Yes, you can get free stuff and samples on Amazon — even without a Prime membership! My most recent Amazon freebie hunt turned up smart deals on how to get free samples, audiobooks, cloud storage, and more goodness. Check it out!
Before you start, I should say that I think a Prime membership is worth it, but if you’re on the fence, I’ve included a few freebies you can get without Prime, too. This is a good way to take Amazon Prime for a test drive. So read on for free things you can get on Amazon, with or without Prime.
I don't have an Amazon Prime membership. Can I still get free items from Amazon?
Yes! First, I'll walk you through all the options I'll walk you through doesn't necessarily require an Amazon Prime membership. Some offers are timely, so you got to act fast. But others, you can redeem year-round.
Get one year of Grubhub+ for free.
Prime members have a timely offer where they can get free Grubhub Plus for an entire year. Just click the link above to start your free trial. You can cancel at anytime.
Now though Feb. 29, you can get 3 months of Audible for free.
Audible typically offers just 30 days free to first-timers, so it's kinda a big deal that they're offering 3 months worth of free membership.
And by the time the trial's over and you feel like Audible isn't for you, you have the option to cancel at any point. Note that you'll be charged $14.95 per month if you choose to continue.
Audible gives you unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks, sleep tracks, meditation programs, and podcasts.
Anyone who uploads a photo to Amazon Photos for the first time can instantly get a $20 Amazon credit.
Now through Feb. 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PT, you can get a $20 promotional credit off your first eligible Amazon order of $40 or more when you upload a photo on Amazon Photos for the first time.
Note that the promotional credit will expire on March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Ask Alexa to send you a free sample.
When you ask Alexa to send you a sample for the first time, she’ll tell you that you’ll need to go into your Alexa app to create and link your Send Me a Sample account. You’ll only have to do this once.
Once you’re all set up, you can ask Alexa to send you a sample again, and she’ll provide you with a list of available samples at the moment. Right now, you can get DripDrop Zero Hydration Relief samples (2-pack) for free.
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 $25 or more.
Take advantage of free Amazon Music for 30 days (this means access to 100 million songs for a month).
Amazon Music normally costs $9.99 a month without a Prime membership. Otherwise, it's included with your Prime membership. However, Amazon lets you try Amazon Music for free for one whole month even if you don't have Prime. And you can cancel at anytime.
Get two free audiobooks when you sign up for a free 30-day Amazon Audible trial.
Cancel your membership after 30 days or you’ll be charged up to $14.95 per month. But don’t worry — you still get to keep your free audiobooks! You can listen to them on any device indefinitely.
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 send 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 in your items 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 device meets the criteria, you’ll receive payment in the form of an Amazon gift card.
Learn how to use Amazon Trade-In, including what you can and can’t trade.
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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 can store photos, videos, and even files (like a Word doc).
With 5GB, you could store about 1,500 photos. For free.
Browse hundreds of free Kindle ebooks from Amazon.
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 a selection of free games and apps for you or your kids, including Peppa Pig Paintbox, Panda Lu & Friends, and Colorfy. The only catch is that you need a Fire TV or tablet.
Plus, for a limited time, you can sign up for a discounted trial of Kindle Unlimited. You'd pay $4.99 for two months versus the regular price of $23.98 for two months.
Get a free month of Prime.
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.
Related: Here’s how the Amazon Prime Student discount works.
Now let's talk about Amazon freebies you can get with a Prime membership:
Get free credits galore — they translate into free money!
Amazon offers so many ways to get free credits that I had to write a separate article about it! Make sure to check that out. Credit offers come and go quickly, but right now (like I mentioned above) you can get a $20 credit instantly when you upload a photo to Amazon Photos for the first time.
Download free songs and albums from Amazon Music with Prime.
Hate paying for music? You can download hundreds of free MP3 singles and albums from Amazon Music instead.
Sort by genre, artist, and new release. And Amazon Music is included with Prime at no additional cost.
Get access to free PC games when you have Prime.
You can actually get a new PC game every week that you can download, keep, and play forever with Prime. See Prime gaming details here.
Shop ’til you drop with Free One-Day or Same-Day shipping.
You probably know Amazon ships almost everything (including items from Amazon Pharmacy) to Prime members for free. It’s the most obvious freebie that comes with a Prime membership.
But did you know that as a Prime member, you can also get free One-Day shipping on certain items? When you’re shopping, filter by “Get it Tomorrow” to see One-Day eligible items. You’ll receive a One-Day shipment by 9 p.m. the next day.
Plus, Amazon offers Same-Day delivery, but it’s currently only available in Philadelphia, Dallas, Orlando, and Phoenix. In these cities, place an order by 5 p.m. and you’ll get it within five hours. Items marked “Prime FREE Same-Day” are eligible.
Get access to thousands of Prime Video titles for free.
This one is about as obvious as free shipping for Prime members, but it’s one of the freebies I use most often. Between TV shows, movies, and Prime Originals, Prime Video is still going strong in my top three choices for streaming.
Get free Kindle books through Prime Reading.
Prime members get free, instant access to loads and loads of Kindle ebooks and audiobooks. Best part? You don’t need a Kindle device to read. This is what makes this freebie different from the one I already mentioned. Non-Prime members can read select titles for free, but only on a Kindle device.
If you’re a frequent reader, take advantage of Amazon First Reads, which offers once-a-month (free!) early access to select new titles.
Instantly get a $100 Amazon gift card when you apply and get approved for an Amazon Prime Rewards credit card.
If you're always shopping on Amazon, you can get some worthwhile benefits when you shop with an Amazon Credit Card. For example, you can get up to 5% back on purchases, 2% back at gas stations, and 1% back on pretty much anything else.
Right now, there's a special offer where you'd get a $100 gift card when you get approved for the Prime Rewards Visa card.
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Get a free baby box of samples when you create an Amazon Registry.
When you create your Amazon Registry, expect to get all kinds of coupons and offers for baby-related items, including a free baby box as a welcome. The box will have trial and full-size samples of baby products.
You will need to make a $10 purchase from your registry to get access to the free Welcome Box. But you can add anything to your registry and buy it. I added dog food because we were out, and when I bought it from my registry, I was able to get my free Welcome Box.
Learn more about Amazon’s Baby Registry.
Also, you’ll get a 15% baby registration completion discount.
Rake in the Bonus Gifts when you create an Amazon Wedding Registry.
Amazon wants to be first in line to give you wedding gifts. Here’s what you can get with an Amazon Wedding Registry:
Free Pop and Serve Popcorn Maker after you add $150 worth of Cuisinart products to your registry. (Retail value: $12.99)
Free personalized skillet after you receive $800 worth of All-Clad products. (Retail value: $129)
Free Riedel polishing cloth after you register for $500 worth of Riedel products. (Retail value: $16)
Free Riedel champagne glasses (set of two) after you receive $500 worth of Riedel products. (Retail value: $59)
Drop off your Amazon returns at Kohl’s for free — you don’t even need a box.
Sure you can still drop your Amazon return off at UPS for free, too, but you know what’s even easier? Take it into a Kohl’s store and don’t bother with boxing it up at all.
To make an Amazon return at Kohl’s, open the Amazon app and follow this process: My Orders → Return or Replace Items → Reason for Return → Select Kohl’s Dropoff.
Amazon will send a QR code to your email. The QR code is essential for processing your Kohl’s Amazon return — you’ll show it to the Kohl’s associate when you hand over your items.
Learn more about the benefits of being an Amazon Prime member.