Blockbuster Express and the "Cheap Date" Challenge

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I'm cheap. There, I said it. Now what?

Before you go spreading the word about how much of a tight-wad I am, I think you should continue reading this post. After all, I would not want to waste your time. It's all about the Benjamins baby...or would it be a Rolex in this case?! Whatever it may be, I'm here to tell you how you can enjoy a night at home with dinner and a movie. Call it "Cheap Date. Quality Time."

Thanks to Blockbuster Express, movie night just got a little easier. For just $1 a night, you can rent the hottest, latest, most-talked-about, classic, and entertaining movie titles from a kiosk. Here is how you can save time and money by following these simple steps:

1. Register for an account on the Blockbuster Express site.

2.Search for a location (kiosk) near you.

3. Browse the titles available at your location. Select movies to add to your cart, or to place on your list for future references.

4. Once you've selected your title(s), proceed to the checkout. Here, you will be prompted to enter your credit card information. This is a pre-autorization, and holds your movie until a specified time (check the site for details).


Enter a promo code.

SURPRISE...I have one for you! Until March 31, 2010, use the free rental code:


5. Pick your movie up at the kiosk you specified.

6. Enjoy!

I decided to take advantage of the free rental code and make it a "cheap date" night. Check out my story below:

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Okay, so I suck in the romance department, but I never promised you the "Cheap Date" challenge would also be the "Romantic Date" challenge either. After working a full day, and driving during rush-hour in the rain, I was glad I could even stay awake long enough to change into my pajamas. Besides, you can't get away with wearing those to the movie theater now could you?!

I challenge each one of you, who have made it to the end of this post, to take the "Cheap Date" challenge. All you have to do is:
  • Decide on a movie for you and your partner.
  • Follow the steps above to reserve a movie at a Blockbuster Express kiosk.
  • Don't forget to use the FREE RENTAL CODE: 5G13B9 by March 31, 2010.
  • Make a meal you love. Doesn't have to be fancy (we actually enjoy tacos). Have fun.
  • Commit to one night a week of renting a movie and enjoying a meal and each others company.!
A few "Cheap Date" nights may just create a lot of priceless memories for you and your family. Make it a Blockbuster night!

**Code is valid thru 3/31/2010. When you rent a movie at the regular price, you'll receive the first night's rental on the second movie FREE. Extra night charges and taxes apply. Limit one per customer. May not be combined with any other offer. Rental terms and conditions apply. Not valid at Blockbuster store locations.

Disclosure: "I received a gift card from Collective Bias for participating in the Cheap Date Night promotion for Blockbuster Express"


  1. Great Post- Blockbuster Express IS so easy...and I love Tacos!

  2. Yum, make room for me at the table (looks delish). There's nothing more relaxing than watching a movie and having a favorite dinner.

  3. Well I can't take the cheap date challenge without a date but I will use this code for a fun family movie night with the kids! :) Thanks for posting this code.

  4. Awesome Whrrl! So funny that you fell asleep before the movie ended, it always happens to me too! (unless the movie has George Clooney or Matt Damon in it)


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