In our house, we very rarely go to the theater to see a movie. It’s expensive to take a family of four, even if you don’t visit the concession stand. For the price of one trip to see a movie , you can usually buy the DVD (not a Blu-Ray version). I don’t want to invest the $15-20 in a movie I haven’t seen, so I take advantage of my Netflix account to see a movie first.
Many times I’m home on the weekends in the mood to watch a movie but because of our one-DVD-out-at-a-time plan I am waiting for the next movie to arrive in the mail. My kids have an annoying habit of delaying their watching of a movie until Thursday night, meaning it goes in the mail Friday, arrives at the post office Saturday and my next movie won’t arrive until Monday. So this means I need to go with the backup plan.
Our local grocery store, Wegmans, eliminated their video department and installed two Redbox kiosks. Redbox is very simple. You rent a movie using your credit card. They charge you $1 for every night you keep it. You can’t beat the price.
One nice beneift of Redbox is that you can pick up a DVD from any Redbox and return it to any other kiosk. So if you’re out running errands and see that a Redbox has the latest movie you’ve been wanting to see, you can rent it, take it home to watch and then return it to the closest Redbox kiosk. The kiosks are very user friendly. If you’re planning to rent a movie from a Redbox, I recommend going online to reserve a movie since it is easier to browse movies from home than when you’re in line and there are 5 people standing impatiently behind you waiting to use the machine.
- If you sign up for an account, with your first online rental, your second rental is free.
- If you like Redbox on Facebook, then you can qualify for a free rental on June 21, 2010. You need to act quickly to take advantage of this one.
- In the month of June, when you rent two or more movies at regular price in one Redbox transaction, they’ll send you a promo code for a free rental. You must rent at the kiosk and not online and provide a valid email at checkout to get the code. Even better, you can repeat this offer every time you rent 2 or more DVDs in one transaction, but not more than once a day.
Now’s the time to get out and try Redbox, especially with all the great deals.