Free Redbox DVD Rental and Deals

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Redbox is offering a free DVD rental from those fiery entertainment kiosks on Thursday in celebration of two billion movie and game rentals.

The company is offering free, one-night DVD rentals on March 8 with the promo code, THANKS2U, according to the Redbox Facebook page. The code expires at 11:59:59 p.m. CT.

The company, based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., said its two billionth disc was the movie, "Drive," featuring Ryan Gosling. It was rented at a McDonald's restaurant in Philomath, Ore. over the weekend.

Redbox said it has over 29,000 locations across the country with a presence in every state.

Coinstar Inc., which owns Redbox, said on Feb. 6 its earnings almost tripled after Redbox kiosks picked up customers who left Netflix after the latter announced its failed pricing policy. The quarterly performance was much better than analysts expected.

Here are other deals to consider if you're not in the mood for a movie:

  • Today is also the last day Jamba Juice is offering its $1 or $2 Wednesday Steel-Cut oatmeal deal in select cities, a promotion which launched in fall 2011. However, the company is launching a new promo March 14 to 25 offering fruit & veggie smoothies and all fruit smoothies for $2. The company launched a Fit'n Fruitful line in January and has 22 beverages with 250 calories and under.
  • Starbucks is offering a deal on espresso beverages from March 8 to 14. Buy any full price espresso beverage before 11 a.m. and bring back your receipt after 2 p.m. the same day for half-off any espresso beverage.
  • Google Offers has a deal for restaurant delivery orders with Seamless, the country's largest online and mobile food ordering company. Customers in  Chicago, Los Angeles or Seamless' 37 cities, can get $20 for $10 on their first Seamless food order on the free iPad, iPhone, Android or Blackberry app. Seamless, based in New York City, offers easy delivery service from over 7,500 restaurants.  A minimum order of $20 is required for Google Offers' deal, which is available for the next three days and must be redeemed by June 5.
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