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Many of you have been wondering what is going on with me and the site – and with good reason, as I haven’t send out my usual update for far too long…

The simple answer is: I have been quite busy over the past few months. Now it is time to get things back on track…

LOOKING BACK

This site was started in December of 2005 as a fun idea I had to help people get free movies. The Redbox was fairly new – and brand new to me – and I thought it would be cool to put together a website dedicated to it. So, I did… For quite awhile there were literally dozens of codes active at the same time, giving many, many free movies to myself and those of you who were with us.

The year 2006 saw this site grow from a handful of visitors to over 2000 per day. From just a few dozen subscribers to nearly 10,000. I tried to write every week with new information, and created and modified the Redbox Codes Tracking System that we have today.

As 2007 arrived, Redbox was really starting to gain market share – thanks in part to many of you on this site – and the codes started to taper off a bit. While there are still many working codes – and more to be discovered – there are now more rules and restrictions.

We also launched a new feature this year…

THE VIRTUAL TREASURE HUNT

I need to address the status and history of the treasure hunts. Many of you participated, some prizes were given out, but everything stopped abruptly after number 3. The reason that they stopped was because I lost my assistant who was putting them together and running them. Also, participation in the hunts decreased each week, so the lack of interest gave me less of a reason to ensure they continued.

Many of you expressed concern regarding the hunts, and the points, etc., and pointed out that there are plenty of other websites doing that and you didn’t want this to become one of them. It was something I thought would be fun to try, and it didn’t work out. I am sure we can find something else to keep things fun around here! :)

Also, to all those who participated in the final hunt and did not receive the information promised, I apologize. The information I was going to give you was dependent on an outside factor that changed. I want to make it up to you, and would love to hear your thoughts on what I can do for you… Please leave a comment and let me know…

MOVING FORWARD

I still believe Redbox is the best value in renting movies, but the days of getting multiple free rentals per week are slowly coming to an end. But, this site will live on, and will provide a place for you to get free movie rentals and more…

The first thing I want to do is thank all of you who have participated in sharing Redbox Codes, who have commented, and who have invited others to this site. Without you – the InsideRedbox Community – this site is nothing and would not even exist. I truly hope your experiences here have – for the most part – been positive and rewarding. I hope you will continue to be a part of us as we move into the future…

In order to move forward I am going to need your help and your input. I want to make some changes to how this site provides information – and you could be an important part of that if you want to be. Read on…

First, I am looking for some of you who would like to write for us. You would simply need to keep up on the latest information on Redbox (and its competitors in the DVD Rental Kiosk market) and write a post about it. You would simply report the news and give some commentary on it. If you are interested in contributing in this way, please leave a comment on this post letting me know, and I will contact you via e-mail.

Second, I will be looking for someone to help me manage the Codes system. I plan to make some changes to the system that will allow you to report further information on a code that did not work for you, which will help us keep track of whether codes are for new customers only, or only for use at certain locations, etc… With these changes, I will be looking for an “editor” of sorts to make sure the codes system stays updated with the most accurate information at all times. This position could be filled by the same person who fills the first position, or someone else entirely. As before, if you are interested in this, leave a comment on this post and I will get back to you.

If you are interested in either of these areas, please be sure the email address you enter is correct as that is how I will contact you.

If you have any further comments, please leave them below as well. And, thanks again for your support!

Michael
Founder, InsideRedbox.com

Note: InsideRedbox.com is not affiliated with Redbox in any way (although they have given us their blessing to do what we do). I started this site because I like movies just like you!

This has been a week of many updates…

THE NEW WEBSITE

Yesterday I announced InsideDVDPlay.com, a new website in the InsideRedbox network…

With DVDPlay, you can get more free codes for more free movies – something we all love to see.

Check it out it at InsideDVDPlay.com

REDBOX REACHES NEW MILESTONE

A news release from Redbox tells us that they have now rented over 38,000,000 DVDs – and will have over 4000 locations by the end of June. Just in April alone, Redbox will add 700 new locations…

They have come a long way, and we are glad to be along for the ride.

VIRTUAL TREASURE HUNT

We annouced the winner of Episode 2 – Ozair I. of Utah – who will be receiving a new Nintendo Wii very soon. Congratulations to Ozair…

This week, we have made the Treasure Hunt even better (read: easier) so that YOU can win, too… With the new points system, the only way you can lose is by not participating.

Click Here for more on this week’s hunt

COMING SOON

We are working hard to make InsideRedbox even better, and we are listening to your input…

We are making some changes to the site layout so it is easier to navigate and find the info you need. Also, we are revamping the codes system a bit to make it even better…

And, we have more sites to be added to the InsideRedbox network…

As always, we appreciate your feedback, so please leave a comment below if you have anything to share with us…

Until next time – keep using and sharing those Redbox Codes!

First off, I would like to congratulate last week’s winner, Ozair I. of Utah, who chose to take the Nintendo Wii as his prize.

We will be announcing the winners of the bonus prizes shortly…

THE NEW HUNT

The next hunt has now begun… I will be adding more info here shortly, but if you want to get a jump on this Hunt, you can get started right now!

FREE REDBOX RENTALS WITHOUT CODES

Participate in the hunt this week and I will let you in on a secret on how you can get free rentals from the Redbox without using Redbox Codes…

Hunt Password: dish

Click here to start the hunt

REMEMBER: To earn points for participating in the Hunt you need to subscribe to Redbox Insider Updates using the form on the right side of this page.

OK, everyone, I need your help…

SUGGEST A PRIZE

I added a little survey to find out what types of prizes you wanted to see in upcoming contests, but it didn’t work right, and wouldn’t allow you to add your own suggestions…

From the comments you left, it seems the DVD rentals and gift cards (Amazon,etc…) got the most attention. Those are great, but I want to make sure I can give you what you want.

What I would like you to do is add a comment below with one (1) suggestion per comment. And, if something you would like to suggest is already there, click on “Thumbs Up”. If you see suggestions you don’t like at all, click “Thumbs Down”. If you don’t care either way, just don’t click on anything for that suggestion.

So, for example, if “Amazon Gift Card” is already there, and that is something you want to suggest, don’t add another comment for it, just click the “Thumbs Up” button. And, ff you really want “Movie Tickets”, and its not there yet, go ahead and add it.

Just remember, only one suggestion per comment, so that the voting mechanism will work as planned…

Click Here to Cast Your Vote!

ADDITIONAL PRIZES

We will be adding more prizes to each Treasure Hunt, so there will be a “Grand Prize” and then several smaller prizes as well. This way there will be more winners – and we LOVE winners!

This week’s Hunt is still wide open – and you have a really great chance of winning a prize – BUT not if you don’t participate! So, join the Hunt right now if you haven’t yet…

POINTS FOR PARTICIPATING

We are also giving points for every Hunt you participate in, which can be redeemed for prizes like DVDs, movie rentals, and more (depending you what you vote for).

So, definitely join in on the hunt and get ready to win some great stuff!

Click here to Join the Hunt (password from email required)

NOTE: If you haven’t signed up for “Redbox Insider Updates” yet, you don’t have the password. Sign up using the red box in the top-right of this page.

Thanks for your help – and good luck!