My curiosity finally got the better of me last night, and I learned how to use the Redbox movie rental machines.
It's a pretty cool deal. You scan the titles available in the machine, choose one, swipe your credit card and provide your email address and zip code, and a movie pops out for $1 and tax. You get 1 day at that rate, and can return the movies to any Redbox location (there are some located at Walgreens, Cub Foods, and McDonald's, among others).
Ok, call me Mr. Late To The Party. Guilty. I still enjoy my Netflix subscription for about $8 per month for unlimited rentals, but this gives me the instant gratification angle too.