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      07.11.2013 13:39
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      Lovely something for nothing trick

      I think this is such a nice, easy promotion.

      If you are on Orange (or EE now) and you fancy a film at the cinema on a Wednesday - get 2 tickets for the price of one. Simple.

      All you have to do is text "film" to 241 from your orange phone and you get sent a code back via text. You show this text message containing the code to the clerk at the ticket office and bingo, they give to two tickets for the price of one. It really is as simple as that.

      You should note that the text costs you 35p.

      My boyfriend and I were out last night and decided to go to the cinema. He questioned the orange Wednesday thing and I have to be honest I have never done it before and for some reason I thought it would be an ordeal! I couldn't have been more wrong!

      With the price of cinema tickets being what they are these days (I remember when it used to cost you £1.80......) this little trick saves you about £12 or so which is just about enough to buy a small bag of pick n mix....

      I am currently recommending this "something for nothing" trick to anyone I meet who doesn't know about it and next time there is a film out that the OH wants to see I will definitely be suggesting we go on the Wednesday to take advantage.

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        16.08.2012 18:29

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        A really easy way to get 2-for-1 cinema tickets

        We'd always been rather doubtful about this, and quite convinced there had to be a catch. When the local cinema put its ticket costs up again, and Avengers Assemble came out, we decided to give it a try.

        We were surprised, and delighted, to find out it really is as simple as they say: Text the details to Orange, get the code back by text, and use it at the ticket office when you buy your tickets. It is a very good way to cut the cost of your cinema trip, especially if you are going with a large group and have more than one Orange user attending. The only downside is that you can't use the codes with the automated dispensers, so if you are going to a popular film allow time to queue at the office.

        Now I know how easy it is to use though, we might be going to the pictures a bit more often!

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        25.08.2011 12:18
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        you just need a friend!

        Both myself and my partner really enjoy going to the cinema but do find the prices now to be rather high so the introduction of Orange Wednesdays for Orange mobile phone customers a few years ago was a great bonus. Since its introduction we have used the offer quite a lot taking advantage of the buy one get one free discount to see a film on a Wednesday at our local cinema.

        To take advantage of the Orange Wednesday offer you just need to send a text message stating 'FILM' to the number 241. Then usually after only a minute or two you will receive a text with a code on that you need to show at the cinema when buying your ticket to activate the buy one get one free offer. You do also need to have someone to see the film with of course!

        I have found that most of the larger cinema chains accept the offer which is handy for us as we can use it at our local Cineworld cinema. The only downside of the offer is that is extremely popular so the cinema does get very busy on a Wednesday especially in the evening so it is therefore advisable to leave a little extra time for cueing for your tickets. As I work near to my local cinema I will often go and buy our tickets in the morning to save cueing later in the evening especially if it is a new release film.

        As a loyal Orange customer I think this is a great incentive to stay with Orange as over the years I have saved a large amount of money with the Orange Wednesday offer and I would be very disappointed if it was to ever end as it would probably mean that going to the cinema for me would be a thing of the past due to the cost. So in conclusion I think this is a great offer even if it does mean a very busy cinema!

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        24.02.2011 21:20
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        Text "FILM" to 241 asap!

        Nowadays, it may be just me, but I find the cinema to be a bit on the expensive side. Every so often is ok, but if a large group wants to go together, or even it you want to go regularly, it can end up costing more than you originally were willing to pay. Particularly recently with prices rising in every aspect, teamed with the recession, it is a time when most people could do without paying an arm and a leg to take their family to the cinema.

        Orange Wednesdays is a unique concept that allows Orange customers (obviously) to get two cinema tickets for the price of one. The process is pretty simple as the Orange customer will have to text "FILM" to 241 which only takes a matter of minutes, then soon you receive a confirmation text which is shown to the staff at the cinema when booking the tickets, choosing seats and payment. Clearly this only operates on a Wednesday, hence the name! If you choose to take a friend with you, which would probably be a good idea, they don't have to be on Orange network. In all cases, both members of a party don't have to use Orange as their network, but just as long as one member does you will be eligible for 2 for 1 tickets.

        I feel this is a great way to save money. A trip to the cinema can prove to be pricey, particularly when you consider the prices of popcorn and sweets, as well as drinks. This literally halves the price of the tickets so its a good trip out and a much cheaper alternative to going on other days.

        One drawback I have experienced with this however, is a number of people taking advantage of this offer which is totally understandable but the cinema (my local cinema anyway!) can get very busy so I would advise you to arrive early to make sure you get the seats and film you want.

        If you fancy a trip to the cinema, leave it until a Wednesday!

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          24.06.2010 10:32
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          Everyone should try it!

          Living in such a boring, quiet place doesn't really have that many advantages. The only thing that I can really be excited about where I live is going to the cinema but, lets face it, going to see a 2 hour long movie for £6 is stupidly over priced and not really worth it. So hearing about orange Wednesday was my new silver lining in this dull, cloudy place that I call home.

          ***What exactly is orange Wednesdays? ***

          Orange Wednesdays is a fantastic deal for those orange mobile network users whose wallets are as empty as mine. As long as you have your cinema buddy with you then you have the chance to get 2 tickets for the price of 1. Its so simple to do and saves you a lot of money!

          ***How do you get orange Wednesdays?***

          All you have to do is text FILM to 241 and they'll send you back a code to hand into the person behind the till. They'll type it into the computer and voila! You've got a free ticket. Of course you will have to pay for the text but it's the same price as sending a standard text.

          ***Problems I have come across***

          Its better to send these texts a few hours before planning on seeing your film as last minute orange Wednesdays texts aren't a good idea. If loads of people are sending them then the code will take longer to be sent to your phone and you may end up not getting it by the time the film starts. I found that the latest it has been sent was an hour after id sent it however, most of the time it comes through fairly quickly.

          The cinema I go to tends to be very busy on the Wednesday as a result to this but I quite like it as it brings a much merrier atmosphere. However, those of you that prefer near to empty cinema screens may decide against orange Wednesdays

          ***Overall***

          I would strongly suggest you save all your cinema nights for 2-4-1 Wednesdays. If you don't have an orange phone network just go online and order a sim card free. It will be completely worth topping up the phone for it as it's a great way for saving money and is a great night out with your friends.

          Thanks for reading!

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            14.06.2010 00:38
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            Orange 2-4-1 make some great cheap nights out

            So the major drawback, and probably the only drawback, here is that you need to be on Orange to get the benefits but it doesn't always work like that.

            2-4-1 is an easy offer where, if we take the cinema tickets as an example, you text the word "film" to 241 and you get a code, you show the code to the cashier when you buy your tickets and you have just got a friend in for free (note friend should be present at this point!) so if you share the price between you it makes a cheap night out with some friends for you both.

            There are more offers out there than just the cinema tickets being on 2-4-1 so you should check out the Orange website (orange.co.uk) for more details on these offers.

            In times of recession these 'free' offers can go a long way. I always go to the cinema with my other half and our 2 closest friends so 4 of us get in for less than £10, we go for a deal on food at the local Wetherspoons and have all had a night out, with a couple of drinks each as well, for about £10 each. It is a great way to get out the house and have a relaxing time for cheap, I reccommend people to look at the offers to see what else you could be getting cheaper and, for those who are not on Orange, don't go switching your phone provider, simply find a friend already on Orange to go with.

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            10.05.2010 21:42
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            simple

            Anybody who doesn't know about orange Wednesdays by now, read this review, it could save you quite a bit of money!

            The basic premises is that you text 'film' to 241 if you are with orange the phone company and they will then send you a unique code back within a few minutes. When you get to the cinema you simply have to show the code when buying your tickets and you will only pay for half of your tickets, simple really! It's a good reward for people on orange, although I'm not on orange when I went to the cinema with another friend not on orange we still used the offer as we just got someone to forward their code to us. Tickets for my local cinema are £7.25 so we save ourselves around £3.60 each time we use this offer, even more if its a 3D film. I tend to go to the cinema quite a few Wednesdays now, and also take advantage of the pizza hut happy hour deal at the same time!

            The disadvantage of this offer is that everyone seems to know about it and want to use it, so the cinema will get extremely busy on Wednesdays, I went with a few friends to see Dear John and we went an hour early to make sure we got tickets but it was still all sold out! Normally its fine if you go for earlier showings and avoid things that have just came out that week, but be prepared to queue!

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              27.04.2010 20:59
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              Why not take advantage of this brilliant offer...

              Orange Wednesdays has got to be one of the best ideas! I think I'm right when I say that most people like the but hate having to pay ridiculous prices to do so.

              Orange Wednesdays is offered by Orange for their customers as a thankyou.

              All you have to do is text "film" to the number 241 and within minutes you will receive an automated message from Orange with your unique confirmation code.

              When you visit the cinema you will need to give this code to get your cinema tickets at Buy one get one free! Bargain eh? AS you can imagine Wednesdays are quite busy in Cinemas with this great offer and therefore you should turn up at your cinema to make sure you can get a seat. There has been many occasions where I have got to the front of the queue to find it has "sold out".

              Please note that not every cinema participates in this offer and therefore you should make sure before you go.

              I personally have saved many pounds by taking orange up on their offer and recommend it to anyone who has an orange phone already or is a keen cinema goer....

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              27.04.2010 20:50
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              By owning an Orange sim card you can save money on films and food!

              For those of you who haven't heard of the Orange Wednesday concept then you've done extremely well to avoid it over the past few years! In fact I all but ignored it myself for many years until I realised what a saving I could be making on mid week visits to the cinema and meals out. After that I managed to get hold of an Orange sim card and since then have reaped the benefits of owning one on at least one Wednesday per month! The whole premise of the offer is that by owning an Orange sim card you will be entitled to two for one cinema tickets on any Wednesday of the year and some other offers to which can only be taken up on a Wednesday.

              How it works...

              Step 1 - In order to be eligible to receive these offers you need to have an activated Orange sim card which can either be on a contract or on a pay as you go basis. If you're not a member of the Orange network then I'd recommend purchasing a pay as you go sim card which you can get for free from http://freesim.orange.co.uk. You will need to top it up with £10 credit once you receive it but Orange will then add on a free £5 and if you keep this sim card purely for the Orange Wednesday offer you'll find you really don't need to top up very often at all.

              Step 2 - Once you've got your Orange sim card working all you need to do is text the message "Film" to the number 241. You'll find that within a matter of seconds you receive a text message back which contains your cinema ticket which is a series of numbers. Each text message you send to 241 will cost you 35p and that'll be deducted automatically. To get your free ticket all you need to do is go to your local cinema, show your text message and they'll automatically give you two for one on any film showing that Wednesday. It really couldn't be simpler!

              If you're not satisfied with receiving two for one on cinema tickets then about a year ago Orange teamed up with Pizza Express to bring you an Orange Wednesday offer there too. All you need to do is print out a voucher and take it along to your local Pizza Express along with the code you get on the text message. If you do this you'll qualify for free garlic bread or garlic dough balls for you and a friend as well as two for one on any pizza. You'll simply have to pay for your drinks and the more expensive of the two pizzas. Again this really couldn't be simpler! A word of warning... you may want to book as Pizza Express gets very busy on a Wednesday!

              Just to give you an idea of how much money you can save by taking part in Orange Wednesday here's what I normally save. My local cinema charges £5.30 for an adult ticket so obviously me and whoever I go with save £5.30. Dough balls are £2.50 so for two portions we'd normally pay £5.00 and pizzas can be anywhere in the region of £6.25 right up to £10.95. So roughly we save £5.30 at the cinema, £5.00 on starters and say £8.50 on a pizza making a grand total saving of £18.80! Normally my friend and I will take £10 each out on a Wednesday and that'll be enough for a drink each, our meal and two cinema tickets... all for a 35p text message!

              I can't do enough to recommend getting hold of an Orange sim card and taking advantage of the Orange Wednesday offer, especially if you frequently visit the cinema or Pizza Express. It's certainly saved me quite a bit of money over the last year and as I only use my sim card to take advantage of this offer I've still got about £4 credit left on it after a whole year! The only thing I would say is that some cinemas don't participate, although I've never come across one, so it would be worth checking it out before going along. There really are no downsides to this scheme so I'm giving it the full five stars... if only they offered it at a weekend as well!

              Thanks for reading.

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                25.04.2010 03:49
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                a brilliant offer to save you money

                I have been an orange customer for some years now, and I have used the orange wednesdays service on many an occasion. For those who do not know what it is, Orange wednesdays is a service from Orange that gives you 2 for 1 cinema tickets in all cinemas around the country. This is available every wednesday to customers of Orange phones and Internet.

                If you have an Orange phone, pay as you go or on Contract, to participate all you need to do is text the word "film" to the number 241. You will then get a text back which will give you a code to use at the cinema you go to. You give this code to the cashier when ordering your seats at the cinema, and this gives you the 2 for 1 tickets. Simple and easy, and you get to go the cinema with a mate for a great price. Me and a friend usually split the price of one ticket, so we esentially get into the cinema for half price using this service.

                I have never had any problems using this service, always got my text back quickly and my code has always been accepted, no matter what cinema I went to or what film I was watching. I have even been with a bunch of friends, and we used a few codes at once and we still got the offer with no problems.

                I am unsure how to get the code for Orange wednesdays for Orange Internet customers, as I have never been an Orange internet customer, but I am sure there is more information on www.orange.co.uk.

                I recommend that everyone who can, uses Orange Wednesdays as it will save you money when going to the cinema, even if it is once in a while, it is instantly saving you money, all it costs is the 25p to recieve the code by text.

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                  09.04.2010 15:10
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                  An easy system and a great idea, as two of you can have a night out at half the price!

                  Orange Wednesdays are a great way to go out and have fun at the cinema on a budget - and it's so simple to use! Anyone who uses the Orange network or has an Orange sim card simply has to text the word 'Film' to 241 and within seconds a reply text is sent containing a unique code. When ordering tickets from the box office, all you need to do is read out your code and that's it, one of your tickets will be free!

                  If used regularly, Orange Wednesdays can save you so much money, so it's easy to go out without breaking the bank. They are valid at most cinemas throughout the country, but if you're at all in doubt it's best to check with Orange or the cinema first. If your local cinema is an Odeon, team Orange Wednesdays up with one of their loyalty cards, through which you earn redeemable points, and you can end up saving even more money. When you have enough points, perhaps even both of you can go for free!

                  The only real downside is that Wednesday evenings tend to be quite busy, with everyone who is on Orange all going at the same time. This is especially a problem if you're going to see a really popular or new film, so it may be worth going to buy your tickets extra early. Furthermore, you can't use Orange Wednesdays when booking tickets online (this is the case for Odeon cinemas, I presume it is the case for most others as well) which can make life difficult at times. However, if you're lucky enough to be able to see Wednesday afternoon showings, everything will be much quieter and the whole process is really straight forward.

                  If going to the cinema is something you enjoy, Orange Wednesdays are a brilliant way of saving money - the amount you save from your ticket definitely makes up for the cost of sending the text to get the code!

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                    14.02.2010 21:07
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                    Thanks Orange!

                    Orange Wednesdays is an offer from Orange (the mobile phone provider) that gives its customers 2 for 1 cinema tickets.

                    The service is very easy to use - just text FILM to 241 from any Orange phone and you will be sent an almost immediate text message with a unique code. You can then choose any film at almost any cinema in the UK to use your code. When you arrive at the cinema you should order your tickets as normal but inform the boxoffice staff that you have an Orange Wednesday code. Either read the code out loud or give your phone to the boxoffice staff to read. That's it, all done!

                    If there are 2 of you, then you will pay the price for just 1 person - Eg. You will pay just £7.00 for 2 adults instead of the usual £14.00. If you are using the offer for 1 adult and 1 child, the child will be free. If there is a group of you, then others can text for codes to halve the price (so long as they are also with Orange). Orange rules state that only 1 code a week per person is the maximum you are allowed which is fine by me but might be a bit of a pain for famlies of 4 if only 1 of them is an Orange customer...

                    Each text to Orange Wednesday costs just 35p which is quite a lot cheaper than a cinema ticket! Although in my opinion it would be even better if texts cost 0p! Most big cinemas do Orange Wednesdays (Odeon, Cineworld, Vue...) but a few don't so it's best to check with the cinema before you leave.

                    Orange Broadband and Orange Mobile Broadband customers are also eligible for the offer. Orange Broadband customers must sign up at the Orange Wednesday website and Orange Mobile Broadband customers can text as normal.

                    Orange Wednesdays has come in very handy for me in the past and I have managed to catch loads of films with my other half and friends that I might not have seen otherwise. Plus all that money saved can buy me a nice big popcorn and drink! The 3 most recent films which I have seen courtesy of Orange Wednesdays are Avatar, Sherlock Holmes and The Princess and The Frog (not my choice I should add).

                    Orange Wednesday have also teamed up with Pizza Express to give you 2 for 1 on all pizzas at Pizza Express restaurants. A voucher must be downloaded and printed from the Orange Wednesday website. I haven't yet taken advantage of this offer (so can't comment on it too much) but intend to soon.

                    The only real downsides to Orange Wednesdays is that you have to be an Orange customer, you cannot use the offer to pre-book tickets, it's only valid for Wednesdays and the cinema can get considerably crowded compared to other weekdays (the evening in particular).

                    Overall this is a fabulous service which I will continue to use for a long time to come.

                    For more information go to the website:
                    http://web.orange.co.uk/p/film/cinema_tickets
                    or install the new iPhone app which is very handy to have.

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                      01.02.2010 11:07
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                      2-4-1 = :o) x

                      Skint? Nothing to do? Living payday to payday? The Orange Wednesdays is what you need. The service, launched in 2003 by mobile giant Orange, allows you and a friend to go to the cinema on a Wednesday night 2-4-1 (or half price each whichever way you want to look at it). Since it's launch the company estimates 14 million customers have taken advantage of the offer and to celebrate it's 5th anniversary, they took the world's biggest ever popcorn box to London's Tower Bridge, suspended it above the crowd and showered people in an actual tonne of popcorn - and £10,000 worth of prizes. Pretty good, huh? Wish I'd known I would have been there just for the popcorn.

                      So how does it work? Well, it's pretty simple, first, you must be an Orange customer. Mobile Broadband and Broadband customers can apply for a 'Text Ticket' online, but mobile customers just need to text the word FILM to the number 241 - the message is sent and then you get a reply message which has a unique number on it - this is your 'text ticket' (a little tip, if your not on Orange, get a friend who is who isn't going to use their text ticket and get them to forward it to you). You go then go to the cinema on a Wednesday any time of the day, read out your text ticket at the desk and then just pay for one ticket. Simples.

                      If you're not too sure about texting, then just call 241 from your Orange handset, they will be able to send you a text ticket.

                      Tickets cost 35p, plus the 12p it costs to send your text - if you're on a tariff which includes free messages or you have a text bundle, the message you send comes out of this allowance. Normally 2 cinema tickets cost £14 at our closest cinema. Less 1 free ticket = £7, less the total cost of messages = £6.53 saving. You can even get a free Orange simcard if you want, if you're not on the network. Just go to www.orange.co.uk and you can order up to 4 free simcards.

                      A couple of things to watch out for, the first being 'pass bans'. Sometimes due to contractual arrangements on the big film releases cinemas cannot accept text tickets, free passes, etc on films. If in doubt or if it's within 2 weeks of a big film being released, you might want to call up and check that you can actually use a text ticket. We're lucky, in the Showcase, Odeon and Cineworld near us you can use them even on new releases, but that has only been a recent development. Second thing to watch out for is that it will be busy! Parking, traffic, queues. Just make sure you arrive in plenty of time for the show that you want to see, sadly you cannot book on line using a text ticket, though this is something I think they should look in to - however, you're trying to save money here, not spend extra on booking and card fees by going online. I have, on several occasions, seen the queue on a Wednesday coming out of the cinema doors. I have got to the front of the queue and been told there are no tickets left unless I choose a later showing. So the best thing to do is either go to a late show, during the day, or simply arrive in plenty of time.

                      Another thing to watch out for is the follow up text messages. You will receive these at no cost, advertising the 2-4-1 tickets. If you want to opt out you simply reply to the message with the word STOP. It can get annoying!

                      As well as this brilliant freeby, Orange also have extensive coverage on their website of all things film. You can watch trailers for up and coming movies, you can subscribe to their email newsletter which includes the latest film reviews, a cinema finder and the top trailers / film clips. You can also follow their coverage of the BAFTAs which they sponsor. They even have their own award - The Orange Rising Star Award - nominees include Kristen Stewart from Twilight and Nicholas Holt from About a Boy and Skins; previous winners have included Shia LeBeouf from Transformers and James McAvoy from Shameless.

                      http://web.orange.co.uk/p/film/home

                      After winning joint exclusivity with O2 for the iPhone, Orange also now have an Orange Wednesdays iPhone app. By downloading it for free as an Orange customer you can see the latest film releases and browse full A-Z listings, rate a film, read reviews from film fans and submit your own. You can also watch high-quality trailers for upcoming films, find your nearest cinema by post code and see cinema locations on a map. Then you can view cinema details including phone numbers and film showing times and of course you can get 2 for 1 cinema tickets on your iPhone!

                      The latest development in the 2-4-1 offer is the Pizza Express deal you can also get. This one, you can't just text for though, you have to go online as you need to print the voucher. There has been some confusion because originally this offer ended Dec 31, 2009 however, the offer has been extended to Aug 31, 2010 - when you go online to print the voucher just click refresh if it has the old dates on. However, Orange do assure us that you can still use these. So, what do you get? Well, with the voucher you will get (on Wednesdays only) 2-4-1 on Pizzas at the restaurant, plus a free garlic bread or garlic dough balls.

                      www.pizzaexpress.com

                      Finally, if you're a Facebook or Bebo user, then search for Orange Film Club, sign up and then on the last Wednesday of each month, you will be able to access 2-4-1 on film previews of up and coming films which haven't even been released yet. How good is that?

                      Overall this is an opportunity for a fabulous and cheap (ish) night out with a friend, or in a big (even numbered) group.

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                        5 stars well done orange

                        As a student, even with a student discount, the cinema can get pretty expensive so I didn't tend to go that often until my friend introduced me to Orange Wednesdays.

                        I joined orange and can now go to the cinema with a friend or my boyfriend for about £3 each. All you have to do is text the 241 number to request a two for one ticket, and you don't even really have to do this in advance, I ususally do it in the cinema queue lol!! Then you have to show the code when you order your tickets and you still get other discounts like for children and for student card holders.

                        The text ticket costs 35p which is cheap for what you get really so I dont mind to pay, I think it just gets added on your bill or taken off your credit if you are on pay as you go.

                        The only thing I have found is that you can't use them for films you want to book in advance as you can't use them online or on the phone, so there can often be massive queues in the cinemas on wednesday and due to the good offer, some good films soon sell out so make sure you leave enough time to queue for the film you want!

                        You can also use the orange wednesday ticket to get an offer at pizza express I think but I have never used it and I think you have to put the code you get onto the internet and print a voucher, so a little bit more foward planning is required for this.

                        I have seen loads of films using this orange wednesday ticket system and I think it is brill. When you get a midweek lull and feel like doing something, the cinema can be the perfect solution, especially at 2 for the price of 1!!

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                          06.12.2009 20:45
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                          Great All Around

                          Before I left the Orange Network and also got an unlimited cinema pass via Cineworld, my friends and I used to make use regular use of this handy little way of getting more for virtually nothing.

                          Basically, how it works is, on a Wednesday, Orange allow you to get two cinema tickets for the price of one by texting the word FILM to 241. Once you've done that then a code is texted back to you which you give to the box office when you buy your tickets. You then get two cinema tickets for what it would usually cost for the price of a single one.

                          Orange try to make this as available as possible. It's available to all of their customers on a mobile phone and now to their broadband customers. They've also made it more flexible on their new iPhone by launching an application for it for free via the iTunes store.

                          This is something which benefits everyone involved. It benefits the customer as they're getting something for nothing. Orange benefit due to the publicity and gives them extra advertising and publicity, and finally the cinema benefits as in reality before this started no one hardly ever visited a cinema on a Wednesday and they mainly make their money on the consumables such as popcorn and soft drinks rather than the tickets. At least this way they get the revenue for at least one ticket and allow a way for you the pay over the odds for cheap to make popcorn and drinks.

                          I think it's something wonderful for nothing and it is what it is. I can't see any real downsides. I could be petty and take into account that you get charged for the cost of the text that you send to get the code in the first place but that's really struggling to find something wrong and overall it's nothing but a benefit, and well recommended.

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