There are a few different options to get videos free or cheap. Gone are the days where you have to spend $3.99 a night to watch a video. Here are a few options that won’t break the bank, along with a special mother’s day movie rental for free!
1. Local Libray – This option is completely free and it should be your “go-to” option for movie rentals. Depending on your local library, the selection may be limited and may not meet your “movie rental needs”. This is the case for us, but we were still able to pick up a few movies last week that the kids absolutely loved!
2. Hulu – Hulu along with a few other online movie sites can be completely free or have a small fee. I highlighted Hulu because I have watched a few TV shows and movies for free on their site. The selection is limited though and there are commercials associated with this service.
3. Netflix – Netflix is not quite as good as it used to be, although if you use the “online streaming” option it still figures to be a good deal. We use the “online streaming” and we pay $7.99 a month for it. We went this route because we don’t get any type of regular TV service, so Netflix is what we use for TV shows and/or movies. If you have movies sent to you in the mail and/or combine that with online service, it may not actually figure out to be a good deal though.
4. Amazon – Amazon has a “Prime Membership” which gives you access to a group of movies for free (after you pay the yearly membership fee), but you can also rent movies individually. Most of their prices are a little steep, but they normally have “daily deals” in which you can rent certain movies for 99 cents or $1.99 for a 24 hour period.
5. RedBox – They just went up on their prices, so it is no longer $1 a night. But when you factor in the convenience and the price ($1.25) it is still a dynamite deal (as long as you return it promptly!). Additionally, on Mother’s Day you can get a completely free rental (or at least get a free rental for someone else)! The offer is through the Redbox Facebook page and make sure to check out their “Mother’s Day” offer. You can send a free rental code to anyone who is a Mother or who has a Mother (this is just about everyone!) Sends cards to all your Facebook friends, and they’ll get a promo code that they can use for a one-day DVD rental on Sunday, 5/13.
Where do you rent your free or cheap movies at? I’d love to hear your suggestions!