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Free Netflix, anyone?

Postby SailorPtah on Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:21 am

I have a Netflix subscription, and they're offering members the chance to send friends free trials.

I'm on one of the cheapest plans: one DVD at a time, but with no monthly limit. It's extremely easy to use - they take care of all the details for you, and the packaging is really economic and clever. Once they get the last movie you returned, the next one shows up in about a day.

I've used it for research purposes (during the Halloween storyline I got the Scooby-Doo movie); I've started seeing movies I wanted to see in the theater but didn't have time to (Thank You For Smoking just went back); I've added movies that are cultural staples that somehow I missed out on (Ghostbusters is in the queue, as are a handful of Bond flicks).

My point is, I love it, and I'm not even being paid to say so. If you have a list of movies you've been meaning to rent (Bram Stoker's Dracula, anyone?), post your email addresses here. I'll have Netflix send the 2-week free trial to the first five.

Did I mention they have TV series too? (The complete Book of Daniel, which was cancelled after three episodes, is in my queue.) And anime? (Chrono Crusade's there too.) And, like, all of Monty Python? (Positions 63 to 79 in the queue.)

Seriously, you should totally try this thing.
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Postby Frey on Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:24 pm

Is there some sort of catch to this?
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Postby SailorPtah on Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:29 pm

Frey wrote:Is there some sort of catch to this?

In a word: no :)

I gave out CafePress.com coupons via email a while back for the same reason: the company is trying to get new people hooked on them, and hoping its current customers will do the marketing for them. I, meanwhile, want to build goodwill with my fans, and what better way to do that than giving them free stuff? It's a win-win-win situation.
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Postby SailorPtah on Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:15 pm

Send the first one :)

It actually doesn't look like I have a limit on people to send these to. (Not that it looks very popular...)
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Postby Frey on Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:28 pm

It does sound like a nice deal. But I will pass on the deal...for the time being....I might change my mind. Have you started watching those films you mentioned?
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Postby Frey on Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:26 am

Ok, I changed my mind so you can go ahead and send me one.
You probably have my email already but I will type it here just in case:
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Postby SailorPtah on Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:29 pm

Frey wrote:Have you started watching those films you mentioned?

I haven't watched a thing recently, I'm afraid - except a whole lot of Desperate Housewives, because my mom and I watch it together, and we both just finished our terms ^_~

I did switch my Netflix address to home, so I'll be able to watch movies during the break, and hopefully get through a good chunk of my queue.
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Postby Frey on Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:14 pm

Thank you for sending the free Netflix trial. Also, you might want to see Ghostbusters 2 after you have watched the first one.
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Postby Xuanwu on Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:57 am

I use Netflix 3 at a time normally to cover my weekened evenings. Right now I'm doing 8 at a time to cach up on some anime and other series. Just finished the Wagner 4 disc mini-series with Richard Burton. I highly recommend it (though it does get a bit racy at moments since it's a European series).
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Postby Kreiga on Sun May 06, 2007 9:19 pm

This sounds like a great deal. The only reason i havent signed up myself is that a friend of mine works at video place and can rent 3 at a time for free. He, however, is getting a new job.
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Re: Free Netflix trial, anyone?

Postby Darkdetective on Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:44 am

sounds good, but I have a library, thank you very much.
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Re: Free Netflix, anyone?

Postby qara on Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:18 pm

o.o I'm interested if that is still possible. Does that work for Canada though? XD I don't know much about netflix
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Re: Free Netflix, anyone?

Postby SailorPtah on Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:47 pm

qara wrote:I'm interested if that is still possible. Does that work for Canada though?

Yes, it's still possible; unfortunately, it only works in the US ^_^;

Here's the full list of states and territories they ship to:
http://www.netflix.com/Help?p_faqid=10
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