What Happens to Audible Credits If Membership Is Canceled?

Audible memberships are useful for those who don’t want to pay the full price of an audiobook.

You can choose from a variety of membership plans, which start at $14.95 per month or $149 per year.

When you cancel your Audible membership, you will no longer be able to use any credits that have been earned through the program.

However, any money you’ve spent on Audible purchases will still be refunded back to your account within 30 days of cancelling.

In this article we will look at the audible credits and if they can be kept after canciling.

Here’s What Happens to Audible Credits When the Membership Is Canceled:

If your membership is canceled, any unredeemed credits will be lost. If you’re a member and cancel your membership, any unredeemed credits will be lost. This includes credits earned through referrals and promotional codes. However, trial members will be converted into audiobooks when it ends.

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How Long Can You Keep Your Credits When Canceling?

Audible lets customers keep their credits when they cancel their membership.

This means that if you don’t want to use these credits for anything else, you can just let them sit there until they expire and then let them go unused.

The only thing is that Audible will not allow users to transfer these credits from one account to another — at least not within 90 days after canceling — so if you want someone else to use them, they’ll have to sign up under their own account first (though this isn’t as bad as Spotify’s policy).

Can You Cancel Audible and Keep the Remaining Credits?

Audible memberships can be canceled at any time. If you cancel your membership, any unused credits will remain on your account until they expire.

If a membership is canceled within the first 30 days of purchase, Audible provides a full refund of all credits purchased.

If a membership is canceled after 30 days but before one year has passed, Audible provides a refund of 50 percent of credits purchased in the last 90 days.

Once a membership has been canceled, you’ll no longer be able to use the credit balance on your account.

Credits will remain on your account until they expire. You can also transfer credits to another person’s account if they are not expired yet and have not already been used by you or someone else.

If you’re thinking about canceling your Audible subscription, there are a few things you should know before making your final decision:

  • First, as long as you haven’t used all of your credits, they will remain in your account even after cancellation. You can use them at any time in the future if you decide to re-enroll in an Audible subscription. However, if you’ve used all of your credits and then cancel anyway, there’s nothing more you can do with them except spend them on audiobooks or gift cards.
  • Second, if you cancel within 30 days of signing up for an Audible membership and haven’t used any of your credits yet, then all of those credits will be returned to your account automatically when you cancel (assuming you aren’t using any other offers).

Read our blog here about how many books do you get on Audible per month?

Can You Still Access Purchased Books After Canceling Audible?

Yes, you can still access your purchased books after canceling Audible.

If you have downloaded the book, it will remain on your computer. If it is an audiobook, it will remain in your library and be available for download again if you ever decide to start using Audible again.

If you haven’t downloaded it yet, you can still do so. Once the book has been downloaded, it is yours forever — even if you cancel Audible later on.

Audible has made a statement on its website about this issue: “You can access all of your audiobook purchases until the end of time.”

This means that if you cancel your membership today, you’ll still have access to any books you purchased through Audible in the future (as long as they’re not part of a subscription plan).

If you cancel your subscription, the only thing that will change is that you won’t have access to the Audible membership features that come with it.

Can You Have Unused Credits Refunded?

It’s possible to get a refund for unused Audible credits, but you’ll need to go through a few steps to do it.

If you have an unused credit, you can request a refund by visiting the “My Account” page on Audible.com and clicking on “View Unused Credits.”

You’ll see a list of all your past purchases, and clicking on any will take you to the details page where you can see the number of credits used and unspent. To request a refund, simply click “Request Credit Refund” at the bottom of that page.

Before you cancel Audible, it’s important to know that you can’t get a refund on the money paid for unused credits.

So if you’ve purchased $10 worth of credits and used $4, for example, you won’t be able to get that $4 back. The unused portion is just lost.

You’ll also want to know how long it takes for your account to be canceled.

If you’re canceling because of an Amazon purchase, it can take up to 72 hours for your account to be canceled. If you’re canceling because of a credit card charge or another reason, it can take up to 24 hours.

If there are any issues with your account after cancellation, such as a dispute or an unauthorized charge, contact customer service immediately so they can resolve them quickly before they become serious problems.

Should I Pause or Cancel My Subscription?

If you’re not sure whether or not to cancel your Audible subscription, here are a few questions you can ask yourself:

  • Are you listening to the books? If not, it’s time to cancel. Audible has a 14-day trial period and if you don’t listen to any of the books within that period, it’s time to cancel.
  • Have you been listening for a long time without finishing a book? If so, there’s no point in continuing your subscription. You’re paying for something that isn’t getting used — it’s just money down the drain.
  • Is your Audible subscription taking up too much time? If so, it might be time to give up reading altogether and find something else more productive to do with your life.

If you are a casual listener and only use Audible for a few books a year, then it might be worth canceling.

If you’re an avid reader and listen to dozens of audiobooks every year, then it’s probably worth keeping your subscription going.

If nothing else, keep your subscription going until you’ve finished listening to the books already in your library.

You’ll want to make sure that you don’t lose any money on those purchases if they’re part of a series or if they were bought as part of a bundle deal.

Can You Transfer the Remaining Credits to Another Account?

The answer is yes, you can transfer the remaining credits to another account, but it’s not as simple as it sounds.

There are a few things to consider before transferring your credits:

  • You’ll need to have an active subscription, so make sure you don’t cancel Audible until after your credits have been transferred.
  • You’ll only be able to transfer the remaining balance in your account. For example, if you have 20 credits left and cancel your subscription, then those 20 credits won’t be available to transfer until they’ve expired (which could take up to 12 months).
  • The recipient of the credit transfer must also be an active subscriber with an Audible subscription plan that allows for credit transfers. If they aren’t currently using an eligible plan, they’ll need to switch over before they can accept any credits from you.
  • You can transfer the remaining credits to another account if you have an active membership.

Transferring Credits on App:

  • If you have an active Audible membership and want to transfer your remaining credits, follow these steps:
  • Log in to your Audible account.
  • Click on Manage Membership in the Membership section of the homepage.
  • Choose Transfer Credits from the drop-down menu and click Next Step.

On PC:

  • In order to do this, go to the Audible website and log in to your account. Then, click “My Account” in the top-right corner and select “Transfer Credit.” Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like:
  • You can transfer your remaining credit balance to any other Audible account.


If you have a membership and cancel it, the credits you have accumulated stay in your account. You can use those credits to buy audiobooks even if you don’t renew your membership.

If you have any questions about Audible’s refund policy or cancellation process, please contact customer care directly at.


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