Redbox Rental Rates Increased

October 31, 2011

Those Redbox movie rentals now cost more.

Coinstar, the parent company of Redbox, has raised the price to $1.20 per day for movie rentals at most of their kiosks around the country, including those in the North Escambia area.

“The price change is based on an increase in operating costs, including higher debit card fees that went into effect October 1. This is the first time in eight years Redbox has raised our daily DVD rental price,” the company said. Blu-ray rentals will remain at $1.50 per day, and game rentals will remain at $2 per day.

There is a one way to avoid the 20-cent price increase, at least for a couple of months. Until November 30, DVDs reserved at the company’s website will remain $1 for the first night, with additional nights at the regular $1.20 rate.

Pictured: There were no customers at the Redbox kiosks at Walgreen’s in Atmore Sunday morning. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Comments

3 Responses to “Redbox Rental Rates Increased”

  1. Tommy D on November 4th, 2011 8:50 am

    Can Redbox explain why it raised it rental rate by 20%. Inflation is currently running at 1% -2%. In addition Blockbuster Express is still at a $1.00 per rental for either DVD or Blueray and they have some movies 30 days before Redbox. Sounds something Netflix tried to do. How did that work out. I guess I rented my last movie from Redbox..

  2. 429SCJ on October 31st, 2011 10:30 am

    Amen Student. The Min. Wage increased, so did the price on just about everything. Student if we dont have TV and movies, to tell people what is real and morally acceptable, what will they do? I dont blame those Hollywood people for changing their names, if I churned out the false doctrine and faulty logic they inspire, I would change my name too. The Lord is not decieved, by the seed of the deciever.

  3. student on October 31st, 2011 7:53 am

    The fee for getting into God’s beautiful outdoors is free. In addition to that, it also will help reduce childhood obesity, chances of diabetes and heart problems! Looks like the hike in fees is a win-win situation!! The company gets their $$$$ and lazy Americans get yet another reason to turn offf Hollywood’s sewer pipe and get some fresh air and sunshine!!





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