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The time has finally arrived – Round 1 of the first-ever Inside Redbox Christmas Countdown is ready to begin…

You – the Inside Redbox community – have spoken. The first item we will be giving away is a $200 $250 Visa Gift Card. (As you can see, we decided to increase the prize by $50 – lets just call it a “Christmas bonus”, shall we?)

The rules are very simple. You may only enter each round of the contest once, and you will have only 2 chances to enter the “secret codeword” correctly.

You have two ways to get your gift card:

1) Find the secret codeword (should take about 30 secs or less) and enter it on the contest page. You will then be entered to win.


2) Follow the instructions on the page where you find the secret codeword. If you follow all of the instructions, you are guaranteed to receive a $250 gift card. It’s that simple.

You must be registered and logged in to participate. If you are not registered, fill in your name and email in the red “Insider Updates” box to the right and follow the instructions. Otherwise, make sure you are logged in and follow the link below…

ROUND 1 HAS ENDED – Stay tuned for Round 2If you have no clue what this is all about, you must have missed our first post explaining it. Click here to get filled in on all the details.

90 Responses to “Christmas Countdown Giveaway 2007 – Round 1”

  1. Visitor [Join Now]
    clara [visitor]

    I realy enjoy the red-box……..their is not boring night at my house…..

  2. Member [Join Now]

    so I have to go thru all the ‘survey SPAM’ junk for a chance at a GC with you??

  3. Visitor [Join Now]
    suzy [visitor]

    i enjoy redbox,seem to get notifications from you late! Where are you? Calif?

  4. Member [Join Now]

    Unfortunately, even if I wanted to do this I can’t because of a firewall here at work (I’m on my break) So if someone wants to put it here, that would be great.

  5. Member [Join Now]

    Thanks so much for the contest :) Awesome to have a chance!

  6. Member [Join Now]

    Redbox is great…finding the “secret codename” is harder..anyone want to help me out here…what am I missing?

  7. Member [Join Now]

    How do I go back and deny all the offers that I mistakenly clicked “yes” on before I realized I would soon be joining clubs and getting billed for them?

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    Michael [administrator]

    Finding the secret codeword is quite easy… don’t overthink it too much. It really should not take you more than 30 seconds to find it.

    Many people have already successfully found the word and entered it, so if you haven’t yet, just read the clue carefully.

    Good luck!

  9. Visitor [Join Now]
    Joan Zaiz [visitor]

    I can’t seem to get past round 1. I followed one thing but after about 15 minutes I couldn’t continue unless I subscribed to two magazines I don’t want. I don’t know where to go to look for the secret password. Please advise.

  10. Member [Join Now]
    Kraig K [kraig-k]

    My understanding is you only have to enter the codeword to be put into a drawing for the GC. You don’t have to do the offers unless you want to be guaranteed a GC. Read the above carefully, it says there are TWO ways to win. Also, Round 2 hasn’t started yet…

  11. Member [Join Now]

    very uncool way of doing this

  12. Visitor [Join Now]
    sagacity4 [visitor]

    I had to re register this morning about 9:00 am CT and it is now almost 10:00am CT and I still haven’t received my e-mail with my password. How long does it take?

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    Justin [visitor]

    So I can’t login…I can’t seem to remember my username (it’s been awhile since I’ve been to the site) but can’t retrieve my information. Can you help me out Michael? Thanks!

  15. Member [Join Now]

    If you read the clue it tells you exactally where the codeword is. You don’t have to go through the whole process of signing up with things.

  16. Administrator
    Michael [administrator]


    The email address you used for the comment is not on file as being registered with the site. You can re-register if you like, or perhaps try another email address.


    Sorry things are a bit slow on the site this morning. There are many people trying to access it at the same time, and it is slowing things down. If you have just recently registered and have not received your password, please be patient, and/or request it again through the “lost password” page.

    Because of the troubles, Round 1 will AT LEAST last 24 hours, so you can try back when things are less busy if you like.

  17. Member [Join Now]

    I’m sorry, but there is no word written in red on the card – I didn’t go through the whole survey thing because I’m on my break at work. I read the clue –

    Clue: On the page after entering your zip code [see link below], what is the 8-letter word written in red on the image of the gift card?

    I entered my zip code and all it does is take me to the survey – NO image of any gift card –

    So do you have to do the whole survey to see this thing?

  18. Member [Join Now]

    Thanks for the little insite dchrmng1 I found it!

  19. Member [Join Now]

    guys you are not missing anything ! this is yet another sign up for any two other offers scam :)

  20. Administrator
    Michael [administrator]


    Using the word “scam” for this is really quite irresponsible.

    There have literally been hundreds of people already submit the correct codeword, and there have been a few commentors here already mention the simple process required to find it.

    If you read the instructions, it tells you exactly what is required and where to look, and it is certainly not what you describe at all.

    Good luck!

  21. Member [Join Now]

    That was really fast! It just took a minute to figure out I should “Click here to start Round 1”. Thanks for all you do Michael!

  22. Visitor [Join Now]
    Annie O [visitor]

    I agree–I must be dense but I can’t find the code word either or the clue. Help! I’m clueless.

  23. Member [Join Now]

    Help, I can not find the “code word” either.

  24. Visitor [Join Now]
    Rmaris [visitor]

    I can’t remember my logon id and it will not give me any way of getting it…… can you help??????

  25. Visitor [Join Now]
    LaketraB [visitor]

    This is great reading all of this. You guys are really reading to much into it. It is VERY SIMPLE and only should take you 15 seconds. You don’t have to do anything but enter your zip and codeword. COME ON PEOPLE. LOL!! I like it! It’s fun!!

  26. Member [Join Now]

    Ok, I just got my logon and found the word in LESS than 3 seconds…. you guys are making this harder on yourselves than you need to……..

  27. Member [Join Now]
    Victor [victor]

    It is so dissapointing that RedBox offers what seemed like a legitimate c hance for a prize when all it is is the same junk found in your email everyday – answer 100’s of “survey” questions and wind up having to commit to some product you don’t want or need to get your “free” gift!! I actually thought RedBox was different – obviously I was mistaken!! Sad.
    Victor Teti

  28. Member [Join Now]
    Kraig K [kraig-k]

    I don’t understand how some people make it through life. If you can’t figure this out, with all the clues and info given above, then you don’t deserve to win.

  29. Member [Join Now]

    LOL – ok, I just had my wife pull it up on my home comp, and there must be some wicked firewall on my side because I never saw the card image on the sign up page. My sincere apologies to anyone I may have upset, and thanks redbox – it really is simple – if you aren’t finding it, it may be your comp.

  30. Administrator
    Michael [administrator]


    That is not what this is here at all. You don’t have to do all of the stuff you say to be entered to win. PLEASE everyone read what is says carefully and you will see it really is easy.

    ALSO: This site is NOT owned by Redbox. We are not Redbox. We love Redbox, but they don’t pay us to run this site, and we don’t pay them :)

  31. Member [Join Now]

    Keep in mind – if you are at work, like I am, there may be something preventing you from viewing the image (like in my case) Try it from a secure location (like home) and you’ll find it really is very easy.

  32. Member [Join Now]

    As soon as I saw that clicking the link lands you on one of those silly consumer incentive websites (which never payout, even if you “accept” the offers they stipulate…) I was vastly disappointed. I had been looking forward to this “Redbox Game” and seeing one of these rip-off pages left a sour taste. However, figured I’d play along and at least submit the “secret word” back to Redbox. After all, just because these consumer sign-ups are a rip-off doesn’t mean this “Christmas Countdown” is. I’ve had good experiences with Redbox so far and am therefore willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

    It IS true that the Redbox Countdown instructions tell you exactly where to look and what to write down. And they DON’T mean for you to go through the “sign-up” process (unless you really want to), but more for you to consider this an “internet treasure hunt”–they direct you to a website, tell you what to look for. (Just ignore the content of the rest of the page.) It’s more of a “can you follow directions?” question than anything else.

  33. Member [Join Now]

    Finally I figure it out!!!
    Frustrating but so worth it!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win

    Goodluck to all.

  34. Member [Join Now]

    …The fewer people who “get it” the better my chances right? Let’s not do too much hand holding!

  35. Member [Join Now]

    In case it helps anyone, you need to register here before playing:

    The “Redbox Insider Updates” won’t let you log into the site and doesn’t mean you’re registered for the site; it’s just for newsletters and updates. You need actually log in through WordPress at the link mentioned above. After registering, you can then play the game. Once again, you need not enter anything except your zipcode on the offers page. You will NOT get spam as there’s no reason to give out your e-mail address or sign up for any offers or give out your name.

    (FYI: yes those sites are legit and yes they do actually give out the offer you signed up for if you play the game intelligently and keep track of the offers you signed up for but that’s irrelevant to this game).

    If you’re blocked by a corporate firewall or otherwise, you can go to and enter in the URL to play the game and it should allow you to view the site (it’s an anonymous proxy for those who don’t know).

    Just some clarifications :-)

  36. Member [Join Now]

    Am I doing something wrong? It takes about 3-5 minutes to go through the ConsumerIncentivePromotions junks. By the way, you don’t have to go through all that to get the code. It is pretty easy… However, I did go through the trouble below.

    Congratulations! To qualify for your FREE* $250 Gift Card start by fully completing any 2 of the sponsor offers listed below on this page! It’s fast and easy!
    You’re Almost Done! Continue by fully completing any 2 of the sponsor offers listed below on this page! It’s fast and easy!
    Last Offer Page! Claim your FREE* $250 Gift Card by fully completing any 2 of the sponsor offers listed below on this page! It’s fast and easy!

  37. Member [Join Now]
    Maliciouso1 [maliciouso1]

    “…The fewer people who “get it” the better my chances right? Let’s not do too much hand holding!”


  38. Member [Join Now]

    That was simple took less than a minute

  39. Member [Join Now]

    simple and easy, took me 2 min. Thanks

  40. Visitor [Join Now]
    tanyetta [visitor]

    Very quick easy and I am crossing my fingers to win! ;)