Posted byon July 16, 2014
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Adrienne mentioned in How to Get Rid of Cable and Still Watch TV that they picked up a subscription to Netflix.
Meanwhile I’ve heard from countless friends that their new favorite shows are House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. However, since they are Netflix original series you can’t watch them without a Netflix subscription.
We still use DirecTV to access all of my husband’s favorite sporting events and we stream movies using Amazon Prime, so I wasn’t about to pick up an additional TV subscription!
Then I remembered the free trial from Netflix. We used a free trial back in 2009, but I figured it was worth a shot to see if we could get another free trial since the service has evolved. It worked!
If you want a month of Netflix to catch up on some favorite shows or if you dropped cable and want to try it out, here’s how:
Cancellation. If you decide you don’t want to continue the membership, you can cancel at anytime during the month and you won’t be charged. Just click on “Your Account” and follow the cancellation instructions. If you don’t cancel, your membership will automatically renew.
Devices. Our main TV has a Netflix app installed to access the shows. However, one of our older TVs (that I plan to keep for a long time because it’s the perfect size for the armoire it sits in!) needed a device to access Netflix. We got a Roku player to solve the problem.
Free Trial from Netflix without a Credit Card. I was able to sign up using the gift cards I purchased when I went on my gift card spree to earn 8.5% buying Visa gift cards online.
Repeat Customers. The terms state the free trial is for “certain former members” and I fell in that category. I can’t find anything that explains who is eligible and who isn’t. It looks like we will have to operate on trial and error to see who is eligible to repeat the free trial.
Do you use Netflix? What are your thoughts on Netflix?