 or 4 wedges for one item in a single game, giving you an “Instant” prize.
Initially, the game was more challenging on a mobile or tablet. In a desktop browser, it was considerably easier. For the most part I was able to pop over 200 kernels per game using a mouse. Unfortunately, being able to pop that many kernels didn’t seem to increase the amount of wedges you could win. Whether you popped 50 or 200 you always seem to end up with 3 to 5 wedges. If you don’t pop all of your potential wedges during regular play, you get an extra chance to pop a bonus kernel, where the system would give you the remaining wedges.
Anyway, I tried again today after not playing since last week and holy crap, they quickly ramp up the speed now. I can only hit maybe 40 to 45 kernels!
Luckily any wedges you miss during regular play seem to come up with the bonus kernels. I’m still getting 3 to 5 wedges per play. I used to be able to play better than 100% of all Canadians according to the end game message. I guess they got wise and tweaked the game-play.
I took the kids to see Ant-Man last night (which was great by the way) and we were shocked to realize that before getting to the “Coming Soon” trailers, there were 4 ads for Bell Mobility and 3 automobile ads.
4 freaking ads for Bell in the span of a few minutes. Seriously, it was Jeep, Bell, Interact, Bell, Mazda, Bell, Toyota and finally another Bell ad.
This was after paying $16.75 each to watch the movie in AVX 3D.
This shit is getting outta hand!
In previous years, February was the free movie month for the General Mills / Cineplex promotion, but they changed things up a bit this year.
I didn’t find out until I finally got a hold of some Almond Oatmeal Crisp cereal.
This year, Feb, Mar and May are 2 for 1 and April is the Free month.
Oh well, Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes out in April, so it’s not all bad.
I meant to post this a few weeks ago, but while at the grocery store I noticed that the Old El Paso taco kits had new Cineplex coupons on them, indicating that the Cineplex General Mills Free Movie Offer is back once again.
The Cineplex site mentions the promotion, but doesn’t have any details.
From what I can tell, it’s the same offer as last year, although I haven’t seen any cereal boxes yet to confirm.
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Another season of free movies, thanks to General Mills, has passed once again.
It seemed like there were fewer good movies in Feb (while the passes were good for a free movie) compared to last year. Things picked up in April and May, but 2 for 1 isn’t nearly as good.
We were able to use a couple more passes last night to see “Now You See Me” (which was great by the way!). I still have a few more passes left over, but now they are expired.
Here’s hoping General Mills runs the promotion again next year. 😉
Just like in previous years, General Mills has teamed up with Cineplex to offer free movie passes with select General Mills cereals.
Each specially marked box contains a code for either a general or child admission that you redeem online at http://www.cineplex.com. There are no limits to how many you can use, although they are only valid Sunday through Thursday.
During February the codes are good for 1 free admission. From March 1st to May 31st, they are good for 1 Buy One Get One Free admission.
Details on how to redeem the code can be found here.
Details on the rules and which cereals are included can be found here.
We already used 5 codes to see Warms Bodies this past Sunday. 😀
Well, I’m am almost completely out of General Mills Cineplex movie passes. I had a pretty good haul this year.
If my memory is correct, it looks I was watched 11 free movies in February and another 2 (2 for 1) in March. I wouldn’t mind a few more 2 or 1 passes, but I haven’t been able to locate any more boxes with passes on them. Pretty sad that they cleared out of stock and the promotion is supposed to continue until the end of May. Oh well, there’s always next year (hopefully).
As for the movies, the biggest surprises where the lesser known movies like The Grey, Chronicle and Goon. I actually really liked Chronicle. The disappointments were not surprisingly the big releases including Underworld: Awakening, Journey 2 and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (all sequels and all in 3D).
I’m starting to get pretty sick of 3D movies. Ya, it worked well with Avatar and the 3D experiences at Disney Land are pretty cool, but 3D in movies is starting to piss me off.
For example, yesterday I took the kids to see Journey 2: The Mysterious Island using my free movie passes. I had to pay an extra $9 in fees for the 3D “upgrade” and the in the end the 3D was a joke (not in a good way). I suppose it didn’t help that the movie was mostly forgettable, but it really highlighted how pointless 3D is, other than a dirty cash grab.
Really, there shouldn’t be an extra charge for 3D. If a studio wants to add 3D, it should be an extra something to bring people to your movie. At the moment, it’s mostly added as an afterthought to try and bring in more money.
When I go to see Ghost Rider 2 this week I will again have to pay an extra $3 and I can guarantee that the 3D will be completely unnecessary and a waste of $3.
Last night I decided to try to use one of my free movie codes to see what the new process is like.
I didn’t want to plan ahead or read up on what all would be involved. I simply cut out the code from one of my cereal boxes and headed out to the theatre.
Before getting to the theatre, I knew I would somehow have to redeem the code online, but that was it.
After getting there, I first tried the Cineplex Mobile app on my Android powered Sony Xperia Play. The Cineplex app already allows you to purchase tickets, so it seemed like the easiest solution.
In the app, I found the theatre and movie I wanted to watch. Entered the time and then entered the coupon code in the “promotion code” field located at the bottom of the page where you choose how many tickets you want.
Unfortunately, I received a message that although the code was valid, it had to be entered on the full non-mobile Cineplex web page. By this point, the movie had just started.
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Well, today marks the first day of the General Mills Cineplex Odeon 2012 Free Movie Promotion.
They are doing things a little differently this year. Unlike the cut out movie coupons of yore, this year, each box of participating cereal includes a code for use with an online purchase of a ticket. The good news is that instead of a free popcorn or drink in March and May, you get Buy One Get One free coupons for each of March, April and May. As in the past, February is the free movie month.
You can check out the promotion page here….