Netflix Launches the Ultimate 21stCentury Gifting Option Ahead of the Festive Season
Just in time for South Africans to compile their festive season wish lists, Netflix has announced the nationwide launch of the Netflix Gift Card. This gift that promises to keep on giving will keep you busy these summer holidays, with entertainment options that will leave you and your loved ones (of all ages) spoilt for choice.
Set to hit the shelves this month, the team at Netflix have all the answers to ensure that everyone – Gift Card givers and receivers, existing Netflix subscribers and streaming newbies – know how to purchase, activate and enjoy this epic stocking-filler.
What is it?
The Netflix Gift Card is a prepaid voucher that entitles you to stream the service to the value loaded on the card. Gift cards can be loaded with between R150 to R1 000, and they don’t expire.
For example, a R200 gift card will give you two months’ worth of Netflix streaming on the basic plan (one device in SD); R139 will give you one month of Netflix streaming on the standard plan (two devices in HD), and a gift card loaded with R169 will give you one month of Netflix streaming on the premium plan (four devices in HD or Ultra HD). You can create up to five profiles on each subscription, making this the perfect gift for a family, too.
Who can use it?
Anyone with access to a compatible device for streaming (PC, tablet, cell phone or console) can use a Netflix Gift Card – assuming they enjoy leading series, movies and documentaries, but who doesn’t?
Existing Netflix members can use the gift card to top up their Netflix account credit. Those who do not have an account yet can redeem their access credit by visiting Netflix.com/redeem and entering the pin code printed on the back of the card.
Entertainment fans who have not subscribed to Netflix because they don’t have – or don’t want to link – a credit card can also use Netflix Gift Cards as a long-term, secure payment method, topping up with a new Gift Card when their balance depletes. Netflix will always notify you when your gift card balance is low.
How does it work?
Netflix will deduct the appropriate amount, depending on the plan you choose, when redeeming your gift card. Those who are eligible for a free trial will receive a free month of service in addition to the amount credited to the gift card. The balance on the card will only be used to pay for your selected plan after your free month trial expires.
Where can you buy one?
Shoppers will be able to purchase Netflix Gift Cards from selected retailers, such as CAN, Pick n Pay, Checkers, Dis-Chem, HiFi Corp, Incredible Connection, Game, Dion Wired, Makro, Builders Warehouse, Game4U, AWX, Kloppers, and BT Games.
With shows available that are suitable for all ages and interests, the Netflix Gift Card is the ultimate present this festive season and will undoubtedly secure givers a spot on Santa’s ‘nice’ list.