Do you go to the movies? Of course you do, who doesn’t? I mean, yes there are people that don’t go to the movies, but for the majority that’s the thing to do on a weekend or a boring night. Anyway, so you go to the movies, pay $8 for a ticket (if you’re on a date, pay $8 for their ticket), go in get some popcorn, a drink, and now you’re spending $12 on snacks. If you go more than once a month then that adds up…to a lot of money spent on just popcorn and soda. And let’s face it, you don’t go to the movies without popcorn and soda.
That’s why the loyalty program at Harkins Theaters is the best thing to ever happen to cinema. For $30 you get a souvenoir cup and a souvenoir shirt. The cup is smaller than a large, but larger than a medium and runs you $1.50 per refill. The shirt will get you a free medium popcorn everytime you go with the option to upgrade to a large for $1. So you if you go more than 5 times to the movies, you make your money back. This is the BEST bang for your buck if you like to nom on buttery popped kernels and sip on a refreshing Cherry Coke. I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t go and buy a cup and shirt. The best thing is, you can share it, once you have it, anyone can use it.
The cup and shirt have come in handy with all the screenings we go to because all we have to spend is $1.50 on the refill and we’re set. There’s 12 months, even if you go once every other month, you still make your money back. There’s no being ripped off in this situation.
Also, Harkins has the coolest designs on their stuff. This year’s design is all the movies that are coming out in 2014 and some ine 2013. They are all done up in cartoonish flair. Last year’s design was a bit more subdued, it showed a happy popcorn bag and soda cup (still adorably cute though). The year before that was again all the movies that were coming out in 2012 and what not. So maybe they have a pattern? I don’t know. Another protip, keep the shirt in the wrapper as long as possible. Harkins doesn’t require you to wear the shirt to get the popcorn, so it’s easy storage. Just put it in your car and you’re ready to go.