Angry comments. Ticked off customers. Skyrocketing bills. There’s been a lot of nasty fallout from the Netflix price hike scandal (in case you missed it, bills are increasing 60%). Time for good news: I found five options for movies that are cheaper than Netflix!
1. Get a $5 credit on Amazon Instant Video to stream a movie (usually about $3-4) when you link your Amazon and Twitter accounts.
2. Free movie rentals from Blockbuster Express using coupon codes 62MDEB7, 23ZGDB8, 86EHJR3, 29KBDJ5, 44NCRP7, 35SVEM6, 33MMMT9, 72HLG2 and 38JDAB3, according to The Freebie Blogger. Valid on $1 rentals through July 22, 2011.
3. Free free Amazon Prime memberships for college students, which include free unlimited streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows. Prime also comes with free 2-day shipping and normally costs $79 a year.
4. Amazon Mom includes free Prime memberships for a limited time, though the perks can be extended for monthly purchases of $25 or more.
5. Local library. Public libraries offer free video rentals, though more-desired titles may come with a low fee.
UPDATE: We couldn’t stomach the 60% Netflix price increase changed our subscription to streaming only. We watch many more movies this way than with the 1 DVD-at-a-time through the mail. If we end up watching less TV and movies, that’s fine with me!