Monday, June 22, 2009

Seeing Red

I finally did it! I have ventured into the world of Redbox DVD rentals. I don't know why I haven't tried it before, because it was E-A-S-Y. And the price sure can't be beat! I had looked at our Pay Per View options from the cable company and a movie I wanted to see ("He's Just Not That Into You") was $5.99. I knew that was about a dollar higher than our nearest video rental place, but still contemplated it for the convenience. Then, I received a free code for a movie rental from Redbox and decided I was going to give it a whirl.

Admittedly, I was a little nervous when I walked into McDonald's, especially considering last time I was there, the Redbox unit was outside the store, and now I couldn't see it from the outside. But in I went, armed with my code. As soon as I got inside the interior door, I found the huge red machine and waited behind a couple who was ahead of me. They were very nice and actually showed me how it worked, since I said I had never used it before.

In about 2 minutes, I had the movie in-hand, and I found out when I got home that there was a receipt waiting for me in my email inbox. How cool is that??? Considering that even without a code, the movie would have only cost me $1.08, I think I'm going to be a Redbox customer for awhile. I don't know why I waited this long!!!!

If you've never tried Redbox, you should most definitely try it! It's fast, easy, and WAY less expensive than a traditional video rental store. I'm sure most everyone already uses Redbox, but, hey! There just might still be a few folks who are behind the times like me!

1 comment:

Annie Jones said...

We use Redbox quite a bit, especially for kids' movies. I didn't know about the email receipt, though, because I always skip over the "enter email" portion when I rent.

Like you said, even without a code, at $1 plus tax, Redbox is a bargain!