It's Friday, which means it's time to celebrate with a few freebies.
Starting today and continuing through Aug. 24, you can get a deal a day on a Redbox rental, including the potential for a free $1 DVD rental.
Use your cellphone to text DEALS to the number 727272 and you should get an automatic return text giving you your discount for the day, ranging from 10 cents to $1.
The free movie codes from Blockbuster Express just seem to keep coming this summer. Enjoy them while they last because at some point, they're bound to dry up.
This time, there are six, which are good through Aug. 5 on one-night $1 DVD rentals:
Thanks to the folks over at the Fat Wallet forums for posting these.
(Our family has had good luck using these freebie codes in the past but we always take all of them with us just in case one doesn't work.)
It's Friday so it's time for another round of freebies. Lots of good ones this week:
The DVD kiosk war is escalating in the Triangle.
NCR announced today that it has installed its Blockbuster Express kiosks in more than 800 Food Lion grocery stores in 11 states, including more than 50 across the Triangle. There are also Blockbuster Express kiosks in local Kerr Drug, Rite Aid and Sheetz stores.
They compete for consumers' attention with Redbox kiosks, which are in Lowes Food, CVS, Harris Teeter, Walmart and other spots. Every Redbox is assembled in a huge Creedmoor factory, about 30 miles north of Raleigh.
The race to install kiosks comes as Blockbuster has closed more of its local stores, limiting options for traditional DVD rentals. The market has shifted to kiosks and to online rentals, an industry dominated by Netflix.
To promote its Food Lion connection, NCR is offering a free first night's rental of $1-per-night movies through June 17. Blockbuster Express customers should enter the promo FOODLION.
Bankrupt video-rental chain Blockbuster continues to reduce its retail footprint in the Triangle.
The stores in Garner and Clayton rented their last DVDs last week, staff writer Colin Campbell reports. The locations are holding liquidation sales before they close for good in April.
The Blockbuster in Raleigh's Mission Valley closed last week, and other closures are likely.
The chain filed for bankruptcy protection last fall amid mounting debt, consumers shifting to online rentals and increasing competition from rivals such as Netflix and the $1-per-night Redbox kiosks.