Redbox

23 Sep

It looks like this...Yours will actually be real however.

It looks like this...Yours will actually be real however.

My good friend and fellow blogger has posted before about this new movie rental service called Redbox. True to its name the service consists of large red boxes located at Wal-Marts and McDonalds around the country. The service is pretty simple. You go on-line and find a box, pick a movie, reserve it and pick it up at the box. Alternately, you can just go to the box, pick a movie and it spits it out. The normal rental is only $1 a day.

So take the movie home, watch it and then return it by 9pm the next day. My friend also let me in on a secret that they actually give out a code for free movie Mondays! She posted today what today’s code was, so I wrote the code down and visited my local Wal-Mart. There were two people in line when I got there so I had to wait about 5 minutes. I was then disappointed to notice that one of the movies they were advertising (Run, Fat Boy, Run) at the box was not actually available until tomorrow.

I decided to rent “Smart People” starring Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker. It was a movie that had peaked my interest in the trailers, but not enough to warrant the $10 admission price. The box asks for your email address to send you a confirmation email and a swipe of your credit card. That is it. Pretty simple!

When you return your movie you just stick it in the slot, it scans the bar code on the DVD and you walk away. According to the website you can return the DVD to ANY Redbox not just the one you rented from. This could be very appealing if you are going on a road trip and want the kids to have a movie to watch in the back. Rent it before you head out and return it the next day in whatever state you find yourself in.

I think $1 (or free) rentals is a pretty good price and for me its a very convienent location. So check it out! Find a Redbox near you!

Also, look for a review of my first Redbox rented movie later this week (hint, it won’t be tomorrow).

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  1. Smart People DVD Review « Eternal Rambling of a Boy With Two Brains - September 25, 2008

    […] I told you the other day, I rented Smart People on DVD from Redbox. It was a great value (free)! All kidding aside, I enjoyed this movie. The movie stars Dennis […]

  2. Run, Fat Boy, Run DVD Review « Eternal Rambling of a Boy With Two Brains - September 26, 2008

    […] evil). I tried to tell her that you don’t even have to go all the way into the store to use Redbox, but she […]

  3. Lazy Days « Eternal Rambling of a Boy With Two Brains - October 8, 2008

    […] want to remind everyone of the deal that is Redbox free movie mondays! I rented “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” Monday and […]

  4. Big Nothing DVD Review « Eternal Rambling of a Boy With Two Brains - October 10, 2008

    […] movie that I had not seen, Big Nothing co-starring David Schwimmer. I tried to rent the movie, but RedBox didn’t have it. MovieStop ended up having a used copy for $6.50, so I own it! I wasn’t […]

  5. Juno DVD Review « Eternal Rambling of a Boy With Two Brains - October 17, 2008

    […] reviewing Juno. I, unlike 98% of America, had not seen this movie yet. On Monday I was at my local RedBox (where else would I be?) and entered my free promo code and rented Juno wondering if it could ever […]

  6. War, Inc. Review « Eternal Rambling of a Boy With Two Brains - October 26, 2008

    […] most recent RedBox rental was not using a free promo code I got from my friend on Monday. It was a code that RedBox […]

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