— 2013 UPDATE – PLEASE READ! —
It has come to my attention that RedBox has changed the way that their gifting works. Instead of buying a set number of codes for a set price (like I did below in 2012), you now only have the option to buy a gift card starting at $10. It looks like they work much like an iTunes card. This post has gained in popularity on Pinterest, and I have gotten questions below, so that is why I wanted o address these changes here.
I still think that a “movie-themed” gift is a great idea. If you want to do something similar and still keep it $10 or under, instead of RedBox you could purchase a $5 Amazon gift card. Amazon Instant Video continues to grow in popularity — Shelton and I use it all of the time to rent movies and watch whole seasons of shows.
Shelton’s Christmas party was last Friday and everyone participated in a gift exchange. The cap was $10, which is not a lot to work with, but I was determined to stay on budget. After browsing in Walgreen’s for half an hour, I decided upon a “movie night” themed gift. I think this would be perfect for ANYONE. Girls, boys, young, old, nieces, nephews, you name it!
Here’s the breakdown:
Redbox Promo Codes – 5 codes for $6 from www.redbox.com/gifts
- 11/20/13: As stated above, RedBox has changed the way they offer gift certificates. Opt for a printable Amazon Gift Card instead!
- 3 candy boxes – Walgreen’s almost ALWAYS has that “3 for $3″ promotion going
- Popcorn – one single package for just 99 cents.
Who’s winning this Christmas?