For years, I had been getting postcards in the mail and emails telling me I needed to join the Disney Movie Club. For all those years, I was skeptical.
“It must be a scam.” “It will probably trap me into spending lots of money and buying lots of movies I don’t want.” “My mom warned me about things like this.” “5 movies for $1 each? Do they charge a million dollars for shipping?”
Maybe you can relate. These were all the reasons I had never given the little flyer a second thought before tossing it into the wastebasket.
However, one day I received an email from the Disney Movie Club that made me pause and reconsider.
“Free Olaf blanket,” was all that it needed to say to get me intrigued.
Alright Disney, I thought, I’ll look into your club.
Well it turns out the Disney Movie Club is actually completely legitimate and definitely worth joining! For me, because of the promotional offer I got, I received five Disney movies for $1 each (all on Blu-ray and DVD, some even had digital codes), and then an additional movie for only $14.95. Plus I got an Olaf blanket. Plus I got free shipping.
So basically, I scored.
But say you were to just go to the Disney Movie Club website and join without any special promotion. I would still say it’s worth it.
Here’s how it works. If you join, you pay $1 for four Disney movies of your choice and then you can get a $14.95 bonus title to count for your commitment. The commitment for the Disney Movie Club is an agreement to buy five regular priced Disney movies (plus $3.95 for shipping) over the course of the next two years.
Let’s say you’re going to only buy Blu-ray and do all of this without tax considering that is different for everyone.
With the initial purchase you have spent: $18.95 which is $3.79 for each Blu-Ray movie.
Then, if you buy 4 more movies over the course of the next two years at full price ($29.95 plus $3.95) you’ll spend $123.75. It seems like a lot but remember it is over the course of two years.
So at the end of two years, you will have spent $142.70 for nine Disney movies (and maybe even an Olaf blanket if you’re lucky).
That comes out to: $15.85 for each Blu-ray movie. Blu-ray movies, especially new releases, will cost on average between $20 to $30, so really joining the Disney Movie Club is a no brainer.
Plus all the points you’ll get on Disney Movie Rewards will allow you to get another nice little Disney something, something to add to your value of being a Disney Movie Club member.
And once you meet your commitment, you’ll be a VIP member, which is just awesome to be able to say.
If you’re like me, you’re thinking: Alright, what’s the catch? And honestly, there really isn’t one. You’ll get an email every month with a featured title and as long as you make sure to hit decline, you won’t get charged for things you don’t want.
BONUS: If you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I can send you a link to let you get five Disney movies for $1 instead of four! If you can’t tell from my salesman-like pitch, I’m pretty excited about this club and I think everyone should join!
So is the Disney Movie Club Worth it? I sure think so!