January 13, 2015

How to Test More than One TracFone Promo Code

How to Try More Than One TracFone Promo Code When Adding a New Card

Have you ever wanted to use a promo code, but you weren't sure if it would work? Or have you actually used one, but it was expired so you didn't get any bonus minutes?

Avoid missing out on these bonus minutes by using this simple method for adding a new phone card to your TracFone Prepaid Phone.

Note: Android phones can't receive bonus minutes, so this process won't work if you are using an Android powered smartphone like the LG Ultimate 2, Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop or Moto E. (but these phones are very good, and worth looking into!)

Enter Your Promo Code at TracFone.com and Test up to 3 Different Promo Codes!

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Add Airtime Card Online
Here is how to try several different promo codes:
  1. Go to Tracfone.com 
  2. Click 'Add Airtime' in orange at the upper right side of the screen, then click 'Add Card Online' from the drop down menu.
  3. This will bring up a popup window, where you can enter your Airtime PIN, Telephone number, and Promo Code. Sometimes you will be taken to a new page where you can enter this information.

If your first code doesn't work, a message should pop up and say that it is expired, etc. You are then able to try a different promo code.

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Tracfone Minutes Popup
You can try up to three promo codes. On the third try, whatever pin/promo code combination you have used will be processed. If that promo code is expired, then you won't get any bonus minutes. So always make sure the third promo code you enter is working.

You can end the transaction before entering the third promo code, allowing you to restart the process and not miss out on getting some bonus minutes!

Using this method allows you to try one or two codes that might be expired without missing a chance to get bonus minutes.

Be sure to check out our list of TracFone Promo Codes to find a few to try next time you add minutes to your phone!

You might also be interested in some of our other recent posts about Tracfone:
Tracfone GSM vs CDMA Phones - What's the difference and why its important for you to know.
Android Tracfone List - See all the Android phones from Tracfone in one place!
Tracfone BYOP - All the information on the new 'Bring Your Phone to Tracfone' program including requirements and a compatible phone list.
Beginners Guide to Tracfone - Learn more about what Tracfone offers, and how it works wth

Thanks for visiting, leave a comment with any questions or thoughts.

60 comments :

Anonymous said...

After the second code fails, you can also cancel the transaction and start over again for another two attempts, and so on for several times from my experience!!!

Peter Vanosdall said...

That is a great tip! Thanks for reading and for the info!

Anonymous said...

I purchased airtime today for two phones and was able to put in sveral codes ( 5 ) until finally the 5th one was accepted and was not turned out after 3 tries.

Anonymous said...

Best off with triple minute phones. Today I added a 200 minute card and received 60 bonus minutes via the code tracfone reviewer. I received a total of 460 minutes for $44. Of course, had it been a triple minutes phone I would have received 660 minutes. I broke it down by cost per unit. The 460 minutes for $44 came to $.096/unit. Had I used a triple minutes phone it would have been $.067/unit. It makes a difference. Thank You tracfonereviewer for the codes and information. The code you suggested offered a better bonus than the one offered by tracfone.

Anonymous said...

I've never been limited to only 3 tries.

malachi waynesboro said...

You guys are great! My original coupon book expired last year and I just expected that that was the end of that. Rather than adding by phone (like usual) I Googled "Tracfone" and saw "tracfone promo code" down about 4 options. The 1st code I tried worked.Those minutes would have cost me $20 otherwise. While you haven't quite restored my faith in humanity, I no longer have the urge to hole up in a bunker with assault weapons and cases of Ramen, muttering to myself. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

The procedure described above asks for an airtime PIN from an airtime card or cash register receipt, which you may not have. Here is the alternate procedure for buying directly online:

Go to Tracfone homepage -> select Add Airtime, Buy Online -> on the next screen, select "Pay As You Go" -> on the next screen, select the cards you want to buy, then in the area on the right of the screen, enter your phone/serial/IMEI number and promo code -> click "continue to checkout"

If the code is expired, you will get a warning message in a red banner at the top of the next screen. Try another code. To be safe, I only did this twice, then closed the window and started over. When you finally enter a code that works, it will take you directly to the payment login screen.

Stuart Gardner said...

I am so grateful to this site for giving me this information, and to the commentors here who have added to it -- thank you all, VERY much!
I can't believe that I've gone for so long without knowing this vital information.

Anonymous said...

I just used code 84464 bought 60 minutes and got 90 bonus minutes! What a bargain!

Anonymous said...

New to Tracfone. So I understand, you can only use 1 good promo code in final transaction. You can't stack (provide), 2 or more good codes, and get both Promos, right? This whole discussion, is how to make sure you get one (1), that is active and will take, right? thanks.

Peter Vanosdall said...

Yes, you are correct. Tracfone puts out a lot of codes, and they don't always say when they expire. So this is about how to test different codes until you find one that works. You can only use one code per minute card refil.

Anonymous said...

Sure glad I came across this blog.
My service end date comes in a few days, but I still have several hundred minutes remaining. What the best deal, or combination, that would extend my service date, while adding little or no minutes?
Thank one and all.

Carol said...

I just used a Monthly Value Plan to add 30 days for 5.99 plus taxes and fees, which for me came out to around $6.50 per month. This will be added to my account automatically when my due date arrives. So the only catch is that I will have to monitor my minutes. When my minutes are getting low, I'll have to purchase more in some way and catch it before I run out, or I'll be charged 6.50 to add time I can't use/don't need and will still have to add time with the purchase of minutes. Does this make sense?
Anyway, I figure this is cheaper than $99 for a year (6.50 x 12 = 78) and I continue to get the advantage that I don't have to recalculate my best plan every couple of months.

Strawberry said...

Hello everyone,
Can anyone give me instructions how to download all my contacts, texts inbox and texts sent which I stored on my Samsung SFG T105G and I urgently need the info?
It was just a $10 phone but there is no where to put a memory card (and Im not bill gates when it comes to pc's either)?

Just to make it a little more difficult I have a macbook pro with MAC OX 10.6.8?
thanks to anyone who can help me out.
Christine

Anonymous said...

74316 worked on 7/01/2013

Anonymous said...

74316 worked 7/5/13

Anonymous said...

codes 84464, 30878, 40020, do not work as of july 7

Benjamin Schreibman said...

74316 for 120 minutes card worked 7/17/13

Anonymous said...

thank you Carol. My mom has several hundred minutes (she never runs out!)but is out of days. My first thought was to try doing the $5.99 plan, but wasn't sure if it would work month after month, just adding 30 days for only $6-ish. Sounds like this will be the best way for her to keep service on.

Anonymous said...

This site is great!!!

I didn't think they had codes if you were just buying a 60 card.

I just used the 72685 code and got the bonus 30 minutes.

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Still working. Many thanks and I'll keep the energy going in some way.

Anonymous said...

I entered a "possibly expired" code first and Tracfone replied that it HAD expired. Then I entered code 72685 for 30 minutes, which you showed was working. Tracfone seemed to accept that, but after the purchase was completed I didn't receive any bonus minutes. How can I know if your code is going to work for my phone?

Peter Vanosdall said...

That's very strange, I would call Tracfone and tell them their code didn't work, and then give it to them. If they tell you it is expired, just try another! They should give you the bonus minutes, although it might be a hassle.

Anonymous said...

try bluetooth or try sending them as a text message to your new fone.

Ruben Snow said...

DITTO! Except I still have my case of Ramen.......just in case.

Anonymous said...

I have a triple minute phone and received those, but when I put in the promo it accepted it then a few seconds later it deducted it from my total. Does that mean it expired? It was one you have for Nov.2013 for 60 min card and up.

Anonymous said...

Jan 12 2014 tried code 74316 (200 minutes) Did not work and would not let me try another promo code There has to be a better way to get bonus minutes. I feel that this is a rip off and will look into other cell phones that make it much easier for seniors.

Anonymous said...

I used code 66271 to add 200 minutes, today,1-12-2014 at 3:20 PM,code was good,
Added to a 1 year, 400 minute card

Anonymous said...

Cool!!! I've got a 'triple-minutes-for-life' phone, and always want to use a promo code for extras. Googling "Tracfone promo" I discovered this site and a whole list of codes -- EXCELLENT! The one I used worked nicely. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Code 84464 worked today (4/13/14) for 30 bonus minutes on a 60 minute card purchase...thanks!

Anonymous said...

I used 38361 promo code and did not seem to work for 200 minute card

Anonymous said...

84464 worked 5/4/14, it added 30 min on top of my triple minutes that my phone gives. (bought a 60 received a total of 210 min.). Yea, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand. I just bought the phone and a phone card for 120 minutes. A previos comment made me wonder about their question.. will adding a promo code add on to the tripled minutes already offered? I need to activate over the phone. Any suggestions or comments? Thanks for your input.

Anonymous said...

Got a new tracfone after my old one gave out and when I went to buy more minutes using a promo code, I got the following error message: "We're sorry, but Promo Codes are not valid for Android phones." This is really the pits!!

anonymous said...

My code did not get accepted on my HP android tablet, but I signed on on my desktop and purchased there and the code was accepted. Try a desktop! Good luck!

willg1 said...

Will the triple minutes work with the "1500 minute, one year plan"(web exclusive)? Will I receive 4500 minutes? Are there promo codes associated with this plan?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely, your triple minutes will work on the 1500 minute, one year plan, and, as you've already noticed, that is a well kept secret, (only on-line, not seen in stores). It's the biggest bang for your buck!! All promo codes should work, as they are good on any card above what they are offered for, and the 1500 minute card is at the top of the heap! I did this last September, and am about to do it again, (not out of days, just low on minutes). Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Code 84464 worked - I received 30 bonus minutes with an online purchase of 60 minutes.

Anonymous said...

Happy days are here again. For once I got over, as opposed to everyone getting over on me! :-o Oct. 7th 2014. Just used 84464 on an online 60 minute purchase and received 230 minutes all toll. Niiiice!!!! This is a too cool site. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Used code 59396; got 30 extra airtime minutes on 60 minute airtime card.

Anonymous said...

I have the LG triple minutes Tracfone. I only purchase the 60 minute airtime card every 3 months. Any card purchased adds 3 months of service. I seldom use my phone so I go the cheapest route. As of now, I have 1527.70 minutes. I purchased my phone for $5.00 from Walmart 2 years ago.

Anonymous said...

how to get the recording icon off the cell phone don't have the instructions for it..... HELP

Anonymous said...

Purchased 60 minutes online; used code 71287 for 30 bonus minutes. It worked. Got 60 (purchased) + 60 (double minutes for life) + 30 bonus.

Anonymous said...

Didn't work for me. Perhaps a few explicit screen shots would help. I think that Tracfone may have change some of this. I entered the airtime pin, promo code, and phone number in a pop-up window. Took me to the same info in a regular window. The whole thing didn't work. No message about good or bad promo code. Txt message to the phone said "Thank you for Adding Airtime. Your Service End Date is " . Yes, it didn't give a date, and a check of the balance showed nothing was added. After 15 minutes, I tried the Airtime Pin again, but this time the Promo Code box was shaded out and nothing could be added. Fortunately this time it added the normal 3X minutes for my Android ZTE Valet phone. Oh, well. Would be nice to know EXACTLY what phone work and an EXPLICIT procedure.

Anonymous said...

My comments may not not fit with current comments - forgive me as I am not familiar with posting on blogs. After reading earlier blogs I was finally able to confirm that my LG 840G which I bought at Dollar General in ARK (I had lost my tracphone) clearly uses the T-Mobil carrier service and not ATT. T-Mobile has very poor coverage for my area - 03450. If it used ATT I would have significantly better coverage. My older LG tracfone got much better service coverage. I am so frustrated with this one that although I love the full keyboard and the camera and simplicity the poor service/no service is proving to be a very poor choice for me. Wish I had known before I bought it. Bad enough that it took me several months to get Tracfone to activate it with my "old" number. But at least I have finally solved the poor service/no service mystery and will have to give this phone up since the lack of cell service is not very useful. Now maybe I can restore harmony with my partner who simply could not understand that different phones within the Tracfone line use different carriers.

Hope this helps others. Thanks so much again for helping me solve my mystery! Now to find a new phone....

Anonymous said...

Tracfone is selling the UNIMAX MAXPatriot Android.
Please review this phone. Thanks for all your helpful info.
Jim

Anonymous said...

Yes, 4500 minutes. I just received 200 bonus minutes with promo code 43054 for a total of 4700 minutes.

Anonymous said...

code 79679 still adding 60 min. to a 120 min card on 2-06-2015 - plus dbl mins. gave 300 total. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Purchase a 10 minute refill card.

Anonymous said...

I am sooo glad you take the time to post this information. I have saved a lot of money with the additional bonus minutes I have been able to get with the promo codes you provide. Also, the info to check out mare than one code is great! Thank you for this site!

Anonymous said...

Your July code for 60 mins is still working today. Thank you so much. This site is great. It's always nice to get a little bonus once in awhile, and your site did not disappoint. No ties or anything, just free information. So hard to find these days. Thanks again. :)

Anonymous said...

The bonus code 76679 did not work today, 7-28-15, however 60860 did for the 120 minute card. I am grateful for your research in this area...we all can use a gift now and again!
Thank you!

KayEl said...

12745 worked for me, thanks for guidance, this is theee best place for this info..

Dave the retired librarian said...

I just bought 2 60-min cards in the same transaction with the 12745 code, and I think I should have done it as 2 successive transactions each for 1 60-min card. I have long had double minutes on this phone, so my expenditure of $39.98 (2 * $19.99) + tax bought me the following: (2 cards * 90 days =) 180 days + 300 minutes, and the minutes break down to (60 min doubled = 120) * 2 cards = 240 minutes + 60 minutes bonus. So I only got 1 bonus, not one for each of 2 cards. Probably everybody knows to do successive transactions with working codes to get a bonus on each card, but I didn't think enough about it to understand that.

Anonymous said...

I had lots of minutes but was running out of service time. The cheapest option was 30 minutes and 30 days for $9.99 (online only); at checkout I was offered the option to add 365 days of service for $49.99, which was what was really needed. Wish there was an option to just add service time, but this method came close.

Joe said...

Thank you for the tip on testing codes, it worked. Takes all the stress out of doing it from the phone and hoping the code goes through. Only took me 7 years of owning a tracfone to figure it out..

Anonymous said...

samsung galaxy stardust triple minute phone
in the past bonus minutes worked when i added time
this last time they said no more bonus minutes for the triple minute phones
how does one find out what is correct?
plus where are the best places to purchase cards?

Alpine Melody said...

Alcatel OneTouch flip phone with double minutes added 60m card with promo code 12745 for 60 bonus minutes and voila! Total minutes 60 + 120 bonus. TY! First time using Tracfoneviewer. TY again! You're swell.

Anonymous said...

Tracfone sent this code to notify me I was down to only 5 service days. Got 20 min. bonus from this code 90595 on a 60 min card.Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

You mean like it states in the article already ??