Today, Redbox, the affordable renting service that’s run most video rental chains out of business, have announced a price increase effective next Tuesday. Starting December 2, the price for DVDs will increase 30¢ to $1.50 a day, and the price for Blu-ray™ Discs will increase 50¢ to $2 a day. Starting January 6, the price for video games will increase $1 to $3 a day.
Their announcement via email reads:
“We want to let you know that starting next Tuesday, December 2, the price for DVDs will increase to $1.50 a day, and the price for Blu-ray™ Discs will increase to $2 a day. Starting Tuesday, January 6, the price for video games will increase to $3 a day.*
This is only our second price increase in 12 years, and the first for Blu-ray™ Discs and games, so you can be sure that we made this decision very carefully. We know that hearing about a price increase isn’t the best news, but we feel it’s necessary in order to improve your Redbox experience, while continuing to deliver the best value for new movies and games.
We’ll continue to offer you the deals you’ve come to love when you connect with us via email, text and our social channels. To learn more about our deals, including Redbox Play Pass (our new rewards program, which is giving out double points through the whole month of December), visit the Redbox Deal Zone .
*Prices may vary in certain places. You can always see daily pricing on the checkout screen when you rent.”