4.09.2007

Off The Beaten Path

Kenn and I wanted to rent a movie yesterday, but, for some unknown reason, we bypassed the Blockbusters. We instead went to the nation's 3rd largest rental chain Family Video. They are the largest privately owned chain, and they are located in 14 states so far. So why the shameless plug? Well, I didn't get a job with them, but I am switching from Blockbuster forever. The location I went to had a better selection of titles. Kenn and I rented Jesus Camp, and Josh and Caleb both got to choose a DVD to rent for five days for FREE. Our total cost? $1.37.

Of course, for the first month, everything is 50% off. So, it would have been $2.74. For a new release and two kids' movies (five day rental for the kids and a two day rental for the new release). Older releases? Rent for five days for either $1 or 50 cents. They are open from 10 a.m. to midnight 365 days a year, like Blockbuster. Yeah, like Blockbuster, except better.

5 comments:

Rita said...

But will they mail me my DVDs in unlimited quantities for $16 a month?

Staci said...

Good point. No. And to be fair, there's only one in SC. But Kenn and I don't get to watch movies as often as I would like, so I don't want to pay a monthly thing. If you watch a lot of movies, the mail in stuff at Blockbuster or Netflix would be better.

Anonymous said...

There are many upcoming Family Video stores in the works for South Carolina -- be patient!!

Rita said...

Kyle and I don't have cable, but we LOOOVE movies and rent them all the time. We got suckered into trying out the mail-in program at Blockbuster and we LOVE it. I like that you can get a movie and keep it as long as you want. Life does not stop because you have a movie to watch. Late fees ... who needs 'em?!

piouskatie said...

jesus camp = awesome