How to Purchase Netflix Gift Cards

An Easy Gift For Media Streamer, Smart TV, or Most Blu-ray Disc Player Owners

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If you are looking for a great (and affordable) Birthday, Graduation, Christmas, Mother's/Father's day, or any other important occasion, a Netflix gift card may be just the right choice.

Netflix began as an online DVD rental service where users pay a monthly fee to have DVDs or Blu-ray mailed to them. Netflix still offers its DVD/Blu-ray Disc-by-mail online rental service, but has also morphed into an online movie and TV service that streams movie, TV shows (including an increasing number of Netflix-produced show) directly to Netflix enabled devices.

Netflix is now the most popular TV and movie streaming service - offering a wide selection of archived domestic and international TV shows and movies (including a great selection of Bollywood films), as well as critically acclaimed original programming.

Netflix is accessible via the internet on an abundance of devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Google Chromecast Media Streamers, Smart TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, PS3/4 and Xbox game consoles, PCs, and even most smartphones and tablets.

For a more detailed rundown on how the Netflix Streaming Service works and what it offers, refer our companion reference articles: Overview of the Netflix Streaming Service and How To Stream Netflix in 4K.

The Cost Of Netflix

In terms of subscription plans, here are the types and monthly subscription prices:

Streaming Plans

  • Basic (Standard Definition Only - 1 Netflix-enabled device can be used at any given item) - $7.99 per month.
  • Standard - Standard and High Definition (720 or 1080p - Up to two devices can be used at the same time) - $9.99 per month.
  • Premium - High Definition and Ultra HD (720p, 1080p, or 4K - Up to 4 devices can be used simultaneously) - $11.99 per month.

With regards to device use - only the use of multiple devices simultaneously require the higher-priced plans.

If you have multiple Netflix-enabled devices, but only use on device at a time with the Basic plan, no more that two devices at a time with the standard plan, or no more than four devices at a time with the Premium plan, you will not trigger any additional fees - You will probably receive a warning on your TV screen.

DVD/Blu-ray-by-Mail Online Rental Plans

  • Limited - DVD 4.99, Bl-ray $5.99 (Two discs per month)
  • 1-Disc Per Rental -- DVD 7.99, Blu-ray $9.99
  • 2-Discs Per Rental - DVD $11.99, Blu-ray $14.99
  • 3-Discs Per Rental - DVD $15.99, Blu-ray $19.99

Netflix Gift Card Buying Options

Netflix has made it easy to buy Gift Cards, and they can be redeemed for either the streaming or DVD/Blu-ray rental service.

One option is to buy one at a participating retail store location ($30 or $60 dollars). However, a more convenient way to is to purchase gift cards online through two options on Amazon.com.

Amazon.com Option 1: Email Delivery - $25 to $100.

Amazon.com Option 2: Physical Cards - $30 each.

In addition to Amazon.com, Netflix Gift Cards can also be purchased online from Target, Walmart, and PayPal.

The above options and prices are for North America. To find out about pricing and delivery options in other regions of the World, go to the Official Netflix Gift Card Support pages for: South America, Europe, and Asia.

Gift Card Redemption

To redeem the subscription, the recipient goes to the Netflix Gift Card Redeem Page.  Note that they must register a method of payment.

The payment method will be charged a nominal amount each month--probably just a few cents--to be sure it is still valid.  In other words, you can't give the subscription to someone who doesn't have a credit card or other way of paying to continue the subscription. However, subscriptions can be canceled at any time.

Closing Thoughts

So, there you have it, if you are looking for a great gift for someone that already has a Netflix-compatible device, or, better yet, if you are planning to give that special someone a Media Streamer, Smart TV, or Blu-ray disc player as a gift, definitely consider also giving a Netflix gift card as a companion gift that will unlock a great source of internet streaming content that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Disclaimer: Information regarding Netflix Gift Card and subscription pricing, as well as purchase and redeem conditions, is subject to change - This article will be updated as needed.

Disclaimer: This article was originally authored and published by Barb Gonzalez on 12/13/2010. It has since been updated and reformatted by Robert Silva