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Best free trials UK, including TV, Audiobooks and Recipe Kits (2024)

When money is tight, it can be a great idea to ‘try before you buy,’ and make the most of a free trial before parting with your cash.

There are some excellent free trials available for a range of products at the moment, including streaming services, audiobook platforms, cleaning products and even food delivery boxes.

I’ve added a table of contents as this post is likely to be long, so you can skip to the specific trial you’re interested in here:

Table of Contents

  1. Best Free Trials UK
    1. Audiobook Free Trials
      1. Book Beat – 75 days of free audiobooks
      2. Audible – 1 free audiobook credit (or 2 for Amazon Prime customers)
    2. Free streaming services
      1. Amazon Prime – 30 Day Free Trial
      2. Hayu Free Trial – Free for 7 Days
      3. Amazon Prime Video Channels
      4. Apple TV+ – Free trial for 7 days
    3. Free Music
      1. Amazon Music – Amazon Music Unlimited 30-day Free Trial
    4. Cleaning Product Free Trial
      1. Smol – 9 Free Dishwasher or Laundry Tablets
    5. Cooking Kit Free Trial
      1. Simply Cook – £1 Spice Box
    6. Free Gym Day Passes
    7. Education related Free Trials
      1. Skillshare – 30 days free
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Best Free Trials UK (2024)

Audiobook Free Trials

Book Beat – 60 days of free audiobooks

Book Beat are offering a huge 60 days of free audiobooks for new customers!

Just sign up to Book Beat and enter code alwayson60 to begin your trial. Simple!

Popular titles you can listen to for free include The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The Maid, Yellowface and the new Britney Spears biography.

Click here to sign up to Book Beat and start listening for free.

Audible – 1 free audiobook credit (or 2 for Amazon Prime customers)

New Audible customers can get one free audiobook to listen to completely free. The book is theirs to keep too, even if they cancel their subscription.It’s worth noting that Amazon Prime customers will receive two audiobooks in their Audible trial.

Sign up to Audible and choose your free audiobook here.

Magazine Free Trial

If you are a fan of flicking through a magazine on holiday, in the bath or whilst out and about grabbing a coffee, but you’ve been trying to cut down and save money, this is the perfect app for you!

Readly offer unlimited access to over 7,000 magazine titles, including Good Housekeeping, Hello!, Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan and more. It’s a great opportunity for brides-to-be looking for inspiration to dip into wedding magazines, or for first time buyers to research home decor – individual magazines can be pricey, so this is a much more cost effective way to read multiple titles.

Readly are currently offering a one month free trial for new customers.

Free streaming services

When I’ve activated hermit mode as I’m trying to stay home and save money, I love to binge a new show in the evenings. Here are the streaming platforms currently offering free trials…

Amazon Prime – 30 Day Free Trial

New Amazon Prime customers can sign up for a 30 day free trial and enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows through Prime Video.

You can also enjoy free unlimited one day delivery on millions of Amazon products.

Sign up to the Amazon Prime free trial here.

Hayu Free Trial – Free for 7 Days

If you are a reality TV fan, then Hayu is the perfect streaming service for you! 

Hayu is the home of US Reality TV. The streaming service is home to over 300 shows, with over 9,000 episodes available to download and watch on the go. It’s ad free, too.

With the full Real Housewives collection, plenty of Kardashian content and my personal favourite, Below Deck, it’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon bingefest. You can sign up to Hayu here.

As well as Hayu, Amazon Prime members can now add channels like ITV Hub+, Discovery, Paramount, Eurosport, MUBI, BFI Player and more across all devices with the Prime Video app.

Apple TV+ – Free trial for 7 days

Enjoy a 7 day free trial of Apple TV, before deciding whether to sign to a monthly subscription for £8.99 per month.

Free Music

Amazon Music – Amazon Music Unlimited 30-day Free Trial

Sign up to the Amazon Music trial to access 70 million songs, ad free and you can listen offline, too. Try a 30 day free trial by clicking here.

Cleaning Product Free Trial

Smol – 9 Free Dishwasher or Laundry Tablets

I tried Smol earlier this year for the first time, and it was an instant hit with my household!

Smol deliver a range of sustainably packaged household laundry and cleaning products straight to your door.

Choose from laundry capsules, dishwasher tables and even multi purpose sprays.

Smol are offering a £1 trial for new customers, which means you can order your first box of laundry capsules or dishwasher tablets for just one pound delivered! That’s 9 free washes, you just have to cover the postage!

Each product has it’s own trial, so you can choose multiple products for £1 each (I ordered two packets of laundry capsules and one box of dishwasher tablets for a total of £3!)

Cooking Kit Free Trial

Simply Cook – £1 Spice Box

Simply Cook are a recipe box delivery service offering ingredients to make the sauces and spices to make new and exciting meals from a range of cuisines across the globe. From mexican, to thai, there are 140+ recipes to choose from!

In your free box you can expect to receive pastes, rubs, marinades, garnishes and spice mixes packed with lots of flavour, and the meals use many store cupboard ingredients, so it’s a simple way to whip up some tasty meals.

The current offer means that for just one pound postage, you can try four new recipes! Amazing value.

I’ve written a full Simply Cook review here if you want to read up on why I am a big fan of the recipes.

Free Gym Day Passes

If you are looking to up your exercise this year, there are various gyms across the UK offering free day passes and trials, so you can try before you buy and experience the facilities before you make any commitments.

Several gyms have heated pools and some even have sauna facilities for you to enjoy – completely free!

Skillshare – 30 days free

If you’ve been considering setting up a side hustle, applying for a promotion, or just trying out a new hobby, one of the best ways to learn is to take a class via Skillshare.

Whether you hope to brush up on your skills or learn something new altogether, there are a range of courses for all abilities, taught by experts. Tutorials range from video editing, writing, translating, UX design, or even coding, and Skillshare are currently offering a 30 day free trial.

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Final thoughts: Best Free Trials UK

Making the most of free trials can really help if you’re challenging yourself to a low spend month, or if you’re looking to have a few more quiet nights in during the colder months. They can also encourage you to shake things up if you’re a bit bored or stuck in a rut.

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