Yes, you can get free stuff on Amazon — even without a Prime membership!
Amazon is a treasure trove of freebies, if you know just where to look. From how to get free samples, audiobooks, cloud storage, and more, here are seven free things you can get from Amazon.
1. Get 5GB of free cloud storage through Amazon Drive.
Every Amazon customer — Prime subscriber or not — gets 5GB of complimentary free cloud storage.
In Amazon Drive, you could store photos, videos, and even files (like a Word doc).
With 5GB, you could store about 1,500 photos. I don’t know about you, but that would at least help me organize my vacation and family photos.
2. Browse hundreds of free Kindle ebooks from Amazon.
Have a Kindle? Awesome!
You can download free Kindle ebooks from an impressive selection of genres including up-and-coming authors, romance, suspense, cookbooks and classic tales like Little Women or Jane Eyre — for free!
If you have an Amazon device, you can download games and social apps for free. Amazon has an impressive selection of free games and apps for you or your kids, including Peppa Pig Paintbox, Panda Lu & Friends, Colorfy. The only catch is that you need a Fire TV or tablet.
3. Download free songs and albums from Amazon Music.
Hate paying for music? You can download hundreds of free MP3 singles and albums from Amazon Music instead.
You can even sort by genre, artist, and new release. No prime needed!
4. Get two free audiobooks when you sign up for a free 30-day Audible trial.
When you sign up for a free 30-day Audible trial, you’ll automatically get two free audiobooks.
Cancel your membership after 30 days or you’ll be charged $14.95/month. But don’t worry — you still get to keep your two free audiobooks! You can listen to them on any device indefinitely. Download the Audible app here.
5. Get free money in exchange for old electronics with Amazon Trade-In.
If you have eligible devices you no longer want to keep— Amazon Devices, electronics, books, video games, and more — you can send them to Amazon Trade-In for consideration.
I wouldn’t be shipping in perfectly good tech I’m still using, but this could be a good way to make some cash on something you’d otherwise be dropping off at a donation center.
Here’s how it works: Send your items in — for free! — using a prepaid UPS shipping label. You’ll get confirmation about the rejection or acceptance of your items within two business days of Amazon receiving them. If it’s a “no,” they won’t send it back — but they’ll properly recycle it for you.
If your electronic meets the criteria, you’ll receive payment in the form of an Amazon gift card.
PRO TIP: You don’t need an Amazon free shipping code to get free shipping. If you don’t use Prime, you can still get Amazon free shipping when you spend more than $25.
6. Get a free $5 credit when you add $20 to your Amazon Cash account.
Amazon Cash is basically a way for you to shop without a debit or credit card. With Amazon Cash, you can add balance to your account — it’s linked via barcode or phone number — at more than 45,000 participating stores.
The process is free, and allows users to pay at stores like 7-11 and CVS without a debit or credit card.
Though this does involve spending money technically, the best part is that Amazon Cash is basically constantly running promotions. For example: First-time Amazon Cash customers get $5 in Amazon credits when they add at least $20 to their Amazon Cash account.
That’s $5 in your pocket!
Bonus tip: If you want to try Amazon Prime free for 30 days, here’s how:
Amazon Prime opens up a whole new world for freebies including Amazon Prime Video, free Amazon one-day or two-day shipping, unlimited photo storage, early access to lightning deals, free returns and more.
Things you can do with a free 30-day Prime membership:
- Watch any of the free shows and movies on Prime Video
- Get free two-day shipping on your Amazon Prime orders
- Read magazines and books for free with Prime Reading
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