Another great invention has come to Baltimore. Redbox. Redbox is a DVD kiosk system where you can rent movies. The Redbox concept is actually quite genius. Basically, they set up the kiosks in many very accessible and public locations. Until recently, I only knew about the one at McDonalds next to the Knish Shoppe. They charge you $1 per movie per night. No late fees ever. So if you’re in the mood for a movie, go to your local Redbox kiosk, get your movie, and return it the next day for only $1. It’s a lot cheaper than going to Blockbuster or Hollywood Video, which charges you at least $3 or $4 per rental. And even if yoy have it for two or three days, it can still be cheaper. And since they put them in such publicly accessible areas, they’re available just about anytime, even when most stores are closed. They recently put in a Redbox at Shoppers, and since they’re open 24/7, you can get movies from there just about anytime (although, I think effective end of December, Shoppers will start closing at midnight).
Also, if you go to the Redbox website and sign up for their mailing list, they’ll email you a code for you to get a free nights rental for a DVD. Alternatively, you can go to Inside Redbox for a whole list of codes for free DVD rentals (hat tip: WM). The only thing I ask of you is that you park the right way when heading to Shoppers.
Update on 12/4/2006 at 10:22am:
I forgot to add that they have a pretty good collection of DVD’s with about 40 titles. You can even reserve the titles online and pick it up at your convenience.