Redbox Explanation Guide

So you’re running home from work and stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner or maybe at the local drugstore for your prescription when you notice out of the corner of your an inconspicuous Redbox display. “Hey, what could be better than watching a movie with the family tonight for only a $1?” you think to yourself. Well how about watching a movie with your family for free?!

Redbox is essentially a movie vending machine. Step right up, pick your flick, and out spits a DVD. Think of it as a super convenient Blockbuster. But the best part about Redbox is that on the first Monday of each month (and sometimes throughout extra random days) they release a free Redbox rental code which we post here on HIF. Using this code couldn’t be easier!

  • Push “Rent With A Promo Code” Button – It’s in the lower left hand corner of the screen. Once here, you’ll want to enter your free rental code that you just got from HIF!
  • Select Your Movie – Once you’ve entered your code, you’re now free to browse the movies and select which one you want for free. Once you’ve decided, add it to your cart and checkout.
  • Accept The Terms – Redbox will now let you know that you owe $0.00 and ask if you approve. If you don’t, you clearly have trouble with math.
  • Swipe Credit Card – This is to keep Thieving McStealers from keeping the movies and never returning them. You’ll only be charged if you don’t return the movie the next day and even then, you’re only charged $1 per late day.
  • Enjoy your free movie!

Now, as if Redbox wasn’t awesome enough, I’ve got some tips and tricks that you can use to maximize your freebie rentals!

  • If you own more than one credit or debit card, do multiple transactions using the same rental code and get multiple free movies! For instance, today I used my debit card to rent the new Bond film and my credit card to rent a romantic comedy for my sister. Two cards, one promo code, and zero dollars spent!
  • Rentals are due back by 9pm the evening after you’ve rented the movie! So if you rent a movie at 11am on Monday, you’ve got until 9pm on Tuesday to get it back. You’re really getting a day and a half to watch the movie! This is perfect for kids who are sick and staying home from school, especially if they enjoy watching something over and over.
  • You can return your rentals at any Redbox kiosk! I absolutely love this perk, because I’ll often times put the DVD in my car after I’ve watched it and then only remember to return it once I’m far from home. I keep a list of Redbox kiosks within a 25 mile radius of my house in my glovebox :D I’ve also put this feature to use during roadtrips, as my family will rent a movie here in town and then drop it off 100 miles down the road!
  • Find out which location nearest you has a kiosk outside. My local Walgreens Redbox is the closest to me (within walking distance!), but it’s located inside the store. If they’re closed, then I can’t rent/return a movie. However, my nearby grocery store is only a mile away and has a kiosk outside the main doors. So I can rent/return a movie at 3am if I want.

So there you have it! If you have any further questions, check out Redbox’s FAQ, and if you have any further tips & tricks, contact us!