Tuesday, December 16, 2008

$22

Movie tickets in my hood are $11.50.

That means for Jason and I to go see a movie it is $23 dollars.

$23, assuming that we get fabulous free babysitting from the grandparents and accidently bring our own food and drinks. (What, we would never!  There is no way I have an actual purse that I use specifically for the movies.  That would be wrong.)

Is it worth $23?
Actually, is it worth $22?

Each time we think about seeing a movie we ask ourselves this question:  $22 or Red Box?

With a little patience and $1 we can see the same movie while the girls are quietly sleeping and not break any "outside food or drink" rules.

Besides, has there even been a movie worth $22 lately?

What I would rather spend $22 on...
2 lbs. of Starbucks Coffee 
A new purse
Anything from Etsy
10% of this lens

Count me in for a Red Box!  Count me out on the $22 wasted dollars.

8 comments:

  1. My husband and I have discovered the goodness that is Redbox! We love it! It is so easy and we don't have to worry about late fees, if we can't drop it off, another $1 does not break the bank, or cause us shame. :)

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  2. I LOVE RedBox, although by the time we actually return it...it's about $12. Still cheaper. We got out to a movie a couple of weeks ago for the first time in years. $22 for the movie and then we bought one o f those popcorn combos- $17. Are yo kidding me? $40 bucks, gone.

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  3. We love redbox!
    My husband also uses netflix.
    We hardly ever see movies...though here if we hit an early movie before noon on any given day, we can pay 5 bucks a piece. So we sometimes do that.

    I'm all about seeing movies in the comfort of my own home, with a coke from my fridge that doesn't cost 4.50, my own cozy place to sit, and my pjs.

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  4. That's so funny that you linked to Sam Moon. I live in Dallas and there is one about 5 minutes from my house...hee hee :)

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  5. We love redbox! Did you know they have a code for a free movie every Monday! So it won't even cost you a dollar!

    It is a weekly ritual for us on Monday nights after the kids have gone to bed!

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  6. I hear ya. I just can't justify it anymore. We do go to the $2 theatre in Irvine on occasion. But mostly we are a Netflix couple these days.

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  7. I discovered this week that you can text "insideredbox codes to 368266. They instantly send you a list of codes (different codes work on different machines. You plug in you promo code and viola! free redbox rental! You can do this any day you need a code. I did my first one this week and it worked. Yes, I know it's only a dollar. But now that same dollar gets me a rental for my kids and one for the hubby and I.

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  8. I absolutely love Redbox. It is a great value. My daughter tries to rent one everytime she sees the box. Who doesn't have $1... I love it.

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