Sainsbury's DVD Rental shut down on 6 September 2006 and existing customers were moved to Lovefilm.
Sainsburys DVD Rental is another supermarket DVD rental service, though unlike Tesco powered by market leader Screenselect, Sainsburys DVD Rental is powered by Lovefilm. Sainsburys' site is practically identical to Lovefilm, except it is in purple. It does however retain the full, rich functionality and options of Lovefilm, unlike some "powered by" DVD rental sites which strip these options down. We rank them higher than most Lovefilm affiliates--largely because of their low prices.
Even though prices are slightly lower on Sainsburys DVD Rental, we still recommend sticking with the specialists at Lovefilm if you like their system. Or if you want your DVDs from a cheap supermarket service, we believe Screenselect affiliate Tesco has a slight edge over Sainsburys DVD, largely due to slightly better service.
Prices: The free trial period offered by Sainsburys DVD Rental is a generous four weeks, though you won't be able eligible for another free trial if you've already had one with any Lovefilm or Screenselect "powered-by" site (the two companies are in the process of merging.). The 1-disc subscription is a low £7.97, 2 discs for £11.47, and 3 discs for £13.97, and 4 discs for £19.99. You can cancel anytime, and they allow a generous 7 days to return DVDs, otherwise the charge is 1 pound per day.
Sainsburys DVD rental treats game rentals differently. Sainsburys combination game/DVD rental packages start at a hefty £12.97 for 1 disc, 2 discs for £16.97, and 3 discs for £19.97. Based on these price increases, we'd advise gamers to see our sister site at Games-Rental-Guide.co.uk.