I received an email from Blockbuster Online yesterday, notifying me that if I would only upgrade from my current plan, I could get additional in-store coupons. Instead of the two per month I now receive, I could have one per week. My current plan is the 3-out at $14.99 per month, which is no longer being offered. For only $3 extra, I could get two more in-store rentals per month. Is it worth it?
I don't think so. Even with the two coupons I now receive, I have a hard time using them. I can't stand going to Blockbuster Video. The selection is poor. I have to browse for hours to find something to watch, or bring a list. I return things late every time. Half the time, the coupons are wasted because I forget to use them. I do not want to spend $3 on coupons I'll feel obligated to use.
This is just a tactic to get online subscribers to spend more money for the exact same service.
Disclosure: I am on the 3-out plan with Netflix at $17.99, the 3-out plan with Blockbuster Online at $14.99, and I use Nicheflix a la carte and Video Library.