As Netflix Shuts Down its DVD Mailing Service Today, GameFly Carries On As an Alternative, Offering Perks for Members





Friday marks the final day for Netflix’s DVD-by-mail business. While many have already switched to streaming, GameFly is ready to fill the void for those who still prefer to rent via mail.

GameFly started a video game-by-mail business, aping Netflix’s original model, but has now outlasted the media titan – at least in the realm of DVD mailing service. 

As with Netflix’s soon-to-be-defunct service, the company lets members select from thousands of films and video games without worrying about late fees or long-term contracts. The service offers free two to five-day shipping within the U.S. and the option to swap out games and films anytime. 

If you love the selection you rented, GameFly lets members purchase them at a discounted rate. Prices appear in your video queue under “I have out.” Select the title you wish to keep, and GameFly will send you the original case, inserts, manual, and any codes included in the package.

GameFly rentals include  Blu-ray, DVD, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PS Vita, DS, PlayStation 2, PSP, Game Cube, and GameBoy Advance games on top of movies and shows. You can also rent or buy consoles and controllers. Collectibles and other accessories such as Funko Pops, action figures, and Lego sets are also available for sale.

A GameFly membership starts with a free 30-day trial, and you can cancel anytime. Plans start at $9.95 for one movie rental at a time with a free 30-day trial. This plan offers unlimited movie rentals, including new releases and 4K UltraHD rentals. Members can earn $5 reward coupons for future purchases every three months of active membership. Members can also opt-in to add game rentals to their subscription, which starts at $10.95.

Additional member perks include a 5% discount on “Keeps” and “Used Games” buys and 5% towards accessories and collectibles after your account has been active for one month—at three months, the discounts double to 10% and add $5 in GameFly dollars. And every six months, your account is active, you’ll earn 25% off any game or movie you keep.

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