What is a Audible credit? do audible credits expire? Everything You Need To Know

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Audible Credit is a membership benefit given by the audible to their Premium Plus members. 

You can use your Audible Credit to buy any Audiobook of your choice without worrying about the cost of the Audiobook.

As I said, you don’t need to worry about the cost of the Audiobook if you have Audible Credit in your Account; it means with your Audible Credit, you can buy any Audiobook of any cost.

Do audible credits expire?​

Yes, Audible Credit expires. They will expire after 12 months from the day they were issued.

Also, as per the Audible terms, you can only keep 6 maximum credits, so if you exceed the maximum limit to keep Credit, then you will lose the extra credit at the end of the month.

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Suppose you already have 6 credits, and the next month you get 1 more which means now you have to total 7 credits. In this case, you will lose the 7th Credit at the end of the month if you don’t spend it.

So whenever you cross your credit limit to 6 please spend the extra credit before the next month.

Also, Audible informs their users in advance whenever they are about to lose any credit.

How Many Credit Will Premium Plus Members Receive?

There are many membership plans available, and each plan offers a different number of credits. Below I am sharing the Audible Membership plans, and how much Credit they offer for each plan.

Audible Membership Plans

PlanCost# of Credits
Audible Plus Membership$7.95 per monthNo credits
Audible Premium Plus Membership$14.95 per month1 per month
Audible Premium Plus Membership 2 Credits$22.95 per month2 per month
Audible Premium Plus Annual Membership 12 Credits$149.50 per year12 per year
Audible Premium Plus Annual Membership 24 Credits$229.50 per year24 per year

Audible Membership Plans For iOS App

PlanCost# of Credits
iOS app – Audible Plus Membership$7.99 per monthNo credits
iOS app – Audible Premium Plus Membership$15.99 per month1 per month

In addition, if you have any doubts about their membership plan, or you are unable to decide the best plan according to your need, then you can contact Audible support.

If You Cancel The Membership Will You Lose The Credit?

Yes, if you have any credit left in your account, and you cancel your membership, then you will lose all of your credits, as well as you will lose all of your other audible membership benefits.

So what should you do?

Suppose you have some credits lefts in your account, and you don’t want to pay for the membership, then you can do the following things,

  • Use all of your credits to buy audiobooks and then cancel your membership. This way, you will not have to pay anything for membership, and you will also not lose any credit.
  • You can hold/pause your Audible membership till you don’t want to continue. If you pause your membership, then you will not lose any credit, as well as you don’t need to pay for the membership.
  • You can also gift your friends/family any audiobooks with your credit.

How To Know About Your Audible Credit?

You can easily access credit information from your account details. In addition, Audible also notify their members with a personalized monthly credit summary via email.

Check the guide given below to access your audible credit details,

For Desktop Site

  • Open Audible.com
  • Login to your account if needed
  • Tap account details
  • Tap View membership details

For Mobile Site

  • Open Audible.com from your mobile browser
  • Login to your account if needed
  • You can find your available credits on the top right corner.

For Smartphone App (Android/IOS)

Unfortunately, you can’t see your available credits from the Audible smartphone app. To see this information, you have to visit Audible.com from your desktop or mobile browser.

Can You Gift Someone Any Audiobook With The Audible Credit?

Yes, you can use your credit to gift someone Audiobooks.

Checkout the steps given below to use your credit to gift someone any Audiobook,

  • Open Audible.com from your mobile or desktop browser.
  • Login to your account if needed
  • Go to the Audiobook you want to gift
  • Tap More options, then tap Give as a gift (If you are accessing Audible from the mobile browser, then click on Give as a gift)
  • Select either you want to send your gift through an email or as a printable card, and fill all the required informations
  • Review all the provided information 
  • Choose your credit as the payment method
  • Tap Confirm Purchase
  • You are done

Note: The source of this information is the Audible official website, but as I am from India and when I checked for this option, I was unable to find any option to gift someone an audiobook. In case you too are unable to find this option for your account, then please contact Audible Support.

Can You Pause (Hold) Your Membership To Use All Of Your Audible Credit?

Yes, as per the information provided by Audible on their official website, you can hold/pause your Audible membership one time every 12 months for 1 to 3 months.

During the period when your account is on hold, you will not receive any credit. As well as all of your remaining Audible credit will remain in your account, and you can use them to buy audiobooks.

Checkout the steps given below to hold your Audible membership,

Note: In order to hold your Audible Membership, you have to visit Audible.com.

  • Open Audible.com from your desktop/laptop browser
  • Login to your account if needed
  • Take your mouse to your profile name from the top right corner
  • Tap Account details
  • Tap View Membership Details
  • Tap Pause Membership
  • You are done, your account has been on hold for three months. 

Note: The source of this information is the Audible official website, but as I am from India and when I checked for this option, I was unable to find any option to pause my membership. In case if you too are unable to find this option for your account too, then please contact Audible Support.

Is There Any Other Price Benefit For Audible Users Other Than The Credit?

Yes, other than credit, audible premium plus members can buy any audiobook at any time for 30% off the list price.

How Many Unused Credits Can Members Keep?

You can keep a total of 6 unused credits in your account; if you have more than 6 credits, then the credit exceeding the limit of 6 will expire at the end of the month.

When do You receive Your credits?

You will get your credit each month on the same date you subscribed. Suppose you subscribed on March 5, then you will get your next credit on April 5, and so on.

Can You Buy Additional Audible Credit?

First of all, as a premium member of Audible, you can buy audiobooks for 30% discount at any time, in case you spend all your credits.

In addition to that, you can also purchase Audible credits, and it can be trigger in two situations:

  • You have one or zero credits in your account
  • You’ve been on the premium plus Audible plan for at least 30 days

Here’s a table showing the number of credits and their price for each of the subscription plans:

Cost Per Credit As Per Audible Membership Plans

PlanCost Per Credit
Audible Plus MembershipCan’t buy credit
Audible Premium Plus Membership$14.95
Audible Premium Plus Membership 2 Credits$11.46
Audible Premium Plus Annual Membership 12 Credits$12.46
Audible Premium Plus Annual Membership 24 Credits$9.56

Faqs | Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do audible credits work?

If you are an audible premium plus member, then Audible gives you 1 or 2 credits per month according to your membership plan as a member benefit. You can use this credit to buy any audiobook of any cost.

2. What If Audible Credit Is Not Showing In Your Account?

If you are unable to see our credit in your account then please contact the Audible support for best assistance.

3. What Is Audible Max Credits Limit?

The Maximum credit limit is six.

4. How Do You Earn Audible Credits?

Users don’t need to do any things in order to get credits, instead if you are Audible Premium Plus member then you will rewarded automatically with one or two credit per month according to your membership plan.


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