As you may have noticed on the first Monday of November, is changing the way the first Monday promo codes work. In the past, they sent out the same code to everyone signed up for their SMS alerts, encouraging users to “share with friends”. That is all changing now.
In a recent email, Redbox has now said the codes they will be sending out to its SMS network will be “one-time use” codes, meaning no more sharing with friends. I am guessing Redbox is doing this to quell the users who abuse the system, using the code on as many as 10 credit cards to get as many free rentals as possible.
From the redbox email:
As a loyal redbox customer, we want to make sure you know about an upcoming change to our Monthly Movie Monday program. Beginning Monday, December 7, the Monthly Movie Monday promo code will be distributed exclusively via text message to customers signed up to the redbox SMS Network.
All codes will be unique and can only be redeemed once. If you get your code from a friend, online or in an email, the code may NOT work. The only way to guarantee your code is valid is to join the SMS Network at redbox.com.
There have been some reports by our visitors that Redbox will still create a code the can be used multiple times, but will make it harder to find. Of course, we here are Inside Redbox are on the case for you, so if this rumor is true, we will be sure to post the code here for all.
In addition, there have been quite a few other codes that have been working for all lately. Visit the Redbox Codes page often (and signup for our “Insider Updates” newsletter) to stay up-to-date on the latest codes.
Please let us (and Redbox) know what you think. Will this new way of doing things backfire and hurt Redbox, or will it just hurt the users who are abusing the service and help Redbox stay in the black? Share your thoughts in the comments.