How to Get Free Stuff on Amazon

Get free gift cards, eBooks, music, movies, and more

What To Know

  • Prime Music offers thousands of free songs.
  • There are loads of free Kindle ebooks on Amazon, and you can search for them.
  • Prime Video has an ever-growing library of movies and TV shows, including Prime Originals.

This article explains how to get free things from Amazon, including Music, TV shows, books, and even gift cards. To get some, but not all, of the free stuff on Amazon, you'll need to subscribe to Amazon Prime. It's $139 per year, but you can try it out for 30 days with a free trial. You also can share Amazon Prime (with some restrictions) to save even more. If you're a student, Prime Student is available at half the price, and there's a free 6-month trial.

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Download and Stream Free Music

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Amazon has thousands of free MP3 downloads that anyone can download and stream for free. There's no limit either, so you can download as few or as many as you like.

You can sort the music by release date, time, and more, and filter by customer ratings and genre. This makes it much easier to find music that you want to download.

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you get free access to Amazon Music Prime, where you can listen to over two million streaming songs, on-demand and without any ads.

You can use the Amazon Music app to listen to your songs and create playlists.

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Read Free Kindle eBooks

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Prime member or not, everyone can read free Kindle books from Amazon's Top 100 Free Kindle eBooks. You can also view this list by genre to find just what you're looking for.

There are also limited-time offers for free Kindle books which change almost daily, so be sure to check the list often.

Amazon Prime members can get unlimited reading for more than 1,000 books and magazines with Prime Reading, and a free monthly editor's pick with First Reads.

Everyone has the option of sharing Kindle books with family and friends and exploring other places to download free Kindle eBooks.

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Watch Free Movies and TV Shows

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If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you have ​Amazon Prime Video included which lets you stream thousands of movies, TV shows, and original programming from Amazon.

You can get Amazon Prime Video on lots of devices and even download some of the content for offline viewing.

If you like the idea of Prime Video but don't want to subscribe to Amazon Prime, you can pay $8.99 a month just for Prime Video. Most of the content is also available for individual purchase or rental.

Finally, if you'd rather not pay a dime for any movies and shows, Amazon's Freevee service is available at no cost.

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Get Free Shipping

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There are two ways to get free shipping when you order from Amazon.

If you're an Amazon Prime member, one of the benefits is that you get free two-day shipping with no minimum purchase. You can also get standard shipping, no-rush shipping, and release date delivery for free. If you live in certain cities, you may also be able to get free one-day, same-day, or even 2-hour delivery.

If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you can get free shipping as long as your purchase is $25 or over and the items you're buying are eligible.

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Get Free Amazon Credits and Gift Cards

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Amazon credits are money that Amazon puts into your account for making a purchase or even getting something that's already free, to begin with.

These credits come and go, but in the past, there have been $5–$20 credits for downloading free apps or signing up for free trials of their services. Prime members also get credits for digital items for choosing a slower shipping speed.

A few times a year, Amazon has deals on Amazon gift cards. These work by purchasing an Amazon gift card during the promotion and then you'll get an additional $5–10 gift card on top of that. You can send all the Amazon gift cards to yourself and apply them to your account.

Here are a few more tips:

  • Trade in your used electronics. If they approve what you send them, you'll get an Amazon gift card equal to the item's appraised value, and up to 25 percent off a new Amazon device.
  • Scan receipts with Amazon Shopper Panel. This is an app that awards you up to $10 of Amazon money per month, which you get by simply scanning receipts.
  • Use your Amazon Rewards card. Yes, you technically need to spend money to make it, but you'll get 1–5 percent cash back in the form of Amazon points. If you're looking for a credit card and you like to shop on Amazon, this might be one of the best ways to get Amazon-ready cash back.
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Listen to Free Audio Books

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There are a few ways to get free audiobooks on Amazon, but you'll need to either be a Prime member or sign up for a free trial of Audible.

Amazon Prime members can listen to free audiobooks through the Audible app or website. This is a free section of the Audible app that features free audiobooks in a variety of genres plus some original audio series.

If you haven't yet purchased a subscription, you can sign up for their Audible free trial which will get you one free audiobook and select Audible Originals upon signup. You can keep subscribing for $14.95 a month after that or cancel Audible at any time.

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Receive Free Items to Review

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Amazon Vine is a program that gives customers free items of all types to keep in exchange for an honest review of them.

The products you may get include items that haven't been released yet. These items are given by the publisher, studio, manufacturer, label, or any other vendor who wants to participate.

Amazon Vine is an invitation-only program. You can get noticed by Amazon by writing honest and fair in-depth reviews. Once you've got their trust, and they've got a product to review that you'd be a good fit for, they'll email you and ask you to become a Vine Voice and write a review in exchange for the item.

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Store Unlimited Photos for Free

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If you're an Amazon Prime member, you get free unlimited photo storage for all your personal photos through Amazon Photos. You also get a free 5 GB storage for videos.

You can share this feature with five other people.

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