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 paid a monthly fee to have DVDs mailed to them. Eventually the company morphed into an online movie and TV service that streams movies, original content, and TV shows directly to Netflix-enabled devices.

It offers the mail-in service on a separate site.

Netflix is now a 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.

The Cost Of Netflix

In terms of subscription plans and related costs, there are a variety of options. Some are available on the main Netflix site; others are available elsewhere but still through Netflix. Below are the types of plans and monthly subscription prices available.

Streaming Plans

  • Basic (Standard Definition Only – 1 Netflix-enabled device can be used at any given time) – $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 ($10.99 after November 1, 2017).
  • Premium – High Definition and Ultra HD (720p, 1080p, or 4K – Up to 4 devices can be used simultaneously) – $11.99 per month ($13.99 after November 1, 2017). With this plan, you can also stream Netflix in 4K.

    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 but you will probably receive a warning on your TV screen.

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

    This plan is available through the DVD.Netflix site.

    • 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

    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.

    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. It is 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.