AMC Worker. Name: Danny

AMC Worker. Name: Danny.
I gain nothing from you buying a STUBS card. I am not from corporate. I am a lowly theater worker who gets minimum wage. If anyone should be writing about the program it’s the lowly worker who has to deal with it every single shift they are working and get scapegoat blamed with all the negative criticism.
I know the program like the back of my hand (which I actually don’t know that well… so that expression always befuddled me… anyways moving on. All right folks it’s time for MATH and plain logic.
* Every $100 you spend you get $10 back.
-I’m not an idiot Danny. Why would I pay $12 so that I can only get $10? 12>10 DUH!
Well [insert skeptic's name here] the 12 you pay for the year actually goes towards that 100 so it comes back to you and helps you get your 10 back faster. Also, you’re forgetting about the discounts at concessions that will also save you money. You will get a $1 off every popcorn and $0.50 off of every fountain drink. So two popcorns, 4 sodas, or 1 popcorn and 2 sodas equals that missing $2 gap to break even!
-Okay Danny touche! BUT I don’t go to concessions because I don’t want to get a cholesterol attack and DIE! Also, I know that concessions is where you make the most profit and rip us off… punk!
Okay that’s still fine :). With our program if you register your card online at our Stubs website with your birthday we give you a coupon for a free large drink (free refills to drown your daily life tribulations and sorrows away as well as to torture your bladder.)
*large drink = $5.75
*5.75 > 2 Now you’re not only breaking even [insert skeptic's name here] but you are making a net profit… aka rolling in that extra 3.75 dough wooh! *waives online ticketing fees on fandango which are somewhere between $1.50-$3
Did I mention [insert skeptic's name here] that if you buy tickets online you are saving even more money! I think we can safely say you are more than breaking even… heck you won the freaking lottery with this card! OH MAN!
- Okay whatever Danny! It’s still against my ethics to pay for a rewards card. No one else does it and [insert competitor theater here] has free rewards!
Not trying to instigate a fight but I’m going to have to call BS on that last one. Let me drop three companies on you right now. Barnes and Nobles. REI. Costco. I’m sorry. I actually truly am b/c you are wrong and angry that you are wrong… therefore you will proceed to make me miserable by being unruly and angry. Also,[insert skeptic's name here] excuse my vulgarity… or should I say French,
  • 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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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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Danny, I love you. There I've said it. I am also a lowly theater employee. And I am tired of people who become upset at me for asking if they are interested in the program. It helps me in no way to ask you. It is simply part of my job. I am working my way through college, I am not incompetent I am not worthless, I actually enjoy my job and want to make things better for you and your family. Seeing families leave our theater laughing makes my day and hearing kids excitedly talk about the movie they are about to see and how they love the smell of popcorn, brings I smile to my face. (I HATE the smell of popcorn. Haha occupational hazard.) That being said I know the STUBS program better than the back of my hand, as I was reading this review I was listing rewards that went unmentioned in this post. My friend Danny named off most of the things on my list, but here are a few quick add ons, At times AMC offers special promotional items, only to STUBS members, granted they may not be anything astoundingly amazing, but recently we gave out Maleficent Pins, Captain America shield pins, Captain America full size posters and Transformers 4 half sized posters. Not the greatest things ever but in addition to the other benefits, not bad. The sign-up time is very short, it only takes about two minutes (If your cashier is decent) And it requires minimal personal information. Also you start receiving benefits as soon as you sign up. People tell me often that they are saving their rewards to gave to their teenagers to use on concessions, that way they don't have to shell out cash. Also AMC host special loyalty screenings which only STUBS Members are invited to, some of which are even free. Imagine with me, It is down to less than a week before that new movie you have been looking forward too comes out, you have been so looking forward to it, but you my friend don't have to wait to the release date, you get to watch it several days early. You don't have to be in a crowded theater, or wait in lines, You don't even have to pay, you just come in and watch your movie before the release date. You buy a large popcorn with all the money you saved on the ticket, but of course you only pay for a medium, then you get a free refill. Don't know where you live but at my theater that is $7 for more popcorn than any five people should ever consume. Not bad and the price of that popcorn goes toward getting your $10 reward back. Lucky you Mr. STUBS. Don't get me wrong, if you aren't much of a movie goer, or you don't live nea
TheaterGirl on 7/23/14
Danny, you rock :-). Very well explained, and everyone always takes it out on the min wage workers at the theater that have nothing to do with how the program works. My kids and I love the IMAX at the AMC theater near us, so we will continue to patronize them and spend money (which is our choice) on a fun, entertaining family outing. Yes, more money than the theater down the street, but we don't go to movies every day so we can splurge when we do, and see it on the big screen.
Jen on 4/5/14