(DailyThrive.com) – Love free stuff and shopping on Amazon? What if we told you that it’s still possible to get a whole lot for virtually nothing from the site — without risking your account by writing sketchy fake reviews? From music to books and even products shipped right to your door, here’s how to make the most of Amazon freebies.
Get Invited to Amazon Vine
If you haven’t heard of Amazon Vine, it might be because the super-exclusive, invite-only program isn’t exactly easy to get into. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth mentioning, here, because there’s a lot you can do to improve your chances!
First, here’s what it is and how it works. Reps from Amazon keep an eye out for trusted reviewers (people who have a long history of writing truthful, in-depth reviews). They selectively invite the “best of the best” to the Vine program to officially review new or up-and-coming products — most of which are provided for free.
Normally, writing reviews in exchange for free products is very much against the site’s TOS. Amazon sees it as manipulation, and you can and will lose your account for it. But that’s exactly why they created Vine: to allow honest reviewers a chance at rewards.
The catch? You’ll have to build up a reputation as a good reviewer on the site first, and even then, it’s hit or miss if you’ll be picked. We recommend writing in-depth reviews for any products you’re already buying!
Get Free Ebooks
Stuck in the house? Want to do some reading? You can actually find a long list of ebooks available totally for free via Kindle — including classics, comic books, public domain works, and even some incredible nonfiction textbooks!
If you’re already a Prime member, you’re ahead of the game. Drop by Prime Unlimited Reading and browse to your heart’s content; everything is “free” under your pre-existing membership. And if you have a Kindle (or a smartphone), you can download them, too!
Don’t have Prime? That’s okay. Try searching on Amazon for your favorite genre. Then, sort by price lowest to highest; the $0.00 options should come up first. Easy!
Listen to Free Music
Books are only the beginning. You can also find a ton of free music on Amazon, too, if you know where to look. And that’s exactly what this sneaky-but-totally-allowed hack will let you do. Just visit this link to browse to Amazon’s free music page. Then, surf and download to your heart’s content without ever paying a dime (provided you stay within the “free” category, of course).
What makes this a hack is the fact that free songs won’t come up when you search on Amazon for genres, artists, or albums. But we think you deserve to be in on this secret.
There are a few other sources of free stuff on Amazon’s site, although they may be less relevant than the options listed above. Still, this post wouldn’t be complete without them.
- Get up to 5GB of cloud storage with Amazon Drive
- Find totally free apps on the app store
- Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon TV
- Get the latest popular novel free with your Audible free trial
And for that last one (Audible), here’s something cool: you can pick whatever book you want as long as they have it in stock. Even if you decide to cancel before your trial is up, you get to keep it. But you might even find yourself enjoying the platform enough to keep it!
~Here’s to Your Success!
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