How to Get a Free Netflix Account: Smart Ways to Make it Happen

Updated September 3, 2020 by Kyle

Other than the obvious free Netflix 30-day trial, there exists some clever ways to score a free Netflix account every month. If you’ve recently cut the cable cord and are still looking for an affordable way to watch your favorite TV shows and movies, this article is for you. Here are my two favorite ways to get a free account at Netflix.

How to Get a Free Netflix Account: 2 Smart Ways to Make it Happen

1. Get a Free Netflix Trial Forever

While some websites detail shady ways to take advantage of multiple free Netflix trials, I’ve found a more legit way to get a Netflix account for no charge.

Simply wait a few months between 30-day trials.

Without fail, you’ll eventually get an email asking you to try another 30-day Netflix trial (See image below).

It might take a month or two to get the invite email, but don’t fret, you eventually will. Then simply do all your binge watching once your free Netflix subscription begins yet again.

Also, I’ve had success calling Netflix at 1-(866) 579-7172 before my trial ends and ask them politely if they’ll extend it for me. I’ll use the valid excuse of not having enough time to give it a full spin and they’ll usually give me another 30-day free trial. Always worth a shot.

Netflix Free Trial

Lastly, be sure to cancel your Netflix trial shortly after you start it.

Why? Because Netflix will still allow you to use the service for the full 30 days and cancel it automatically once your time runs out.

This is a great way to ensure you don’t get stuck with a charge once your trial expires and you forget to cancel.

2. Use the Right Credit Card

There’s no doubt that credit cards can be a real thorn in the side to those with a propensity to spend recklessly.

But if you learn to use them correctly, and pay off your bill in full every month, they can actually do some good in the form of rewards and free airline miles.

Douglas Clinton recently discovered a very cool way to take advantage of credit card rewards which ends up basically giving him a free subscription every month.

He made it happen by signing up for the free BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards Card which gives a free $25 reward at the end of every quarter when you pay more than the minimum monthly payment, or pay off your monthly bill in full.

He then uses the same card to pay his Netflix bill, and once he gets his $25 reward, it’s basically a wash.

I love clever ways to make credit cards work to your advantage, and this hack to essentially get Netflix for free is brilliant.

Bonus Tip: T-Mobile Offers Free Netflix

If you’re thinking of switching cell providers, be aware that T-Mobile ONE unlimited family plans now include Netflix for free.

To qualify, all you need are two or more paid voice lines on T-Mobile ONE (including taxes and fees).

The really cool part is that even customers with free lines from the Un-carrier’s popular “line-on-us” deals qualify.

Customers on Unlimited 55+, or 2 lines for $100, can also get “Netflix On Us” simply by switching to the latest T-Mobile ONE plan.

Ask the Reader: Have you discovered any clever ways to get Netflix for no charge, or at a big monthly discount?

By Kyle James

Photo by Austen Squarepants.


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I signed up for a free month, binged some shows during that time, and downloaded other stuff I never got to watch. With my free month over, I want to watch the stuff I downloaded, but without a valid internet connection, so NF doesn’t block it. (I actually discussed this on the phone with a NF rep. It’s perfectly legit!)

My question is, if I disable WiFi, and put my phone in airplane mode, will that do the trick? Or is there something else I have to do to fully disable an internet connection, which would kill all my NF downloads?

Rick Mathew

You see people like you are the reason why Netflix is running losses and is unable to get the shows we want. I don’t see why you need to pull such cheap tricks to pay $13 for something that gives you access to content worth thousands if not millions of dollars.

This post is reported to Netflix so good luck continuing your cheapness.

And also, it won’t hurt anyone if you just paid the $13 a month. STOP BEING A CHEAPO.


In certain countries when $13 is converted to their original currency, it costs a lot.

Beginner tuts

I’m a big fan of netflix. and i wanna tell people that you can actually make money with netflix. i saw a lot of people doing this. i will also try