This Guy Who Used His Blockbuster Card To Buy Beer Is Every '90s Kid's Hero


If you're over the age of 21 and missing your ID, just dig around your childhood bedroom for an old Blockbuster membership card.

Apparently, its got the perfect amount of vintage value that'll help prove your age almost as well as a government-issued ID would.

A brave soul posted on Reddit that he tested the idea out, and successfully used his Blockbuster membership card to buy beer.


The clever millennial is every '90s kid's hero, and goes by the name of boomboomsaIoon on Reddit.

He posted a photo of himself holding the sacred card, along with a victorious description that reads,

It took about 15 tries, but I was finally able to buy beer using my blockbuster membership as proof of age..

Look at that thing!

The card's discoloration and the tears around the plastic covering just scream "I'm over 21 years old."

There's no doubt in my mind that it's old AF, and that the owner of the card must be pretty old, too.

And by "pretty old," I mean in his twenties. Let's not get too ahead of ourselves.

Although the clever buyer eventually found success with his Blockbuster card, the achievement took time.

A task this courageous takes trial and error -- and he failed 14 times before he could buy any beer sans ID.


Boy, do I wish I could be a fly on the wall at the liquor store where he bought the booze. The exchange between our hero and the store's cashier must've been hilarious. He or  was obviously a good sport, though.

The next time I lose my ID -- which will probably be, like, tomorrow -- I'm definitely going to dive deep into my childhood wallets for an expired Blockbuster card.

Lesson learned: '90s kids are the coolest, and by far the most resourceful.

Citations: Mashable