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Redbox Kiosk Ambassadors

Redbox pranked users on April Fools' Day with a recruitment offer for "kiosk ambassadors" to man their red booths.

Published Apr 1, 2016

Claim:
Redbox is hiring "kiosk ambassadors" to man their red booths.

On 1 April 2016, automated DVD rental service Redbox made the following "announcement" on its social media channels:

The link led to a page which was primarily visual in its gag execution, listing job requirements such as "must be able to think inside the box," "not afraid of the dark," and "yoga experience recommended":

Redbox___Hiring_KIOSK_AMBASSADORS_

 
In addition to the inclusion of a promotional coupon code for April Fools' Day rentals, Redbox labeled the joke in small print which led readers to their actual job listings page:

Redbox is NOT really hiring to work inside our Redbox kiosk. However, if you are interested in working for Redbox, click here (https://www.redbox.com/careers) to search other job opportunities.

Our comprehensive list of 2016's online April Fools' jokes can be viewed here.

Kim LaCapria is a former writer for Snopes.

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