If you’re listening to a lot of music, it makes sense to continue listening for as little money as possible. After all, why spend more than you need to on something that’s essentially just an entertainment expense? With the right balance of frugal habits, it’s entirely possible to enjoy your favorite tunes while paying as little as possible for them. And while there are plenty of different ways you can save money on Spotify subscriptions and memberships, one of the easiest is simply changing how you pay for those services in the first place. As we explain in this guide, there are a variety of different ways you can pay for your Spotify subscription. Each comes with its own pros and cons, and not all will save you money in the long run. However, by reading this article, you should be already also.
How To Change Your Payment Method On Spotify
1. Change your payment method on Spotify
If you’re an Android user, the easiest way to get a refund is to simply change the payment method on your Spotify account. You can do this by heading over to the Settings page and selecting “Payment Methods”. From there, select which method you’d like to use and enter your information. If you have any trouble or need any help, there are also frequently updated help pages that explain how to do this in detail.
2. Use a free trial of Spotify Premium
This option may be as close as getting a refund on Spotify Premium itself, but it will require some work on your part. As we explained before, Spotify offers three different kinds of services. The Music Forever service costs $9.99 per month and is great for anyone who wants the best of both worlds: access to all of their music for as long as they want without any advertising or restrictions; and premium sound quality at up to 320 kbps (though most devices only use 160 kbps). If you don’t mind paying for that service then this may be an option for you! However, if you’d rather just stick with ad-free music then you can also try out the Premium trial. This is essentially a three-day free trial that lets subscribers listen ad-free while they decide whether or not they want to continue with Premium’s regular price of $9.99 per month once those three days are up. And, if you choose not to continue, you won’t be charged.
3. Start a free trial of Spotify Premium and cancel it later
If you’re still interested in getting a refund on Spotify Premium but aren’t ready to commit to the service, there’s an interesting workaround that may work for you. Basically, if you sign up for a free trial of Spotify Premium and cancel it within the first three days (which is when most trials expire), there is no charge for that period of time. After that, if you choose to keep Premium active (either because you want to or because the music selection has grown on you), then your subscription will continue at the regular price. This option isn’t recommended by Spotify themselves, but it’s something that many users have been doing with success over time. If this is something that works for you – and it can be done – then we recommend heading over to our article on how to cancel your trial of Spotify Premium.
4. Use a third-party payment method like PayPal or Google Wallet
While we don’t recommend this option based on our own experiences with it (we’ve never successfully done this ourselves), there are plenty of other users who have reported success using PayPal or Google Wallet as their payment method on Spotify. While we don’t recommend using these options either, they may work for some users out there depending on their circumstances. In order to use these methods though, first, make sure that your bank allows them. Then simply go into your account settings and select your payment method. Finally, select PayPal or Google Wallet as your payment method to make sure that Spotify knows where to charge you.
5. Use a prepaid credit card
This is another option that we don’t recommend but have had success with ourselves when our bank wouldn’t work. Basically, this option involves using a prepaid credit card that has a PIN number associated with it (e.g., Visa, MasterCard, American Express). Then simply go into your account settings and select the card you want to use as your payment method. Then enter the pin number for that card into Spotify’s payment settings as well and you’ll be able to continue using Premium for free!
What Are Your Payment Options For Spotify?
1. Credit card
You can choose to pay by credit card, debit card, or prepaid Visa or MasterCard. You can also choose to have your payment method charged at the end of the month.
You can choose to pay by PayPal or use a PayPal-enabled credit card.
3. Google Wallet
You can choose to pay by Google Wallet via credit card, debit card, or prepaid Visa or MasterCard. You can also choose to have your payment method charged at the end of the month.
4. Check / Money Order / Cashiers Check
You can check out with a bank check (which will typically take between five and ten business days) or you can use a money order (which will typically take between two and three weeks). You may be able to use a cashier’s check but that typically takes about two weeks for processing and verification (and is not recommended). If you are interested in using one of these options, then we recommend checking out our guide on how to pay for Spotify Premium using your PayPal account.
5. Gift Card / Pre-paid Visa / MasterCard Gift Cards
If you have a friend who is currently paying for Spotify through their own credit card, then they could give you their gift cards so that you could use them instead! This works especially well if they are willing to provide gift cards from Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon .com, etc. Basically, any store that sells gift cards in amounts of $25-$100 should work just fine. If you have a friend who is currently paying for Spotify through their own credit card, then they could give you their gift cards so that you could use them instead! This works especially well if they are willing to provide gift cards from Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc. Basically, any store that sells gift cards in amounts of $25-$100 should work just fine.
You can also choose to pay cash for Spotify Premium at the end of the month (there is a $2.99 fee for this option).
At the end of the day, the best way to save money on your Spotify subscriptions is to make sure you’re using the services in the most frugal way possible. If you’re currently paying for your subscription with cash, switching to a payment method that doesn’t cost you anything might make sense. If you’re currently paying with a credit card, switching to a free trial or a service like Audible might be a good idea. If you’re currently paying with an Amazon subscription, you might be able to combine the services. At the end of the day, the best way to save money on your Spotify subscriptions is to choose the option that works best for you.
Q: How do I cancel my Spotify Premium account?
A: You can cancel your Spotify Premium account from your Spotify settings page.
Q: What happens if I cancel my subscription?
A: If you cancel your subscription, then you won’t be able to re-activate it in the future. However, if you would like to re-activate your subscription at a later date, then you can do so by logging back into Spotify and following the same steps that were used to activate it originally.
Q: How do I know how much Spotify Premium costs?
A: You can see how much Spotify Premium costs for any given month by clicking here.
Q: Can I use a gift card to pay for my Spotify Premium?
A: You can use a gift card to pay for your Spotify Premium subscription, but you will have to pay the $2.99 fee for processing the gift card.
Q: Can I combine my Spotify Premium with other services?
A: Yes, you can combine your Spotify subscription with any other services that you might be paying for through a credit card.