Don't Put Your Holiday Cheer on Pause: Blockbuster® Giving Away Free Batteries on Christmas Day

Dec 19, 2011, 08:00 ET from Blockbuster L.L.C.

MCKINNEY, Texas, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't let a little thing like "batteries not included" ruin your Christmas cheer – on Christmas Day, Blockbuster L.L.C. will be giving away free batteries in all stores, while supplies last. Open from noon – 10 p.m., Blockbuster will power up those Christmas toys with two packs of either AA or AAA batteries. And for those with even more needs, additional battery packs will be available for only $0.99.


While in-store, customers can make use of their entertainment gifts immediately, whether it's picking up the latest movies for that new Blu-ray player, finding the perfect game for your new X360, PS3 and Wii, or hooking up your new HD device with HDMI cables for only $9.99.

"We know that 44 percent of consumers want the gift of entertainment, and that's why we are keeping our doors open on Christmas Day," said Kevin Lewis, chief marketing officer of Blockbuster. "Everyone is excited by their new toys and no one should have to put their fun on pause."

Still Need Gift Ideas?

Blockbuster has a variety of last-minute gifts available starting at $4.99. You can find gifts for everyone on your list, including the Blockbuster Kids Pass for unlimited in-store kids and family movie game rentals; Blockbuster By Mail subscriptions, where your friends and family can receive Blu-ray – at no additional charge – and DVD movies and video games; or the "Build Your Own Box Set" of 3- or 5-disc sets of new or previously viewed movies in a festive gift box that doesn't need wrapping.

For your Christmas Day batteries or last-minute shopping, visit to find a store near you.

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About Blockbuster

Blockbuster L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), is a leading global provider of movie and game rentals and is synonymous with family entertainment. The company provides customers with convenient access to media entertainment anywhere, any way – whether in-store, by-mail, or digitally to homes and mobile devices. With a highly recognized brand and a library of more than 100,000 movies, TV shows and game titles, Blockbuster's multichannel presence serves millions of customers around the world annually. Visit


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