Advantages Great choice of DVDs, cheap and fast service
Disadvantages sometimes there is a wait for popular films but not normally long
I have been using Tesco DVD rental for some time now so thought I would share my thoughts on it!
I originally signed up to Tesco's DVD rental service over anybody else's because they had a free first month trial and I could rent out at only £7.97 per month. The original deal I had was based on two DVD's at a time with unlimited DVDs per month - it worked out that if I rented and sent straight back the day after watching I could have at least 12 DVDs per month for only £7.97 which was really good value considering it is £2 per rental at my local video store. As I mentioned my first month was free so I used this first month to work out if it was any good and decided it was worth sticking with. Unfortunately this deal is no longer applicable but, it is still good value and cheaper than renting from the video store.
Tesco value packages:
2 discs per month with 1 at home at a time - £4.47
3 discs per month with 1 at home at a time - £5.97
4 discs per month with 2 at home at a time - £7.97
Tesco unlimited packages:
unlimited amount 1 at a time - £8.97
unlimited amount 2 at a time - £11.97
unlimited amount 3 at a time - £14.97
Now once you have signed up you can select DVDs to add to your 'rental list'. There is a search box to the left hand side of the screen which you can type in the film name or you can search by actor/actress etc.
Now how does it work?
A simple run through of how to go about setting up the rental service.
First, log onto the website www.tescodvdrental.com
there is a link on the right hand side which says ''14 day free trial - sign up now'' - if you click on here it will take you through all the steps to get signed up such as name, address, which package you want and bank details. Now it is worth noting that whichever package you choose to have that can be as your 2 weeks free trial so my advice is to use the best one available - you can always change the package or cancel before the trial ends if that's not the one you want all the time - this however will give you the most out of your free trial!
At the top above the whole list, the DVDs are displayed that you have at home at the moment. Next to each one are 5 blank stars. You can click and rate the film by selecting the numbers of starts you believe it to be worth.
Using the site:
To view your rental list there is a link at the top which says how many titles you have queued. If you click on the number it will take you to that list - here you can see them all listed in order of priority, so all the high first followed by medium and then low. On this bit too, you can change the priority by selecting the new place next to which ever film you want to change and then update at the bottom on the 'update button or even remove them from your list by pressing the remove link and then updating the list.
Lots of other little features worth noting are things like taking a payment holiday, so rather than cancelling your account, you can freeze it for a while or even freeze it whilst on holiday. Also even if you do cancel your account altogether, to sign back up again you just log back in with your old account and password and click to reactivate which I think is a very clever feature as then all your old lists of films to rent are still saved and ready to go!
You can also save money by paying a yearly subscription in one go as they knock about 20% of the fees - if this is something you can do it's definitely worth it.
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