Let’s begin by clearing the air, this is no clever ad for Amazon! You’re not going to be sent to an affiliate link or any sneaky marketing trick. If I’m being honest, I have always been an eBay fan.. but, I have just discovered Amazon… and I’m lovin it!
What’s even better – it’s the perfect time to start using Amazon as we are encouraged to #stayhome and be isolated. This little trick will get you access to free movies, tv, audiobooks, books and music. You’ll get all this entertainment for free – for 30 days. My personal favourites are the audiobooks.
Step 1 – Sign up for an Amazon Prime free trial. Pretty simple, just head over to amazon.com.au and you will see some sort of banner encouraging you to try Prime. I made my first purchase on Amazon and was able to add the free trial at checkout. If you’ve never heard of Prime, it’s Amazon’s network of entertainment that also gives you free priority delivery on your purchases.
Step 2 – Now that your membership is activated, you will be able to access the contents on the following sites for 30 days:
- primevideo.com – Movies and TV
- music.amazon.com.au – Ad-free music streaming
- twitch.amazon.com/ – Gaming
- amazon.com.au – Kindle books
It’s pretty simple so far – join Amazon Prime and get free access for 30 days. The real benefit comes by matching Prime with the audiobook giant Audible.
Step 3 – Head over to https://www.audible.com.au and start a free trial. Make sure you use the same credentials as your Amazon Prime membership. When you start your free trial, you’ll get access to one free Audiobook. Audible is part of Amazon and as a little bonus, Amazon Prime members can a second bonus audiobook, for free (Generally costs over $30 to buy two audiobooks). Once your free trial is over you also get to keep the books!
Step 4 – Use and reuse, all the streaming services offer unlimited access to Prime, so you don’t have to worry about that. If you’re like me, and you get into the audiobooks, there’s another handy trick. Once your done listening, or if you make a bad selection… Head over to your purchase history in Audible, select your book and hit ‘return’. Yep that simple, once you’re done, just return the book, your credits will reappear and you can select another audiobook.
Step 5 – If you don’t intend on paying for Prime/Audible – a simple trick is to set a reminder in your phone a day or two before your trial will expire. You can simply log into Prime/Auidable and cancel your service with nothing to pay. Be carefully though, you might end up like me and enjoy it too much that you keep paying.
Step 6 – Enjoy endless hours of entertainment.
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