As long as you are a movie lover, the chances of owning a Netflix account are pretty high. But it is unlikely that you have used Netflix gift cards to pay for Netflix subscriptions.

Netflix account owners must pay their monthly subscriptions to stay active. Netflix Gift vouchers never expire. Imagine having a pre-loaded card that can cover your subscriptions for months; you do not have to worry about how to foot the next month’s payment. Incredible, right?

This article will guide you on how to use Netflix gift cards to pay for Netflix subscriptions. Leggo!

Overview of Netflix Gift Cards

Netflix gift cards are vouchers that contain Netflix credit. These gift cards grant you access to a monthly subscription on the platform. They cover the cost of a subscription, just like paying with your credit/debit car.

You can use them the same way you use a voucher code or coupon at the checkout point of a store. The only difference is that Netflix gift cards are redeemed online only.

Netflix gift cards are available in these denominations – $25, $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200. You can buy a Netflix gift card in any of these denominations on platforms like Amazon, Jumia, Best Buy, SureGifts and other online retailers.

How to Redeem a Netflix Gift Card

If you buy or receive a Netflix gift card and want to use it to pay for your Netflix subscription, take the following steps.

  • On your browser, go to the Netflix website.
  • Sign in to your account or sign up if you don’t have one.
  • On the upper right corner, click on your profile and select Account. Your subscription plan and account details will be displayed on the screen.

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  • Select Redeem gift card or promo code.

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  • Enter the 11-digit number on your gift card and click Redeem. The code will be embedded underneath the silver coating if it’s a physical gift card.
  • You will find the code in the email if you received it via email.
  • As soon as you click Redeem, the credit on the Netflix gift card will be transferred to your Netflix account. The balance will cover your monthly subscriptions till it is exhausted.

Applying Gift Card Balance to Netflix Subscription

You can use your Netflix gift card balance to pay your Netflix subscription. It’s quite easy, actually. As soon as you redeem your gift card, the credit will be applied to your Netflix account and automatically set to pay the subscription fee. Just follow the instructions on how to redeem the card, and you’re all set.

What are the different subscription plans?

Netflix has four different monthly subscription plans.

  • Mobile plan – N1,200

You get unlimited access to movies, download on one device at a time and watch on either a phone or tablet at a time.

  • Basic plan – N2,900

You get unlimited access to movies in HD, download on one device at a time and watch on a phone, tablet or computer at a time.

  • Standard plan – N3,600

Unlimited access to movies, games and TV shows in full HD, download on two devices simultaneously and watch on two supported devices per time.

  • Premium plan – N4,400

Unlimited access to TV shows, movies, and games in Ultra HD, download on six supported devices and watch on 4 supported devices per time. Netflix spatial audio is also activated.

Note: Supported devices include phones, tablets, computers, smart TVs, set-top boxes, game consoles, Blu-ray players and streaming video players.

You can use your Netflix gift card to pay for any of these subscription plans.

Managing Your Netflix Subscription with Gift Cards

After redeeming your Netflix gift card and applying it to your account for your Netflix subscription, you can keep track of your balance and also redeem more gift cards if you have to.

To track your remaining gift card balance,

  • Go to your profile on the Netflix website.
  • Select Account from the menu.
  • Select Billings Details and your redeemed gift card balance will be displayed there.

To add more gift cards, redeem them, and the balance will be added to your existing balance. If the gift card balance is not enough for your subscription plan, your account will revert to your chosen payment method.

How to Update Payment Methods and Switch Between Payment Options

You will only be required to update your payment method if you’re using your Netflix gift card to pay your Netflix subscription and the balance runs out. Another possible situation is if your credit/debit card becomes invalid or has insufficient balance for your plan.

You must have set up multiple payment options to switch between payment options.

On your Netflix account, click your profile icon and select Add a backup payment option. Follow the prompt and enter the details of your new payment method or add another gift card.

If you already have multiple payment options set up, select Manage payment info. Then select any of the available options as your preferred method.

FAQs About Using Netflix Gift Cards to Pay Your Netflix Subscription.

Q: Can I use a Netflix gift card to subscribe to Netflix?

A: You can use a Netflix gift card to pay for a Netflix subscription. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for one using the card as a payment method. If you already have one, you can redeem the gift card, and the balance will automatically be applied to your account for subsequent billings.

Q: How much is a Netflix gift card in Nigeria?

A: If you want to sell your Netflix gift card, the rate in naira depends on the platform. For example, on Giftcardhub, a $100 Netflix gift card in naira goes for N21,000.

Q: What is the use of a Netflix gift card?

A:  Netflix gift cards are used to pay for Netflix subscription service to enable the account owner to stream and download movies and TV shows on the platform.

Q: Where can I redeem my Netflix gift card?

A: You can redeem your Netflix gift card on the Netflix website, specifically on the Netflix account you use.


You can use your Netflix gift card to pay for a Netflix subscription without any hassles. Just sign up for an account or sign in if you already have one on the Netflix website. Tap your profile, and under Account, you’ll find the option to redeem your gift card.

Gift cards provide remarkable convenience, and Netflix-issued ones are no different. With a Netflix gift card, you don’t have to worry about how to fund your next subscription. All you have to do is redeem your code and enjoy your movies at your own pace.