Pop Critic’s tip: Get your Blockbuster Online movies faster

I know some of you out there use Blockbuster Online for your DVD renting pleasure, and if you do, we’ve got a little tip that’s sure to make your summer a lot more fun.

I give credit to my wife for this, because she figured it out all on her own.

If you have a Blockbuster store nearby you, there is a good chance you’ve returned your enveloped movies there in exchange for a free movie rental. Some people have limits on this, some don’t.

But regardless, doing this not only gives you a free movie to take home that night, but it also registers as “returned” by Blockbuster, thus sending the next item in your queue.

Now, if you don’t want to go rent a movie, you likely just put those envelopes back in your mailbox and wait for 5-7 days for a new movie to arrive.

Well, here’s the tip: If you are looking for a quick turnaround, return your movies to the STORE. Just slip them through the return slot and Blockbuster does the rest for you.

This is especially helpful if you are trying to get through a new TV series on DVD. You get finished with a disk or two, send them back and have to wait for quite a few days before you can continue.

However, if you return that enveloped DVD to the store the next morning, there is a great chance you’ll get the next item in your queue in a day or two.

Last week, my wife took an envelope to the store, shoved it through the slot and the next day we had a new DVD. Now, that may not happen everytime, but you get the point.

Now, if you are NOT a Blockbuster Online member, maybe you should give it a shot. They are offering a limited ONE MONTH free trial right now, which is a pretty good deal.

If you do want to give it a try, use this sign-up link to do it. Yeah, we get a bit of money for any sign-ups, but we also strive to only recommend products that are quality and that we likely use ourselves.

So you get a great service to use this summer when you watch one of our Top 15 TV Shows on DVD (hint hint), and you help us pay for hosting costs!

As Michael Scott would say: “Win, win….win.