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Dazzman
Advocate

New style entertainment pass

Leaving Sainsbury’s today I caught site on a new style entertainment pass on one of their racks it was brown not the usual orange and was priced at £8.

I didn’t get the chance to take a proper look so has anyone had experience of this new pass is it just for 1 month and does it mean the end of the £10 ones I’ve been using for the past few years?

23 Replies
cherdawn
Scholar 2

Hi @Dazzman

 

I'm not surprised to read this as I've noticed that some retailers Argos in particular have stopped selling all Now tv passes for a long time now, And Curry's/Pcworld have stopped selling the x1 month sports pass, So I'm guessing when the stock of  "Old Passes" have run out they will be replaced with the "New style" passes.

 

I have a feeling the new £8 pass you have seen today is for x1 month only ( hope I'm wrong ) as they have also increased the cost of the smart stick and changed the pre-loaded passes to x1 month Cinema/Entertainment and 1 day sports pass.

 

ukbobboy
Legend

@cherdawn  @Dazzman 

 

Hey Guys

 

Thanks for the heads up, reminded me to buy another 6 months worth of Entertainment Passes at current prices. 

 

Cheers

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UK Bob

 

Thom77
Elite 2

@Dazzman @cherdawn @ukbobboy 

 

Very interesting to hear that there seems to be a different Entertainment Pass hitting the shelves in Supermarkets, I'll need to keep an eye on what might be hanging in my Morrisons Supermarket.

 

Pretty much for my 5 plus years with Now TV and constant adding of £10 for two month gift cards to my account, I was always wondering if they'd get around to changing what was available????

 

So yes, interesting to find out more about this £8 offering......any point in making new £8 for one month cards when that only saves you 99p over the renewal price??..... would they go as generous as to now offer you two months for £8??.....could it be a new one month combined entertainment with boost pass????  Will be interesting to find out more.

 

For sure, if they're making new passes that are less generous than before, they deserve to be brown😂

cherdawn
Scholar 2

@ukbobboy  @Thom77  @Dazzman 

 

My theory for thinking the new £8 Pass in only for 1 month is that I have noticed a pattern with Now tv that all the prices have been going up, But maybe that's just me.

 

In 2019 the passes were increased, Then during late 2019/20 the retention offers started to become less generous  and then the new offers page seems to be only offering low discounts, Then the smart sticks increased from an average of £20 to £30,  Also with a change in the pre-loaded passes.

 

Then I noticed a couple of retailers stopping to sell the passes I thought to myself there is going to be some type of increase to the vouchers, And once the old pass stock run out we would see a new pass arrive.

 

Going by my theory I don't believe that the new entertainment pass will be £8 for 2 months meaning that the passes would be going down in price as its normally always the other way round that prices increase with the exception of periods of "special offers"

Thom77
Elite 2

@cherdawn 

 

Yes, the chances of two months for £8 on a new gift card do seem like slim to none......£8 for one month does seem more like it, it's just very close to the full cost of £8.99 that it hardly seems worth it........UNLESS, Now TV are also about to raise the full price for a month of entertainment to something like £9.99 or £10.99??????

 

Never been so keen to see what new goodies might be hanging in the gift card section of my local supermarket!!!

cherdawn
Scholar 2

Hi @Thom77 

 

Yes I agree,  if  the new pass is £8 for just one month of Entertainment that just leaves us with a saving of a pound!!!  And seems hardly worth the bother !!!  Unless your thought of a possible increase to the passes is right that would make sense as I didn't think of that one

cherdawn
Scholar 2

I've decided to buy myself x6 months of the x2 months for £10 Entertainment passes whilst they are still around 🙂

Saint1976
Elite 3

@cherdawn @Dazzman @Thom77 @ukbobboy 

 

I spotted these today in Tesco

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Saint1976
Elite 3

So looks like a price hike is coming. I know that there's a long thread regarding the Apple TV app finally getting updates so maybe the whole platform is being refreshed?

 

Thom77
Elite 2

@Saint1976 

 

Yep, must be some price hikes coming to the entertainment monthly cost to make that £8 thing more of an option????

 

Might need to hunt out some £10 for two month cards before they vanish.

 

Hope the Tesco staff didn't mind as you set up your photo gallery on their floor 😁😁

Saint1976
Elite 3

@Thom77 all pictures taken with social distancing rules applied 😄

 

With everything that gone on the last few months I've not bothered to get any passes and fear I've missed the boat!

 

I did think that when the new channels got added that they would put the price up! Time will tell but I don't think we'll have long to find out!

Thom77
Elite 2

@Saint1976 

 

Yep, probably not long until we see new gift cards in all the usual outlets.....it wasn't there yesterday (because I looked) but Argos website now has a new style sports week for £10 card available....very close to the £9 day one in your picture.

 

Maybe there will be other entertainment variants to be found in due course....longer in months, but at a better cost ratio?????

cherdawn
Scholar 2

 

 

Hi @Thom77 

 

Curry/Pc world are still selling the old passes x2 months Entertainment for £10 

 

I got x4 months worth today 🙂

Thom77
Elite 2

@cherdawn 

 

I had spotted that as well on their website, I'm going to see what my local Morrisons supermarket has tomorrow.

 

If these old style gift cards are on the way out, shops should be doing some 'reduced to clear' offers.......is that asking for too much????????

cherdawn
Scholar 2

Hi @Thom77 

 

Reduced to clear would be great !!! But I don't think we will be that lucky 😞

 

Good luck in hunting down the old passes for yourself

 

Cheryl

 

 

cherdawn
Scholar 2

@Saint1976 

 

Thanx for that Saint, Had a feeling this was coming when the old passes started going.

 

 

Neil-C
Scholar

doesn’t matter what they look like it’s the fact that that they are such bad value, only saving £1.99 each which the Entertainment and Movies passes. Time to go Netflix me thinks

Steve411
Scholar

We were with Sky before and switched when we moved to NowTV as we couldn’t get a sky signal due to trees. NowTV is good value in comparison, as you still get the main channels. We have Netflix and Prime too, so nice to have the selection. 

Anonymous User
Not applicable

It is now November 2020

And after checking with now tv they say they are no longer selling any now tv gift card passes of any kind anymore so I repeat now tv are no longer selling the now tv gift card voucher passes

 

Anonymous User
Not applicable

Think when my passes run out i will cancel Now TV as it won't be worth it in these Covid times and will just stick with the £25 Netflix which covers a few months.

Maybe Now TV will start to lose customers as the deals are not gonna be that great