A brief Intro to GameFly.com:
In a nutshell, you can rent over 9000 games & movies at GameFly.com for ANY type of console. It’s their mission to provide the lowest cost for the greatest selection of video entertainment. They’ve been doing just that since 2002, and with rave reviews by loyal customers.
If you have multiple gaming consoles, then you know that the cost of games can add up fast. This is EXACTLY where GameFly fits in. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars purchasing games, you can rent them from GameFly for a low monthly membership fee.
Let’s face it…
We’ve all saved up for a game once or twice with the highest expectations that it’s going to be the coolest game we’ve ever slid into our console, only to play it five times while that lurking disappointment sets in. It’s a sad day when your new game is now resting upon the top of your ‘trade-it-in’ pile. Thankfully, there are video game stores that will gladly buy your used game for either cash or store credit, but you do lose value in the resale.
You can rent that same game at GameFly, try it out, and then decide whether it’s a keeper or not. If so, simply log in to your GameFly account and look for the ‘KEEP’ button. Click it, and voila! It’s yours. If not, you simply trade it in for another game…and there are NO FEES to do so.Typical wait time to receive your new selections is 3-5 days., and shipping is always FREE.
GameFly Rewards Dollars
Yes! You can earn rewards just for being a Member. And, it’s EASY! Currently, you can become a Member and start earning rewards with your very first selections. After three months of membership, you’ll reach “Level 1” which puts $5 GameFly Dollars on your account to be used towards a used game purchase. Here’s the breakdown as they have it on their website:
- Level 1 – 3 months as a Member = $5 on your GameFly account
- Level 2 – 6 months as a Member = $5 on your GameFly account PLUS 5% OFF other used game purchases
- Level 3 – 12 months as a Member = $5 on your GameFly account PLUS 10% OFF other used game purchases
Their website does also state that Members earn $5 EVERY 3 months, so I assume that even though they don’t have a ‘9 months’ specified, that all Members receive the same rewards at 9 months as they did at 6 months. An easy way to verify this would be to contact their Support Center. They are available by email or phone!
No Commitment, No Late Fees
There are NO contracts. There are NO due dates.
Select the games you’d like to play. Keep them for as long as you want. Swap them out whenever you want. If you love it, you can KEEP it for a low used price. If it’s not really something you care to add to your own collection, send it back when your finished playing, and choose another!
With FastReturn, you don’t have to wait for GameFly to receive the selections you are returning. GameFly actually gets a confirmation from USPS when you drop off your package, so you can immediately login and order your next selections.
(HINT here: If you’re on a 4-Disc plan. Order 4 to start, then only send back 1, 2, or 3 at a time to swap so you always have a game or two and never leave yourself gameless for a week! Figure out a good rotation.)
There are several different membership plans available, ranging from a 1-Disc plan to a 4-Disc plan, following an introductory offer that lets you choose from either a FREE TRIAL or a LOCKED-IN LOW RATE for a few months. Pick the one that makes the most sense for you. If you are curious, but unsure, if a GameFly membership is for you, then start with the Free Trial. If you’re fairly certain that you’re going to love your GameFly membership, then the discounted offer may be the best value, as you can try it for a longer period of time.
Once you’ve chosen your ideal membership, you can use the Search bar or browse by categories, currently displayed as ‘Most Popular’, ‘New Releases’, ‘Coming Soon’, and ‘Used Bestsellers.’
Not Just Games
If you like to game, AND watch movies, then this is a WIN – WIN. GameFly has DVDs and Blu-rays. The same rules apply to the movies that apply to the games. Similar categories exist: ‘New Releases’, ‘Most Popular’, ‘Used Bestsellers’, etc. You can rent. You can swap. You can buy. They ship free. You enjoy. Repeat.
Is a GameFly Membership for You?
I don’t see why not! They offer a FREE TRIAL, which you can cancel at any time, no questions asked. NO RISK.
If you try it and love it, share it with a friend! GameFly will reward you for that! Log In to your account and find the ‘Refer a Friend’ link. (Yes, you must first have your own account) Use their Email platform to send out an invite. When your friend signs up for his/her own account, you’ll get a FREE MONTH! Earn a free month for EACH friend you refer!
Speaking of friends…
A GameFly Membership can make a GREAT gift for a friend or family member. You don’t need an account of your own in order to gift one. Just find the ‘Buy Gift Certificate‘ link on GameFly’s website, and fill out the form. You can select from a variety of options, customize a message, then print it out to hand deliver it, or email it. Email is a neat option for those far away, or for sending the gift on a specific date. For example, you can purchase the gift certificate on a Monday, and opt to have it sent automatically via email on that Friday.
As far as pricing goes, there are different rates depending on the membership plan you choose. I think it’s worth noting that you can get an ENTIRE YEAR for around $200. If you’ve ever purchased a new game for any modern console, you know that amount can be gone in two or three games… and much like a new car, the game depreciates on the ride home. Of course, you don’t have to purchase the whole year up front. Remember, there are options!
What’s the best option for you? Take a look here: www.gamefly.com
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