Cheapskate's Guide to Redbox: Codes for Free Rentals

When $1.20 is too dear...

I know what you're thinking: "Redbox is already as cheap as it gets. There's no way that you can secure a movie rental for less than $1.20. Besides, how pathetic are you?"

Answers: Free, and very.

I feel bad about using the movie kiosks to begin with; I know that it feeds a system that supports big budget releases and makes distribution for smaller films more difficult while simultaneously applying fiscal pressure to the few remaining mom and pop video rental stores.

That said, I use the thing. All. The. Time. It's a proximity/convenience/cheapskate kinda issue. Also some of them have those cheesy sci-fi movies that I love so much, like MegaPiranha vs Sharktopus.

I'm not a math wiz, but "100% deadly" doesn't sound like good odds. Especially for the girl on the inflatable raft.
Last night my world changed when the guy standing in front of me gave a promo code to everyone in line. I asked him if he was doing a guerrilla marketing campaign for the company; he wasn't. He subscribes to a site that gives out lists of active codes for free rentals. (Late fee charges still apply, so return it.)

Here are a few that currently work:
(Walgreen's exclusively)

You will still have to swipe your credit card, but the amount charged is zero. Each code is good for one rental, but the codes will eventually expire. Here's a link to the site so that you can check in on new codes and feel like you beat the system.

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Grow up, people. Get a life. Even better, Get a conscience. 

And if you want free DVDs, just go to any Dallas Public Library.


oh by the way....the DVDONME and BREAKROOM codes never can only use it once per credit card or debit card....


I used to rent DVDs from Redbox. I quit because I grew tired of trying of going to a location to return a disc only to discover that the kiosk  was out of service. Their customer support people are friendly and helpful. But I always had to wait at least 30 minutes on hold before I spoke to one. Then it would take another 10-20 minutes to read them what was displaying on the kiosk screen and for them to do whatever was necessary so that I didn't have to pay a late fee on the disc(s) I was returning. Oh, and you still get charged the late fee but it's refunded a couple of weeks later. I'll stick to streaming Netflix (which has plenty of the cheesy sci-fi flicks you adore) and 99 cent Amazon Video On Demand.

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