Redbox Card FAQs
- General Questions About the Redbox Card
- Buying and Receiving a Redbox Card
- Using a Redbox Card
- Redbox Card Accounts & Security
- Redbox eGifts
General Questions about the Redbox Card
What’s the Redbox Card?
The Redbox Card works like a gift card that you can use to pay for the movies you rent at Redbox. You can give it as a gift or keep it for yourself.
What types of Redbox Cards are there?
There are two types of cards: physical cards (which are mailed to you and fit in your wallet, but can also be used to reserve movies at redbox.com) and digital Redbox Cards (which are emailed to you and can only be used when you reserve movies in advance at redbox.com). You can buy both types of cards here.
Buying and Receiving a Redbox Card
Where can I buy a Redbox Card?
Go here to buy a card.
Once I buy a Redbox Card, how will I get it?
If you buy a physical card, it’ll arrive by mail at the address you provided. If you buy a digital Redbox Card, it’ll be emailed to you.
How can I send a Redbox Card to someone as a gift?
It’s easy! Just go here and enter the recipient’s mailing address (if you’re buying a physical card) or email address (if you’re buying a digital Redbox Card). You can personalize a gift message, too.
If I send someone a Redbox Card as a gift, what will they receive?
If you send someone a card by mail, they’ll get an envelope from Redbox with a Redbox Card and a personalized note from you. If you send someone a card by email, they’ll get an email letting them know. Once they click on it, they’ll see your personalized message, the card image you picked, and their Redbox Card number and balance.
How long will it take my Redbox Card to arrive by mail?
That depends on which shipping method you pick. You can choose USPS First Class Mail, USPS Priority Mail, USPS Priority Mail Express, or FedEx standard overnight delivery. After you buy your card, with USPS Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express, as well as FedEx, you’ll get a tracking number so that you can check on your delivery date.
I bought a Redbox Card, and I think it was lost in the mail. What should I do?
If you think your card was lost in the mail, please contact us and we’ll work with you to send you a new one.
Can I cancel or change a Redbox Card purchase?
If you bought a card and changed your mind a few minutes later, please contact us and we’ll see what we can do.
What’s the value of a Redbox Card?
That depends on what type of card you buy. If you buy a physical card that you can put in your wallet, it’ll start with a value of $25. If you buy a digital Redbox Card, you can choose a value between $10 and $150 (in $5 increments).
Can I change the value of a Redbox Card after I buy it?
Sorry – at this time, once you buy a Redbox Card, its value can’t be changed. But you can buy another Redbox Card and register both of them here, and then you can access all of your combined funds on either card.
Can I buy a Redbox Card for myself?
Absolutely! You can buy one for yourself, your family, your friends – anyone you want.
Can I send Redbox Cards to two or more people in one transaction?
Yes! You can add multiple cards to your cart and have them sent to different addresses. Get started here.
I want to buy a Redbox Card. What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Can I buy or use a Redbox Card in Canada?
Sorry – at this time, Redbox Cards can’t be used at Canadian Redbox locations, and Canadian credit cards can’t be used to buy them.
Can I personalize a Redbox Card before I send it?
The card itself can’t be personalized, but you can add a personalized note to send along with it.
When I buy a Redbox Card, what will I have to pay for shipping?
The price depends on which shipping method you choose. You can choose USPS First Class Mail, USPS Priority Mail, USPS Priority Mail Express, or FedEx standard overnight delivery.
Can I add more money to my Redbox Card?
Sorry, you can’t reload your card at this time – but if you register your card here, and sign up to receive our emails here, we’ll let you know when reload is available.
You can also buy another Redbox Card and register both of them here, and then you can access all of your combined funds on either card.
When I buy a Redbox Card, will it be linked to my redbox.com account?
No, not automatically – but you can link it up by registering it here.
You don’t need to link up a physical Redbox Card to a redbox.com account, but you’ll need to do it before you can use a digital Redbox Card.
Using a Redbox Card
Where can I use my Redbox Card?
If you have a physical card (one that fits in your wallet), you can use it at any Redbox location in the U.S. You can also register it here and use it to reserve movies in advance at redbox.com.
If you have a digital Redbox Card (one that was emailed to you), you can only use it to reserve movies in advance at redbox.com.
Sorry, but Redbox Cards can’t be used to reserve movie via the Redbox mobile app.
How do I use my Redbox Card at the box?
- Add a DVD or Blu-ray Disc® to your cart.
- When prompted, swipe your card.
If you have a digital Redbox Card (and not a physical one that fits in your wallet), you can only use it when you reserve a rental at redbox.com.
What can I rent with my Redbox Card?
You can rent DVDs and Blu-ray™ Discs.Redbox Cards can't be used to rent video games.
How many movies can I rent at a time with my Redbox Card?
You can rent up to two movies at a time with your card.
How can I check the balance of my Redbox Card?
As long as your card is registered at redbox.com, you can check your balance here. (Want to register your card? Do it here.) If your card isn’t registered, you can check your balance by contacting us.
I have less than the amount of a rental day on my Redbox Card, so I can’t use it to rent anything. What should I do?
You can hang onto the card, because in the future you’ll be able to add value to it. Or you can buy another card and register both of them here, and then your total combined funds will be available on either card (or through your redbox.com account, when you reserve your rental online).
Or if you’d rather arrange a different way to get your funds, contact us and we’ll help you with that.
If I use my Redbox Card at the box, can I pay for my rentals with promo codes or credits?
Yes! Select your payment option (promo codes or credits) just like you would if you were swiping a credit card instead of a Redbox Card.
Can I use the funds on my Redbox Card to buy promo codes or other Redbox Cards?
Sorry, no. It can only be used to rent DVDs and Blu-rayTM Discs.
Can I use my Redbox Card for streaming movies at Redbox Instant by Verizon?
Sorry, no. Your Redbox Card can only be used for DVDs and Blu-ray TM Discs.
I used my Redbox Card to rent a disc that ended up being unplayable. What should I do?
Sorry about that! Please contact us and we’ll refund your rental back to your Redbox Card right away.
I want to use my Redbox Card to reserve a movie online. Why do I need to add my credit card info?
You’ll always need a payment card to reserve a movie online, even if you want to pay for your rental with a Redbox Card. We’re sorry if it causes an inconvenience.
Redbox Card Accounts & Security
Can I link my Redbox Card to my redbox.com account?
Yes! Go here to register your card.
How many Redbox Cards can I link to my redbox.com account?
As many as you want, as long as the overall value of all the cards doesn’t exceed $150.
What should I do with my Redbox Card after I register it?
Keep it around! You can use it to access your funds anytime you want to rent at the box.
If you have multiple Redbox Cards that are all registered, you’ll only need one of them to access all of your account’s combined funds – so feel free to get rid of all but one of them.
I lost my Redbox Card. What should I do?
If you registered your card at redbox.com before you lost it, please contact us and we’ll replace your funds for you. If your card wasn’t registered, unfortunately there’s nothing we can do.
Can someone make a copy of my Redbox Card or card number and steal my funds?
Nope, not if you register your card here. If your registered card is lost or stolen, your funds will be safe.
Can I delete a Redbox Card from my redbox.com account?
Sorry, Redbox Cards can’t be deleted from redbox.com/account.
I just got a Redbox Card emailed to me. Why do I need a redbox.com account to use it?<>
Your digital Redbox Card can only be used to reserve movies in advance at redbox.com (it can’t be used directly at the box), so you’ll need to have an account to store your funds. As a bonus, you’ll be able to access your card info and transaction history online.
What happened to the eGift program?
The Redbox Card has replaced the eGift program. The new program is more flexible than the eGift promo code-based program, which only allowed use of one promo code per transaction and only for the first night. The Redbox Card currently allows two movie rentals at a time and can be charged for multiple nights per rental.
Are my eGift codes still valid?
Yes. Codes purchased through the eGift program never expire.
But what about eGifts for Video Games?
Currently, the Redbox Card cannot be used to rent video games like the eGift program offered, but make sure you register your card here, and sign up to receive our emails here to be notified of future enhancements.