Saturday, May 1, 2010

Netflix Free Trial

We have 4 kids, the oldest of which is 7. We do not have the money to pay babysitters often, so we watch a lot of movies at home after bed time for our "dates." We have done every cheap way to get movies-Redbox, Blockbuster Express, Netflix, for a while we had free movie channels through our Cable provider.

Redbox is great if you are going to return it the next day but I sometimes forget to go back and usually those are the times we have 3 movies and I end up paying for a couple days extra. So, I don't go to Redbox as often (it is a total lifesaver though on long drives...get a movie at one stop then return it at the next-the kids are totally excited to watch a "new" movie each stop.)

Blockbuster Express was good when we went to Blockbuster more and could trade in the mailed movies for in store movies, but the rules got more and more and it was less and less convenient.

Our Free movie channels through cable only lasted a few months.

Netflix is a program we are now re-trying, and I am completely loving it! When we had Netflix before, it was a simple 3 movies at a time plan where we got 3 movies in the mail at any given time. It was great, but we thought back then that it was a bit pricey.

Well, I was able to get a 2 week free trial in January, and I fell in love with it. Now we have a 2-DVD's out at a time + unlimited instant viewing. It costs up $13.99 a month and we have already watched way, way too many movies. I signed up for a streaming disc for my Wii, so we can now watch Netflix on out laptop, our TV through the Wii, and in our DVD player (for the actual discs in the mail). Not all movies are available instantly, but I have watched almost all of the "Lost" series, and MANY TV series' are available (which I love).

I am basically addicted to this now, and wanted to tell you all about it. I was only able to get a 2 week free trial, but if any of you want to try out Netflix, I figured out today that I can email my friends an email where you can get a full month trial free. (FYI-I do not get anything out of this, I just want to get you the longest free trial available). So, if anyone want to try out Netflix, send me your email address and I will email you a link for a free month trial. Send your email to me at with the subject "Netflix trial" and I will send the email back to you so you can try out this great program! I really love it!