Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I Heart Redbox

So in case you are living in a balloon and didn't know, there's this wonderful new (kinda new) thing called Redbox. And I love it.

Basically what it is is a DVD rental vending machine located within many Walmarts, McDonald's, and other fine retailers. has a simple zip code search you can do to find one in your area. DVDs are only $1 a day (you have to return the DVD by 9pm the next day). If you keep a DVD for more than a day, it'll just charge your card a dollar for each day you keep it. Another GREAT thing about it is you can return your DVD to any Redbox location so you don't have to worry about getting back to where you got it from.

Redbox has mostly new release DVDs so if you're a Netflixer like I am you'll wanna keep your subscription for older DVDs and TV DVDs.

One last awesome thing about Redbox is that if you go to their website and sign up to join the SMS network, each Monday you'll get a text message with a free rental code to use on that day. Just enter that into the machine under PROMO CODE and you're good to go with a free DVD (as long as you return it the next day).

PS: One last tip: You can check the inventory of specific machines online and reserve movies through the website so when you get to the store they'll for sure have it. This helps especially with brand new releases as those go quickly.