- Blockbuster Express recently announced a new pricing structure: New Releases are $2 for the first night & come with an in-stock guarantee. Hot Movies (the titles it has before Redbox & Netflix) are $3 for the first night & come with the in-stock guarantee.
- As part of the in-stock guarantee, you can text an active keyword to 39777 to get a one-time use code good for up to $3 off a movie rental; it’s intended to give you a credit to use if the movie isn’t in stock, but you don’t need to be at the kiosk to get the deal. Per a post on Slick Deals, active keywords as of March 7, 2012, include:
CHEF, POLICE, ITALY, LAW, TAYLOR, RACHEL, SCARY, GERE, CATHERINE, KUMAR, MAMA, PERLMAN, KEIRA, EMILIO, CAB, SPAIN, BALA, OLSEN, TATUM, CLOONEY, DEPP, STEVE, SETH, EDGAR, WEDDING, GOSLING, HUGH, JUSTIN, BOOTS, MARTIN, JOEL, NAOMI, LARRY, HOUGH, ADAM, & HENRY, and you can text each keyword once per phone number. The SlickDeals.net forums’ comment section is fairly active, so you’ll know if the keywords are still working for others. And if you don’t remember a keyword, you can get one at the kiosk. Find one of the Hot Movies or New Releases & check the description. You should find instructions to text a keyword to 39777 to get a code good for your next rental.
- Thanks to an offer on the Blockbuster Express Facebook page, you can use promo code “GOODFUN” to get $1 off two rentals through March 11, 2012.
- And an FYI–NCR, the company that operates Blockbuster Express kiosks, is in the process of selling its kiosks to Redbox. The transition should be completed by around 3rd Quarter 2012. My advice: Watch as many Hot Movie titles on the cheap as you can between now & then.