Meet Nadia, the Redbox Kiosk!

by | Oct 26th, 2011 | 11:30AM | Filed under: Other Bits, Redbox Insider

In the middle of September, a California-based mom contacted the redbox team to see if there were any materials that could be sent her daughter Nadia, in order to help in her redbox kiosk Halloween costume-building effort. What a great idea, huh? Now that the big day is drawing near, we wanted to check in with Nadia to see how things are going. She received redbox stickers, promo codes and temporary tattoos, as well as a redbox backpack to help haul around all of her trick-or-treating loot.

Hi, Nadia! Everyone is excited to hear about your costume. But first, a few background questions! Do you remember when you and your family first started using redbox?

We first used redbox in Maui while we were on vacation there this summer. The movie service at the Westin was $5 a day and we saw a redbox inside Lahaina Market/Food Land and decided to give it a try.

Where is the kiosk you go to the most now that you’re back home?

We usually go to the one at Lucky’s [a supermarket chain in California] since it is on our way home and outside of the store, so it does not matter what time we go.

Are you usually the one to work the machine, or do your parents do that after you tell them what you want?

Me and my sister work it because it is fun to use and we like the touch screen.

Why do you like redbox?

I like the movies because they have a great selection, easy to find, and you can return them to any redbox location. We would like to rent one here in California and take it on the plane and return it to the one in Maui when we go next.

That would be fun! Wanna take me with you next time you head to Hawaii? (Just kidding… kind of.) So now I’m curious to know how you came up with the idea of going as a redbox kiosk for Halloween?

We were at a sushi restaurant and we were talking about Halloween costumes and my mom suggested that I be a redbox and I liked the idea. I like redbox and I thought other kids would like to see this costume.

How did you make your redbox kiosk costume?

My dad, sister, and myself painted it red and we had to build it so it had handles inside and it was not too heavy. I wanted all the signs to make it look real. My favorite sign is “Hablo español” since that is unique. My sister made the credit-card swiper out of duct tape and empty roll of paper towel.

Are you going to be able to wear your costume anywhere else in addition to going trick-or-treating in it?

I am going to school early and I will sit in the middle of the playground and when people start to come to school I will pretend to dispense movies. I am going to our school carnival with it also.

Do you have anything special planned to do or say when people come up to you when you’re in your costume?

I would like to give out the free movies to students randomly. I will dispense those out when they come to look at the redbox.

Wow, you are going to be everyone’s best friend that day! We’re going to check back in with you after Halloween to see how everything went both at school and during your trick-or-treating excursion, OK? But for now, a few final (fun!) questions. Here’s the first: what’s your favorite movie?

The Karate Kid with Jaden Smith, and The Smurfs.

And finally, do you have a favorite actor and actress?

I think I am the best actress! I am making my own little movies, my sister and I are producing short films. Oh, and thank you so much for sending me all the items.

No problem, Nadia! And who knows, we might have just scored the first-ever interview with a future Academy Award-winning film producer, so it’s the least we could do! We look forward to chatting with you again after Halloween. In the meantime, have fun and thank you for being such a big redbox fan.


Are YOU going trick-or-treating as a redbox kiosk or perhaps dressing up like one for a costume party?

If so, be sure to send a picture of yourself to “costume AT redbox DOT com” (clink on the link to send an email directly from this site) and your photo might be featured in a blog post we’re planning to run on Halloween!

19 Responses to “Meet Nadia, the Redbox Kiosk!”

  1. juan
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    good idea…lol

  2. Ron
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Way to go Redbox! If she had asked Netflix this, they would have sent her stuff and then sent an invoice! Or changed their minds and asked for it back! Very cool that you helped this girl with her costume.

  3. corey
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Wow that is one smart girl. Hopefully she keeps it up, I could see her going places.

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    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I think she should get awarded the one free year of Redbox movies and the total sound system, Redbox was offering earlier this month!!

  4. Sasha
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Great Idea, Nadia!! You are a very clever and creative girl!! This is definately a ciatume I have not seen, mor heard of yet!! :) Have fun and Happy Halloween!

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    Diane Ray
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Great job on the costume and keep up the great work you will go far your parents should be very proud of you

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    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Fantastic idea. I just think it was so wonderful to help her out and do an interview. Cant wait for the follow up!

  5. Samantha
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Great job Nadia! Your costume is awesome!

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    Brian Barber
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Lol. When Red Box looks at this you will get lots and lots of free stuff and movies!!! Good job on your hard work. Cannot wait to see what is next!!!!

  6. Dana
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    awesome Idea!!! great job!!

  7. Angel
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    cute idea!

  8. Kami
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    This is such a cute idea! Redbox you are great to send her stuff. Nadia should get more cool “stuff” too. Now you should make redbox costumes and sell them. The original idea goes to Nadia! She could help design them and get a commision for every costume sold.

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    Kimmy B
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Wow what a creative little girl you are and talk about thinking far ahead…you did a great job….i think they should give you a year of free movies for the free advertising….

  9. Rico C
    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 3:49 am

    this day in age need to think of new ways to say money good ideal. love it. keep it up.

  10. Sleepymom76
    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Wow that is a great costumeand definitely the most creative one I have seen in a long time. Way to go Redbox for helping a girl express her creativity and have a good time doing it.

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    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 7:43 am

    This is Awesome. I love it. Your very creative & talented Nadia. Happy Halloween. :)

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    crystal garcia
    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Very swell idea! ur extra promoting REDBOX this halloween season! gr8 idea!

  11. moviegoer123
    Posted on October 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Dang, that’s creative! Nadia seems like she has potential to become anything in the film industry — an early start on loving movies helps and I would say to her, do whatever it takes to nurture your passion for movies. If you’re that intrigued Nadia by Redbox, keep on doing what you’re doing despite Redbox’s twenty cent price change. Nadia has an imagination that I would never have. Congratulations Nadia and of course, Happy Halloween!

    • Currently 5/5 Stars
    Posted on November 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm