How to Get a Free Trial from Netflix

Posted by Madison on July 16, 2014

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:

How to Get Your Free Netflix Trial

  1. Start your new membership at Netflix.
  2. Register your email.
  3. Select a monthly plan and subscription rate and complete the enrollment process.
  4. Get a free 1 month membership.

Netflix Free Trial Terms and Conditions

  • Simply cancel anytime during your 1 month free membership, and you will not be charged.
  • No refunds or credits for partial months.
  • This 1 month free offer is available to new and certain former members of the Netflix service and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Netflix Details

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.

Membership. For complete membership details beyond the free trial, see the terms of use at Netflix.

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?

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Comments to How to Get a Free Trial from Netflix

  1. From time to time, Netflix offers its current subscribers codes to send to their friends and family member for a month free. A friend of mine sent the free month offer to us, and we’ve never looked back. We’re on the $9.95/month plan, so we can have one movie out at a time, but can watch as many movies and TV episodes online as we want. Since we’ve watched all the seasons of The Office and are now catching up on Lost and 30 Rock, we definitely feel like we’re getting our money’s worth!


  2. @ Leah: I totally forgot about the tv episodes online! I’ll have to check that out.


  3. Well, that all sounds great. Is there any way to get a one-month of DVD rentals rather than streaming?


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