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Redbox: How to Get Movies for FREE!

With Red Box machines it’s easy to enjoy a movie rental for “only a dollar”, but wouldn’t it be better if it were completely free?  Red Box has all sorts of promotion codes to get people to try and eventually LOVE renting with them.  The catch is that if you keep the movie for longer than a day, you get charged a dollar each day you keep it.  So rule number one is always return your movie the next day before the deadline, which is usually 9:00 p.m.  With that being said, here’s some more info on getting free Red Box rentals for life.

1. ALWAYS use a promotion code. They are always in effect; however, they only work once per credit card.  So if you have 5 credit cards, that’s 5 free rentals any time!  Don’t forget that you can use these with debit cards too.

  • DVDONME
  • BREAKROOM
  • DVDATWAG – only works at Walgreens Redbox locations
  • DVDKROG – only works at Kroger Redbox locations
  • SOUP6 – only works at Giant Food Redbox locations
  • 36CHEXMX – only works at Martin’s Food Redbox locations

Be thrifty!  People are posting new codes online all the time–not always free, but sometimes quarters off a dollar, at least.

2. Sign up for Red Box text alerts.  Just text “Deals” to 727272.  They will text you a free rental code each month, so unless you are a more frequent renter, you can get a free movie each month, and that’s on top of the number of promo codes you’re able to use with your credit cards.  You can also sign up for their emails to get deals too.

3. Like Redbox on Facebook. Often, Redbox runs a Facebook promotion for a FREE Redbox code when you “like” their page. Be sure to like them now so you don’t miss out on any great offers!

How to use the promo codes:

Take care when renting from the machine to make sure you get your promo code entered before you get charged.  On many screens, there will be an option to enter the promo code before you make your selection.  Look for this button before you search for your movie.  After entering your promo code, simply make your selection, and make sure it rings you up for $0.00 before you swipe your card!  The Krazy Coupon Lady is a great resource for getting free codes for Redbox.  Keep your eyes peeled, and with the right amount of effort, renting movies should always be free!

This has been a guest post by Robyn from Orangevale, CA
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9 thoughts on “Redbox: How to Get Movies for FREE!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m very fortunate my library carries new releases, and I can request them on line, they even call me when they have the movies ready. Is very convenient, and I can keep them for 4 weeks, but if they don’t have a movie I want to watch I just rent them, of course using all the promotions and codes to get them for free. 8]-l-<

  2. Signup worked for me…Deals didn’t

  3. i guess it depends on whiich one is cloeser the library or the redbox, and also if u will be able ot return it on time

  4. Anonymous says:

    Movie rentals are free at the library everyday. Even new releases. Plus you get to keep it for a week and if you are late returning it the fee is 25 cents. You also don’t have to deal with searching for promo codes or anything like that and even better – NO CREDIT CARD needed.

    • Ashley says:

      My town doesn’t have a library and the nearest county library is 30 minutes away. There are two redboxes in town and more that are closer than the library so the redbox codes actually are cheaper when you consider the gas it would take to get to the library.

    • Robyn Bair says:

      You don’t have to search for them, they get sent to you on your phone, and you can use the ones in the article. They still need you to scan your credit card in case you return it late so they can charge you. If you have a library, that’s a great option too. I have found personally that library’s don’t have a great selection of newer titles and new releases. If you’re up for an older title, library’s are good :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    You can get free movie rentals from the library everyday. Even new releases. You will also get to keep it for a week. The library is way easier than having to search for promo codes.

  6. Lonie Honsvick says:

    No the valid key word is SIGNUP I tried doing it, then googled it and found that code. That one worked for me!

  7. Tried to sign up for the text alerts but the reply for that “Deals” code is “We have received your message, but we’re not sure what you’re trying to do; please reply with a valid keyword.” … Did I do something wrong?