Amazon Wants You to Try Music Unlimited So Badly it Will Pay You $10
Update: Amazon only offered a limited supply of $10 credits for new Amazon Music Unlimited users, and they’re all gone. If you’re one of the lucky Penny Hoarders who got a credit, you’ve got until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Oct. 31 to use it before it expires.
Most music streaming services have no problem giving newbies at least one month for free to convince you the service is worth paying for.
It’s a simple marketing tactic. The free month lures you in with the hope you’ll fall in love and pay the $9.99 monthly fee for the rest of your days.
That’s what happened to me with Spotify Premium and, for a few months after Beyonce’s “Lemonade” came out last summer, TIDAL.
Amazon, the relative newbie to the music-streaming game, has joined the fray with a sign-up offer that it hopes will sway you to try its service, Amazon Music Unlimited.
Not only will Amazon give new customers a free month of its paid streaming service, but it will also pay you to try it.
Try Amazon Music Unlimited, Get $10 in Your Amazon Account
Here’s how it works: Head over to Amazon and start the free trial before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Oct. 6. That’s the deadline but the sooner you do this, the better. Amazon will limit the number of credits it hands out.
Once you sign up, you should see your $10 appear in your account. You will also get an email confirming that you received your money.
You won’t want to drag your feet for too long when deciding what to spend your newfound riches on because the $10 credit expires at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Oct. 31.
You should also know the credit only applies to products sold by Amazon. So make sure you see “sold by Amazon.com” on the product detail page before you buy. The $10 credit won’t work if you try to spend it on items sold by third-party sellers who use the Amazon marketplace.
This offer can’t be combined with any other offer. For most of us, that’s no problem. This is the best Amazon sign-up deal out there right now.
The only exception is for students. While you won’t get $10 back, Amazon’s two student discount offers are both better deals if you plan to keep your Music Unlimited account after the free month.
When the free month with Amazon Music Unlimited is over, Amazon Prime members will pay $7.99 a month, while non-Prime members will pay $9.99 each month to continue the service. If you want to avoid this fee, you can cancel your trial at any time, even right after signing up, and still get your credit and 30 days of free music.
Desiree Stennett (@desi_stennett) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. As you know, she is shackled to Spotify Premium for life.