Movie Night with Roku & NetFlix: Review & Fab Giveaway!


I love movies! Who doesn’t? I cannot tell you how much we spend on renting DVD’s and what a hassle it is to get everyone dressed, loaded in the van and to the movie store. It would be great if I could rent a movie online, but watch it on my TV. Wait! There IS a way this can happen. I didn’t believe it at first, until our Roku arrived. Roku is a new, fun and affordable way for you and your family to stay entertained without breaking the bank. Is the current state of the economy forcing you to curtail those movie night outings?  Do you need a way to keep the kids occupied while enjoying some “you time”?  How about a quiet and inexpensive night in? We have movie and game night every week, so you can only imagine how costly this can get. Looking back at our bank statement, I see movie rentals quite often, so as of now, this is gone, thanks to Roku and NetFlix.



With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, then following Easter (tons of Family Get togethers), Mother’s Day, Father’s Day (Shall I go on?) and budgets minimal this year, many do not have the funds for their usual getaway. Instead, why not stay at home this winter and give your loved one the gift of instant, entertainment for a one-time purchase of $99. 

Roku, a leading innovator in digital media technology, is providing families with a fun and affordable alternative to home entertainment.  Roku has teamed up with Netflix to offer customers the ability to instantly watch more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes, including new releases and hundreds of options in HD, streamed directly to your TV. The best part, if you are like most Netflix customers and on a Netflix Unlimited plan (any plan that costs $8.99 a month or more); there are no limits to how much you can watch instantly.

The Roku Player is surprisingly easy to use and simple to integrate into any home entertainment system. All it takes is connecting the player to any TV and to the Internet. For homes with wireless Internet connectivity, the player is Wi-Fi enabled and offers the ultimate in placement flexibility. With the player’s accompanying remote control, members can browse and make selections right on the TV screen and also have the option to pause, rewind or play anytime just like a DVD.

I wanted to show you how EASY the Roku was for me to install. It took just a few minutes to get the Roku hooked up to my television, and a few more minutes getting my NetFlix account started online. Once it was created, I logged on to, added movies to  my que, then I picked up the remote to Roku, navigated through the menu and there were my movies in que. Tucker was very excited to be able to watch Scooby Doo and Caillou instantly! Check out the picture to the right so you can see how small the Roku is on our entertainment stand.

I installed Roku today, set up my NetFlix account today and we have already watched 2 movies instantly. I am VERY impressed and very excited about this product! If there was ever a gift to get someone… it is the Roku!

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Would you love to win a free Roku Player and 6 months of Netflix* membership? 

For extra entries:

  • To win, please leave a comment telling us why you would LOVE to have a Roku!
  • ~~~~~~  Extra points for those of you that post this to your blog and/or other social networking communities (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace etc.) pages
  • ~~~~~~  Be sure to leave a link to your post so we can check it out.

We are going to award the most creative poster with their very own Roku Player and 6 months* of Free Netflix membership! Winner is chosen at Random, but is backed up by their creativity.

*This applies to a six month Netflix gift subscription to the 1 DVD out at-a-time (unlimited) plan, current price $8.99/month (includes unlimited instant watching).  Internet access and valid payment method required. Cannot be combined with any other Netflix offer, including free trial. Unless recipient cancels prior to gift period end, Netflix will automatically renew the membership and bill the payment method monthly for membership fees and applicable taxes. Netflix is a month-to-month subscription cancelable at anytime. Gift subscriptions are not redeemable or refundable for cash, and cannot be resold. Visit for complete terms and conditions. Netflix reserves the right to change terms and conditions at anytime.



  • Twitter this giveaway (leave link)
  • Blog about this giveaway. Be creative! It earns brownie points and we all know that I love brownies! Please be sure to post your link here so you can be judged!

Just the little tidbits about entries and what not ;-)

  • Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winner.
  • Winner will be chosen at RANDOM and backed up by post content, so be sure to post something other than ‘pick me’ ;)
  • US Entries only
  • ONE (1) winner will win Roku Player and 6 months of Netflix* membership
  • Winner will be contacted via Email. If no response in 2 days, another winner will be drawn
Contest will run from
February 5, 2009
and will end on
February 28, 2009
at midnight; central time.


  1. Lily Kwan says:

    I would love to have a Roku because my fiance is a movie buff and loves to watch movies a lot. This cool device would come in very handy!

  2. I’d love to watch movies.:)ty 4 the entry:)

  3. Tamara Burks says:

    Being out in the middle of nowhere it’s difficult to rent anything new. Thre’s one video store that doesn’t open until noon and has no drop box so people can’t drop thier returns off early and has a mile long wait list.

  4. I’m a huge movie fan and would love to try this!

  5. Aaron Johnson says:

    our family loves movies,
    i would like to win this roku player : )

  6. Because I LOVE movies!!!

  7. I’d like to try NetFlix.

  8. I tweeted ya, and sweeted ya:

  9. Homina, homina, homina! This little piggie went to the market…to rent a movie. This little piggies stayed home…and watched the movie. This little piggie ate roast beef…while watching the movie. This little piggie had noooooooo….money left because of all the late fees. This little piggie went ‘wheee, wheee, wheee!’ all the way home…because he knew he had roku and netflix and didn’t have to worry about that anymore. Cha-ching!

  10. We are huge movie buffs and had a gift subscription to Netflix a while back but can no longer afford it due to the economy. We try to check out movies from the library but they don’t have a lot of titles and we love the more obscure movies.

  11. Leigh Nichols says:

    I would love to have one because movies are our only source of entertainment anymore since the economy took a dive 🙁

  12. Kimberly Hall says:

    This sounds like a great idea for any movie lover.

  13. kristi blackstone says:

    I’ve heard about this and REALLY want one for my family!!! We’d love it

  14. Aaron Johnson says:

    my family would love to be able to watch movies on this roku player
    that would just be so awesome : )

  15. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I would love to win so I could watch more movies on my tv instead of on my laptop.

  16. Michelle H. says:

    I am seriously thinking about cutting back on cable and this would really help.

  17. What a great idea. After missing the middle of every movie because someone needs something, I think it would be really neat to be able to rewind.

  18. It looks so convenient and we’re huge movie fans

  19. We subscribe to Netlix but this would be so much more convienient. We wouldn’t have to wait for the movies to get here. This would be fantastic to win. Thanks for the chance.

  20. I would love to be able to watch a movie any time I wanted without having to either wait for it to arrive or go to a local video store.

  21. I have never heard of Roku before but it looks awesome! This would come in handy for our family movie nights!

  22. We love to watch movies together as a family but it’s expensive to take 7 people to the movie theather!

  23. Elizabeth Ray says:

    I have Netflix, and really like it. My husband often wants something spur of the moment, but the instant-view on the computer screen is so small. Straight to the big screen tv – that’s the ticket!

  24. Aaron Johnson says:

    this roku player is a wonderful device
    i would love to have one of these because my family had netflix earlier and i hope that with this cool device that my family would consider getting netflix again

  25. I would love to have a Roku! The nearest movie rental store is 20+ miles from my home. This would be so awesome!!

  26. family &I love movies,this would be great for all of us!!


  27. Cori Westphal says:
  28. Cori Westphal says:

    We are a movie loving family but just can’t afford the high rental prices. I’d love a Netflix membership and the Roku makes it even more convenient! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  29. Gloria Dornin says:

    we just don’t have time to go rent movies. This would be perfect

  30. We have been Redbox fans for quite awhile but it’s becoming so popular that it’s hard to find the movies we want. Besides, who wants to go out on a cold winter night to get a movie when using a Roku would be so easy. My husband and I loooove old movies and Netflix has a great collection of movies we can’t find at Redbox or Blockbuster. And for the price!!! Wow, I wouldn’t have to go to the library all the time because we can only afford to pay for one movie a week (and that’s with Redbox).

    Can you tell I reallly like Roku’s and Netflix? One of the greatest inventions in our time.

  31. I would love to have it because I have netflix but use dvds now this would make my membership so much better

  32. Holly Norris says:

    We love movies so Roku would be a great addition to our home. Thank you for the chance to win.

  33. Catherine KingChuparkoff says:

    This would be great for family movie nights which we now have at home to save money!

  34. I never tried Nteflix before…this would be a great time to start!

  35. Sweet

  36. Working long days for our small business we don’t have a lot of time to go out so this would be amazing to win and bring the movies right into our own house! Thanks!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  37. awesome concept this would save a lot of money spent at Blockbuster!

  38. We would LOVE to win! Here is a little poem for you.

    We sit here lonely and wishing,
    how much we are missing,
    without a Ruko of our own,
    we are like a dog without a bone,
    glory be! what do we see,
    Mommy Googles has come to rescue we,
    ooh the money we can save,
    when we watch movies the Roku way.

  39. Jillian Veit says:

    Great for movies!

  40. This would be great!

  41. Michelle Simons says:

    I would love a roku to watch movies and entertain guests and have a great time!

  42. cathleen n. says:

    Roku is a clever little toy that would make movie watching my new favorite hobby 🙂 I don’t get to watch movies that much and if I do, it’s a DVD rental from the library.. long waiting lists for popular titles, and late fees, ARG! I’d love the Roku/Netflix combo. My quality of life would improve that much 🙂 Thanks!

  43. I would love to have a Roku and netflix in order to accomodate my movie fix with my insane schedule. Thanks for the opportunity.

  44. Since my son was born we don’t get a chance to see many movies in the theater. I’d love this because my husband and I can have movie night right here in our living room

  45. We would love to win. Thanks.

  46. I’d like roku because I like movies.

  47. We don’t like regular TV much so we use Netflix, but it’s really tight on our budget. This would be great!

  48. Karen Gonyea says:

    Looks like a great idea to me 🙂

  49. My husband loves movies and watches them all the time. He has been wanting a way to watch movies instantly for quite awhile, but we have had some huge medical bills from his surgery so this would be a great gift. Thanks for the contest.
    Lindad4 at cox dot net

  50. I’d love to have the Roku for convenience. The fact that I don’t have to drive out or wait for my movies would be great. I can watch them anytime I want and not have to worry about the hassle. This looks like such a cool thing to have. NetFlix!!

  51. Since our daughter was born we haven’t had the chance to go to the movies (no family nearby so no trustworthy babysitters for an infant) – this means we have a lot to catch up on but we never know which night we have the time and this means some rentals go back late (extra fees!) or unwatched.

  52. I would LOVE to have a Roku so I could watch my son’s NASCAR races in style!

  53. Shelly Miller says:

    what a cool and innovative idea, i had no idea! count me in please

  54. The Roku sounds amazing. I would love to watch movies instantly. Thanks.

  55. Sharon Seneker says:

    We live out in the country and don’t always feel like going in to town to rent a movie! This would be great for us! Thanks for the opportunity!

  56. Kathy Conley says:

    I would love to have a Roku because I can’t really afford going out to the movie anymore and even renting has become difficult as a single mom of 3, I am really prioritizing these days!

  57. This Roku thing? WANT!!! It sounds super fabulous!! We haven’t been to the movie theater in YEARS (yes, years…seriously!). So you know we are renting a TON. I especially hate having to go out in this uber winter weather we’ve been having. Roku would solve my aversion to, well…cold. And snow!!

  58. The Roku would be brilliant in my house because I’m a serial DVD-buyer.. I buy rather than rent movies that interest me, even if I haven’t seem them. Anything to curb that spendy habit would help!

  59. Aaron Johnson says:

    This roku player is so cool
    i would love one of these roku players
    i think people in my household would enjoy this roku player
    not only because that it is smaller than our dvr or our dvd player
    but it’s for the program variety, in general
    i like to watch anything in the childrens family catagory

  60. A great giveaway and something we really need in our home to watch movies.

  61. valerie mabrey says:

    count me in to win

  62. This would help so much! I would love to be able to watch movies with my family whenever we can all get together and also have a night with all my girlfriends to watch that chick flick we didnt have a chance to see it theaters! Thanks!

  63. We love movies and have not been able to rent any for quite a few months. Thanks.

  64. Pamela Ray says:

    I would adore this. I adore movies.

  65. I’ve never heard of this before, but love being able to instantly watch movies from Netflix. Very cool!


  66. kathy pease says:

    wow this seems pretty awesome..we rent alot of movies from the redbox machines..but you still have to go out in the cold

  67. Jennifer M says:

    We have such weird schedules we never have time to watch what we want. This would help so much!

  68. Jill Miller says:

    I’m doing everything I can to save money, and this would help me out!!

  69. My schedule is crazy and that makes movie viewing hard to fit in. Roku might make that a lot easier, then I wouldn’t be dumbfounded while everyone else talks about this or that movie they just watched.