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Redbox Freebie!

A few days ago, I blogged about the necessity (or not so much necessity) of cable and some other options that can help wean you away from unnecessary charges.

Thought this may help get your feet wet!

Redbox offers new-release DVDs, Blu-ray, and video game rentals through its vast network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. There are about 35,000 locations nationwide, including leading grocery, drug, and convenience stores, + select Walgreens, Walmarts, and McDonalds’ locations.

If you sign up for their emails to hear about new releases and deals, you get a free 1-day DVD rental! It’s a pretty awesome way to figure out if Redbox is a good service for you and your family’s media needs. Check it out!

Do I Need Cable?

In this day and age, I’m really beginning to wonder if I need cable. It’s costing me hundreds of dollars a month, when I really find myself so much more often relying on my DVR, Netflix, Apple TV, or Hulu. Yet, I have this strange attachment and an innate fear of cutting ties with cable. Today I decided that I wanted to make the call once and for all and did some research.

Here’s my biggest concerns:

  • Wanting to simply watch mindless television sometimes. Can I still do this and surf around without cable?
  • Live sporting events

Both of these concerns were immediately squashed in my research. You DO NOT need cable to access great tv shows, movies, and live sporting events. What you DO need is to know your options.

Here are some:

Moral of the story here: you have options. Explore them + figure out what is best for you, and your wallet! Comment with any of your cable-cutting tips please!