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4 Netflix Hacks That Can Save You Money

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Whether it’s about the Netflix originals or their popular shows running on other networks, the platform is a huge favourite of movie buffs and TV viewers throughout the world. The Netflix US library, in particular, has a pretty exhaustive collection of movies and TV content. If you’re staying outside of the US, you can easily get US Netflix unblocked with the help of a VPN service. However, that’s not what this article is about! Instead, we’re going to tell you about 4 Netflix hacks that can save you money on your subscription. Let’s start!

Share your Netflix account

Yes, you read that right! Even Reed Hastings, the Netflix CEO encourages users to share their Netflix accounts. In fact, the company has customised its different packages keeping people’s sharing needs in mind. While the standard package enables you to watch Netflix programs on 2 different screens, the premium package allows you to share your subscription among 4 different screens. You can even create up to 5 different profiles for every Netflix account, enabling each user to have his/her own.

Pause your account when it’s not in use

If you think you’d be gone for a few weeks or months and your Netflix service would go unutilized, it would be wiser to pause your membership for that duration. Earlier, users were allowed to place a hold on their accounts, pausing the billing for the required time period. Although Netflix no longer uses that feature, you’re nevertheless allowed to pause an account whenever you need to. It can be done by accessing your Account Information and then clicking the Cancel Membership button (right under Membership & Billing). Please note, Netflix saves your account details for a period of 10 months, and you’d need to restart your membership when you return.

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Purchase discounted Netflix gift cards

There are various off-line and online marketplaces where you can buy Netflix gift cards at discounted prices. For instance, they can be purchased at Target stores, where you can avail 4% to 5% off on the regular price. Although 5% may not seem like a lot, but it may sum up to a considerable amount if you look over the long-term.

While you’re on the lookout for the Netflix gift cards, ensure that you buy them only from a reliable source. In fact, there are several online markets where you can purchase them with a 100-day guarantee.

Opt for the right plan

During its earlier days, Netflix used to have a whole lot of packages and members were expected to pay even for the services they didn’t use. However, the company got its act together and has streamlined everything over a period of time. Having said that, you could still be using a plan that’s not ideal for you.

At present, Netflix has 3 plans on offer – premium, standard and basic. While basic allows you to watch Netflix programs in standard definition on one single screen, premium lets you share your account with 4 different screens and watch Ultra HD channels. You must go through the plan details comprehensively and select one that’s right for you.

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