The past 7 days have been crazy! I have been spending a lot of time working on selling a house I have in Lehi, UT. Everything looks like it is going well, but it has put a hamper on my movie-watching time. (Not that there have been a ton of exciting releases anyway.) So, this week I am going to take the time to answer some questions I often get in my email about Redbox and this website.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Last week I didn’t get a lot of response on the Question of the Week. The question was basically what your favorite feature was at InsideRedbox.com, and what you would like to see added/changed. If you would like to respond that, you can click here to answer last week’s question.
This week, instead of a question, I will share some answers.
Is InsideRedbox.com affiliated with Redbox?
No. I get this question a lot, or I get people emailing me assuming I can help them with their account, or a late fee, or something of that nature. Well, I cannot help with those items. I started this site back in December 2005 just because I felt like it was a fun idea. I don’t get paid from Redbox, McDonald’s or anyone for doing it.
One thing I do know, though, is that employees from Redbox read this site regularly, so posting your ideas and suggestions is a great idea – they do get heard.
What are Redbox Codes and where do they come from?
Redbox Codes are words that can get you special deals on renting movies from the Redbox. Most often, they will get you a free 1-day rental. Sometimes they may be rent-1-get-1 free, or half-price rentals, or even up to 5 free rentals at once (last year’s SANTA code did this).
Where do they come from? Well, Redbox ultimately has to tell their computer system about them, so I guess they all really come from them. But, how do people find out about them? Well, Redbox sends emails periodically with codes, sometimes McDonald’s and Redbox employees give out codes, and quite often users like you just try something you think might work. Trying people’s names, places, days of the week, etc.. can yield good working codes. Give it a try, and report back with those you find working.
Is this illegal or won’t it hurt Redbox to give out all these free movies?
No, absolutely not (to both questions).
It is definitely not illegal to use codes that Redbox themselves provides. And, I am positive that Redbox is very happy with you and this website because it increases their market to all the people you tell how to get free movies from McDonald’s (or Smith’s, Giant, Stop and Shop, etc…).
Just to give you an idea, this website has over 2500 registered users and gets nearly as many visitors as the main Redbox site does. So, keep using the codes, and keep telling your friends – I promise Redbox won’t mind. In fact, they will thank you. The best way to make sure Redbox sticks around for the long term is to get as many people to use it as possible.
OK, well that is enough Q&A for this week. If you have a question you would like answered, just let me know.
THIS WEEK IN MOVIES
There are a few popular movies being released this week, but overall it is mediocre showing.
The movies are: Annapolis, Failure to Launch, Leroy & Stitch, Madea’s Family Reunion, and Ultraviolet.
What are we going to watch? Well, we will probably check out ‘Annapolis’ and ‘Failure to Launch’. I will try and be better about getting you some reviews, and posting them in the Redbox Forum.
I don’t have any verifiable new codes to share this week. There are still quite a few working codes though, so definitely check out the Redbox Codes page and get those free rentals.
Also, we have recently been seeing people posting fake codes just for the fun of it. This hurts everyone and I do my best to prevent it. You can help by making sure you report non-working codes ASAP. With the new rating system, non-working codes disappear off the list quickly. So, please, if you think it is fun to post codes that don’t work, stop now.
PAY LESS FOR GAS
I recently ran across a pretty cool site that tells you which gas stations in your area are giving the best price. Unfortunately that site turned out to be spamming some of our InsideRedbox users. I apologize for this. So, I went out and found another page on MSN that doesn’t require signup.
You don’t like to pay extra for movies, so why pay extra for gas for your car? Check it out.
OK, well that does it for the week. Keep renting, and keep using an reporting the Redbox Codes. Have a great week!