15 Things You Can Get for Free On Amazon
Amazon has faced plenty of controversies, but it’s also changed the way the world shops. With Amazon, you can order a life-sized Bigfoot statue or even a $90,000 Mickey Mantle baseball card collection. You could spend months perusing the product listings and still not see everything.
People save money with Amazon, but many fans don’t realize all they can get for free. Read on to discover all the free stuff you never knew you could get on Amazon, including products you can download for free right now (page 10).
1. Free $10 gift card for using Amazon Cash
Signing up for Amazon Cash, a new program that’s similar to Apple Pay, will earn you something in return. Every new person who signs up receives a free $10 Amazon gift card when you add just $40 to your account, which you can use at many major retailers like 7-11. It pays to try new things.
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2. Free shipping
This one seems obvious, but the benefits of free two-day shipping cannot be overstated. Some would argue that it’s not “free” – after all, you do have to pay that annual membership fee for Prime benefits – but once you do, you could order something every single day and not pay for shipping once. Talk about a major perk!
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3. Free baby products
If you’re expecting a little bundle of joy, a baby shower registry through Amazon makes a whole lot of sense. You can find everything you need for your baby and you don’t even need to leave the house to create a list. And there’s another benefit: When your loved ones purchase $10 worth of products from your Amazon Baby Registry, the company will send you a gift box filled with samples and other fun baby finds for free.
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4. Free gift cards for your old stuff
In need of decluttering in your home? Try turning electronics and other stuff you’re not using into Amazon gift cards through the Amazon Trade-In program. You can sell just about anything people will buy. And then whatever items you purchase with the gift cards you earn is basically free, right?
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5. Free beauty and food samples
Why buy a full-sized bottle of something you’re going to hate? Try before you buy with Amazon’s Sample Box program, which allows you to enjoy mini-sized versions of products like lotions, snacks, and other items for free. You have to pay a small fee for the box, but any money you pay up front will go toward the purchase of full-sized products.
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6. Free shipping labels for charity donations
Jeff Bezos may be a billionaire, but that doesn’t mean his company is riddled with corporate greed. Through Amazon’s partnership with Give Back Box, you can get free shipping labels to send out items you’d like to donate to charity.
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7. Free products in exchange for reviews
One of the best things about Amazon is reading reviews, right? Well, there’s a way to get paid in merchandise for leaving them. CashBackBase lets highly ranked reviewers earn points which can be exchanged for very cheap or even free items on Amazon.
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8. Free cloud storage
If you have a Prime membership, then you’re entitled to 5GB worth of storage on your Amazon Drive free of charge. You can back up all those photos and videos with confidence, and best of all, you don’t even have to pay for it. And when you’re ready to order a photo album, they have those too (not for free, though).
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9. Free entertainment
Sure, you know all about binge-watching Netflix. But have you ever sat down and binged on Amazon? Besides original programming, Amazon Prime Video offers full episodes of your favorite shows from major networks including Freeform, Cartoon Network, Lifetime, and more. Not everything is free, but even their rental fees are more than reasonable.
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10. Free books
Love reading but never have time to make it to the local library? You’re in luck. Amazon has hundreds of free titles available for download, and you don’t even need a Kindle to read them (access titles through the Kindle app on your phone or tablet). Plus, at the beginning of each month, Prime subscribers may choose one new release title to download for free through Amazon’s First Reads program.
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11. Free music
Sick of paying for your Spotify subscription, or worse, listening to ads every few minutes? Then try Amazon Music, which grants you access to hit songs for streaming or download. Create playlists and jam out all day long for free with your Prime membership to thank for it.
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12. Free Audible membership
Trying out audiobooks has never been more appealing. Amazon Prime subscribers are eligible for a free 30-day Audible membership and as a bonus, they’ll even give you two free audiobooks when you sign up. Your commute just got a lot more interesting.
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13. Free Amazon Prime
The benefits of Amazon Prime are almost too numerous to mention. But some people get scared away by the relatively high initial cost, or they don’t see the value in spending so much. For these skeptics, Amazon offers a free 30-day trial of Prime. Because they know you’ll love it.
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14. Join Amazon Vine
Did you know Amazon had a secret society? This group of power users gets to try out new products, sometimes before they’re even launched, in exchange for detailed feedback on the item. Most people don’t know about it yet, but it’s gaining popularity. You can find out about joining here.
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15. Students get free stuff
If you have a college email address, then Amazon Prime wants to give you free stuff. With Amazon Prime Student, you can get six months of Prime for free and then just pay $5 every month after that for all the exceptional Prime benefits. Because it’s an Amazon Prime world and we’re all just living in it.