Free DVDs are for me.
I am a freebies fanatic. I try my best to never pay for anything that is available for free. And believe me, there are plenty of freebies out there. One of my favorite free resources is the public library. And libraries don’t just carry books and VHS tapes anymore. They also have free DVDs that you can borrow.
Patience and free DVDs go hand-in-hand.
Warning! If you must go to a theater and see a movie as soon as it comes out then free DVDs from the library probably won’t appeal to you. But, if you’re as frugal as I am then you are probably also extremely patient as well and don’t mind waiting for free DVDs to become available at your local branch. It is a common belief among those that practice the art of thrift that if you wait long enough then eventually you can get just about anything extremely cheap, or even better – for free.
Bye-bye Blockbuster Video.
And the great news is that I really don’t have to wait until the movies are years old before I have access to them. Our public library receives new titles monthly. Usually, once movies have been released on DVD then there’s a good chance that the library will have copies of these free DVDs within a month.
I’ve been viewing free DVDs this way since the library started carrying them about 3 years ago. And in that time my family and I have watched hundreds of movies. Not only do I put free DVDs on hold that are new releases, but I also check out a lot of educational material and Disney classics for my children.
Now, I do have to return the free DVDs within a specified time. But I have to return video store rentals also. However, the video stores don’t offer free
DVDs which means that they don’t return my hard-earned money that I shelled out to “borrow” their movies. So I keep my money in my pocket. And instead, I visit my library’s website.
Once online – from the convenience of my home computer – I check the library’s “what’s new section” to see what free DVDs have been added to its inventory. If I see a movie I like then I put it on hold. I receive an email when the title becomes available and I simply go to my nearest branch and pick it up. I can check out up to 5 free DVDs at a time for a maximum of 7 days each; and, I can even renew the free DVDs for an additional week if no one else has put that title on hold.
Check into getting free DVDs in your area.
Of course, policies vary from library to library. So, check with your local branch to find out how you can start enjoying free DVDs.