Do you have a Redbox near you? At this point, I think most areas of the country are now blessed with the convenience and affordability of the magical DVD-producing kiosks. We used to just have them at McDonalds, but now we can find them at Walgreens, King Soopers (Kroger), and various gas stations. I’ve heard that they are also at Sonic, but I haven’t seen them in my area.
If you are not familiar with Redbox, here are the best parts about it:
- Features new DVD releases for rental, as well as some older favorites
- Now available in Blu-ray
- Rent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- $1 Rentals ($1.50 for Blu-ray) + tax. Sure beats Blockbuster!!
- Rentals are for one day. They are always due at 9 PM the day after you rent it, but if you are late it’s just another rental fee (no additional late fees).
- You can return your rental to any kiosk–it doesn’t have to be the same one you rented from
- Available at multiple retail and drive-in restaurant locations
- You can reserve your rental online and pick it up when you are ready
- There’s a great iPhone app you can use if you are away from home
We go to Redbox 2-3 times a month. This summer my dad rented movies for the grandkids to watch on a 16 hour roadtrip. He rented them in Wisconsin and returned them in Colorado. Where else can you do that?! Pure awesomness.
There are only a few downsides in my opinion…
- Sometimes the lines are long
- They may not have the movie you are looking for, which can be frustrating if you have been waiting in line (check online before going)
- The selection of older releases is pretty slim if you’re looking for something in particular
So if you already know about Redbox and this has all been very boring for you, here’s the good stuff….
How to score lots of FREE rentals
There are several promo codes that you can use when checking out at the kiosks to get a free rental (see below). You have to enter the code on the checkout screen before swiping your card, and you can only use the promo code once per card. [Unfortunately, at this time you cannot use promo codes for online reservations].
Now, here’s the best part…If you have multiple debit/credit cards, you could potentially get a lot of free rentals. For example, I’ve used one promo code with my debit card, credit card, and multiple store cards (has to be a visa or mastercard store card). Each time I go, I use the same promo code, just with a different card, until I’ve used it with all my cards. Then I do the same thing with a new promo code. Since there are multiple promo codes that work, you could rent multiple times without paying (unless you return it late of course).If you have a significant other, he/she can do the same thing with his/her cards, which means even more free rentals.
SO, let’s just say you have 6 different cards and use 4 different promo codes…That means you will get 24 free rentals!
Here are the codes that are currently working:
All locations: DVDONME, BREAKROOMI suggest saving the codes on your phone, if possible. That way you have them with you when you are out and about.
Anytime I’m looking for a new code I visit Inside Redbox. You can view codes that are currently working. I have been known to do this from my phone while in the parking lot…If there’s a super popular movie that just came out that you really want to see, you may not want to waste your time waiting in line. In this case, we forgo using a promo code and reserve the rental online at Redbox.com.
ALSO, if you go to Redbox online you can sign up to receive special offers and receive free movie codes.
I think that’s it! This has been a long first post. I know I’m detailed, but hopefully you find this to be helpful and super awesome!