I have to admit that I have not been a fan of the Australian Disney Movie Rewards programme that Disney has been running for the last few years. I am an avid Disney/Pixar collector that begun with my purchase of The Lion King Diamond Edition on Blu-ray a few years ago. Since then I started this website and begun collecting my quite extensive Blu-ray collection that ended up providing me with just over 6000 Disney Movie Reward points. Those points just sat there for months on end gathering internet cobwebs. I would check back every time I entered in a new code and nothing would ever appeal to me.
That was until last week when I logged in and realised to my surprise that Disney Movie Rewards had introduced a brand new program within Australia in collaboration with Disney Zone. The program allows you to exchange DMR points for Gold, Silver and Bronze tier tokens that equate to free DVDs and Blu-rays. To give you the short story, I am very impressed with this new scheme and suggest that if you live in Australia to once again log into the site and start claiming some free Disney goodness.
In this first page I will discuss the rewards system. If you would like to skip ahead to the review click here.
Upon logging into Disney Movie Rewards you will automatically be introduced to the Gold, Silver and Bronze reward tiers. Before going ahead and claiming any of the tiers I suggest you decide what movies you want over at Disney Zone, place them into your cart and then go back and forth to claim the vouchers.
How to get the Points:
So how do you get the points? First of all you need to see which titles are eligible You can head to this handy page to find out what movies will get you points, not all Disney titles will earn you points. This handy guide below will show you what will net you points. For example I did not realise that your movie stubs can get you DMR points.
- DVD is 100 points
- Blu-ray is 200 points
- 3D Blu-ray is 250 points
- Xbox 360/PS3 video game is 300 points
- Nintendo Wii video game is 250 points
- Nintendo 3DS video game is 225 points
- 3D Cinema Stub is 75 points
- 2D Cinema Stub is 50 points
What you can buy with your points:
So this is where all the fun begins. In this new rewards program you are able to buy movies that fall under Bronze, Silver and Gold tiers. I will now explain the general idea behind each tier.
Cost: 450 points per Bronze product
In short, the Bronze reward will get you DVD’s that retail for $9.95. I have provided some examples below:
- Classic Live-action DVDs such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Blank Cheque and The Mighty Ducks
- Animation DVDs such as A Goofy Movie and Oliver and Company
- Animation TV series DVDs such as Adventures of the Gummi Bears and Bear in the Big Blue House
Cost: 700 points per Silver product
In short, the Silver reward will get you newer release DVD’s as well as Blu-ray that retail for $12.95, $15.95 and $19.95. There is more choice in the Silver tier than any of the other tiers.
- New release DVD’s such as African Cats, Chimpanzee and John Carter
- Blu-ray’s such as Hocus Pocus, High School Musical 2 & 3 and Lady and the Tramp 2
- Older DVDs such as The Lion King 2 and Lilo & Stich
Cost: 950 points per Gold product
This is where you will be blown away. The Gold tier is where the cream-of-the-crop Blu-rays/DVDs are stored. The DVDs/Blu-rays have a RRP of $24.95, $29.95, $34.95, $37.95 and $39.95. This tier is where you will really get your bang for your points.
- Preorder new releases such as Aladdin and Wreck-It Ralph
- Brand new releases such as The Pixar Shorts Vol 2 Collection, Frankenweenie and the Mulan Collection
- Last year releases on Blu-ray such as John Carter, Monsters Inc. 3D and The Muppets
Cost: 4000 points
So far there is only one product listed under the Pixar zone tier, but boy is it a fantastic deal. You will get the Disney/Pixar 13 Movie Collection box set that will include every Pixar film released to date plus the Pixar Shorts Volume 1 collection. This DVD box set retails for $144.95.
Out of action
There are some out of action areas that I noticed were live but did not contain any information or rewards. I have included what I assume could possibly fall under these rewards. These are all assumptions and I have no official details on them.
When I was browsing the selection of products to claim I noticed that there was a subheading titled ‘vault’. So far there are no products listed under this subheading. What will Disney be using this for? It could possibly be a future place to purchase films that have been locked away in the Disney Vault.
Nintendo 3DS, DS, Wii, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Books
When browsing which reward you want to claim, there is a subheading that allows you to decide what format you want. For example I am only interested in expanding my Blu-ray collection so I found it handy to block out all the DVDs when browsing. A format that you could choose were also video games and books. However DisneyZone isn’t a website set up specifically for the promotion with Disney Movie Rewards, it is also a website you can use to purchase movies and games. So this maybe me looking into it too much or they might have a tie in with the new Disney Infinity video game coming out later on the in year.
This isn’t a completely free service, you do have to pay postage. For my first round of seven free movies I paid just over $7 to get them shipped out to my house, they arrived one week later. For my second round of just one Blu-ray it cost me $2.20. The postage is cheap and it is very quick, there should really be no complaints here.
This concludes the description of the service, follow onto page two to read the review.