Free trials are great and a wonderful way to experience a service before committing. In this article you can learn more about free trials and discover some of the best options available (in particular for travelers, photographers and bloggers). We’ve split these into different categories too from entertainment, online privacy, photography and shopping. We hope you like them and remember to set a reminder before the trial is up so as to make a decision to either continue or cancel the service.
Disclosure: If you sign up for a free trial, or continue with the service after the trial we will sometimes get a commission at no extra cost to you. To avoid a trial costing you anything please read below as well as the official terms of the service on how to cancel.
We update this page regularly. Last updated on Feb 10, 2021.
What Are Free Trials ?
Free trials allow you to sign up to a subscription service and allow you to experience what’s offered before making a decision on whether you want to commit or not. They are a great way to try something which might ultimately be a great resource, tool or entertainment service, which you may wish you’d always had.
Free trials can be for various things, such as music and video streaming, VPNs, or design and editing tools such as for photography and graphic design (to name just a few).
Different Kinds of Free Trials
Free trials can vary and sometimes require you to provide payment details in advance as well as your email address. This will allow the provider to prevent issues such as abuse and duplicate signups. For the best free trials, you won’t have to pay anything until your trial is over (we prefer these).
Other types of trials might be for a very reduced fee, such as try 7 days for £7 (for a more premium product). Or even money-back guarantees where you do have to pay upfront for the service but should you not be happy then you can cancel after trying it and then get a refund. We personally don’t prefer these as much, however, they do provide a way for you to try a service technically for free (after the refund) should you not be happy and not want to continue.
How to Cancel a Free Trial
To cancel free trials you should set yourself a reminder a few days or even a week before it ends. You should then have a good think about whether you are getting what you wanted from the service and if it’s something you’d then like to commit to.
As well as this we would recommend reading the terms and conditions of the service when signing up, or FAQs on exactly how to cancel should you not be happy and not want to continue. We have actually signed up to free trials in the past where we liked the service and product but didn’t need it just yet. However, we might come back to it in the future should we then need it.
Top Free Trials and Freebies to Try Now
Here are various free trial you might like to try. The features and terms and conditions may have changed (including the option of a free trial) since publishing this article, so please always check the official website when signing up.
Prime Video (30-day trial) – Included with Amazon Prime and a fantastic benefit. You’ll get access to thousands of TV shows and movies and can also download for offline watching.
Amazon Music Unlimited (3-month trial) – Giving you access to 60 million songs – ad-free. Including offline listening – perfect for when travelling without access to the internet.
Kindle Unlimited (1-month trial) – Providing access to 1 million titles, including select magazine subscriptions and audiobooks. You can also use non-Kindle devices to use.
Spotify (1-month free trial) – A fantastic place to listen to singles, albums, podcasts and more from your favourite artists or genres.
Currently not available for free trials
Although not currently available for free trials you may also like the below. If we discover they do start offering free trials again we’ll be sure to let you know.
- Disney+ – Home of all your favourite Disney shows and movies.
- Netflix – Our favourite platform for streaming movies and tv shows.
Udemy (FREE options) – Udemy is a top provider of courses designed by experts in different fields. Many of the courses are premium, but they do also offer some free courses too. Head over to our link to discover some of the options available.
BYJU's – Help fuel your child's love for learning! Explore, play, and learn with over 1000 activities in math and English.
Canva (Free plan) – Canva is a fantastic online design tool allowing you to use various tools to create social posts, business cards, banners and other graphics. They have both free and premium plans with the free plan offering 8000+ templates and the premium plan over 420,000+ plus stock images and more. We’d recommend starting with the free plan first and seeing how you get on and then upgrade to the pro plan(30 day free trial) if necessary.
Tailwind (No time limit) – Tailwind is a useful resource allowing you to schedule Pinterest posts and also submit your blog pins to Tailwind Communities. This in turn can help you get traffic. They also offer Instagram scheduling too, as well as hashtag insights. With their free trial you’ll be able to schedule up to 100 pins on Pinterest and 30 posts on Instagram.
Amazon Prime 30-day free trial – Amazon Prime is a fantastic subscription package which includes a bundle of features. Including free delivery on millions of products, as well as access to movies and TV shows on Prime Video, books on Kindle, as well as Prime Music.
Free trials are a fantastic way to try a product before you commit and buy. Depending on the terms you could also think of it as getting a couple of weeks, or a month in advance for free. We personally use free trials whenever possible to try out products before buying and have used (and still use) many of the suggestions above.
Disclaimer: We try our best to ensure accuracy in our articles and to keep them up to date. Sometimes however the features, trials, as well as terms and conditions can change, therefore please check these on the official websites when signing up or making a purchase.