Coinstar, Inc. Receives Progressive Grocer Magazine Category Captain Award for Seventh Consecutive Year

Coinstar, Inc. Receives Progressive Grocer Magazine Category Captain Award for
                           Seventh Consecutive Year

PR Newswire

BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 20, 2012

BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSTR),
today announced that Progressive Grocer magazine has awarded Coinstar, Inc.,
the Category Captain award for the perimeter/nonfood category. Coinstar's
category management program has been recognized by Progressive Grocer for its
leadership in automated retail solutions.

"Receiving this award for the seventh consecutive year validates the enduring
strategic impact of automated retail and we are honored to be recognized as an
industry leader," said Maria Stipp, chief customer officer, Coinstar, Inc. "At
Coinstar, we are continually reimagining retail by creating automated
solutions that provide value and convenience for consumers and deliver profit
to our retail partners."

Areas exist in retail stores that are underutilized and represent an untapped
opportunity for retailers. Coinstar's automated solutions help retailers
increase post register ring and develop new destination businesses thereby
maximizing profit, particularly at the front-end. When managed effectively,
this area can generate several times the industry average for net
profitability per square foot.

Progressive Grocer is the leading trade publication for the retail food and
beverage industry, and its annual award recognizes the best and most
innovative companies in category management. The award is the highest mark of
distinction presented by the leading supermarket trade publication. Several
factors were reviewed during the judging process, including product
innovation, consumer insights, dynamic category management tools, and
demonstrated commitment to meeting retail customers' specific needs. Complete
coverage on Coinstar and the Category Captain awards can be found in
Progressive Grocer's November 2012 issue or online at

About Coinstar, Inc.

Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) is a leading provider of automated retail
solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and
drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core
automated retail businesses include the well-known Redbox^® self-service DVD
and video game rental and Coinstar^® self-service coin-counting brands. The
company has approximately 42,400 DVD kiosks and 20,300 coin-counting kiosks in
supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, financial institutions, convenience
stores, and restaurants. Redbox also offers DVD rentals through additional
kiosks acquired from NCR Corporation in June 2012. For more information, visit

SOURCE Coinstar, Inc.

Contact: Martha Belden, Coinstar, Inc., 1-425-943-8755,
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