Gamefly Free Trial Offer and Review

GameFly is offering new customers a FREE 30 Day Trial or a discounted bundle on their first three months of membership! GameFly is the “NetFlix of Video Games” and offers customers a chance to rent video games without late fees or due dates. Oh, and shipping is free both ways! Did you know? GameFly is best…
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GameFly is offering new customers a FREE 30 Day Trial or a discounted bundle on their first three months of membership! GameFly is the “NetFlix of Video Games” and offers customers a chance to rent video games without late fees or due dates. Oh, and shipping is free both ways!

Did you know? GameFly is best known as being a subscription service for video games. But they also offer a large selection of movies.

Gamefly Free Trial

To get your free trial to GameFly, simply click the banner to the right, or this link: GameFly FREE Trial.

Why sign up for GameFly?

If you are a gamer who loves video games but hates shelling out $60 bucks for a game you will beat in a couple days and never play again, then GameFly is for you. With GameFly, you rent a game and can keep it as long as you want. When you beat the game or tire of it, send it back and get another game. That’s a much cheaper option than buying a handful of new games every month!

GameFly rolled out a competitor to Netflix’s movies in the mail service in 2014.  The advantage to using GameFly over competing services is that you can get the latest video games or movies in the mail as soon as they are released.

For example, you can rent video games with a service like RedBox. But you have to pay each day you have the game. And of course, you have to drive to the RedBox to pick up your movie and return it when you’re done.

So instead of trekking out to the RedBox to pick up and then return your movie, you can have the movie come directly to your home and then mail it back out when you are done.

While the video game and movie selections are pretty extensive, the real treat is that you can get the latest releases mailed right to your door, sometimes even being delivered ON the release date!

The GameFly 30-Day free trial is a great way to get a feel for whether this service is right for you.

How Does GameFly Work?

If you are familiar with the way Netflix used to work back in the days before streaming video then you are going to be right at home with GameFly.

If you never got on the Netflix mail service or do not remember the “good ol’ days” then this is how it works:

  1. You pay a monthly subscription fee based on the number of games or movies that you want to have out at the same time.
  2. Keep a queue of games that you want to play (or movies you want to watch).  When you send one game/movie back via the provided envelope the next one comes automatically.
  3. Keep the games/movies as long as you like.  Only return them when you are done with them.

The games and movies are kept at distribution centers across the country.  When I first started with this type of subscription I found out that I lived within one day of the warehouse.  This meant that when I dropped my game off in the mailbox in the morning, the next game or movie would be back in my mailbox in at most two days.  It made scheduling out the next entertainment much easier.

On average, most games or movies are delivered within two business days.

How Many GameFly Shipping Centers Are There? GameFly currently has four shipping centers, located in Colorado, Florida, Texas, and Pennsylvania. These central locations make it fast and easy for GameFly to ship your next selection!

GameFly Plans Offered

There are two plans that you can get through GameFly once the current free trial period of 30 days.  The first is $15.95 per month and includes one game or movie rental at a time.  The other plan is $22.95 per month and includes two games or movies out at the same time.

When I was using this type of service regularly I would always opt for the larger service.  The reason is that I could play the game or watch one movie while the other was being shipped back and forth to the distribution center.  Having a child has cut into my game playing time so I have reduced this down to a cheaper plan since I don’t miss the time I have in between shipments.

How to Get the Most from Your GameFly Free Trial

The GameFly trial offer is only good for 30 days. That’s still enough time to get a good idea if this service will work for you. Once you enroll, you will have 30 days to play as many games as you like, or watch as many movies as you can. After your 30 day period ends, your credit card will automatically be charged for each month you continue your membership.

Is 3 Months at a Reduced Price Better than One Month Free?

GameFly does offer you an option to pay a reduced price on your first three month’s membership if you choose to sign up for three months when you become a GameFly member.

Here is the regular GameFly plan pricing:

  • One Game/Movie at a Time – $15.95 per month
  • Two Games/Movies at a Time – $22.95 per month

You can choose to join GameFly on the free trial with the 1 Game or Movie plan for 30 days. Or, you can get a discount on the first three months enrollment.

One Game/Movie at a Time Plan:

  • $9.50 per month for 3 months ($15.95 per month afterward)
  • Total Savings of $3.40

Two Games/Movies at a Time Plan:

  • $13.50 per month for 3 months ($22.95 per month afterward)
  • Total Savings of $5.40

Joining for a longer term upfront isn’t a huge cost saving but it’s definitely worth it if you know you will use and enjoy the gaming service.

Benefits of GameFly membership

Selection

GameFly has the largest selection of video game rentals, with more than 8,000 titles including all the new releases and classics.

Games for all systems

GameFly has games for:

  • PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 3, PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® Vita, PSP
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox
  • Wii U, Wii, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance.
  • Computer Systems, including PCs and Macs

Buy Used Games, Movies, and Video Game Consoles at Large Discounts

GameFly also sells used games and movies, which can be a great way to buy your favorite titles at a discounted price.

All used games include the cases, manuals, and codes required to get started — unless you purchase a product sold as Disc Only. All used purchases are always guaranteed.

Bonus: Shipping on used games is free for all GameFly monthly subscription members!

Convenience

GameFly delivers games to your door. Shipping is free both ways. And there are NO LATE FEES ever!  You can try out all the latest titles and make sure they are games that you want instead of being stuck with a dud.

GameFly Streaming Service

GameFly pioneered a streaming video game service where you can stream packs of video games to your television. GameFly sold the platform and technology to Electronic Arts in early 2018 and shuttered the streaming service on August 31, 2018.

After the Intro Period

Once your free trial and intro pricing end, you will be able to continue at full price, or you can cancel by phone or online at any time. Full price is $15.95 per month for one game or $22.95 for two games at a time. With free shipping both ways, no late fees, and no due dates, both plans offer a solid value for your gaming dollar.

How to Cancel Your GameFly Service

GameFly offers great value for your entertainment dollar. But there are times when you may need to cancel or pause your subscription. You can contact customer support if you need to pause your subscription. You can also quickly and easily cancel your subscription before the end of your free trial to avoid being charged for your ongoing membership.

Simply log into your GameFly account, click on “My Account,” and select “Cancel My Membership,” located at the bottom-right of the page.

Great Deals on Used Games

The other benefit is the ability to buy great games at solid discounts. GameFly offers used games for all major gaming systems, including online games, and games for PCs and Macs. Prices start in the bargain bin at less than $10, and you can search for games by genre, style, platform, price, and more. It’s a much better bargain than buying used games from some of the brick and mortar stores out there!

Get your FREE GameFly trial:

Happy Gaming!


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Ryan Guina is The Military Wallet's founder. He is a writer, small business owner, and entrepreneur. He served over six years on active duty in the USAF and is a current member of the Illinois Air National Guard.

Ryan started The Military Wallet in 2007 after separating from active duty military service and has been writing about financial, small business, and military benefits topics since then.

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  1. Nosgoth1979 says

    Thanks for the reply Ryan. I wasn’t aware that Netflix had added games with their by-mail service, when I left they didn’t have that so I’m skeptical they’d have a wide selection in such a short time-frame. Still though, that’s cool that they’re trying, it’s something I’d wanted to see from them for a long time. But I’m actually much happier now with the Blockbuster Movie Pass anyway. Blockbuster gets a lot of the new releases (movies) about a month earlier than the other services, and I’m a bit finicky about the games I like to play, so the ability to swap them in a store is invaluable. Also I have to say, if you can beat a game and get it back within that trial, well you are a more skilled gamer than I, LOL.

  2. Nosgoth1979 says

    Free trials are great, and I had Gamefly for a while, so I don’t mean any disrespect, but what’s the value of a 10 day free trial with a by-mail service? I mean after you place one in your queue, order it, and receive it in the mail, how long will you be able to play it before you have to have it back in the mailbox? Still though, I enjoyed having Gamefly while I was subscribed. Paying the monthly fee is better than buying 1-2 $60 games a month.

    The only reason I cancelled was because my employer, DISH Network, released the Blockbuster Movie Pass which is way better for me in every way. Kind of like having Gamefly and Netflix rolled into one, and costing much less. I get movies and games by mail, with the option of in-store exchanges (very handy if you rent a game and immediately hate it), instant streaming, and a bunch of high definition movie channels. It just isn’t a comparison.

    • Ryan says

      I agree, 10 days isn’t very long for a trial, but they also offer a discount on their monthly service when you first sign up. It’s just long enough to try the service to see if you like the selection and how it works, and maybe long enough to beat a game before you decide to cancel or continue with the service.

      Btw, Netflix recently added games to their by mail service as well, so it’s worth looking into if you are a Netflix user or fan.

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