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I am testing a new feature that will allow you to get a list of the latest codes that have been reported working. See how it works below…

To get a list of the latest codes via SMS text message, do the following:

  • Text the words “insideredbox codes” to DOTCOM (368266)

There is no fee for this from InsideRedbox, of course, but standard text messaging rates do apply.

Also note that you can get the latest news by texting “insideredbox news” to the same number.

Let me know if you have any problems, and I will update this as needed.

295 Responses to “Get Redbox Codes On Demand via Text Message”

  1. Member [Join Now]
    ShuiAceves [shuiaceves]

    Just try BREAKROOM…it usuallyworks. :)

  2. Member [Join Now]

    i keep getting an access denided response when i tried to text the number listed

  3. Member [Join Now]

    Thanks, I just did this and got back 8 codes!

  4. Member [Join Now]

    just got codes fast after sending text

  5. Member [Join Now]

    just a quick question these all work right?
    I just enter one of these codes and it works?

  6. Member [Join Now]

    I just did it also….got alot of codes…do they work?

  7. Member [Join Now]
    Car [car]

    FAQ is at top of page

  8. Member [Join Now]
    Lifemogul [lifemogul]

    I got all of the codes and will try several today! can you use more than one a day?

  9. Member [Join Now]

    got the codes via text. ill see if they work..

  10. Member [Join Now]

    I get the monday codes texted to my phone. is there a way to get the wednesday codes sent to phone as well?

  11. Member [Join Now]

    I just went to a redbox i Florida at Tom Thumb and none worked

  12. Visitor [Join Now]
    dawg1306 [visitor]

    It didnt work for me !!!!

  13. Member [Join Now]

    worked for me. i was just sent a bunch of codes. some i’ve tried, some i haven’t. will they all likely work?

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    Car [car]

    Don’t forget that you can also sign up for “insider updates” here, look on the upper right of this page, it will e-mail you codes on both code days.

    If you want to get it on your phone, call or go to your cell phone provider’s web site and find out how you can receive e-mails to your phone. Usually it’s something like phone number @ or something like that.

  15. Member [Join Now]

    how often are the codes texted to you? I have only received codes when I first signed up, none since.

  16. Member [Join Now]

    nice these codes are gng to help

  17. Visitor [Join Now]
    Mindy [visitor]

    I can’t text to the number given. I have MetroPCS as my cell phone provider and to make calls or send texts I must have a full 10 digit phone number. Is there another way to sign up to get the codes via text message/email?

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    kleary02 [kleary02]

    How can i cancel the texting of mon. promo codes on my cell? and keep everything else, email ect?

  19. Member [Join Now]

    is there anyother way to get them beside txt, i have cricket, and it says that cricket it’s not partisipating, can somebody else txt it to me???



  20. Member [Join Now]

    None of the codes worked at walmart in roswell, nm

  21. Member [Join Now]
    Johnny511 [johnny511]

    It worked I got 8 Codes

  22. Member [Join Now]

    I must be an idiot, this is first time visiting this site. Can you use these codes when reserving movies on-line or only if you are at the kiosk?? can someone teach me how to use the codes…PLEASE!!

  23. Member [Join Now]

    I am new to insideredbox. I used my first code yesterday – worked like a charm thanks! Can anyone tell me what time they post the new codes? I am trying to get another movie tonight and yesterday’s code is still up… I tried to do the text thing and it wouldn’t go through… NEED MOVIES, lol

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    RosyPosy [visitor]

    The texting feature doesn’t seem to be working any longer. Is this temporary?

  25. Member [Join Now]
    MadyMusic [madymusic]

    Works GREAT!!
    How long are the codes good for? How often are they sent, or do you have to text message “you” to receive them??

  26. Member [Join Now]

    I get the Monday codes to my phone is there a way to get the Wednesday codes the same way?

    • Visitor [Join Now]
      calbat [visitor]

      the Wed. code is over. It was a special promotion that ran in March and only for the first week of April. Moot point, but no, only the Monday sms code is available from Redbox sent via text.

  27. Member [Join Now]

    Got codes quickly….. All worked. TIP! TIP! TIP! TIP! TIP

    Buy a Walmart credit card…… Use for all codes until exausted. Drop card and get another.

    Cost $3.00 for card + 25.00 minimum on card. Activate….. Don’t wait for permanent.

    Use all codes available. I used 14 before I ran out of codes. Then got remaining off of card thru walmart purchase and cash advance.

    Must do this before 10 days or they will charge your account the $3.00 service fee.

    Don’t reply and call me dishonest if you use the codes to get free movies.

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      Car [car]

      Is that a Visa gift card? I haven’t been able to get a gift card to work and other people have reported the same.

      Did you go online and register it with your name, address and zip etc.. ?

      Details please.

  28. Member [Join Now]

    Not a gift card. The VISA card. Like the one in the commercials.

  29. Member [Join Now]

    You have to activate the card. Nothing says you have to keep the card or there is a limit. I have activated about 10 cards now and haven’t had a problem.

  30. Member [Join Now]

    Just for the details. I buy the WALMART Visa card. It cost me $30.00 up front…

    I then take it home to activate.

    Goto to REDBOX Kiosh and select movies.


    Bring them back the next day…..


    Bring them back the next day ….

    Do again with any new codes I can find ….. Try all codes again

    When codes exhausted on that card. Clean all funds from card and close card.

    Warning to everyone… You must close card before the $3.00 charge date and you must not remove any funds you made charges with the card. That would get you in trouble for fraud.

    1. The codes allow you to get a movie for free

    2. The disposable card allows you to use the card but you must activate it under your name and you must not commit fraud.

    3. You must find enough movies in the REDBOX kiosh to offset the cost of the card. If you kept the card for a month and used 10 codes, you would have gotten 4 free movies for your trouble.

    If that is too much trouble,. then stick to the 1 or 2 free codes a week

    Its just a way to get more movies at one time.

    Don’t kill the messenger …..

    • Visitor [Join Now]
      calbat [visitor]

      what the hell is a kiosh? some sort of polish pastry?

    • Visitor [Join Now]
      rb [visitor]

      Question: If codes like paperboy, mybuddy, 1234, etc. haven’t worked for me in my area/state when using my regular credit or bank issued debit cards, will these codes likely work when I’m using this prepaid disposable Walmart visa moneycard? You always pay the $3 issue price up front for this card, correct? What is the $3 service fee you’re talking about that in order to avoid you must close the card within 10 days.? Do they always charge that $3 service fee after 10 days whether you use the card or not?

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        Car [car]

        Look at what it says when it tells you on the screen that the code is “invalid”.

        Look at the screen and read what it says after you enter the code.

        You haven’t even swiped your card yet, how can the computer inside the box know what card you are holding in your hand?

        And, when you people test a code and report it here, add a comment saying if it was INVALID, or “not valid at this LOCATION”.

        The key words to look for are INVALID —– OR —— LOCATION, that’s all you have to look for. It’s not a speed reading test.

        Do not just say “it didn’t work”.

        • Visitor [Join Now]
          rb [visitor]

          Car,… Fact is I asked before , without answer, if anyone knows why sometimes first thing I do is press ‘using a promo code’ and then punch in the promo code and IMMEDIATELY it says invalid, PROMO CODE ALREADY USED, not good at this location, etc. Other times I punch in ‘ using a promo code’, then punch in the promo code, it ACCEPTS IT/promo code– thus the screen with the dvd choices comes up, I choice a dvd, the screen then says $1.00 minus promo code of $1.00 for balance of zero. It then says swipe your card. I do. It then says put in your zip, I do–AND THEN, THEN, THEN IT SAYS PROMO CODE ALREADY USED–after it had already accepted the promo code, let me select a dvd, showed up on the screen as a zero balance using the promo code. So why only AFTER, AFTER, AFTER I’ve swiped my card and put in zip does it say promo code already used WHEN I KNOW I’VE NEVER USED THE CODE BEFORE. Only codes, other than Monday/ Wed codes, that always worked for me in Western Pa have been Redbox, Breakroom, and Dvdonme. This is why I wasn’t sure if for SOME UNKNOWN REASON that this Walmart visa moneycard might be different (maybe not card or ZIPCODE sensitive) that for some promo codes like paperboy and mybuddy (that seem to always work for others around the U.S ) that when I punch these codes in, it accepts them, and it takes me all the way almost to the end where I’ve chosen a dvd, displays out a zero balance b/c promo code used, I SWIPE MY CARD and punch in ZIPCODE –AND THEN , THEN , THEN it retracts and says ‘promo code already used’–AGAIN, this is AFTER I’ve swiped my card. So why does this happen? Which is why I was asking if these more general Walmart disposable visa moneycards, for whatever reason ,might also work on codes like mybuddy, paperboy,etc AFTER it seemingly accepts these promo codes, chosen a dvd, screen reads zero balance, and AFTER I’ve swiped the walmart visa moneycard and punched in zipcode–instead of then retracting and saying promo code already used. Unless you have around 10 codes THAT YOU KNOW WILL ALWAYS WORK within 10 days time, seems like the WM visa card would be more of a hassle/$3 than it’s worth. WHICH IS WHY because I don’t know why sometimes it’s been accepting promo codes from me, gives out a zero balance b/c promo code used, and THEN retracts AFTER I’ve swiped card, screen comes up to punch in zip, punch in zip AND THEN RETRACTS that promo code already used–I’m thinking maybe when people share codes that have worked for them they should also include zip where it’s worked that we could then punch in that exact zip. Why else would it be accepting a shared promo code and my card AND ONLY AFTER it asks for zip and I punch in zip does it retract and say promo code already used? Very lengthy blog, sorry. Just this inquiring mind wants to know.

          • Member [Join Now]

            Stutter much? LOL!

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            Car [car]

            Thanks for the clarification, the codes like DVDONME or BREAKROOM only work once per CC. If they worked all the time Redbox would go broke.

            The only way they know what CC you are going to use is by you swiping it, then the computer looks it up to see if you have used that code before. That’s why you have to swipe your card and enter a ZIP.

            Think about it, how else could they limit it to one use per CC?

            Yes, the Walmart Visa card would probably work for those codes because it would be like a new customer as far as the Redbox computer is concerned. So use REDBOX first as a code.

            Like you, I don’t think the fees you have to pay for the card make it worth it.

            There’s an easier way and I posted it before, go get a gmail account and get a free code.

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      Chip [chip]

      Real men don’t eat kiosh…LOL

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    Peri66 [peri66]

    Delivery failed: general problems. I have metropcs and I have found that I cannot subscribe to things through them so this may not be a problem with Insideredbox.

  32. Member [Join Now]

    In the past this had worked for me, but recently.. the last 2 weeks, I have tried and I dont get anything back. Anyone else having issues? Anyone have any ideas? thx

  33. Member [Join Now]

    I got a reply roughly 6 seconds after I sent the message.

  34. Member [Join Now]

    I got a reply like 2 seconds after I hit send

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    Philipecross [philipecross]

    I get delivery failed to 368266 I am doing something wrong? I try four times.

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    J Hurley [j-hurley]


  37. Member [Join Now]

    This worked great. I got a reply with codes about 5 seconds after sending. This is going to be very convenient! Thanks

  38. Member [Join Now]

    i live in los angeles and none of the codes are working for me anymore. sigh…and everytime i request new codes they are always the same ones.

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    smsmsm1234 [visitor]

    FAG at the top of this comment.

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    SDARABOS [sdarabos]

    I just signed up for a gmail account a few minutes ago. When will they send me an email with a redbox code? Thanks!

    • Visitor [Join Now]
      calbat [visitor]

      Who do you mean by “they”? The real Redbox? or this site, which HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE REAL REDBOX COMPANY!!! If you mean the real Redbox website, you should receive a code within 24 hours.

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      Car [car]

      Instant gratification, pay the $1 rental fee.

      Planning ahead so you have a one time use code handy when you need it, FREE.

      I hope you don’t think google sends you a code, that would be sad :(