Disney Movie Club VIP Status Review
It didn’t take long for me to fulfill my commitment to the club mainly because I was ordering movies almost every month to take advantage of all the great sale prices. Unfortunately I missed last month’s sale which is the biggest one they have — 50% off any title after one at full price! But, I’ll remain a member and keep my eyes peeled for such offers in the future. Currently, I can take 40% off so it’s not that bad.
The other reason I blasted through my commitment so fast was to ensure that I didn’t have any requirements looming over my head for the next two years. Now that everything is taken care of, here’s what I get as a VIP member:
- No more required purchases
- The same great deals as regular club members
- Weekly VIP deals
- VIP pins
The first two features are self-explanatory. Basically as VIP, I am the same as I always was where I get to take advantage of additional price discounts after purchasing one movie at regular price. This is where the club really shines. If you’re still on the fence about joining, I can assure you that when buying more than one movie EACH time you place an order, you will see major savings compared to buying all these movies separately at any store…online or off.
Since I’ve been a VIP member for only two days now, I don’t have the historical data to claim whether the VIP weekly deals are anything to get excited about, but using my first offering as an example, you can make up your own mind. Every week, the Disney Club will offer the VIP members a movie title that can be purchased by itself at a discounted price. This means you can order just this movie without having to buy one at $29.95.
This week, it’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and it’s being offered at $14.97. As you can see, it’s marked down $5 from its original price. Bear in mind that at the time of this writing, this film could be purchased on Amazon for only $9.07, so sometimes it may not be a deal at all! While I have no interest in this particular film, I have hope for the weeks to come that there will be some great movies up for sale.
I have to assume that all VIP members are offered the same title, but I have no way to verify this.
VIP Pin CollectionIf you’re a pin collector, this will probably be the best VIP feature for you! The Disney Movie Club has its own special pin collection with pins that are not available anywhere else (except for maybe eBay). Currently, there are 11 pins all depicting a Disney character or film title.
And of course, they even sell a special case to put them all in! Each pin normally sells for $4.95 each OR you’re entitled to get one free pin each time you order a movie at regular price. If you think about it, the next order you place could be one movie at $29.95 plus three more at 40% off and one free pin. Do this 11 times and you’ll not only get the whole pin set for free, but you’ll vastly increase your Disney movie collection while saving lots of money! Oh and don’t forget all the Disney Movie Rewards points you’ll be earning too.
Here’s the full collection of pins from the Disney Movie Club VIP store:
All in all, the Disney Movie Club is still a great option if you plan on buying Disney movies in the future. Also remember, it’s not just a collection of animated Disney films made for kids. You get access to all of Disney’s properties such as Marvel, Buena Vista Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, etc. And now that Disney owns Lucasfilms, it’s likely we’re going to see a major update to the movie catalog soon. Who knows…maybe they’ll offer Star Wars one day!
Guest March 13, 2014
Do you still receive the “special offers” every 4 weeks once you become a VIP member?
Brandon Hann March 27, 2014
I assume you’re talking about the movie off that you have to accept or decline? If so, it doesn’t seem to be exactly every 4 weeks, but yes the offers do still come.
Wanda March 27, 2014
Once you fulfill your commitment, I know you are able to cancel your membership without any penalty. If I cancel after I fulfill my commitment, will I be able to sign back up to get that special enrollment deal (4 movies for $1)?
Brandon Hann March 27, 2014
I don’t see why not. I didn’t see anything in the terms and conditions that expressly forbid doing that. The only thing that comes close is that the intro offer is only allowed one per household, but I assume that just means at one time.
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Alex April 4, 2014
I signed up for the club after I saw an ad for it in my Frozen DVD. I
got the four DVDs for $1.00, but I’m confused as to how I fulfill my
commitment. I recently purchased Toy Story 2 on DVD at the regular
price to try to fulfill it, but none of the five Mickey Mouse faces have
turned blue yet.
What am I doing wrong? :/
Thanks for your help!!
Brandon Hann April 4, 2014
It could take quite a few days for it to update.
Alex April 4, 2014
Oh, okay! Thank you! 🙂
Christine Cherry April 7, 2014
Alex, I know what you’re talking about. I bought Return to Neverland at full price before Christmas, and they still haven’t counted towards my purchase commitment. Also, I purchased Monsters Inc at full price in February which has not been counted yet. They are saying I’m one movie away from VIP status, however, I have purchased 5 movies at full price so I should have already been at VIP status. So I called, them and no one seems to know why they haven’t been counted but they can’t change it. I told them I won’t pay my balance until it’s figured out. There’s no way on this earth I would have paid 21.95 for Monsters Inc when I can get it anywhere cheaper and I have it on DVR if it wasn’t going towards my purchase commitment.
Virginia Rose Peiffer June 7, 2014
You know the full priced movie needs to be $29.99 or at least say that it will could like the pre-orders do.
Sarah November 18, 2017
they can start at 19.95 (As a Disney Movie Club member, all you need to do is buy 4 movies at regular Club prices in the next 24 months (starting at $19.95 per DVD and Blu-ray), plus shipping and processing of $4.95 for the first title in each order, and $2.95 for each additional title in that same order. You may cancel your membership at any time after purchasing the 4 movies. )