“How can I rent movies for free?” The answer is so simple that I’m kicking myself for not getting on this bandwagon sooner: The library. Nowadays many public libraries have extensive DVD collections. You borrow the DVDs for free, and usually have ample time to return them (our library system allows 3 weeks).
The DVDs I’ve borrowed so far have been in great condition and played without any problems. There are really only two drawbacks, and neither are insurmountable:
- The selection might be less than Netflix, Blockbuster, Amazon Streaming, or wherever you currently rent movies from. That said, the selection’s pretty good, considering it’s free!!!
- Popular DVDs are quickly borrowed when they hit the shelves, so it’s best to place a hold on a title and pick it up when it’s ready. Much more satisfying that browsing the shelves and hoping for something good. I refer to my Netflix queue to decide which books to request in the library’s system. I’ve had pretty good luck so far finding movies we want to watch.
Here are some examples of recent borrows:
- Date Nightwith Tina Fey
- Mrs. Brownwith Judi Dench
- Winter’s Bone
- Walt Disney’s Cinderella, Bambi, Snow White, andThe Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
- Coco Before Chanelwith Audrey Tatou
- Miss Potter with Renee Zellweger
The Disney movies are for our daughter, of course. You may notice that the other movies are mostly “chick flicks”- that owes to the fact that I watch movies in the early morning while I exercise (before my husband and daughter wake up).
How do you save money watching movies?
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