There was a period of mourning in our home when two of our local Blockbuster rental stores closed down. The kids loved having the ability to try out Wii games before committing them to their “I Wish I Wish” list.
And don’t even get me started about what Netflix and their pricing GOTCHA did to our ability to rent movies.
We’ve been discussing using one of the bright red box thingies that we’ve seen springing up outside of some of our favorite shopping locations. And WHAT LUCK, I recently received an invitation to try out some game codes for Red Box through Smiley360.com.
I took the children to our local Walgreens and we stared at the Wii selections for a few moments. Nearly immediately Jensen spotted the new Mario Olympics London 2012.
And because the sisters who spring from my competitive gene pool sensed a Wii smack down was eminent, they went along. Since we are first time customers, we could only check out one game at a time. After this, we’ll be able to check out TWO, and the offspring have their eye set on Wii Wipeout.
My daughter who appreciates good directions was able to navigate the Red Box system easily. And immediately our selection appeared in the slot. Could not have been more simple.
We decided to host a little Wii party with the cousins, so we sent out the invitation, BYOR. (Bring your own remote.) They had a blast.
We stopped back by Walgreens today to return our Wii game, and again thanks to the daughter who actually READS the directions (as opposed to her mother who believes that instructions are a mere suggestion) the return process was a snap. I even received a confirmation e-mail telling me that the return was successful.
*** I wanted also to let you now about a promotion that Red Box is hosting called the “12 Days of Deals and Prizes.” All you need to do is text FUN to 727272 for instant savings of 25 cents up to $1.00 off of your movie and game rental, as well as a chance to be entered to win a daily prize from Redbox. But HURRY, this contest ends December 24th!
What are some of your must play Wii games???
Note: I received codes from Smiley360.com to be used for game rental, as well as an actual Wii game (WOOHOO…it was WIPEOUT) in exchange for my honest review.