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
Share a Con
  • 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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AMC Stubs Frequently Asked Questions

12 dollars a year
Allows you to get an upgrade in size for popcorn and soda purchases. Example: If you buy a medium popcorn, you get upgraded to a large.
When purchasing popcorn or soda, tell the cashier than you're using your Stubs card and you want a free upgrade from medium to large (for example)

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Run the other way. I have been requesting access to my premiere account since I signed up and I have never been able to get in. I can't get the card number, I can't get them to reset it. I have contacted them 4 times and nothing can be resolved. I WOULD NEVER join this.
Jocelyn Steward on 9/17/17
They only give $5.00 now per every $100.00 spent. You can no longer upsize your drink and popcorn for free. The price went up on the small size drink and popcorn from$12.75 to $13.97, that you used to be able to upsize to a medium. The size of the medium combo went down to what they call a regular size,witch is basically a small now. So there is no benefits to joining anymore!
William Kynett on 7/24/17
I signed up for stubs at a theater, and used my mom's phone number because I didn't remember mine at the time (I had just gotten the phone). So I went to the website thinking I could change my phone number, but it needed a password. So I tried to use the password that I would've signed up with and it didn't work. I tried the 'forgot password' like multiple times and still haven't gotten the e-mail to change the password. So not only can I not sign in, but I didn't even know I HAD a password. Still trying to figure this out. I guess I'll talk to someone that works at the theater next time I go.
Anonymous on 4/11/17
I love going to the movies. My wife and I go all the time. Best if you go to Multiplex theater because you can almost always get into a theater that is showing the movie you want without waiting a long time. I do miss the old Stubs program where you earned tickets, drinks, popcorn and once in a while a Night At The Movies, but the new system of cash is alright, I get my upgrades and save the cash until I can pay for a ticket or two. I never buy tickets on line so I cannot comment on that experience, but I never ran into a situation where I couldn't get in once I got to my theater, guess that is because I have two AMV multiplexes within five miles of each other one with 12 theaters and one with 14 theaters.
C. Alton N. on 3/25/17
AMC Stubs absolute garbage there are not even allowing me to use my 5.00 Reward.
Paul Kruse Chicago, Il on 3/21/17
After going to the theatre to watch a movie and being told the next 3 showings were already sold out, I went home and attempted to order online tickets for another day. By the time I had found a time that I could purchase 6 seats together and input my credit info, the website timed-out and I had to start all over. Very frustrating and disappointing.
jk on 12/31/16
The website is absolutely AWFUL. Many times the movie I want to see is not included in a selection for the particular theater I am going to although I know it is playing there. I have not been able to buy tickets online because although I put in all of the requested information, I can not progress to the next screen because I keep getting an error message regarding populated fields. . By the time I get to the theater and buy tickets in person, the best seats are sold. Sometimes at the theater there is no distinction between the premiere card line for snacks or tickets and the general line. And, NO ONE EVER answers the customer service line. I have waited on hold for over an hour. My experience with the membership and with AMC has become so frustrating that it ruins the movie and is not worth it. Many are beginning to feel this way and are avoiding the venue.
Elisa on 12/27/16
My wife got an AMC Stubs card and asked me to initialize it. I did and thought it was done, but it said I had the wrong birthday entered. I did it all again using my name and birthday. Still wrong. I made up random birthdays and registered again. No go. I called "customer service" and was on hold for a long, long time before I hung up. I went to the theater and asked them to fix it. They didn't. Waited on hold with customer service today for 23 minutes for someone to tell me I must have set it up wrong and my email isn't linked to the account. I asked for a refund for my useless card. No go. I asked for a supervisor. She told me there was no problem. After a long exchange she admitted it didn't work, but was prepared to help me use the card in the condition it was in. I asked for a refund, again. That's wasn't possible. JUST SAY NO TO THE STUBBS CARD SCAM.
Steve on 12/26/16
My first Stubs card worked like a charm, no problems. Then when it expired I was given a new card but it didn't get linked up to my e-mail because the first card was still attached. Spent several months trying to link a new STubs card to my e-mail. Still has not been fixed! I have called on the phone several times, physically went to my AMC Movie, sent e-mail and no one has fixed this problem. I've changed my email, changed my password to point where I don't even remember it, I go to "forget password" and it sends me to a site to change the password and asks me FOR THE PASSWORD I FORGOT!!!! What kind of set-up is this? Going to AMC today to get tickets because the movie is close to where I live otherwise they wouldn't be getting my business. I am complaining to my local TV station about this and they told me if AMC didn't fix it to call them back. This is "D-Day."
Arlene on 11/4/16
It appears that the program benefits have been severely curtailed. Too bad, it was a great program as originally released.
Kevin Keegan on 10/29/16
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Run the other way. I have been requesting access to my premiere account since I signed up and I have never been able to get in. I can't get the card number, I can't get them to reset it. I have contacted them 4 times and nothing can be resolved. I WOULD NEVER join this.
By Jocelyn Steward on 9/17/17