Redbox is a great way to watch moves. And while it’s cheap, you can do even better. Here are six ways to get free Redbox codes.
I’ll be honest: I can’t even remember the last time I paid just to watch a movie. Between streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and my Amazon Fire Stick, I can always find something good I haven’t seen. Sometimes, though, I want to watch a newer move. That’s when I turn to Redbox. But why pay for even Redbox movies when free rental codes abound?
You have to look a little harder to find free Redbox codes these days, but there are plenty of them out there. Here are a few of my favorite places to snag these codes and watch some of the newest movies out on release totally free.
Free Redbox Codes
1. Opt In for Texts
This is the easiest way I’ve found to get free Redbox codes without even trying. You simply text REDBOX to 727272 to start receiving special offers straight to your phone.
These offers come in randomly, and may even be on weeknights. Usually, they are good for that same day or must be used within two or three days, so there’s not a whole lot of flexibility with the offers. However, it’s a great way to regularly pick up a free DVD on your way home and unwind before bed.
You’ll also get discount codes, BOGO offers, and even free game rentals. All of these are in the form of a code that you’ll enter at the kiosk when renting your movie. All you have to do is enter the code from the text, too–no further action, adding the offer to your account, etc. is required.
Also, Redbox may have changed this, but when I initially signed up to receive texts, I got the first free offer sent to my phone within 24 hours.
2. Download the App
Have a smartphone? Download the Redbox app to get a free rental code applied to your account within hours.
The app allows you to search for movies and games in your area to determine which kiosk has what you want. You can also reserve specific titles so you know that they’ll be there when you’re ready and available to pick them up.
The app is free, too. After you download it and turn on push notifications, you’ll get your first free code soon after.
3. Sign Up for Emails
Have you noticed the trend yet? Yes, the best place to get your free Redbox codes is from Redbox directly (don’t worry, though–there are other great places, which we’ll cover in a moment). If you sign up to receive their emails, you can snag even more.
Simply enter your email address on their sign-up page, confirm your email address, and you’ll receive yet another one-day free rental code, sent straight to your inbox. You can use multiple email addresses that you may have. Just keep in mind that you have to link a card to the account. It’s an easy way to get even more freebies.
4. Join PlayPass
If you join Redbox’s free rewards program, called PlayPass, you’ll have the chance to earn plenty of rental codes, immediately and over time. When you first sign up, you’ll be sent a free code, which you can use any time within 60 days.
Then, you’ll also earn 10 Play Pass points every time you rent a disc (movie or game). Once you reach 100 points, you’ll get another free rental. You’ll also get a free rental code each year for your birthday.
5. Find Existing Free Codes
Some websites will find and update existing codes that are floating around, and publish them for you to find. These are great for on-the-spot rentals, if you don’t want to wait for that sign-up email code to come through.
Places like RetailMeNot and The Balance have pages dedicated to free Redbox codes, and they update them regularly. Just know that some of the codes may not work, either because they’re expired or they won’t work for your specific account.
Also, Redbox uses your credit or debit card to track code usage. This means that if you find a code that works, you can probably use it again on a second account with a second credit/debit card.
Here’s a link to RetailMeNot’s Redbox code page, and a link to the one provided by The Balance. Sites like InsiderBox also allow you to get feedback from others who have tried the code recently, so you know where to hone your sights. Here’s a link to their Redbox page.
6. Follow Them
If you “Like” Redbox’s Facebook page, you’ll be one of the first to know about special, short-term codes, and promotions. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear about store-specific codes (such as those only offered at kiosks at Walgreen’s locations, for example). This can be a great way to get codes directly from the source, without having to sign up for texts or emails.
The great thing about Redbox rentals is they are incredibly affordable. If you’re like me, though, you still love a freebie. Luckily, there are plenty of places for you to snag a free Redbox rental code, so you can watch your favorite new movies tonight, for free.
Have you found Redbox rental codes elsewhere? Share your sources below!
Published or updated October 30, 2017.