The competition is stiff between BlockBuster, Netflix, and other companies that specialize in providing movies for viewing at home. With the rise of RedBox, Hulu, Vudu, and other companies, BlockBuster has seen some big changes. That is why they now offer customers a discount to try their service. For a limited time, you can get two months for the price of one month – which is similar to their old one month free trial to Blockbuster Total Access!
Blockbuster Total Access – Two Months for the Price of One
The Blockbuster Total Access plan allows you to select movies online and they will send them to you in the order you have them selected. One of the advantages of this plan over Netflix is that you can exchange or return your movies at any Blockbuster store for your convenience.
This free trial is only available to new customers, but you may be able to put the plan in a spouse’s name to get another trial if you have used Blockbuster Total Access before and have since canceled the service.
The best part is – you don’t need a coupon code to take advantage of this deal! Just visit Blockbuster, fill out the info, and make your selections. You can receive your first DVD in as few as two business days.
Note: As part of this offer, you agree to sign up for the first two months at half price and you can cancel at any time. The best part is – you can drop the movies off down the road at your local Blockbuster store. 🙂
Netflix or Blockbuster?
I wrote a full Blockbuster vs. Netflix review which outlines the pros and cons to each plan. But why not try them both?
Blockbuster Total Access no longer offers the same free one month trial, but they do offer two months for the price of one, which is very close. Two months probably gives you a better idea of their service anyway. You can sign up for the BlockBuster offer here.
If you decide to cancel either offer, you can rest assured both Blockbuster and Netflix will send you coupons to try and keep your business. If you work it right, you can get free movies all summer! Here are more details for a one month !
UPDATE – GameFly has updated their services to include movie rentals. You can now rent either movies or video games and there is a GameFly free trial offer now available for 30 days.
Note: This deal is subject to change at any time – so take advantage of it now!
EDIT: As you probably know by now, Blockbuster has gone the way of the dinosaurs. The company was bought by DISH on Demand. If you still want to have a Blockbuster movie night, you can rent one of the movies on the DISH Network system.
Luckily, there are still several other options that you can choose to stream movies. If you aren’t a fan of Netflix, you can try other services like Hulu. If you need help deciding between Netflix or Hulu, you can look at my cheap cable TV alternatives.
As more and more people keep cutting the cord to skip the expensive cable bill, there are more companies that are starting to stream movies or TV shows online. When this article was originally written, you still had to return your DVD through the mail or in-store. Now, you no longer have to return the DVD, all that you have to do is decide which movie that you want to watch and then make a few simple mouse clicks. It’s as simple as that.