by Johnny Webber Blogs
Currently, Americans can find over 40,000 Redbox kiosks in stores around the country. Each machine offers DVD rentals for just over $1.00 per day, and games are available for $2.00 per day. Consumers now rent thousands upon thousands of these discs every 24 hours. Fortunately, the company offers Redbox codes that allow people to save money on their rentals. These promotional codes offer discounts on one or more discs and even free nightly rentals. These codes are available directly through the Redbox kiosks in some cases. When a person chooses a rental, the machine might display a promotional offer. A common discount offers one disc without charge for choosing three DVDs or games total. On the other hand, another discount might simply reduce the price for adding on a second DVD. Kiosks won’t display these savings opportunities each and every time. Consumers can find Redbox codes through other means, though.
Tomorrow night, a great old band, English Beat, will play live in my hometown of Denver. I don’t think I’ll be there, but I’ve had this song in my head. Here’s a hint — the photo at right is about remedying a slip-up. I rent a shared office part-time. Usually, I bring my own coffee from home in the morning, in a nice stainless steel mug that my husband orphaned.
Win a dog duvet in our giveaway!
Win a DivaCup!
My giveaway for Ellen Brown’s delicious cookbook, $3 Meals: Feed Your Family Delicious, Healthy Meals for Less than the Cost of a Gallon of Milk, must have struck during a too-busy holiday season, because those of you who entered had great odds! Nevertheless, one lucky reader will get a little extra holiday gift to help start the New Year cheap (and yummy, and healthy). I used the random number generator at Random.org to pick a winner from all the comments received on that post, and that winner is …
If you are reading this in the Denver area, today is the day to hit up the local theater for a free screening of Food, Inc. Chipotle is sponsoring screenings around the country on a first-come, first-served basis. See the complete list here. I haven’t seen the movie, although I would like to. The official site for the movie is here, and it includes a trailer (which will hopefully appear below) as well as other information about the issues of what is in our food (besides bugs).
The Rodale Institute, Organic Valley and Nature’s Path are running a great promotion for a FREE subscription to Organic Gardening magazine.
It’s time for the weekly wrap-up of things around the Web. However, the Web this week has been bursting with news about the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. So, in honor of those 1970s/1980s icons, I’m rolling back to an old-school wrap-up of information found in the printed publications that have been piling up on my desk.
Five Cent Nickel has published an updated list of great summer movie deals that apply nationwide. These are family-friendly movies that range from FREE to $3 or so per ticket. Many of them offer special pricing if you buy a whole summer package.
It’s one of those days already — the classic Monday. I have a pile of work assignments and a big ol’ dentist appointment for Mlle. Cheap this afternoon, but I also have spotted several great deals just begging to be shared. If you don’t already follow me on Twitter (@CheapLikeMe), you might not know that while I sometimes post deals here, I prefer to use posts to provide more info and sometimes just quickly tweet great deals on Twitter. If you’re interested in catching all of those, go over there and follow me, plus some of the great Twitterers out there.
The Scavengers whom I wrote about yesterday appear to be gardening partly organically, but not completely. At our house, we stick with the organic stuff, which is cheap or free ….
Gardening season is getting underway around the United States — from those in the South getting summer plants rolling, to those in the North finally able to stick a shovel in the ground. But with President Obama promoting “victory gardens” where Americans grow some of their own food (to promote thrift, food safety and a do-it-yourself ethic), it’s all too easy to join many other “green” trends where “green” refers to environmentally friendly solutions, but also to laying out a lot of money for something people used to just do.
This article came up yesterday on MSN — it’s titled, “Freegans: They Live Off What We Toss in the Trash.” You also might have seen it on Oprah, apparently.
Freegans are folks who try to get everything for free, from the trash or giveaway, including food….
If you love to read, you know the cost of books can really add up. A tempting new hardback can run $25 or more. It’s a small price to pay for hours of enjoyment — and sometimes, years of memories, a new skill or a new perspective on life. But when times are tight, books are an area where you can trim costs.
Read on for the chance to win one of two $10 off a $10 purchase at OfficeMax cards!
For the new year, many of us probably established a green resolution at home. Did you take that resolve to work?
This is from Food Bank of the Rockies, for Colorado readers. Help a good cause and enjoy some free goodies. WHO: You! Everyone is welcome!
Here are a couple of free and eco-friendly ways to help bolster your holiday spirit…
The holidays are just a few weeks away, and soon it will be time to wrap those gifts.
So start eating cereal!
Oprah is on a decluttering kick, and Snapfish is partnering with her to offer viewers a free photo book. These are 8 1/2 by 11 photo albums you make online, with up to 20 pages. Today is the last day to sign up, and you must make the book by midnight on Sunday, Nov. 16.