One of my favorite ways to get movies is through Redbox, the DVD-rental kiosk found in many supermarkets, McDonalds and other places near you.
Their prices — $1/day with returns before 9 PM — are perfect for casual movie watchers who watch movies the night they get them and don't want to be in a monthly subscription with Netflix or Blockbuster.
The selection is great: new movies from a number of genres sure to please any member of the family.
But the best part? You can rent movies for free — over and over and over again.
Redbox offer promo codes for free one-night rentals, and I've been using the same promo code over and over and over to get multiple free rentals.
In order to get the free rentals, here's what you need to do:
1. Find your local Redbox (look here)
2. Double check they have the movie you want in stock (do it here)
3. Head over to the Redbox, and select "Rent with a Promo Code"
4. Enter the code "Breakroom" and choose your movie
5. Swipe your credit/debit card (in case you decide to keep the movie for more than one night) and get the movie
6. Head home and enjoy!
You won't be charged for the movie as long as you return the DVD before 9 PM the next day.
Here's the trick to multiple free movies. In order to use this promo code over and over and over again, you need to use a different debit or credit card every time.
The Redbox doesn't know you're the same customer if you're using a different card, so you've got as many free movies as you have debit or credit cards.
Once you run out of cards to use, don't run away from Redbox — thank them for their great offering by sticking around as a customer. I've been using them for a year now and I've had no complaints.
I book all of my travel online, and I'm sure you do, too.
That's why I was a little concerned when I got the June issue of Budget Travel magazine, and my wife told me that some travel sites aren't always showing you the best fare — and you might not even know it.
One of the best investments we made when we moved into our new place was to sign up with Vonage for our phone service.
For less than $30/month, we get unlimited minutes and unlimited long distance — and great features, like call forwarding, online voicemail access, and more.
There's a lot to be said for researching upcoming purchases online. There's much more competition for your money, so you're likely to find a better deal.
But that's not always the case — and we shouldn't be in the mindset that it is.
There are plenty of deals to be found online, but there has to be a middle ground between amount of money you save with each deal and the amount of time you spend looking for each one.
I've found it. It's in the form of 6 RSS feeds.
The past few years have seen a revolution, if you will, in the way consumers rent movies. Driving to Blockbuster or the local Mom-n-Pop shop was the only option until NetFlix came along.
I've never subscribed to an online movie rental service, but Sound Money Tips has a nice review of the best options.