Simples: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Tops List as Compare the Market’s Meerkat Movies Celebrates 10 Million Redemptions | The Fan Carpet

Simples: Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Tops List as Compare the Market’s Meerkat Movies Celebrates 10 Million Redemptions

26 June 2018

Meerkat Movies, which offers Compare the Market customers 2-for-1 cinema tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday for a year, is celebrating the milestone of 10 million redemptions

This means 20 million film fans have enjoyed the magic of the movies for less, with the reward scheme saving customers £74.9m in just three years

Beauty and the Beast tops the list as most redeemed film

Compare the Market’s cinema offering, Meerkat Movies – which treats customers to 2-for-1 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday for a whole year – is today celebrating the huge achievement of 10 million redemptions, just three years after launching.

With 20 million cinema-goers benefiting from the offer, the reward scheme has saved the UK over £74,900,000[1] and has helped film fans see some of the biggest blockbusters for less, including Black Panther, films from the Star Wars franchise and Bridget Jones’s Baby. Topping the list of most popular films is Beauty and the Beast, where 222,363 Meerkat Movies members redeemed their 2-for- 1 codes to take a friend or family member to see the blockbuster hit last year. Also paving the way for the British film industry were Spectre and Dunkirk, coming in second and third respectively.

The landmark 10 millionth redemption was made at Vue in Livingston, where the customer took advantage of their 2-for-1 tickets to watch Love, Simon on the big screen. This achievement marks yet another milestone for the cinema reward, with the Meerkat Movies app surpassing three million downloads earlier this year. The dynamic app allows users to watch trailers and get information on the newest films, search for their nearest cinema, check local show times, and of course – access their Meerkat Movies 2-for-1 redemption code.



Julie Daniels, Director of Customer Rewards at Compare the Market, said “It’s great to see so many people taking advantage of Meerkat Movies and enjoying the magic of film for less. In under three years, we have filled over 20 million cinema seats – which, to put into context, is the equivalent of 22 Wembley stadiums. 2018 is a great year for cinema and with a number of big blockbusters on the horizon, we hope customers continue to take advantage of their Meerkat Movies membership every week of the year, for a whole year.”

Shona Gold, Director of Marketing at Vue adds “We were delighted to be the location of the 10 millionth Meerkat Movies redemption and look forward to welcoming more Compare the Market customers to Vue over the coming months. With films including Incredibles 2, Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again and Mission Impossible - Fallout on the horizon, there really is something for everyone to enjoy on the big screen this summer.”

Top 10 films

Beauty & The Beast
The Greatest Showman
Bridget Jones’s Baby
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

[1] – Average cinema ticket price taken (£7.49) from Cinema UK

10 million Meerkat Movies redemptions at £7.49 per cinema ticket = £74,900,000

List of top film redemptions true as of 15 June 2018.



About Meerkat Movies
For existing customers Meerkat Movies is valid for 12 months up until the expiry date or the first anniversary of the qualifying product.

With cinema tickets costing on average £7.49[1], if a customer were to take full advantage of the 2-for-1 offer every week for a year, they could save over £389.48, effectively watching 52 free movies.

For more information visit Compare the Market.

About Compare the Market
Compare the Market was launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly over the past twelve years to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites.

Compare the Market provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans.

Compare the Market actively works with its brand partners to help provide great services to customers and are trading names of Compare The Market Limited.

Compare The Market Limited is an insurance intermediary, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm Reference Number 778488).

Vue Entertainment (Vue UK & Ireland) is a leader in out-of-home entertainment and the big screen experience.

Vue has 87 state of the art cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland, with 843 screens projecting in Sony Digital Cinema 4K for ultra high definition pictures. Vue offer stadium seating, VIP seats and luxurious recliners alongside a range of content, in addition to highly anticipated blockbusters. With event cinema titles including opera, ballet, musicals, national theatre, live streaming of sporting events and concerts through to hosting Gaming championships and dedicating multiple screens to eGaming arenas Vue is well known for providing the most innovative cinematic experience.

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