What You'll Get
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Show off your artfully chosen throw pillows and gourmet popcorn tin by starting a weekly movie night with family and friends. With movies delivered right to your mailbox, you can shed stress after a long day at work or spend quality family time without having to institute Board Game Night or “Let’s Make Sausage Casings” Tuesdays. Instead, get in on today’s Freeon (a free Groupon): six weeks of movies delivered to your door from BLOCKBUSTER by Mail for the low, low cost of zero dollars.
BLOCKBUSTER by Mail lets you choose movies online from more than 90,000 titles. With this Groupon, you’ll be able to rent two movies at a time, unlimited per month, with five free in-store exchanges. Most members receive their DVDs in one or two days after shipping. With no due dates or late fees, you can take weeks to watch a classic such as Ben-Hur or a soon-to-be-instant-classic Ben-Hur: A Marlon Wayans Story without penalty. Return your movies through the mail or exchange your movies at your local BLOCKBUSTER store. There are no additional fees for Blu-ray titles. BLOCKBUSTER by Mail normally gives you a two-week free trial, and other offers have given customers three weeks free. Leave it to Groupon to take the best previous existing offer and shatter it by making it twice as good with six free weeks.
Groupon knows that doing laundry, going to the bank, and leasing single-handed battle-axes are chores—renting movies shouldn’t be. Normally, before you can rent movies, you must put on pants, get in your car, steer, deal with traffic, wait in lines—and then on the way back you have to put on your pants again, get back in your car, steer again, etc. It’s hard. Spend six weeks without these hassles and you’ll never want to go back to a life without BLOCKBUSTER by Mail. Sign up by September 7 to get your free six weeks.
After you join today’s Groupon, you’ll receive instructions to enter the promo code groupon to use when you sign up for BLOCKBUSTER by Mail. After entering the promo code on the site, you’ll be enrolled in the two-DVDs-at-a-time plan with five in-store exchanges. After your free six-week trial, you will be automatically enrolled and charged monthly for BLOCKBUSTER by Mail service unless you cancel. (For more information, see BLOCKBUSTER by Mail’s terms and conditions.) While you are under no obligation to remain enrolled in BLOCKBUSTER by Mail, by the end of your six weeks you’ll probably have already set up two TVs side by side in search of the best psychedelic pairings of films to simultaneous play—don’t miss the magical moment in Die Hard and Encino Man when Bruce Willis appears to throw Pauly Shore from a 78-story skyscraper.
Please note: Today’s deal is for first time BLOCKBUSTER by Mail customers only. If you’ve ever participated in a BLOCKBUSTER trial promotion, you are not eligible for this offer.
People already love BLOCKBUSTER by Mail, and everything is better when it’s free. Check out what users are saying about BLOCKBUSTER by Mail on Objectively Reviewed: > * I love Blockbuster by Mail, for it makes the mail full of anticipation again, and since it absolutely eradicates late fees. They now consider your DVD ‘received’ once the post office scans the bar code, which makes for an even faster turnaround time for your next DVD. I’ve never experienced ‘throttling’ by Blockbuster (where they slow down the DVD deliveries of frequent renters), and find the quality of the discs to be 90% error-free. If a disc does arrive broken or scratched/unplayable, it’s a very simple process to login and report it. They give you the option to re-send that movie or to send out the next movie in your queue. This is also a great service for finding kid’s [sic] DVDs that you don’t necessarily want to shell out $20-30 for, but that your kids want to watch 40 times before sending it back. Great service that more than pays for itself every month. – Beth, Objectively Reviewed > * Blockbuster by mails [sic] has been very entertaining. I do not have to go out to my local blockbuster and rent a movie. Instead I can just take my movies out of my mailbox and watch them. This is definately [sic] the future of movie rentals. – Jeremy Johnston, Objectively Reviewed
Groupon Staff Biopics
In anticipation of today’s special Freeon, several Groupon staff members spent the entire past two weeks working on a film based on his or her life, then using Photoshop to create a corresponding movie poster. We’ve used today’s deal to shamelessly promote our own soon-to-be-released movies:
- Four Patricks and a Tree: “Basically it’s four people dressed to look like me sitting in a tree recounting old episodes of Empty Nest.” – Patrick Lynch, Boston Sales Representative
- The Opera Singer: “In college I took one course on becoming a world-famous opera singer. This is the story of my most difficult role.” – Cassie Cohen, Customer Service Representative
- Look, It’s a Wooden Boy: “I spent a large part of my childhood touring Eastern Europe with a human-marionette troupe.” – Brad Downes, Accountant
- The Ill-Tempered Swordswoman: Taking America Back For Good: “It’s a post-apocalyptic tale set in 1950s Battle Creek, Michigan. I use my skills in various swordfighting styles (long-sword, short-sword, knife, knife-fashioned-out-of-porcelain-doll, etc.) to keep America safe by fighting off wild forest beasts.” – Jen Gallas, Dallas Sales Representative
- National Lampoon’s Boca Raton Adventure: “My family (played entirely by me) lives together in a retirement community in Boca Raton. We get into hilarious trouble together while white-water rafting, Olympic pole vaulting, and braiding other people’s hair.” – Megan Sclaroff, Denver Sales Representative
- Terminator: V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII: “If a Hollywood producer made me an offer to do a film about my life, I’d accept, provided that the producer agreed to let me star in a 27-hour film that included the storylines for the next eight Terminator movies.” – Mike Cerna, Developer
- Watch Yo Step: “Picture me teaching underprivileged schoolchildren how to dance after mysteriously ending up on a yacht that’s being driven in a mysterious manner by the president of the United States, mysteriously played by Charlton Heston.” – Bob Matteson, Sales Team Leader
- Uncle Chess Coach: “From the moment I was born, my uncle trained me to become one of the world’s 2,000 greatest living chess players and 150,000 greatest living or dead chess players. This is the story of his brutal murder.” – Ben Kobold, Writer
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 8, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Must enroll before 9/7/09. Trial begins after enrollment. 1st time customers only. Participants in the Blockbuster trial promotion not eligible. Customers auto-enrolled if they don't cancel before trial ends. See terms & conditions: http://bit.ly/PKTo Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.