As of Dec. 1, the $1 DVD rental at Redbox will be a thing of the past.
Rent a Halloween movie this week and Redbox will treat you to a discount on a second movie.
Here's how the deal works:
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Starting today, Redbox is giving away codes for free $1 DVD rentals good for next Thursday, Aug. 25.
The freebie is available to anyone who visits the Redbox Facebook page and clicks the "like" button. It's good all day on the 25th for a free DVD rental or $1 off a Blu-Ray rental.
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.
Blockbuster Express is seemingly relentless in its battle with rival Redbox for customer loyalty this summer.
Here are eight more codes for free $1 movies at Blockbuster Express kiosks, which are popping up all over the Triangle:
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.
Redbox this week started renting video games for $2 a night out of its DVD kiosks in the Triangle.
The move expands the company's test of video-game rentals to see if there's enough consumer interest.
If there's enough demand, Redbox will expand the video-game rentals to more of its 24,000 of its $1-per-night DVD kiosks nationwide. In this region, Redbox has about 75 kiosks in Lowes Food Stores, Harris Teeter, Walmart and other spots.
Blockbuster, the world's biggest movie-rental chain, filed for bankruptcy protection this morning.
The long-anticipated move was prearranged with bondholders and will allow the Dallas-based company to reorganize and reduce its massive debt.
Blockbuster, which has 20 locations in the Triangle, said its 3,000 stores in the U.S., DVD vending kiosks, by-mail and digital businesses will all continue to operate normally. In this region, Blockbuster Express is installing its kiosks in retailers such as Kerr Drug, Sheetz and Rite Aid.
Still, filing for bankruptcy "will enable (Blockbuster) to break the leases" on its stores, Kenneth Latz, director of the New York office of financial restructuring firm Conway MacKenzie, told USA Today.