Watching a movie at home, like visiting the dentist, offers the chance to sit in a comfortable chair while feeling the urge to laugh, cry, or scream. Shout for joy with today’s Groupon: for $2, you get five one-night DVD rentals from Blockbuster Express (a $5 value).
Blockbuster Express reboots the home-video experience of yore with thousands of DVD kiosks conveniently located nationwide. The shiny blue monoliths of joy are stuffed every Tuesday with hundreds of current blockbusters and hits—including titles such as The Social Network, Red, and Paranormal Activity 2—providing endless visual sustenance for hungry eyes. With kiosks located in grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, and other places that are daily frequented, dinner and a movie become far easier than smuggling a blindfolded chef into a multiplex. Enter your Groupon rental code at a kiosk using the Blockbuster Express touch screen, then take home the latest smash hits, kids’ flicks, three-hankie melodramas, and Tom Hanksy romantic comedies.
Groupon users will be required to swipe their credit or debit cards during their Blockbuster rentals but will only be charged if rentals are not returned by the 9 p.m. the next day. Since rentals can be returned to any of the conveniently located kiosks, it’s easy to get them back in time. If users want to keep a movie for an extra night, they will be changed the initial rental rate plus tax per night until the discs are returned, a small price to pay for playing Twilight enough times to memorize the musical numbers.