A Compilation of Amazon Freebies You Might Not Be Aware Of

A Compilation of Amazon Freebies You Might Not Be Aware Of

If you're not already completely and ridiculously obsessed with Amazon, here's another reason to take that obsession up a notch: You can score a plethora of stuff for free on Amazon. And these freebies won't disappoint.

The complimentary offerings span digital music, podcasts, apps, books, movies, free samples, and photo storage. Who could resist a free Duran Duran album, a gripping true crime novel, or the latest horror flick? Certainly not me! Here are some of the prime ways to ensure you're maximizing your Amazon Prime membership:

Amazon Prime Music:

Amazon offers free albums, podcasts, and MP3 singles ad-free. Prime members can access 2 million songs on demand through Prime Music. For a bit more ($9.99 a month, to be precise), you can upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited and access tens of millions of songs. But before committing, start with a free 30-day trial.

Amazon Prime Reading:

Amazon provides free e-books and magazines, some always free and others as limited-time deals. Browse the Top 100 Free e-books or sort them by category — options change hourly.

Free Amazon Prime Movies:

Prime members (or those on the 30-day free trial) can stream over 40,000 free movies and TV shows via Prime Video and IMDb TV. New titles are added monthly. Currently, enjoy "The Boys," "The Twilight Saga," "The Outer Range," and more, including Amazon Originals. In 2024, Prime Video will include ads unless you pay $2.99 monthly for ad-free viewing.

Amazon Free Shipping:

Even without Prime, you're eligible for free shipping on qualifying orders of $25 or more. Prime members enjoy free one-day or same-day shipping on items with the Prime logo — look for it while shopping.

Amazon Student Membership:

College students get a slew of benefits with Prime Student membership, including free food delivery from Grubhub+, free shipping, photo storage, streaming TV, movies, music, gaming, and exclusive deals. Enjoy a six-month free trial (up from three months) and then pay $7.49 a month.

Amazon Photo Storage:

Prime members and non-members get free storage with Amazon Photos. Everyone gets 5GB of photo storage for free, while Prime members get unlimited storage. Amazon Photos also allows easy printing and photo gifts straight from Amazon and offers group-sharing features.

Pay With Amazon Points:

Redeem credit card points from various cards on Amazon, including Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card, Citi ThankYou Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Cashback Bonus from Discover, and Chase Ultimate Rewards.

Free App Downloads:

From TikTok to Talking Ben the Dog, Amazon offers hundreds of free apps for Android devices, Fire tablets, and Fire TV.

Free Baby Registry Gifts:

Start an Amazon baby registry and receive a free surprise welcome box of baby essentials worth $35, plus a completion discount.

Amazon Wardrobe:

Try up to six fashion styles with Amazon Wardrobe before buying. Keep what you want and return the rest for free within seven days. Enjoy a free 30-day trial.

Free PC Games with Prime Gaming:

Prime members have access to free PC games, even if membership is canceled. Enjoy a free 30-day trial with Twitch Prime.

GrubHub+ Free for One Year:

Prime members get a free one-year Grubhub+ membership, normally $9.99 a month. Enjoy unlimited $0 delivery fees on eligible orders from favorite restaurants.

Free Cloud Storage with Amazon Photos:

Prime members get 5GB of cloud storage with Amazon Photos, while non-members get the same offer.

Audible Premium Trial:

Sign up for an Audible 30-day trial and get two free audiobooks. Afterward, pay $14.95 a month.

Amazon Trade-In Program:

Trade in old devices for up to 20% off qualifying Amazon Devices and receive an Amazon.com Gift Card. Currently, get 10% cash back for online purchases of Amazon devices.

Amazon Free Kindle Books:

Try Kindle Unlimited and receive your first book for free with a 30-day trial.

Kristin McGrath

Kristin McGrath

professional money saver, often looking for deals on various shopping websites