How to Get Free TracFone Minutes

By Techwalla Contributor

TracFone can be a non-committal easy way to own a cell phone. However, it can be quite costly at the same time. Here are some ways in which you can make the most of your TracFone and even earn some bonus minutes!

Things You'll Need

  • TracFone
  • Internet access

Step 1

Purchase a "Double Minutes" card. Everytime you add minutes to your phone, they are doubled. This excludes Bonus Minutes. If you add a 200 minute card and use a promo code for 20 free minutes you will get 420 minutes for the price of 200! (2x200 + 20 bonus = 420). The "Double Your Minutes" Card lasts for the lifetime of the phone, so after a while, the savings really add up.

Step 2

Next visit http://www.tracfone.com/got_a_tracfone.jsp to view their offers. You can get there by going to TracFone's official website and clicking on "Activate Phone, Add or Buy Airtime". Here, they will list their current public promotions with promo codes. Often, you can get between 20 and 50 free Bonus Minutes.

Step 3

Search online for other TracFone Promo Codes on blogs and other websites. These codes sometimes do not work, but if you follow the next step (add minutes online) you can protect yourself against Promo Codes that have expired or are no good.

Step 4

Now that you have found the Promo Code that is right for you, go back to TracFone's website and click "Add Airtime". If you add airtime online and enter an invalid promo code, it gives you the chance to change it (if you add airtime on your phone, you only get one chance).

Step 5

After you complete the steps, your phone will be credited the airtime minutes within seconds. Enjoy your savings, and extra minutes!

Tips & Warnings

  • Purchase a "Double Minutes" card
  • Always search for Promo Codes
  • Always add minutes online
  • Promo Codes on third-party websites might not work, so add minutes online where you can get a second chance.

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