Redbox Entertains the Troops This Holiday Season

Redbox Entertains the Troops This Holiday Season 
Inspired by the Mission of a Dedicated World War II Veteran, Redbox
to Donate More Than 10,000 DVDs to U.S. Soldiers 
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/21/12 --  With the help of
Packages From Home, Operation Gratitude, the USO and a family on a
mission, Redbox, America's destination for entertainment, is helping
make this season merry by donating more than 10,000 DVDs to U.S.
troops serving abroad. 
Hyman Strachman, a tenacious and charming 93-year-old World War II
veteran, and his family, have made it a mission to provide
entertainment to the troops. When Redbox leaders were contacted by
the Strachman family, they were inspired to leverage the company's
DVD collection to boost Mr. Strachman's contributions to the troops.
Through a partnership with Packages From Home and with help from the
USO and Operation Gratitude, Redbox will be donating more than 10,000
DVDs through 2013, starting this December. 
"Movies offer a special connection to home, especially around the
holiday season," said Anne Saunders, president, Redbox. "We're
humbled by the opportunity to elevate Mr. Strachman's mission by
providing even more movies and hours of entertainment to our troops." 
Redbox sent about 6,000 DVDs to forward deployed troops through
Kandahar Afghanistan and will be regularly donating DVDs to Packages
From Home, a nonprofit that sends care packages to deployed U.S.
military personnel and facilitates activities that elevate the morale
of veterans. To celebrate the holidays, the company's employees also
built care packages that included a donation of more than 1,500 DVDs
for Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit that annually sends thousands of
care packages to U.S. Service members, their children, Wounded
Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. 
Movies provide much-needed entertainment to troops, who often watch
them at social events or use them as opportunities to have shared
experiences with loved ones back home. 
"Sending movies to the troops is just one way Redbox is sharing our
gratitude for their service," said Saunders. 
For more information on Redbox, visit www.redbox.com. 
About Redbox
 Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR), offers new-release DVD, Blu-ray
Disc(TM) and video-game rentals through its network of conveniently
located, self-service kiosks. Redbox has rented more than 2 billion
discs and is available at approximately 42,400 kiosks across 34,600
locations nationwide, including leading grocery, drug and convenience
stores, and select Walgreens, Walmart and McDonald's locations in
some markets. For more information, visit redbox.com. 
Media Contacts:
Redbox: 
Kate Brennan
630-756-8781
kbrennan@redbox.com 
GolinHarris:
Katie Palasik
312-729-4056
kpalasik@golinharris.com 
 
 
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