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$2 off popcorn at Regal Cinemas


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Get $2 off popcorn at Regal Cinemas with a mobile coupon through Facebook.

Enter your mobile number and the coupon will be sent to your smartphone. Show it at the concession stand to redeem.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Sunday. The offer is one per coupon.

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50 percent off a popcorn & drink combo at AMC Theatres


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Save half-off a popcorn and soda combo at AMC Theatres with a coupon.

The offer is good on two combos: A large popcorn and drink or a large popcorn and two drinks.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Aug. 16.

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$5 off admission to 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'


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Get $5 off admission to see "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" when you purchase tickets on Fandango.com.

The family comedy opens Friday.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on Aug. 5, or while supplies last.

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Free and $1 family movies at South Florida theaters through August


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Enjoy free or $1 family movies at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays all summer at Central and South Florida theaters.

The Muvico Summer Film Fest, Regal Summer Movie Express and the Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse programs will economically entertain kids with great family films like "Kit Kittredge: American Girl," "Puss in Boots," "Dolphin Tales," "The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie," "Rango," and "The Smurfs" among other fun flicks.

Click here for the $1 Regal Cinemas deal and to find theaters and see the shows playing through Aug. 8.

Click here for the free Muvico deal, which runs through Aug. 16.

Click here for the $1 Cinemark deal at theaters in Davie, Boynton Beach and Orlando.

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$10 off IMAX or 3-D movie tickets from KFC


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UPDATE: It's back! We posted this deal on Thursday and promo codes went fast. KFC has reloaded codes, but there is no telling how many or how long it will last, so don't wait.

Save $10 on two IMAX or 3-D movie tickets at South Florida theaters on Fandango from KFC.

Enter your zip code, select your IMAX or 3-D showtime and theater and follow the directions and up to $10 for up to two tickets will be deducted from your order. (There is a $2 convenience free added to orders.)

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on June 17 or while supplies last.

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Free $15 3-D movie tickets from Kellogg's cereal


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Get free $15 3-D movie tickets from Kellogg's with codes inside specially marked boxes of cereal for a Spider-Man promotion.

Collect Spidey codes printed inside boxes of Kellogg's products and redeem them online and then print out your free ticket to area theaters. Besides free tickets (6 points), use codes to get free $3 3-D movie ticket upgrades (two points), free Spider-Man wallpaper and other "Amazing Rewards." Tickets are good to see any movie, not just "Spider-Man," which hits theaters on July 3.

Get one point per box inside eligible boxes of Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats, Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, Nutrigrain Cereal Bars, Keebler cookies and Cheez-It crackers, among other products.

You also can get exclusive Spider-Man bonus content when you download the "Kellogg's Amazing Spider-Man Exclusive" app for iPhone or Android. After downloading the app, aim your smartphone at Peter Parker on boxes to see three exclusive scenes from the new movie.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on June 30, 2013.

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Free 'Avengers' song with Fandango movie ticket purchase


Buy an advanced ticket to "The Avengers" on Fandango.com and get a free iTunes song download from the hit movie.

Visit Fandango.com and buy your movie ticket to the blockbuster Marvel movie and get a free download of "Comeback" by Redlight King on iTunes.com.

After you buy the ticket, you'll get an email from Fandango within 24 hours with the free code to get the song.

Click here for the deal. The offer, one code per transaction, ends on May 17 or while supplies last.

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Free $10 movie ticket with DVD purchase at Amazon.com


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Get a free $10 movie ticket to see "Battleship," "The Bourne Legacy" or "Snow White and the Huntsman" when you buy select DVDs from Amazon.com.

Purchase one of 35 DVD titles, such as "Robin Hood" starring Russell Crowe or "Public Enemies," with Johnny Depp and get a Fandango.com code redeemable for the free movie ticket valued at $10. Most of the movies cost less than $10.

After you make the eligible purchase, the code should be emailed within 48 hours. Redeem the codes at Fandango.com/Promo/Summerofaction.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on Aug. 11.

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Score free tickets to new iPic Theater in Boca Raton


Sign up for a membership and get a free ticket to the state-of-the-art iPic Theater opening in Boca Raton in early May.

iPic Theaters, the new upscale movie theater with restaurant and lounge services, electric reclining seats and a premium-level seating option that comes with unlimited popcorn, is opening in Mizner Park on May 4.

Sign up for a free membership by May 1 to get the free admission as well as other benefits, like discounts on food, tickets, advanced online ticket purchasing and exclusive early screenings of blockbuster films. After sign up, the free ticket will be added to member accounts on May 2 and is good for movie showings Monday through Thursday after the Theater opens on Friday, May 4.

Premium seats on the weekends s are $14 for members and non-members. Monday through Thursday premium seats are $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Premium-Plus seats are $24 through the weekend for both members and non-members. Monday – Thursday Premium-Plus seats are $18 for members $24 for non-members.

Click here to sign up.

The iPic Theater will be screening "The Avengers", which debuts Friday May 4.

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Free popcorn at AMC Theatres through Sunday


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Get a free small popcorn at AMC Theatres with a coupon on Facebook. No concession stand purchase is necessary.

Like the AMC Theatres page and click the "Free Popcorn" tab to get your "Tax Relief Offer" for the free, buttery snack.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires Sunday, April 15.

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Get a free Coke at AMC Theaters with 'Titanic 3D' ticket, concession purchase



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If you're seeing "Titantic 3D" at AMC Theaters, get a free small coke with a concession purchase using a coupon good on Saturday only.

Click here for the deal.

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Free or $2 off Academy Award-nominated films from Amazon


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Download and watch 2012 Academy Award-nominated films for free or less than $2 from Amazon.com. "The Artist" was the big winner on Sunday.

Get $2 off 24-hour downloads for Kindle using Amazon Instant Video. That makes it pretty easy to catch up the blockbusters.

Most films costs $3.99 for 24-hour rental for "Moneyball," "The Help," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," "The Ides of March," among 10 others onto Kindle (or any device) and save $2. "The Help" is listed at $1.99, so it looks like that would be free. Can't beat that.

If you don't have a Kindle, watch on just about any device by downloading a free Kindle app for your Mac, PC or mobile device.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on March 26.

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Watch free feature-length movies on YouTube


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Watch feature-length films for free on YouTube.com.

Some of the free flicks offered: "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" starring Will Ferrell and Bill Murray's "Groundhog Day" (see that before?) and family fare like "The Velveteen Rabbit."

There are loads of comedies, dramas, action adventures, sci-fi, mysteries and more.

Click here for the deal.

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Buy three, get one free movie ticket deal at AMC Theatres


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Beginning Friday, buy three movie ticket at participating AMC Theatres to see family-friendly family movies and get one ticket free with a Facebook coupon.

Print the coupon for the free admission on the AMC fan page on Facebook and present at the box office when you buy three admissions to see "Arthur Christmas," "Happy Feet Two," "The Muppets," or "Puss in Boots."

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Thursday, Dec. 15.

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Drink, popcorn and candy for $2 at Regal Cinemas


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Clooney or Kermitt?

No matter what winning movie you pick, get a $2 Zap Pack, which has a drink, popcorn and sweet treat, at Regal Cinemas with a mobile coupon being offered through its Facebook.com fan page.

Sign up for the coupon via text message through the theater's Facebook fan page and then show it at the concession stand on your phone to get the deal. New coupons are offered every Tuesday.

OPENING WEDNESDAY: George Clooney turns in a four-star performance in "Descendants", and the new "Muppet Movie" is a winner, too, with three stars. With the kids out of school for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Regal coupon is a real money-saver.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Sunday, Nov. 27.

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$1 popcorn with drink purchase at AMC Theatres


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What are you seeing this weekend? Options include "Johnny English Reborn," "Paranormal Activity 3" and "Three Musketeers", which got panned.

Whatever you pick, here's a coupon to save at the concession stand at AMC Theatres: Buy a large Coke Zero and get a large popcorn for $1.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Nov. 3

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Free download of Hank Williams Jr.'s 'Keep the Change'


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Hank Williams Jr. is offering his Rowdy Friends a free download of his new song "Keep the Change." for the next 48 hours.

Williams recorded the new song Friday, and says "Fox & Friends" twisted his words in an interview on Fox News show. ESPN pulled his "Are you ready for some football?" , long a theme song on Monday Night Football.

Click here for the deal.

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Free popcorn at Regal Theaters through Sept. 30


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Yahoo and Regal Theaters is still giving away bags of free popcorn when you use your smartphone to check in at the cinema through the Facebook.com Places feature.

Here's how to get the tasty -- and free -- treat using your mobile phone:

At Regal Theater, go to Popcorn.Yahoo.net on your phone and check in to get the instant coupon. Or scan the QR code at the concession stand and it will take you right to the page.

You can also sign up for a text alert (this is what I did) and the link will be sent to your phone with instructions on how to get the instant coupon when you get to the theater. Read Yahoo's Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Click here for the deal. You must have a Facebook.com account. The coupon expires seven days after it's activated. The program ends on Sept. 30. Upgrade to a medium for $1.

P.S. You also can get free popcorn at Muvico Theaters. Click here for that deal.

Also, AMC is offering free ICEE's on Fridays through Oct. 7.

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Free Fandango movie ticket ($14.50 value) with $5.99 Big Fish game purchase


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Buy any Big Fish video game for $5.99 and get a free Fandango movie ticket valued at $14.50 on Thursday only.

Use the coupon code FAN599 to get standards games for $5.99 and then you'll get a free Fandango promotional code via e-mail in two or three days that you can redeem for a show of your choice at Fandango.com.

Choose from fun, puzzle, adventure, word strategy, arcade games and more for PC, Mac, and iPhone and iPad. Choose titles from loads of titles, including the top-rated "Awakening: The Goblin Kingdom Collector's Edition," right.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires at midnight Thursday, Sept. 15.

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Free popcorn or half off large popcorn, drink combos at AMC, Regal and Muvico


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Heading to the movies this weekend? Here are three ways to save on concessions:

Save 50 percent off a large popcorn and large fountain drink combo at AMC Theatres with a coupon, good beginning on Friday, Aug. 26. You can get up to one free refill on each, too! Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Sept. 8.

Get a free small popcorn at Regal Theatres through Facebook.com. Upgrade to a medium for a $1. That offer expires on Wedesday.

Get a free popcorn from Muvico Theaters when you sign up for its newsletter.

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Free download of Barbra Streisand's new song 'That Face'


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Amazon.com is offering a free MP3 download of "That Face," one of the songs on Barbra Streisand's forthcoming album "What Matters Most."

The album, set for release on Aug. 23, features Streisand singing the lyrics of her close friends Alan and Marilyn Bergman. The song is not available on iTunes ahead of its release date.

Click here for the deal. You must have an Amazon.com account.

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Free Glee 3D backpack or hat with ticket purchase at South Florida theaters


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Attention back-to-school bound Gleeks!

Get a free Glee 3D backpack or hat when you purchase advanced tickets to see "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie"at participating AMC Theatres. The movie opens on Friday, Aug. 10.

Get your choice of Gleeky gifts when you make an advanced ticket purchase at the boxoffice or online at Coral Ridge 10 in Fort Lauderdale, Aventura Mall 24, Sunset Place 24 in Miami and Indian River 24 in West Palm Beach. If you buy online, don't forget to bring proof of purchase to the theater.

Particpating theaters in Central Florida include Altamonte Mall 19, Lake Square 12, Downtown Disney 24, Universal Cineplex 20 and West Oaks 14.

Click here for the deal.

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Free $10 ticket to 'Cowboys & Aliens' with DVD purchase


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Purchase select DVDs from Amazon.com and get a free $10 ticket to see "Cowboys & Aliens," starring the sizzling, hot Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde.

There are 35 DVDs on the list, from classics like "E.T." and "Jaws" to "Inglourious Basterds" and "King Kong," with a few as cheap as $7.99.

Make your purchase from the list and when the DVD is shipped, you will get an e-mail with a promo code to redeem online at CowboysandAliensMovieCash.com for the free admission valued at up to $10. (See the list of participating theaters at EMovieCash.com.)

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on Sept. 25.

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Free ticket to "Winnie the Pooh" in theaters with DVD purchase


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Get a free ticket (valued at $8 or $12) to see "Winnie the Pooh" at participating theaters with purchase of select Disney DVD titles through the Disney Movie Rewards program. The new, animated, G-rated movie opens on Friday.

Here's how to get the deal:

To get a $12 ticket: Purchase DVDs of "Bambi Diamond Edition 2-Disc DVD," "Tinker Bell," "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue," 'Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure," "Ponyo" "Bolt," or "Alice In Wonderland Special Anniversary Edition."

To get an $8 ticket: "G-Force," "Brother Bear 2," "Dinosaur, Meet The Robinsons," "Leroy & Stitch," "Lilo & Stitch Big Wave Edition," and "Bedtime Stories."

Then join Disney Movie Rewards and enter the special code from the DVD to print your ticket voucher.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Aug. 13.

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Magical Harry Potter marathon or double feature at South Florida theaters


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Cinemark Theatres are conjuring up a Harry Potter marathon on Wednesday and Thursday for $38 in Boca Raton, Davie and Orlando. Or, see a special double feature of "Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2" on Thursday.

MARATHON: See all eight movies (screening in 2D, 3D and XD) back-to-back on the silver screen beginning Wedneday and finishing up with a 12:01 a.m. Friday showing of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II" at Cinemark Palace 20 in Boca Raton, Cinemark Paradise 24 in Davie and Cinemark Festival Bay Mall in Orlando.

July 13: "Sorcerer’s Stone" at 11 a.m., "Chamber of Secrets" at 2:15 p.m., "Prisoner of Azkaban" at 5:45 p.m. and "Goblet of Fire" at 8:30 p.m.

July 14': "Order of the Phoenix" at 2:15 p.m., "Half Blood Prince" at 5 p.m., "Deathly Hallows Part I" at 9 p.m. and... drum roll ,please!..."Deathly Hallows Part 2" in 2D or 3D at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

The marathon costs $38; ticket holders can get deals on concessions, such as $1 drink and popcorn refills and $2 hot dogs. The first 20 people in line get special Potter prizes, too.

DOUBLE FEATURE: If you don't want to spend two days, Cinemark is offering a special screening of Part I and Part II on Thurday at 9 p.m. and 12:01 a.m. (early Friday) for $15 in Davie, Boca, Boynton Beach and Orlando.

Click here for the deal to buy tickets online or visit the theater box office.

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Four free tickets to new Harry Potter film with printer purchase at Office Max


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Office Max is offering four free tickets to see "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" valued at up to $48 along with a $20 instant rebate when you purchase one of two models of Kodak All-in-One printers.

If you're planning on seeing the movie anyway and are in the market for a printer, this is a great offer.

Grab the Kodak ESP-5250 All-in-One Printer for $109.99. After deducting the $48 movies tickets, that makes the printer just $61.99. Or opt for the Kodak ESP-2170 Office All-in-One for $129.99; once you deduct the $48 tickets, it's $81.99.

You can purchase the printers online or in stores. You'll get the free movie tickets via a code you redeem through Fandango.com.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on July 16 or while supplies last.

Also, click here for a link to a coupon for $5 off $25 purchase at Office Max good through July 16. (That should help pay for popcorn!)

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Free 10-song Summer Mix playlist with Frappuccino purchase at Starbucks


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Purchase any Frappuccino at Starbucks and get a free 10-song Summer Mix playlist while supplies last.

The iTunes playlist features songs from Death Cab for Cutie, Fleet Foxes, Telekinesis, We Are Augustines, Booker T. Jones, Parts & Labor, The Airborne Toxic Event, Peter Bjorn and John, Cold War Kids and Matt Nathanson.

I'm going to treat myself to a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino today.

Click here for the deal.

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Coupons: $1 popcorn, $1 drink at Regal Theaters


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Going to the movies this weekend? Regal is offering two coupons this week for a $1 small popcorn OR a $1 small soft drink good Friday through Sunday, May 13-15. You have to print it before 6 p.m. Friday.

Click here for the deal.

Bonus: Click here to sign up for a free popcorn from Muvico Theaters.

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$1 drink, $1 popcorn at Regal Theatres


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Regal Theatres is offering two coupons to save at the movies with a $1 drink or $1 popcorn coupon good Friday through Sunday, April 3.

Regal offers coupons every Tuesday on its Facebook fan page.

Click here for the deal. You can only print them through Friday at 6 p.m., so do it now if you're heading to the movies this weekend.

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Free advanced screenings of horror film 'Insidious' on Thursday


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Get two free tickets to attend an advanced screening of the forthcoming horror film "Insidious," starring Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey and Patrick Wilson. The movie, from the makers of "Saw" and "Paranormal Activity," opens April 1 (no foolin').

The free screenings are available:

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Aventura and Winter Park
8 p.m. March 30 in Miami Beach
7:30 p.m. March 31 in Orlando

Click here to sign up in Miami and Orlando. There are advanced screeninings offered in 36 other cities as well.

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Free Redbox rental on Thursday through Facebook


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Get a free standard DVD rental from Redbox on Thursday when you visit the company's fan page on Facebook.com and click on the "Freebie" tab.

After you like the page, you'll get a promo code that you input at a red kiosk located inside Albertson's, Walmart and Winn-Dixie stores. You can use the $1 discount toward a $1.50 Blu-ray or $2 video game rental, too.

Grab a free movie, order yourself a buy one, get one free large pizza from Domino's and you've got cheap dinner and a movie.

Click here for the deal. The free DVD offer's only good until midnight on Feb. 24.

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Watch 5,000 free movies, TV shows with free trial of Amazon Prime


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Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime and watch for free 5,000 unlimited, commercial-free instant streaming of movies (more than 1,600) and TV shows.

Some of the titles you can watch: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "Food, Inc.," "March of the Penguins," and "Doctor Who."

The giant Internet retailer announced Tuesday it was adding this new benefit to its $79-per-year membership, which allows you get get free two-day shipping on qualified purchases. (Those with Amazon Mom and Amazon Student memberships are not eligible for the free video service.)

Watch the free entertainment on PCs, Macs, and nearly 200 models of Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes that are compatible with Amazon Instant Video.

Amazon is moving into Netflix's terrirory. If $79 a year seems like a lot for a Prime membership, consider a yearly Netflix account costs $96 and you don't get free shipping.

Click here for the deal.

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Amazon.com Prime members can now watch 5,000 free movies, TV shows


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Move over Netflix, Amazon is moving in on your terrirory.

Amazon.com Prime members can now watch for free 5,000 unlimited, commercial-free movies and TV shows, the company announced today. The company is offering a free, 30-day trial to Amazon Prime.

The giant Internet retailer has added the new benefit to its $79-per-year membership, which allows you get get free two-day shipping on qualified purchases. Those with Amazon Mom and Amazon Student memberships are not eligible for the free video service.

Watch the free entertainment on PCs, Macs, and nearly 200 models of Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes that are compatible with Amazon Instant Video.

Click here to get the free 30-day trial.

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Watch 500-plus free movies and TV shows on Crackle.com


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Watch more than 330 free, uncut movies and 125 TV shows on Crackle.com.

The Sony Entertainment-owned digital network offers some great free films. Check out the Oscar collection with more than 30 Academy Award-winning and nominated films, like "Bram Stoker's Dracula" and "The Fisher King." Other popular films include "The Da Vinci Code" and "Blonde Ambition."

There also are current and vintage TV shows, such as "Breaking Bad," "Dexter" and "Californication." Watch vintages shows like "The Addams Family," "Bewitched" and "Charlie's Angels, too. There were even old episodes of "The Young and the Restless"!
You can also check out 10 free behind-the-scenes videos "SI: On Location With Swimsuit Models."

Click here for the deal. Don't forget the popcorn!

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See all 2011 Best Picture Oscar Nominees at AMC Theatre event


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Watch all 10 Oscar contenders for the 2011 Best Picture on the big screen during AMC Theatres' Best Picture Showcase on Feb. 19 and 26. Watch five Oscar-nominated films each Saturday in marathon screenings in Miami and Orlando.

Here's the schedule:

Starting at 11 a.m. on Feb. 19: "Toy Story 3," "127 Hours," "The Kids Are All Right," "True Grit" and "The Fighter."

Starting at 11 a.m. on Feb. 26: "Winter's Bone," "Black Swan," "Inception," "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech."

The screenings will be held at AMC Sunset Place 24 in South Miami and at AMC Downtown Disney 24 in Orlando.

The two-day pass costs $60 and you'll also get $20 in AMC gift cards for use at the concession stand divided between the two dates. A one-day pass is $35 good on either day and includes a $10 AMC gift card.

Tickets go sale at noon Monday, Jan. 31.

Click here for the deal.

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Free $12 movie ticket from General Mills


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General Mills is offering free $12 movie tickets with the purchase of two specially marked boxes of cereal with codes inside the boxes.

The great thing about this offer is you redeem the codes online and then print out your free ticket to area theaters. I had two boxes of Reese's Puffs in my pantry and put in the codes and got my ticket in about one minute!

Click here for the deal. The offer expires Aug. 31. See particpating theaters here.

Also, if you're going to the movies, print out these coupons for a free popcorn or Coke at South Florida theaters.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free $5 Video on Demand credit from Amazon


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Make tonight a free movie night. Amazon.com is offering a free $5 credit to new customers who try its Video on Demand service. You can watch on your computer or television.

The free credit can be applied toward rentals or purchases of hit movies and TV seasons.

Stretch the credit by renting movies in the Special Deals section. Rent "Iron Man 2" for $1.99. "Mad Men" seasons are $1.99, too. There's also a free section offering TV episodes, movie extras and special content.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on March 31.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Buy one movie ticket, get one free from Fandango.com ($14 value)


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Buy one movie ticket and get one free with a coupon code on Fandango.com. compliments of Samsung Galaxy Tab. The free ticket offer is valued at $14.

Go to Fandango.com, select your show and theater, enter the number of tickets and add the promo code. Be sure the ticket is deducted from your order BEFORE you complete the transaction. Then, pick up your tickets at the theater.

Click here for the deal. Use code SAMSUNGTAB. The offer expires on Dec. 26.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Weekly Cinema shuts down; Groupon.com issues refunds


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Weekly Cinema, the discount movie club that offered $5 movie tickets through Groupon.com and was part of the Fandango.com network, has gone out of business, according to its website.

Deals for movie tickets from Weekly Cinema have been popular offerings through Groupon.com in various cities, with offers ranging from $20 for four movie tickets to $30 for six. Groupon.com has made good on the bad deals, sending e-mails informing those who bought the offers of the news and making full refunds to their credit cards, even if some of the tickets were used.

In addition to offers on deals sites, Weekly Cinema also offered three movie tickets a month for a $14.99 subscription fee.

According to the WeeklyCinema.com website, a hotline has been set up to provide updates. Call 1-866-241-0510 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific) or enter your e-mail address at the website to get updates. Also, e-mail the company at support@weeklycinema.mojohelpdesk.com to request a refund if you joined the movie club, as well.

If you purchased a Groupon.com Weekly Cinema deal and haven't been contacted by Groupon yet, send an e-mail to support@groupon.com to request a refund. Also you can contact Groupon.com on it's "Contact Us" page and request a refund.

Visit Secure.WeeklyCinema.com for more information.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Cheap date: $4 movie ticket + free popcorn


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Cheap date alert! This deal's a twofer: Get a $4 movie ticket and enjoy a free popcorn, too.

1. Through Aug. 29, Groupon.com is offering a $4 movies ticket valued at $12 through Fandango.com. Click here for the deal. You have to register at Fandango.com to get your ticket, which is good through Feb. 28, 2011.

2. Take that cheap ticket to Regal theaters and enjoy a free small popcorn after you "like" Regal Entertainment Group's fan page on Facebook and print the coupon. There's a different coupon offered each week. This one is good Aug. 27-29. Click here to get the coupon. Be sure you're logged into Facebook.

No deals on a free drink yet, but I'm working on it!

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free ticket to Disney Sorcerer's Apprentice through Twitter


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Here's a tweet deal: You can buy one and get one free movie ticket to Disney's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" opening Friday starring Nicolas Cage if you follow Twitter's new promotional account @Earlybird.

It seems that Twitter is moving beyond just 140 character talk for the birds. According to the Wall Street Journal Venture Capital Dispatch blog, the popular social networking site has signed up Disney as it first partner on its new account where you'll find links to Twitter deals in entertainament, travel, technology, fashion and beauty that will be worth chirping about.

According to a Twitter post, the site has an amazing lineup of upcoming deals and it's first one ain't bad.

OK, OK, you don't have Twitter and want the free movie ticket? Click here to go to Fandango to get the deal, but just this one time. You're gonna have to sign up for your own Twitter account.

-- Doreen Christensen

Don't miss out on the next big deal! Sign up and $ave with Sun Sentinel alerts: Text DEALS to 23539. You could win an Apple iPad.

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Team Edward or Team Jacob? Twilight Eclipse merchandise


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"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" has opened and here's your guide to must-have merch:

Pucker up with DuWop's Twilight Venom, a shimmering, blood-red lip stain suspended in a super stingy, venom-laced liquid lip conditioner. Get it for $16 at Sephora.com.

Create and customize Team Edward or Team Jacob T-shirts, water bottles, dog tags and more. Cross Bella off and add your own name to the "Edward Loves" T-shirt for $20 at CafePress.com.

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You can get Cullinized with a custom vampire photo manipulation by TwiMom at Esty.com. You provide the photo of yourself and she turns you into a drop-dead gorgeous, golden-eyed vampire for $12. Click here. You must register to be a member of Esty.com to order.

Get real with a life-sized standup poster of Edward, Jacob and Bella. This Twilight Trio poster is $31.95 from WindyCityNovelties.com.

Get your Bella glow on with Luna Twilight 'Mortal Glow' Blushing Crème for $22 at Nordstrom.com.

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Dazzle and sparkle in the sun with the moisturizing Volturi Immortal Liquid Body Shimmer for $19 at TwilightBeauty.com.

There's something ironic about Twilight Saga Eclipse Adhesive Bandages -- Edward or Jacob -- for $4.99 with free shipping at ToysrUs.com. All Twilight merchandise ships for free.

Let's see how well you know your Twilight trivia with the Eclipse Board Game. Get it for $14 at Amazon.com.

BTW, I'm on Team Edward. Which team are you on?

-- Doreen Christensen

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Free movies at Regal Theaters every Tuesday and Wednesday


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Enjoy a free G- or PG-rated film at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday through Aug. 11 at Regal Theater's Free Family Film Festival. Some of the films screening: "Monsters vs. Aliens," "Night at the Museum II," "Hotel for Dogs" and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" just to name a few. Tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis at box offices before the show.

Here's a list of participating South Florida theaters:

Cypress Creek Stadium 16 in Fort Lauderdale
Westfork Stadium 13 in Pembroke Pines
Sawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX in Sunrise
Oakwood Stadium 18 in Hollywood
Magnolia Stadium 26 in Coral Springs
Royal Palm Stadium 18 in Royal Palm Beach
Southland Mall Stadium 16 in Miami
Kendall Village Stadium 26 in Miami
Movies @ The Falls 12 in Miami

Click here to see what's playing when and where.

-- Doreen Christensen

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Free Avatar online movie rental from Amazon.com


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Get a free 24-hour online movie rental of "Avatar" from Amazon.com. It usually costs $3.99.

Click here and go to the "24 Hour Rental" link, apply promo codes HDNATION and FILMRIOT and enjoy the free show!

-- Doreen Christensen

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus (at Macy's)


Macy's is offering a $10 gift card today to anyone who can prove that his or her name is Virginia. The department store is offering the gift in celebration of "Macy's National I Believe Day," and its "Yes, Virginia" holiday special, which airs tonight on CBS.

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CDs, DVDs 50% off at Borders


Just through Monday, April 20, find CDs and DVDs 50 percent off at Borders' clearance sale -- stores only.

In South Florida, there are stores in Boca Raton, Wellington, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Aventura and Coral Gables.

At 50% off, you can really add to your movie collection or replace scratched CDs.-- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Where to buy Marley & Me DVD


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I'm a bad, bad shopper.

I saw the Marley & Me DVD, released Tuesday, at Publix last night and I just added it to my groceries. No comparison shopping.

My fellow shopping blogger Kathy Haines and I were extras in the movie, you see, so it is our first chance to pick out the "background artists." I was anxious also to see the deleted scenes and gag reel. The gag reel is the best, especially a hilarious comment by actress Kathleen Turner, who played the dog trainer in the movie.

So if you're Marley fan (and you should be. After all, the writer of the book John Grogan once was the Sun Sentinel's Palm Beach County columnist), where do you buy the DVD?

Target is the winner so far, with a price of $16.99 for the single disc version. I paid $19.99 at Publix, silly me. Target also has a 2-disc "Bad Dog" version for $22.99 and a Blu-Ray disc package for $26.99.

Wal-Mart prices has an exclusive: the single disc version with a photo book for $19.96, if you're really a Marley fan or you just want photos of Owen Wilson or Jennifer Aniston.

For couch potatoes, there's Amazon.com, which offers the single disc for $16.99 with free shipping.

Incidentally, I'm typing this at the very desk I sit in during the Sun Sentinel newsroom scene. Unfortunately, Owen is no longer sitting next to me. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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The girl in the green scarf frenzy


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My sister bought me the Sophie Kinsella series that begins with Confessions of a Shopaholic and she knows me well. Need I say more?

I am a shopaholic. Like Rebecca (Isla Fisher) in the movie, I love the smell of Italian leather, the neat piles of new clothes in stores and the display windows of NYC. Unlike Rebecca, I get scared away by a price tag in triple digits.

The movie is hardly a personal finance lesson. In fact, it has set off a blog craze. Other shopaholics have got to have that green scarf!

(Rebecca must have a green scarf for a magazine job interview but her credit cards are nearly maxed out. She's saved by a man at a hot dog stand who hands her $20 to get rid of her so he can get his lunch. The man turns out to be the interviewing editor.)

Yahoo! Answers says Patricia Field used a sample scarf from Dolce and Gabbana for the movie. Patricia Field
announces hold on, the green scarf is in the making! Film critic Caryn James says the movie makes her want to buy a green scarf: Huffington Post

Do I need a green scarf? Well, St. Patrick's Day is coming up.... -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds


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Confessions of a Shopoholic's free tickets and free shopping trip to New York


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The hype is in full gear for the Confessions of a Shopoholic movie at CityPlace in West Palm Beach.

Fans of Sophie Kinsella’s best-selling novel and movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic can go to the Blue Martini from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 4.

If you are among the first 50 women who arrive “dressed to impress,” you can take home a shopping bag filled with prizes. Arrive later? No worry. Everyone will get a complimentary ticket to the Feb. 10 special premiere screening of the movie at Muvico.

And there's more.

Ten lucky women will get $50 gift cards to shop at CityPlace.

If you are deemed the fabulous “fashionista,” you can win the grand prize -- an all-expense paid trip to stay at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City for the ultimate week of shopping.

XOXO -- Shopper Girl

P.S. If only shopping could make us all look like Isla Fisher, left, who plays Becky Bloomwood in the movie.

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About the authors
Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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