5 Things You Didn't Know About Redbox
- There are more than 30,000 Redbox kiosks located throughout the United States, and many cities have multiple kiosks carrying different titles.
- Did you know that you can now rent new generation video games at Redbox kiosks? Reserve your title online to ensure availability.
- Sign up for the Redbox Play Pass and earn points for every movie you rent. You can trade your points in for free rentals.
- Nearly 30 million people have downloaded the Redbox mobile app in order to browse available titles and reserve movies before heading to the kiosk.
- Nearly 40 million people have subscribed to the Redbox email messaging system, and more than 5 million people subscribe to the company's text messages.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Redbox
You can pay for your Redbox rentals through the website or app, but you have to go to one of your local kiosks to pick up the discs. You can browse all available movie and video game titles, and then click "Hold DVD for Pickup" or "Hold Blu-ray for Pickup" when you find a movie that you want to rent. Once all of your selections are in your cart, hit the "continue" button. You will need to create a free account to proceed, and you may choose to save your credit card information to speed up future rental sessions.
On the checkout screen, fill in your credit card information and click the coupon code box. You can paste the code directly into that box before completing the checkout process.
Redbox is a one-of-a-kind DVD and Blu-ray rental service with virtually no direct competition. Blockbuster tried to compete by opening a limited number of one-day rental kiosks across the country, but they have since filed bankruptcy and closed down most of their kiosks and store locations. The remaining competitors are digital streaming services that allow customers to order movies and television shows from the privacy of their homes. Some of the most popular streaming services include Hulu and Netflix, but many consumers still prefer Redbox.
The difference between a streaming service and Redbox is in the technology. A streaming service requires you to purchase a subscription, but you only have to pay Redbox when you visit the kiosk and process a rental. You need broadband internet service plus a smart TV or Xbox 360 to stream your movies, but you only need a Blu-ray or DVD player when the physical disc is provided. In addition to eliminating the need for expensive equipment, Redbox keeps rental prices low and offers a rewards program that allows users to earn free rentals. This is why it's the preferred movie rental service for consumers on tight budgets.
If there's a downfall to using Redbox as your primary source of rented movies, it's the selection of movies and video games available at any given time. Availability varies from one kiosk to another, so you may end up driving to multiple locations before you find what you want. It's frustrating when one kiosk is sold out of a movie but a kiosk across town may have three copies available. To solve this problem, Redbox allows you to view titles online or through their mobile app to determine which kiosk has the movie that you want to rent.
While it's possible that some streaming services may give subscribers access to new releases before they appear in Redbox kiosks, this modern rental company does contract with many movie studios to ensure access to their films within a month of their release. Some studios even grant access the same day movies are released, so you never know what you'll find when you visit one of those bright red kiosks. Keep in mind that popular titles tend to rent out quickly, so you may need to keep checking if your local kiosks are sold out.
Most movies and video games are rented for one day, and you must return them at a red kiosk before 9 pm the following day. You don't have to return your discs to the same kiosk from which they were rented, and that's why some kiosks may have more copies of particular movies than others have. If you decide to keep your movie or game an extra day or don't make the deadline, the kiosk will charge your credit or debit card for another day of rental when you do make the return. This makes the service more flexible, but you can easily double or triple the cost of your rental if you don't return your discs in a timely manner.
There are two reasons that Redbox remains the only service offering Blu-ray and DVD rentals through the kiosk rental system. The service maintains approximately 35,000 kiosks across the country, leaving little room for competitors to move into areas that aren't already covered by Redbox. Many companies also consider DVDs and Blu-rays outdated because there are so many consumers switching to digital streaming services. This creates a limited market for DVD rentals, and many competitors are looking to the future by investing in streaming services instead.
Many consumers still prefer Redbox because they don't have broadband internet service or don't want to pay a monthly subscription fee. For now, the ability to pay a dollar or two to rent a movie or game for one night is still in high demand across the country, so the red boxes continue to thrive.
Redbox Social Media Links
Redbox on Facebook: Join other movie fans in discussions related to your favorite stars and films. You'll also enjoy links to behind-the-scenes information on movies currently available through Redbox kiosks.
Redbox on Twitter: Share personal reviews of popular movies and view links to videos featuring your favorite movie stars. This is the perfect resource for listening to what other movie fans have to say about a film before you commit to a rental.
Redbox on Instagram: This is your go-to hub for movie posters and trailers. Posts are added routinely to ensure you have the information that you need to pick out the perfect movie or video game.
Redbox on Pinterest: Find online retailers offering unique products related to the movies, including jewelry and novelty T-shirts. You can also learn how to make creative snacks for your next movie night, browse a variety of film-related memes and learn how to make your family movie nights memorable.
Redbox on YouTube: The trailers are endless, and you can view videos of your favorite stars discussing their professional experiences. If you enjoy learning about the background of popular movies, this is a good place to spend some time.
Redbox Contact Info
Redbox is a brand of Outerwall Inc., which maintains headquarters at the following address:
1800 114th Ave. SE
P.O. Box 91258
Bellevue, WA 98004
You can contact Redbox customer support by calling 1.866.733.2693 or by initiating an online chat session through the Redbox website.