The latest free trials, vouchers, discounted annual passes and hacks to save money on Spotify.
For me, streaming music is an essential subscription. Whether I’m working or on the train I’m probably listening to my playlists or BBC 6 Music.
The service I like the best is Spotify, and here are ways you can get it for less.
How much does Spotify cost?
Following a price increase in July 2023, here are the prices for each Spotify tier:
New Spotify customer deals
A couple of times a year there tends to be a new customer deal offering three months for 99p. When these come about I’ll list them below. Otherwise, new customers can always get one month for free.
Three months free Spotify
If you go direct to Spotify new customers can get three months for free until 31 December 2023. It applies to the Premium plan only.
One month free Spotify
If there isn’t an increased offer, when you go direct to Spotify new customers can get usually one month for free. It often applies to the Duo, Student and Family plan too.
Three months free Spotify with Paypal
New subscribers can get three months free when signing up via PayPal. It was due to end 15 September 2023, but it’s still listed on the site as working. More here.
Previous Spotify customer deals
These offers for ex-customers are rare, but still appear from time to time.
Three months for £10.99
This “welcome back” offer provides three months for the price of one. It tends to run a two or three times a year, usually May, August and November.
If you’ve had a Spotify Premium account but cancelled it before 27 October 2023 then you might have an email offering you three months for £10.99. You can also log in and see if the offer is displayed in your account.
It’s for the individual Premium account only, not Duo, Student or Family.
Here are the previous dates from recent offers to give you an idea of when it might return.
- August to 12 September 2023 (for those who cancelled before 16 July 2023)
- 21 April – 16 May 2023 (for those who cancelled before 19 March 2023)
- 29 November – 31 December 2022 (for those who cancelled before 28 October 2022)
- August/September 2022 (for those who cancelled before mid-May 2022)
- April – 19 May 20222 (for those who cancelled before 14 March 2022)
Existing Spotify customer deals
You don’t need to pay full price for Spotify as an existing customer. Here are my top ways to save.
12 months of Spotify Premium for the price of 9
This is a great deal from Amazon for existing Spotify Premium customers. It’ll cost you £99 rather than £133, so you’ll get three months free based on the new prices.
We expect this to increase in price soon as it’s meant to be 12 months for the price of 10, based on the £9.99 per month cost.
You can stack this with an existing gift card, or buy one now to add at a later date. More on that here.
You can it as a digital or physical gift card that is sent in the post. Frustratingly you can’t use gift cards with Family, Duo or Student accounts.
However, if you pay for your Premium account this way you might not get access to the free Spotify Audiobooks allowance.
If you live with others who pay for their own Spotify Premium you can save cash by combining them via a Duo or Family plan.
Spotify Family for £17.99 a month and get six accounts
A decent option if there are three or more of you with your own Spotify accounts. Subscribe to a Family pass and you can pay £17.99 all in. So the more of you, the cheaper it gets. You can share with two people but the Duo option will work out cheaper.
Spotify Duo – £14.99 a month for two
Duo is the best option for two people living at the same address, and this is the one we use.
You’ll pay £14.99 a month for Spotify Duo, so £3 cheaper than the family option (£36ish less a year), or £7 less than two standard Premium accounts (£84ish a year). You will be asked to verify your address.