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Another day, another MoviePass bundle, only this time it's severely handicapped.
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Update (5/2/18): MoviePass today reverted back to their unlimited plan, offering one movie ticket a day for $9.95 a month and removing the cap of four movies a month mentioned below. You can still get the iHeartRadio promo if you want, but they changed the promo up a bit. The new plan gives you three movie tickets a month and a three-month trial to iHeartRadio for $7.95 a month (billed monthly). That's one movie ticket less a month than the previous promo, but it's $2 cheaper and you don't have to prepay for three months up front. There's no telling if/when the unlimited plan will go away again, so you might want to act quickly if you want to lock it in.

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In its on-going quest to attract new subscribers, MoviePass recently launched a promotion that offers four movie tickets per month for three months along with a 3-month trial of iHeartRadio All Access for $29.95.

This limited time offer is similar to one we saw last year where users received a bonus 12-month subscription to Fandor, an indie movie streaming service; only now, MoviePass seems to be targeting music lovers. If you sign up for this promotion (new users only), you'll receive 3-months of iHeartRadio All Access (valued at $9.99/month) which delivers on-demand music much like Apple Music, Google Play Music, or Amazon Music Unlimited.

For current MoviePass subscribers, this may seem like a handicap when compared to the regular $9.95 one-ticket-per-day program that over 2 million people are now a part of. But realistically speaking, getting to the theater once a week can be quite a chore, so it might not be that bad of a deal after all.

It's unclear if this $29.95 promotional price renews every three months, or if it reverts to the standard $9.95 monthly billing cycle. According to the official MoviePass Twitter account, the $9.95 monthly plan is not available right now, but will return after this special offer expires. No word on whether the four ticket limit is removed for those who signed up under the iHeartRadio promotion when things go "back to normal."

We -- and everyone else, for that matter -- have a lot of questions, and MoviePass doesn't seem to have any answers. The Twitter-sphere is ablaze with angry customers who are having all sorts of trouble from the app not working to being wrongfully charged.

This bundle offer is also the weakest out of recent promotions, but from pure savings perspective, it's still a decent deal if you can make it out to the theater twice a month. In Los Angeles, our movie tickets cost 50 percent more than the national average of $9, so we'd get our money's worth by visiting the theater a total of nine times throughout the year.

MoviePass is a bit of a mess, but we'll happily ride this train filled with free movie tickets until it derails or increases in price. I'm a monthly subscriber on the $9.95 one-ticket-per-day plan, and have not received any notice of changes to my subscription or services.

What do you think about MoviePass's latest promotion? Share your thoughts in the comments below!



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So can you get two movie tickets at a time and take your wife to the movie twice? Or is it still one ticket per day four times?
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So can you get two movie tickets at a time and take your wife to the movie twice? Or is it still one ticket per day four times?
One ticket per day, four times a month.
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was it $100 per year on the previous deal?
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Seriously stupid move with this. You could potentially watch 90 movies over 3 months for the same price as this "deal". People who sign up to watch movies don't care about a stupid radio app.
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was it $100 per year on the previous deal?
Yes, $100 per year pre-paid.
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Seriously stupid move with this. You could potentially watch 90 movies over 3 months for the same price as this "deal". People who sign up to watch movies don't care about a stupid radio app.
Agreed. And it's not even a really popular radio app at that...
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Are you the guy in the picture in the OP?
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Are you the guy in the picture in the OP?
Yes, I wear many hats at Slickdeals. LOL! Catch more of my shenanigans on Twitter: @slickdealsdrew
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Seeing as I signed up for MoviePass in January and am still waiting for them to activate my card (took me 3 months to physically get it, now they don't respond when I email them daily about activating it), you would run out of your iHeartRadio trial by the time you even went to a movie.

Note: I do have 1 theater near me that does e-tickets so I've been able to go to movies, but anyone who uses MoviePass knows how rare those are.
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I got in on the $7 per month plus $6 service fee so about $90 a year deal a few weeks back. Works pretty well. I have not gone to a movie in over 2 years. Past 2 weeks saw Black Panther, A Quiet Place, Blockers, Pacific Rim Uprising, ready Player One, Sgt Stubby, Isle of Dogs. Staying away from truth or dare and acrimony. Though I can go and leave if I do not like them. App on Android is very buggy and is now somewhat of a hassle requiring pictures of movie stub receipt. Taking 20 or more pictures of same stub and locked in loop. Sounds like a deal for those that want to try it out.
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I got in on the $7 per month plus $6 service fee so about $90 a year deal a few weeks back. Works pretty well. I have not gone to a movie in over 2 years. Past 2 weeks saw Black Panther, A Quiet Place, Blockers, Pacific Rim Uprising, ready Player One, Sgt Stubby, Isle of Dogs. Staying away from truth or dare and acrimony. Though I can go and leave if I do not like them. App on Android is very buggy and is now somewhat of a hassle requiring pictures of movie stub receipt. Taking 20 or more pictures of same stub and locked in loop. Sounds like a deal for those that want to try it out.
Supposedly they can fine you or suspend your account if your location data shows you left before the movie ended...
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Supposedly they can fine you or suspend your account if your location data shows you left before the movie ended...
Find my phone - Big Brother keeping tabs on the populous by accessing cell phone location. Right.

Medical emergency have to leave.

Earthquake have to leave.

Electricity out have to leave.

Horrendously bad movie have to leave.

The list goes on for having to leave a movie theater.
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Find my phone - Big Brother keeping tabs on the populous by accessing cell phone location. Right.

Medical emergency have to leave.

Earthquake have to leave.

Electricity out have to leave.

Horrendously bad movie have to leave.

The list goes on for having to leave a movie theater.
Dont think they would fine on first instance. You would have to do that few times for it to happen.
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i watch maybe two movies a month for 9.95. to add iheart radio is kind of cool.
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