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GetGlowing
04-19-2010, 12:06 AM
I'm sure there's a DISer who's done a cost breakdown on the Disney Movie Club (where you get 4 DVD's for $1.99 each and then you have to buy ___ more movies at their full price to fulfill your membership commitment).

Any opinions either way? Is it a great deal? Do they have some rare or unusual titles that might be hard to find anywhere else? Anything they omit from their catalog? Do they ever have sales that don't count toward your commitment?

What do their shipping costs end up being on regular DVD shipments? I know when I was in BMG CD club, their discs were priced well, but the cost of shipping made them almost as expensive as buying at the store. But sometimes they'd have a great sale.

https://disneymovieclub.go.com/

:hippie: Peace

disneydiva0729
04-19-2010, 10:35 AM
Believe it or not, my family actually hold 2 DMC accounts. I think it is great!! I think that the costs of the movies are very, very comparable to purchasing the movies at a regualar store even when you consider the shipping. They do frequently offer great specials in many cases where one movie will count towards your commitment while the rest of the discount group will not. They also offer a double feature every month where if you choose, you can get a 2nd movie with your feature movie for a substancially discounted price. I like that the DMC keeps you informed easily about the coming ins and going outs of the vault. I also like that you have 2 years to complete your commitment. (Not that it ever takes me that long :) Also, once you complete your commitment, you get additional discounts on movies offered through the club, and when you refer friends, you get free movies!! Hope this helps :D

disneydiva0729
04-19-2010, 10:39 AM
Also DMC often runs promotions for enrollments where you get more or the same amount for less. This website, http://www.retailmenot.com/view/disneymovieclub.go.com has many of those offers listed although I am not sure which ones are active. I know that when I subscribed it was 5 for $1.00 each :D

a paper star
04-19-2010, 01:51 PM
I'm a member of DMC. I actually joined because I wanted to DVD set that I wasn't able to find in stores or online, which is cool about this because it offers so many different types of movies, tv shows and dvd sets. I think it's fair pricing, I mean it's practically the same price as in stores, and they have sells which you can get a movie for 50% off. The only things that don't count for a purchase are CD's, Memorbilla, basically anything other than dvd's. You have to purchase them within a year, I believe, so it counts, but once your a member you are allowed to cancel you membership. Every 4 weeks they send you a catalog and ask if you want to order a movie new to the club, if you don't you send it back saying you don't want it but you have to do it before a certain date or the movie will be sent and you'll have to pay for it.

julio5150
04-19-2010, 07:20 PM
Pardon my ignorance, do they have blu-rays as well?

a paper star
04-19-2010, 11:37 PM
Julio Yes, Blu-rays are sold as well.

GetGlowing
04-20-2010, 01:27 AM
The offer I saw via MyPoints has a separate club for Blu-Rays. The cost is higher, but the # of DVDs you're obligated to purchase is smaller.

jessrose18
04-20-2010, 09:38 AM
You can also sign up for the regular club and still get blu rays. After being a member for 1 year I got an email saying if i change my perfered format to blu ray I got a blu ray for $10. But just becuase perferred is blu ray doesn't mean I have to buy all blu ray. I like the club, but w/ the $10 off blu ray coupons that disney has been issuing for new releases, i don't use it much. I think it's worth it.

elemusing
04-21-2010, 09:43 PM
I love DMC. The cost of a DVD + shipping is $25.90. I have paid this a few times - know the price by heart. That seems high, but the great thing is when they offer the $10 deal. I have stocked up on all my Disney movies this way! And they have some great deals on getting your collection updated to Blu-Ray.

Now if they would just offer Song of the South. :( But that is not going to happen.

Experiment_626
04-24-2010, 06:55 PM
Do they have some rare or unusual titles that might be hard to find anywhere else?I'm not a member (I have often considered it and may join eventually), but I know they do, in fact, offer some exclusive titles that aren't available anywhere else. These are usually less well-known films from the company's catalog, and they're usually bare-bones releases -- but if they happen to offer something you really want, that might make you happy.

goisles26
05-08-2010, 07:06 PM
Here is a thread I created helping people understand the DMC:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2462052&highlight=disney+movie+club

wendyinoc
06-22-2010, 11:22 PM
I just finished my blue ray commitment and plan to stay on. I like it and they give alot of good deals if you buy more than 1. Its a great way to get a Disney Collection going. I also pay to have the online option as well. You get a website where you can watch all your movies. Sometimes the movie comes with it or you pay $2.99. Its great for my netbook.

bella77
06-23-2010, 04:48 PM
Are the DVD/Bluray combo packs included in the DMC library?

goisles26
06-29-2010, 07:46 AM
The majority of the combo packs are availible: UP, Snow White, Toy Story 1 &2 to name a few

cinder4066
12-11-2010, 03:08 PM
I love DMC, I am currently deployed an have been for 10 months now. When I get the email saying 60% off which happens a decent amount of times through out the year I inform our 20 guys out here. We then all pretty much buy everything aha. It's addicting but great saving we all chip in the pay the most expensive one then we all proceed to each get what we want and either send them to our families back home or watch them out here. I love DMC. Never had any problems with them.

taaren
02-06-2011, 03:58 AM
I just finished my blue ray commitment and plan to stay on. I like it and they give alot of good deals if you buy more than 1. Its a great way to get a Disney Collection going. I also pay to have the online option as well. You get a website where you can watch all your movies. Sometimes the movie comes with it or you pay $2.99. Its great for my netbook.

When you finish your commitment do you have to keep getting the 4-week mailings and opt of of them, or can you 'quit' the club once you buy all 4 DVD's at full price?

I'm pretty sure I can justify the 4-DVD commitment since at $80+shipping (and $3.99 shipping is nothing to Hawaii) considering we'll be getting 9 movies for that price, but the having to opt out of every 'featured item' for two years is daunting. I figure we'll fulfill our commitment in 6 mos to a year, and I'd like to just quit after that since we have a dozen Disney movies already, probably want about a dozen more, and then won't buy for awhile (it took me 10 years to build this collection I already have bc we don't watch television or movies very much - just spend lots of time on the comp, and a little on the Xbox, and a lot of time on books). It will probably take us about a year to watch all the movies we buy if we join. DS4 only gets one movie per week, if not every other week, we're just too busy to sit in front of the tv.

Sephrina
02-08-2011, 10:42 PM
I haven't finished my comittment, but I usually just repsond online. It seems like I receive an email with the featured dvd before I receive the catalog in the mail.

D23Ry
02-23-2011, 06:11 AM
Here is a thread I created helping people understand the DMC:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2462052&highlight=disney+movie+club

after reading this, it seems that the bluray club is not a very good deal. I am able to get bluray's for under $20 every time through amazon or target (with the $10 off coupon).

1ST08WRX
01-24-2012, 07:14 PM
I have been a member for quite a few years now and i think it is fairly decent.
It is great if you are a member of the disneymovierewards.com website since all the ones from the club should have a code and you can refer friends to get a few free movies.

If anyone is looking to join use this code of mine: 3427d
It will get you 5 movies for $1 and if you get another one at a discounted price it also comes with free shipping and then you only need 3 more over 2 years.

I think now they are getting better with new releases and their prices.

AryaForQueen
02-14-2012, 06:00 PM
I like it. Our family get movies from it all the time! :goodvibes

JakeJenna
02-08-2013, 11:36 AM
How long does it generally take for new movies to hit DMC?

Feet9800
02-08-2013, 01:57 PM
First time I've heard of Disney Movie Club! Sounds awesome!

Baby Pluto
02-13-2013, 12:53 PM
My boyfriend and I joined DMC a few months ago and we love it. Never had any problems with it, just be sure to respond to the featured title. If you want it, do nothing, and if you don't all you have to do is decline on the website. Simple.

There's a large selection of movies, including more mature films of Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (ie: Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts). Lots of discounts too so we really like it. Especially nice if you're into collecting Disney movies.

Baby Pluto
02-13-2013, 12:55 PM
How long does it generally take for new movies to hit DMC?

You can pre-order new Disney films with DMC and from my experience they often come as the featured title. We have Peter Pan on the way, along with Wreck it Ralph which will be out soon!

(If you're not familiar, featured titles are released a few time each month. If you want the movie you don't have to do anything, and if you don't want it all you need to do is press one button, "decline.")

pixi3ness
02-13-2013, 08:45 PM
When they ship the movies, who do they ship through?

I just tried signing up, putting my street address in the first line and my PO box in the second, just in case, but I cannot have a PO box listed at all. We live in town and our mail HAS to go through USPS unless it's delivered via FedEx, UPS, etc.

DonaldDuck80
02-15-2013, 12:15 PM
When they ship the movies, who do they ship through?

I just tried signing up, putting my street address in the first line and my PO box in the second, just in case, but I cannot have a PO box listed at all. We live in town and our mail HAS to go through USPS unless it's delivered via FedEx, UPS, etc.

Ours come USPS. We've been members for years and we love it. They take care of us every time we have a problem. Like one time I couldn't access my account online for about a week so I called, the lady helped me, apologized and said I'd be able to access the site within 48 hours, which I was. Two weeks later I get something in the mail stating they were sorry for my inconvenience and to pick one of five movies they listed on the card and I'd get it free. So that's how I got The Incredibles.

CentralFloridian99
02-15-2013, 03:28 PM
I'm a member, but I'm saving up points for something good like the studio tour.

chefsparrow
02-19-2013, 08:04 PM
I'm a member, and I LOVE it. I just got Peter Pan in the mail today. :-) They really do offer a lot of good deals on movies. I was even able to score the first season set for Golden Girls for 9.99. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan.

JakeJenna
02-22-2013, 02:09 AM
You can pre-order new Disney films with DMC and from my experience they often come as the featured title. We have Peter Pan on the way, along with Wreck it Ralph which will be out soon!

(If you're not familiar, featured titles are released a few time each month. If you want the movie you don't have to do anything, and if you don't want it all you need to do is press one button, "decline.")

Thanks. I ended up signing up pre-ordered monsters inc. and got it the same day it hit stores. Plan to do the same with Wreck it Ralph and be done with my obligations. Is it worth it being a VIP or better to cancel and do it again with all the cheap movies. I came out with nine combo packs for around $90.

Baby Pluto
02-22-2013, 04:34 AM
Thanks. I ended up signing up pre-ordered monsters inc. and got it the same day it hit stores. Plan to do the same with Wreck it Ralph and be done with my obligations. Is it worth it being a VIP or better to cancel and do it again with all the cheap movies. I came out with nine combo packs for around $90.

If you are going to remain a member of the movie club then definitely stay as a VIP and don't start over! As a VIP you (apparently) receive more discounts than a regular member, plus, you no longer need to worry about fulfilling your commitment. My boyfriend and I are only one or two movie purchases away from completing our commitment and becoming VIP :)