Celebrate Valentine's Day on a Budget With Redbox

Redbox Valentine's Day National Survey Reveals Comedies Make the Best Date Movies

Jan 25, 2010, 09:00 ET from Redbox Automated Retail, LLC

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't break the bank this Valentine's Day. Instead, visit a shiny, redbox DVD rental kiosk at your local mass, drug or convenience store, and treat your sweetheart to a date-night-in. Redbox rents the latest new release DVDs for an affordable price. According to a recent redbox Valentine's Day survey, comedies (51 percent) make the best date movie, followed by romances (29 percent) and thrillers (13 percent). So visit redbox and find the perfect film to watch with your Valentine.  

"Valentine's Day is a popular day for movie rentals and redbox helps create an affordable date-night at home," said Gary Cohen, senior vice president, marketing and customer experience, redbox. "It's fun to order-in from your favorite restaurant or even make a meal with your Valentine and then settle in to watch a great romantic movie or comedy."  

Redbox locations are stocked with the latest new releases perfect to celebrate Valentine's Day-in. Tickle your Valentine's funny bone with the comedy "Extract" starring Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis or take a chance and rent the hit thriller "Paranormal Activity." "The Proposal" starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds will warm your heart or the newly released "Fame" may inspire a dance with your sweetie. Or let Julia Child motivate you to whip up a Valentine's Day feast in the kitchen and check out Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in "Julie & Julia."

If you're spending the holiday solo, redbox survey respondents recommend avoiding "The Notebook" as it was voted the worst movie to watch if you're single on Valentine's Day (31 percent) followed by "He's Just Not That Into You" (18 percent). On the flip side, consumers chose "The Hangover" as the best movie to watch if you're unaccompanied on February 14 (21 percent).

For added convenience, customers can reserve a DVD online at www.redbox.com or via an iPhone and pick it up at the redbox location of their choice. Each fully automated redbox kiosk holds 630 DVDs, representing up to 200 of the newest movie releases. Consumers simply use a touch screen to select their favorite movies, swipe a valid credit or debit card and go. Customers can keep the DVD for as long as they'd like for one low nightly rate, and return it to any one of redbox's more than 19,000 locations nationwide.

About Redbox

Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc., offers new release DVD rentals through its network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. Redbox has rented more than 500 million DVDs and is available at more than 19,000 locations nationwide, including select McDonald's restaurants, leading grocery and convenience stores, and Walmart and Walgreens locations in select markets. For more information, visit www.redbox.com.

Editor's Note:

The redbox Valentine's Day survey polled more than 1,300 redbox customers nationwide.

SOURCE Redbox Automated Retail, LLC