Coinstar (CSTR +1%) offers to let consumers watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for free as...

|By:, SA News Editor

Coinstar (CSTR +1%) offers to let consumers watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for free as long they sign up for a Redbox Instant account, give up their credit card information, and take to Twitter to spread the word. The promotion could boost quarterly subscriber numbers for the streaming service as it runs into a soft patch for its movie release schedule and with Netflix breathing down its neck.