Buy this reusable bucket and you can fill it with popcorn for $4.99 at AMC Theaters for all of 2020


As any frequent moviegoer knows, the delicious snacks — popcorn, soda, candy! — often end up costing way more than the actual movie tickets. 

But if you absolutely love a bucket of buttery, fluffy popcorn and consider it part of the movie-going experience, AMC theaters have a deal that could save you some big bucks. 

AMC Stubs members can purchase the 2020 Annual Refillable Popcorn Bucket for $20.99. Then, each time you go to the movie theater, you can fill up your bucket for just $4.99. And according to MovieTheaterPrices, which tracks concession prices at theaters across the country, a large popcorn could run you as much as $9!

What’s more — all AMC Stubs members receive refills of large popcorns, so after purchasing your $4.99 popcorn, you can later refill that bucket for free!


The 2020 Annual Popcorn Bucket is good for a year, so you’ll enjoy $4.99 popcorn buckets through Dec. 31, 2020. 

But know this: It’s only available at participating theaters. You can check the website to find out if your most-visited theater is on the list. 

There is some good discussion about the refillable bucket deal on Reddit, with some users claiming that while only the participating locations sell the buckets, you can actually use them at any AMC Theater. 

And here’s another money-saving idea we discovered on Reddit: You can apparently purchase discounted vouchers for drinks and popcorn on eBay. We spotted deals for $2.50 large popcorns, for example. Who knew?

One final popcorn-related tip: The next time you go to the movie theaters and buy a big bucket of popcorn, use this genius straw trick to evenly distribute your butter! It helps get the butter to the middle and bottom layers of your popcorn. 

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Brittany Anas

Hi, I'm Brittany Anas (pronounced like the spice, anise ... see, that wasn't too embarrassing to say, now was it?) My professional writing career started when I was in elementary school and my grandma paid me $1 for each story I wrote for her. I'm a former newspaper reporter, with more than a decade of experience Hula-hooping at planning meetings and covering just about every beat from higher-education to crime to science for the Boulder Daily Camera and The Denver Post. Now, I'm a freelance writer, specializing in travel, health, food and adventure. I've contributed to publications including Men's Journal, Forbes, Women's Health, American Way, TripSavvy, Eat This, Not That!, Apartment Therapy, Denver Life Magazine, 5280, Livability, The Denver Post, Simplemost, USA Today Travel Tips, Make it Better, AAA publications, Reader's Digest, Discover Life and more. More.