How to get Amazon No Rush Credit for FREE Films, Music & Books

Post updated 1 May 2019

IMPORTANT: Amazon have now withdrawn this service effective from December 2018.


You may have already read my post about how to get free books legally, but this post gave you step by step instructions of how to use the Amazon No Rush Credit to get free films, music and books.It didn’t apply to all purchases but we were able to claim it on many occasions.

Like many people, I tend to read most of my books on Kindle and listen to music on my iPod, so I now buy Ebooks and mp3s. I have been an Amazon Prime customer for a couple of years now and use it not only for free deliveries but for the TV programmes and photo storage.

Most of the time we don’t need a next day delivery and for a couple of years we were able to use the “no rush” option which earned us a £1 credit to use against digital music, books and films. Many books, music tracks and sometimes films are only 99p, so with each £1 credit, we were able to get our purchase for free. And of course we would often let it build up enough to buy a whole album or full priced book or film.

I am totally against any illegal downloads. I have many musician and writer friends and they don’t earn much from it as it is. But who’s going to say no to free books, music and films if they are downloaded legally and still supporting the artists?

The Amazon Terms and Conditions stated that it is available on selected product orders. There didn’t seem to be any pattern for it but it was always worth having a look as we were ordering anyway. I found that they seem to offer it for a period of time then stop again for a while.

By ordering one item at a time we were able to qualify for a credit on each item.

Many people didn’t know about this option.

This was how it worked:

If you already have Prime, add your shopping items to the basket as normal. You will see that it automatically defaults to next day delivery.

screen shot of amazon prime check out box with different delivery options available

Choose the FREE No-Rush Delivery option. You will then see a notification under your Order Summary that you have a No Rush Reward. Once your item has been dispatched you will get an email entitled Benefit Confirmation of O/N …… In this email, you will see an expiry date for the offer (several months long but save your email to keep track of it).

You can use these to get money off, or build up your credits to legally get free, digital books, music and films. And, of course, the authors and artists still get their royalties.

screen shot of an amazon prime order check out form with various delivery options

Sadly this offer was withdrawn in December 2018 but I hope a few of you read about it here and were able to use the service.

Check out some of my Recommended Reading and find more money saving ideas in my Top Tips & How To section. If you’re a keen reader you may like to read:


Did you use this service?
Are you disappointed to hear of its demise?

Please let us know in the comments below.

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