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If you love Disney movies you might have pondered joining the Disney Movie Club. Is it a deal? Is this the way to finally add to your Disney Movie Collection? I’m going to break the club down for you and let you decide but bottom line I will say… if you love Disney this is a great way to get movies you want cheaper than full price.
For anyone else that was a teenager in the 90’s this might remind you of the Columbia House CD program…
The Up Front Deal
When you first sign up for the Disney Movie Club you’ll get 4 movies for $1 shipped.
That’s ANY 4 movies of your choice from every movie they own (even those in the vault). This is a very tempting deal and makes many folks start pondering… is it worth it.
The Fine Print aka The Catch
When you join the club and get your 4 movies you are really signing up to buy 5 movies starting at $19.95 (“regular club prices”). You’ll have 2 years to buy your five required movies.
It’s not quite that simple though, each month they will send you a postcard or email of the “featured title movie” of the month. You can select that you don’t want it but if you forget... they will send it and you will purchase it (this does count towards your commitment of 5 movies). Instead of getting the featured movie, select any other movie you would like instead or skip getting a movie that month.
Tip: Set a reminder on your calendar and phone each month so you don’t forget. You can login and make changes easily online.
After you fulfill your 5 movie commitment you’ll either need to cancel your membership or still remember to respond to the monthly featured movie card so you don’t accidentally buy movies you don’t want.
Is The Disney Movie Club Worth It?
Now it’s time to break out the calculator… If you just grab the 4 up front movies and your 5 required movies you’ll spend at least $120.50. For 9 movies that makes it $13.38 a movie. For Disney Blu-ray movies that’s actually not a bad price!
Here’s the cost breakdown:
4 Movies for $1 shipped
5 Movies for $19.95 + $3.95 shipping
Total – $120.50 or $13.38 per movie
One thing to note, the regular club prices start at $19.95. Depending on the movies you pick you could owe more.
With your monthly orders you want to grab one movie at a time. Any additional movies you order will usually be reduced by 30-40% and they will not count towards the 5 needed in your commitment.
Most of the movies come with the Blu-ray and a code for the digital version. Add these to your Movies Anywhere account (completely free) and you can stream them from a number of providers anytime you want! We rarely travel with actual movies, but this way they always come with us.
If you are a crazy Disney fan then enjoy all the 40-50% off deals they offer! Remember again they don’t count towards your 5, but you can rack up the movies at a significant discount!
Make sure to enter all your movie points into Disney Movie Rewards for fun freebies. You’ll probably also get bonus points in your first order!
Again, if you LOVE Disney movies and have at least 9 that you want to own this isn’t a bad deal. All of the negative reviews are folks that didn’t remember to respond to the monthly featured offer… so set any reminders you can!