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GameFly.com: Video Game Rental Online

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.

In this article, we’ll give all the details on the GameFly membership options, how you can earn Rewards Dollars, and the best way to try a membership to see if this is for you…

Hint: It starts with an “F” and ends with a “ree!”

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Multi-platform Gaming

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.

Instead…

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 Dollars 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 accountDollar Sign
  • 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.

There are different membership plans available, giving you the option to choose a 1-Disc plan or a 2-Disc plan, following an introductory offer that lets you try either a game for 30 days. So, if you are curious, but unsure, if a GameFly membership is for you, then start with the “Introductory Offer.” Pick the plan that makes the most sense for you.

Once you’ve chosen your ideal membership, you can use the Search bar, or browse by categories; these are 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, including the Introductory Offer. 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 have an Introductory Offer. You can cancel at any time, no questions asked. THERE’S 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!Free Sign

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, of course, depending on the membership plan you choose.

There are 2 starter memberships to choose from, and after you’ve been a paying customer for two months, you receive an email with an upgrade option that allows you to rent more games or movies, up to 4 Discs! (Tip: you’ll find this information if you search the FAQ’s for plans and pricing)

What’s the best option for you?

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* This article was last updated on 3-9-19.

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16 comments

  1. I absolutely love the idea of getting the GameFly subscription as a Christmas present for my two sons. They would both absolutely love it, and I’m super excited I came across your website when I was looking for things for them. Christmas is fast approaching, and I always like to get gifts that a person would love, and I’m pretty sure this GameFly subscription is going to be one of their favorite presents.
    Thank you so much. I appreciate it.
    Babs

  2. I have grandsons that would totally love something like this, although grandma is quite the gamer herself!! Its great to see others in action! thank you for this opportunity!!

    1. Hi Yvonne! That’s great that you play along with your grandsons! I love it! Thanks so much for visiting our website! I’m glad that we were able to provide some useful info. Have fun gaming!

  3. This information was very helpful. I have considered Gamefly for my children but never really understood how it worked. Your explanations made it easy to understand and will make some happy boys in the near future. Thank you!

  4. Great article,
    I read your article as I am curious and I saw that they also rent movie? Is that true?
    I also played a lot of games such as Kingdoms of Amalur and Skyrim, so renting them out is a great money saver for me since I just play them for 2 weeks then I switch games, but I am interested to know about the movies. I would like to try this soon.

    Thanks!

    1. Hi, Jason! Yes! They also rent movies! All part of the same membership. Same rules apply. As a side note: you can also BUY their used movies/games from their store (look for the ‘Store’ tab) at low used prices… and you DON’T have to be a member to purchase! Sounds like a GameFly membership would be a great fit for you if you usually rotate through games about every two weeks. Thanks so much for visiting our website! Happy gaming!

  5. OMG, I didn’t know that I can actually rent games. I used to play, now I am more into movies so GameFly is actually a big thing. Thank you for the info!

  6. What an great article Cris. 

    I must say that I have never had any experience before with GameFly, but now I see that I am missing out. This is definitely for me because I enjoy playing video games and watching movies. 

    Honestly, the price is very cheap so I will definitely take a look at it.

    1. Hi Daniel!

      I’m glad I could give you an option to consider with GameFly. Yes! Movies are something that most people don’t realize they can get with their membership, and it’s a great feature!

      The price point IS great. If you would typically buy 2 (or more) games in a year, this can save you so much money. Plus, you don’t have to worry about resale. Just send them back, and pick new ones!

      Thanks so much for visiting our website!

  7. Cris, nice post. I hadn’t heard of the web site before. Sounds like the next big thing for gamers. 

    I like the feature where you can swap games. There is nothing worse than having a pile of games or DVDs that you don’t play/watch anymore but don’t know what to do with. This way you can keep things fresh by swapping and not spend so much.

  8. I agree there is nothing worse than getting a new game home just to realize it sucks, the same with a movie. This is a great option to avoid spending money on crappy games. I’m all for the 4 game package, and trading in at opposite times, this not only keeps for from waiting a week for a new game but helps you avoid crappy games as well. GameFly is an awesome idea and a great way to get games.

    1. Hi Lance!

      That is the worst! What a waste of money! Thanks so much for visiting our website, and taking the time to comment here!

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