AMC Stubs Review

The AMC Stubs membership is a paid for program that provides its members benefits in the form of upgrades on fountain drinks and popcorn. A 10 dollar reward is issued for every 100 dollars spent and can be applied towards the cost of food and drinks. The AMC Stubs program is not for everybody. As a matter of fact, you should probably avoid it unless fit one of the first two profiles listed below:
The "Movie Buff" - You watch a movie every week. At 12.50 a ticket, you will spent a total of 650 dollars in a year. This will net you 48 dollars in rewards (60 reward dollars - 12 dollar AMC Stubs membership fee). You probably are already a Stubs member.. If not, you know what you should be registering for right now.
The "I Eat Junk Food at the Movies Person" - You watch 8 movies or more a year. You love popcorn, and even more, you love washing down those kernels of joy with nice carbonated high fructose corn syrup beverage. You will receive 10 dollars back in rewards. This leaves you at a net loss of 2 dollars which can be easily made up by the savings achieved through drink and popcorn upgrades and refills.
The "Casual Movie Watcher" - You watch less than 8 movies a year and you don't purchase anything from the concession stand. You will lose money by purchasing an AMC Stubs membership.
If you are propositioned to buy the AMC Stubs membership by a crew member, buy it if you can profit from it, but turn down the offer if the numbers don't add up.
  • Free popcorn and drink upgrade to next size (ICEEs not included)
  • For every $100 you spend you get $10 non-cash reward (expires after 90 days)
  • No online ticketing fee
  • You get an online gallery that records your movie stubs so you can rate, comment, and share to your social networks
  • If you sign up at your local theatre you get four cards (two regular and two keychains) active and ready to start saving)
  • Any tickets you brought within the last 30 days prior to you buying can be added also
  • Allows special pre-screenings at certain theatrers if a member
  • Receive special posters, pins, and more collectables if a member on opening weekends
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  • You only have 3 months to use your Stubs Points
  • No warning that Stubs is going to expire
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  • 12 dollar annual cost
  • AMC Silver and Gold tickets are not counted towards one's Stubs Reward total
  • Cannot redeem reward when buying tickets online/kiosk
  • If your credit does not get applied, it is almost impossible to get AMC to fix the mistake
  • Not allowed to use it when buying gift cards!
  • Difficult AMC interface, comples password required, confusing to use and slows down ticket purchases
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The AMC stubs program is a complete ripoff. We joined the program, and have tried to register the card on the AMC website to take advantage of the benefits. When we try to register it states we already are however when we purchase tickets we still get charged...
Char on 1/13/17
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RickA, I came across your post about the new AMC Stubs rewards program and read your letter. Just wanted to clarify a common misconception. No credits are applied to your AMC Stubs account when the Gold or Silver Experience tickets are purchased. But, when you redeem the tickets at the box office you will receive $7.50 credit for Gold tickets and $6.00 for the Silver. Just wanted to let you know! And just an FYI, the popcorn butter is Lou Ana Buttery Topping. Alisha at AMC
Alisha at AMC