How to Buy Books on Audible Without Credits

In certain situations, it makes sense to purchase Audible books using cash. If you do not have credits in your account or want to get the most out of the sales and, buying with your bank card is a better option.

Consider purchasing without credits if

  • The Audiobook is Cheaper than the Credit’s Cost: One way to save money on Audible is to save your Audible credits for expensive titles and 2-for-1 sales. If a book costs $7 and credit comes @$14.99, it is in your best interest to get the title in cash and use your bank card instead of the credit.
  • The Audiobook is on Sale: Audible offers regular sales where audiobooks are available at significantly reduced prices including Deals Under $5, Monthly Deals, Everyday Deals, and more.
    Daily Deal offers a new audiobook every day at a huge discount (up to 85%). You do not need an Audible membership to avail the Daily Deals.
    These sales offer plenty of books for discounted prices. If any of your favorite titles is on sale, you can get it for a reduced price without a credit.
  • You Do Not Have an Audible Membership: You can use Audible without a subscription and can also buy Audible books without membership. Non-members can use their bank card to get audiobooks on Audible and Amazon without credits.

You can purchase individual titles on Audible without membership but they cost you more. Audible offers a 30% discount to its members on cash purchases.

How to Buy Books on Audible Without Credits

You can purchase Audible titles from Amazon or Audible’s website or app. Let’s discuss all options in detail.

Buy from Audible’s Desktop Website

Follow the steps below to purchase an audiobook from Audible’s desktop website without a credit.

  • Open Audible’s website on your computer or tablet and sign in to your account
  • Search the title you want to purchase by typing in the search bar on the top right of the screen. You can also use the Browse option to explore audiobooks by category.
purchase Audible book

  • You can either click on Add to Cart from the search results (as shown in the above image) or go to the title’s details page and click Buy for $X.XX.
purchase an audible book with cash

If you click on Buy for $X.XX, you will be asked to confirm your purchase. If you have added a title to the cart, go to the cart section.

audible book purchase checkout

Choose to pay with cash and click on Go to checkout. Confirm the purchase to finalize.

The purchased title is now available in your account’s Library section.

Buy from Audible’s Mobile Website

You can also purchase a title, without a credit, on Audible’s mobile site.

  • Open Audible’s website on your mobile device and sign in to your account by tapping on the hamburger icon (3 horizontal lines on the top left)
  • Search the title you want to purchase by tapping on the search option (magnifying glass icon on the top right)
audible's mobile site title search

  • Tap on the audiobook’s title from search results to access the title’s details page. Tap on Buy for $X.XX from the options.
audible book purchase on mobile site

You will be asked to confirm the purchase and the title will be added to your account’s library. You will also receive an email notification confirming the purchase.

Buy from Audible’s App

Use the instructions below to buy audiobooks on Audible’s app (iOS and Android).

  • Open the Audible app on your device and tap on Discover from the bottom navigation bar.
  • To find an audiobook to purchase, you can either use the search bar at the top of the screen or browse different categories.
Audible app's discover

  • Once on the audiobook’s details page, tap on Buy for $X.XX from options
purchase audible book with cash on app

Confirm the purchase and title will appear in your account’s Library section. You can download it with a single tap on your device.

Tip: You can only purchase Audible books on your Alexa devices using credits. Use a voice command like “Alexa, buy [Book Name]” and the title is available for you to play. Know more about common Alexa commands for Audible

After discussing how to buy books on Audible without credits, let us now have a look at how to purchase Audible books from Amazon.

Buy Audible Book from Amazon Without a Credit

You can purchase audiobooks on Amazon and listen to them in your Audible app. Since your Audible account is the same as Amazon, all audiobooks purchased on Amazon are available in your Audible account’s library section.

To purchase an Audible book on Amazon.

  • Open Amazon’s website and sign in to your account
  • Search for the audiobook using the top search bar. Click on the title of the book from the search results.
  • On the title’s details page, click on Buy with 1-Click to purchase on the listed price
purchase audible book from Amazon with cash

If you are not an Audible member, Amazon offers you to start a free trial and get the audiobook for free (using the credit that comes with the free trial).

Tip: If you buy an eBook on Amazon, you get an offer to add the audible narration (audiobook) for a discounted price. Having both an eBook and audiobook means you can use the Whispersync for Voice option to switch between reading and listening. You can check Whispersync for Voice ready titles from this page

Sohail Ahmed

I love Audiobooks and this blog features my first-hand experience with all major audiobook apps and services … Know More

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