Last Updated on 8 months by Komolafe Bamidele
Amazon Prime is a premium shopping service by Amazon with many benefits, but like many online services, it is not meant for everyone. This is why Amazon offers a free 30-day Amazon prime trial to customers to give the service a test drive.
The only thing is that you would have to add your credit card details when signing up for the free trial and at the end of the free trial, your credit card will be debited the membership fee.
If you’re already using the free trial and you don’t want to sign up or pay the membership fee, you can cancel the charge in advance.
However, paid members who have used their prime benefits can request a full refund.
Below is a step by step guide on how to cancel Amazon free trial without paying
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How to Cancel Amazon Prime Free Trial On The Amazon App
Open the Amazon app on your smartphone and log into your account. If you’re already logged in, you will be directed to the Amazon homepage.
Tap the three-bar icon at the top-left corner of the screen to open a menu of account options.
in some smartphones, the three-bar icon may be at the top-right of the search bar instead.
Click on Product and Features >>
Prime >> Manage Prime Membership.
Scroll down below the “Prime Payment Settings” section and click on End membership.
Tap on the End On (expiration date) option near the top of the page to confirm your decision to end your Prime membership.
How to Cancel Amazon Prime Free Trial On The Desktop Site
Open the Amazon website and sign in to your account.
Once signed in, hover your cursor over the Accounts & Lists tab to prompt the drop-down menu.
In the drop-down menu, you will find a list of options, click on Your Account, and then on Manage Prime Membership.
Just below the Payment History heading, click on End membership
Tap on the End On (expiration date) option near the top of the page to confirm your decision to end your Prime membership. Finally you will be able Cancel Amazon Prime Free Trial if you have followed this process
After your FREE trial, Amazon Prime is just $12.99/month (plus any applicable taxes). Cancel anytime.
10 Amazon Prime Benefits You Should Know About
Before cancelling, you should know that there are tons of Amazon prime benefits you can enjoy when you sign up for the service.
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Below are some of the benefits you will enjoy including those you and the ones you don’t know.
1. 1-Day and Same-Day Shipping
Amazon Prime members are eligible for 1-day or same-day shipping so long they meet the requirements.
To be eligible for this benefit,
- Your order must be at least $35
- All items must check out before the cut off time.
- You should have a shipping address in an eligible zip code.
2. Unlimited Photo Storage With Amazon Photos
Amazon provides all its customers with 5GB of free storage to store anything from videos to photos, music files to documents, and literally anything else that can be stored online.
Amazon Prime members, on the other hand, get unlimited photo file storage. This unlimited storage does not count against the actual cloud storage data limit.
Note that Amazon only allows you to store photos smaller than 2GB. Supported photo file formats include JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, and RAW formats.
3. Ad-Free Video Streaming
Amazon has its own video streaming service that is one of the major contenders to top streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. With an Amazon Prime subscription, you could get access to ad-free streaming.
In addition to that, you can also extend your video streaming privileges with “add-on channels” which grant you access to specific types of content including HBO, Broadway HD, Showtime, and Anime Strike.
4. Ad-Free Music Streaming
Just like the ad-free video streaming feature, you can listen to an endless number of songs and albums (over 1 million) in the Amazon library for free with a Prime membership.
You also get unlimited skips and access handcrafted Prime Playlists. You can also create your own playlists.
5. Flat-Free Grocery Deliveries
You can build your pantry with the Prime Pantry program. This program allows you to order certain Prime Pantry items including household essentials and groceries. There are three subscription options to choose from, regardless they are way better than what you would get as a regular Amazon shopper.
Not that, only Prime Pantry-eligible items will be shipped according to the shipping subscription you go for.
6. Kindle Ebook Rentals
Another sure reason for sign up for Amazon Prime membership is the book-reading benefits that come with. Prime members who own Kindle reading devices (Kindle e-readers or Kindle Fire tablets) can rent ebooks for free from the Kindle Owners Lending Library. Note that, lending is limited to one ebook per calendar month.
7. Lightning Deals
Lightning deals are one of the most impressive discounts offered by Amazon. A lightning deal is an item with a huge discount that is made available in a certain quantity for a certain period of time.
The good news for Prime members is that they get to access to lightning deals 30 minutes before non-subscribers do. These deals are usually heavily discounted with only a small quantity allowed for purchase.
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A 30-minute head start is a long time to pick an item, add it to cart, and checkout to complete the purchase.
8. Access to Amazon Elements
Elements is an Amazon store stocked with vitamins, protein powder, and other vital supplements.
9. Prime Wardrobe
This feature gives you the exclusive privilege to try eligible clothing, shoes, and accessories for seven days. Within that time, you can send back items you don’t like and get a full refund.
10. 5% Cash Back With Amazon Prime Card
As a Prime member, you can sign up for any of Amazon’s credit card. You can go for the Amazon Store card which offered interest-free financing on various items including 5% cash back on most Amazon purchases.
You can also go for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature card. This gives you cash back for Amazon and well as non-Amazon purchases.