1) 3 Blu-Ray Discs at a time = $21 month.
If we rent 4 discs a month, we beat the rental rate at Blockbuster, plain and simple. It might be hard to maximize your queue, but if all you have to beat is 4 movies, then why the heck not! According to FeedFlix, we’re paying $3.50/DVD rental since February… and if you count Instant Watch it goes down to $2.03. Oh…. and it’s also nice to have a static number to budget for the expense every month!
2) HD Streaming Video = Free!
With the new streaming video, Mr. M and I can watch movies/TV shows on our computers (anywhere we are with internet!)… as well as on our big TV thanks to our XBOX360 and XBOX Live! (this was before the circle of doom….. but that’s another story) I have to say this is the best way to watch TV shows on DVD, since it keeps track of which episodes you’ve watched and you can just click through them rather than loading disc after disc.
3) Fast & Easy
I looked up the local distribution centers for NetFlix, and discovered that the regional one just happens to be a couple miles up the street in our own zipcode, which means we really can send them in and expect a new DVD in the mail 2 days later.
It’s nice to have movies back in our lives without the drama of the store returns and insane costs of renting… and this way Mr. M can watch as many bad movies as he likes and I won’t make a peep!
If you happen NOT to belong to Netflix, but would like to try them out, I have 4 codes for a MONTH LONG (instead of the normal 2-weeks) FREE TRIAL if you’d like to take the service for a test drive. They came in the mail for us to share with friends and family (which includes you guys as well!) so just leave a note in your comment saying you’d like the code and I’ll email it out to you!