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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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