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 in the car 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.
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 with Paypal
New subscribers can get three months free when signing up via PayPal. It’s due to end 15 July 2021 but could be extended. More here.
One month free Spotify
If you go direct to Spotify new customers can get usually One month for free. It applies to the Duo, Student and Family plan too.
Sometimes, usually two or three times a year, the free trial period is extended to three months.
Previous Spotify customer deals
These offers for ex-customers are rare, but still appear from time to time.
Three months for £9.99
This “welcome back” offer provides three months for the price of one. It tends to run a couple of times a year, usually May and November. If you’ve had a Spotify Premium account but cancelled it then you might have an email offering you three months for £9.99.
Those eligible tend to be customers who cancelled Premium before the middle of the previous month – though if you were to do this there’s no guarantee the offer will run again or that you’d be send the invite.
I’ll update here if this returns.
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 for the price of 10
This is a great deal from Paypal for existing Spotify customers. As long as you pay via a Paypal account, it’ll cost you £99 rather than £120, which is a saving of 17.5%. Frustratingly you can’t use gift cards with Family, Duo or Student accounts.
One reader let me know that he was charged a “cash advance” fee on his purchase via this offer, but that is because Tesco Credit Cards treat this kind of purchase like this. Most other cards should be fine, but it’s worth bearing it in mind.
It’s also now available on Amazon. You can it as a digital or physical gift card that is sent in the post.
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 £16.99 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 £16.99 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 – £13.99 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 £13.99 a month for Spotify Duo, so £3 cheaper than the family option (£36ish less a year), or £6 than two standard Premium accounts (£72ish a year). You will be asked to verify your address.