Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services and requires just a credit card to sign up. But wait, what if you don’t have a credit card? Can you still pay for Netflix without a credit card? The short answer is yes, using gift cards. Whether you’re a student that hasn’t got their credit card yet or a minimalist that doesn’t believe in materialistic possessions, here’s an easy guide on how to pay for Netflix without a credit card. Let’s see how.
What Would You Need
To get a Netflix subscription rolling, you’d need a valid email address to create a Netflix account, a decent VPN, and a Netflix gift card. As Netflix only supports gift cards in a few countries, we’d need to create a Netflix account while connected to a US server. A VPN would also help you unblock geo-restricted content on Netflix.
1. Buy Netflix Gift Card
The first step is to buy a Netflix gift card that is available on major retailers in the US and on Amazon. Go to Amazon.com and search for Netflix Gift cards or click this link. Make sure you purchase a digital card that is delivered by email almost instantly. Proceed to enter an amount and the email address where you want to receive the gift card.
You can buy the card using other payment methods such as a debit card, bank transfer, or even use an Amazon gift card. Select a payment method and place your order.
After making the payment, check the email inbox to find the Gift card and note down the gift card code.
2. Connect to a VPN
The next step is to open a VPN app and connect to the US server. There are plenty of decent VPNs out there that can get the job done and you can use whichever VPN you have access to.
It is crucial you use the same country as the currency used to buy the Netflix gift card. If your gift card was purchased in a different country then connect to that country’s server instead. After connecting the VPN to the server, proceed to the next step.
3. Create a Netflix Account
Now, go to Netflix.com/redeem and enter the Gift card code that you received in the mail. Now, enter a valid email address to create a Netflix account. Click Continue.
After that, you would be prompted to choose a plan. As you can see in the image below, there are three different plans that range from $8.99 to $17.99. Click Continue after selecting a plan.
Secondly, add a password to your newly created account and proceed by clicking Continue.
Click Start Membership to begin your Netflix journey.
Enjoy and happy streaming.
I’m sure you must have plenty of queries about how all of this would work and here are some frequently asked questions to bring you up to speed.
1. How will I be charged?
As we’ve created an account using a gift card, you won’t be charged after the gift card balance runs out.
2. Can I change plan?
Yes, you can change between those three plans anytime. You would, however, have to wait for the cycle if you’re planning on downgrading.
3. How is the extra balance used up?
Netflix would prorate your Netflix balance and you can enjoy streaming your favorite shows until the balance runs out. You can check the plan validity on the Settings page.
4. Do I need to connect to a VPN at all times?
No, you would still be able to browse and stream Netflix but you may not get access to geo-restricted content until you connect the VPN.
How to Pay for Netflix Without Credit Card
This was a quick way to create a Netflix account when you don’t have a credit card, to begin with. The process is simple: get a gift card and redeem it on the Netflix website while the VPN is running in the background. What do you think? Let me know on Twitter.