Yesterday I had to run a couple errands and one included a quick stop into Publix to get some items that were on sale. I was surprised to find a movie rental box inside the store.
I was very surprised to see that it was a Blockbuster Express. This is the first one I have ever seen, although I had read that Blockbuster would be testing them out previously. What is even more interesting to me is that there is an actual Blockbuster Video retail store about 100 feet from this “Express” box that is located inside Publix. The movies are some of the same that you can get from the retail store but for only $1 a night. I decided to pick up a movie that Big Monkey had asked for before, Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
The rental process was very similar to renting from Redbox, except that I did not get a confirmation email when I got home saying what I had rented. I also do not have all the details on the Blockbuster Express rental policies. I know it was $1 per day. But I honestly don’t know if that means 24 hours from when I rented it or if it is back by X time the next day (like Redbox is 9pm). I probably should have looked into that better but oh well. I tried to do some looking around online for information but I have been striking out! If I get some more information, I will be glad to let you know! I’m excited about the ability to rent movies for $1 at Publix because it is closer to us than the closest Redbox.