Spend less on your Disney+ subscription service.
This streaming service from Disney saw prices go up in November 2023 – but there are plenty of ways to save.
We’ll share the best ways to pay less when we spot them, including special offers, free trials and discount codes.
Sadly there’s no free trial for Disney Plus. Though a 7-day trial was initially available you’ll now need to pay to access the service.
You can pay monthly (and cancel at any time) for three of the options ranging from £4.99 with adverts, £7.99 for the “standard” option and £10.99 for “Premium”. The latter two tiers can also be paid for annual for a small discount.
You can read more about the new tiers and price changes in our news story and analysis.
|Standard with Ads||Standard||Premium|
|Subscription Price||£4.99 per month|
(No annual bundle)
|£7.99 per month or |
(£79.90 per year)
|£10.99 per month or |
(£109.90 per year)
|Video Quality||Up to Full HD 1080p||Up to Full HD 1080p||Up to 4K UHD & HDR|
|Audio||5.1 and Stereo||5.1 and Stereo||Dolby Atmos|
Annual pass: Two months free
Paying for an annual subscription to Disney+ normally offers you two months free.
For Standard it works out at £79.90 rather than £95.88, a saving of £15.98 which is just under 17% off.
Premium will set you back £109.90 rather than £131.88, saving around 17% too.
You can pay this yourself in your account or buy it as a gift card.
Up to £27 off annual plans with cashback
Users of Quidco and TopCashback can get £10 back when they take out a year-long subscription to Disney +. You’ll still pay the full £79.90 but you’ll get £10 paid back to your account.
Even better, if you’re new to either cashback site you can also get a £18 or £15 new member bonus too.
This is only open to new Disney+ customers.
Andy’s analysis – is it worth paying for a year upfront?
If you know you want Disney+ all year round (hello anyone with kids!), the annual pass discount and potential cashback bring the price down.
But it’s worth thinking just how often you’ll actually watch it. Do you only want it for the big Marvel and Star Wars TV shows? If so, maybe you only need to get it when these are released.
And if you can cut Disney+ for at least two months a year (more if you get the cashback), then it’s exactly the same cost to go for the monthly price. So every month on top that you don’t subscribe you are saving cash.
Of course you do need to remember to cancel and not let it keep rolling over month to month.
One year free via Lloyds
This was my top way to get Disney+. The Club Lloyds current account is giving away a year of Disney+ as one of the Lifestyle Benefit freebies.
Sadly, since 1 November 2023 the included tier is Disney Standard with Ads – and there’s no way to upgrade it to a different option at the moment.
Not only is this worth less than before (£59.88 a year rather than £79.90), but you’ll have to watch adverts.
It’ll take a month from opening the current account until you will get access to the service.
Clubcard: Three months for £12
Swap £12 in Clubcard vouchers for three months of Disney+. You don’t need to redeem your voucher until 14 June 2024.
£5 off Premium with O2
If you’re already with O2 but not due an upgrade you can add Premium to your mobile plan (so you’ll pay alongside your bill) at £7.99 a month, rather than the usual £10.99
You’ll also get £2 credited to your bill, effectively meaning you’ll save £5 a month. If you keep it for a full year, then versus the annual Premium plan cost of £109.90, the total saved will be £38.08.
Up to 6 months free with O2
If you’re new to O2 or upgrading then you can claim either one, three or six months of Disney+ for free. This can be a great way to save, but you need to make sure you can’t get a cheaper SIM-only deal elsewhere.
This “Extra” is only available on certain deals, and most of the time O2 SIM deals are more expensive than elsewhere
However, sometimes you can find a bargain. For example, you can get 15GB of data for £8 a month via comparisons sites such as MoneySuperMarket, which comes with 3 months free Disney+.
So you’d pay £96 a year for your phone tariff, get three months free Disney, then (via a deal listed below) get £2 off the Disney+ for the next nine months (and beyond). There’s also currently £10 cashback via TopCashback for SIM-only deals at MoneySuperMarket. This means you’d pay a total of £141.91 for your SIM and Disney+ for one year.
Let’s compare this to an alternative deal. You can often get 15GB for under £7 a month so the total for 12 months of your phone is £84 and that’s before any cashback or other deals. A year upfront for Disney would be £79.90. So in total, you’ll pay at most £163.90 this way – a little pricier than the O2 deal.
Disney+ Day: Three months for £1.99 a month (expired)
For a limited time, new and returning Disney+ users can get a three-month subscription for £1.99 a month.
After the three months, your subscription will auto-renew to the Disney+ Premium price of £10.99. So be sure to set a reminder to cancel your subscription if you don’t plan on paying.
You’ll need to sign up by 20 September 2023 to get this offer.
The offer coincides with the anniversary of the service launching in America, and there’s usually something available around this time each year.
Samsung Pay: Get 3 months of Disney+ free (expired)
Get 3 months of Disney+ for free with Samsung Pay.
You’ll just need to click ‘Enter Now’ in the app and accept the terms and conditions.
Then make 3 separate payments using Samsung Pay by 23 September 2023.
Each transaction you make is worth 1 “stamp” and once you have 3 you’ll get a voucher to redeem your free 3 months of Disney+.
You’ll need to be among the first 80,000 users to qualify for this deal and you’ll have until 30 September to redeem the code.
After the free 3 months are up you’ll have to pay £10.99 per month unless you cancel beforehand. So be sure to set a reminder to cancel if you don’t want to be charged!
3 months free with O2 (expired)
Some O2 customers will get three months free Disney+ when they text DISNEY3 to 21500 from their O2 phone. If it works, you’ll get a text confirmation and a link to connect your existing Disney+ account or set up a new one. I’ve used this twice – I just had to wait for the first three months to end.
Discounts via banking cards
it’s worth checking apps for your debit and credit cards to see if there’s a discount on Disney+.
15% off with Monzo
Digital bank Monzo is offering customers 15% back when you spend at least £79.90 – so effectively it’s one of the two annual plans.
You’ll need to activate the offer in the app and pay with your Monzo card. It ends 13 December 2023 (though of course it could return).
Plus Disney+ newbies can stack this with the Quidco or TopCashback offer mentioned above and it brings the annual Standard price down to £58 – a total saving of 28%.
15% off with American Express (expired)
If you have an Amex card then check the offers tab in your account to see if you can add a deal to save 15% on Disney+.
You’ll need to activate the offer in the app and spend at least £7.99. The offer comes and goes with different expiration dates, and you’ll get the discount on all transactions that are on your card in that time.
Don’t pay via a third party, e.g. your phone or PayPal.
15% off with Santander (expired)
If you have access to Santander’s Retailer Offers via a current account or credit card, you might see an offer earn 15% cashback on Disney+.
It says it’s on new purchases, though I reckon you’d get the money even as an existing customer. It’s certainly worth a try if you are already paying. Premier Access payments are excluded.
The offer expires 8 November 2022 and the most you can earn is £7.99 (so that’s really only 10% off the annual price).
15% off with Curve (expired)
The multi-bank app Curve (you can get £10 for signing up here) is offering 15% off Disney+ until 8 November 2022.
You’ll need to activate the offer in the app and pay with a card connected to Curve and spend at least £7.99. The biggest discount you can get is £11.99 (if you pay upfront for a year at £79).