Premium for students not letting me pay

Status: Fixed

Country: Norway

Device: Iphone XS 



Hello! I’ve used the 3 month trial before, and now that i’m a student and eligible for a student discount, It won’t let me pay, saying I have used the 3 month discount before. I’m just trying to get my 50% off, everything is verified and my bank account is fine. When I try to click on the error message that says “you aren’t eligible for this offer, but you might be eligible for the student discount instead”, it takes me to the same payment page, including the 3 month free trial in the beginning. i’ve tried using different browsers, on my mac and iphone. it doesn’t work 

Hey folks,


Thanks for your patience while we looked into this issue.


We’re happy to say that this should now be fixed for everyone!


If you’re still experiencing this, can you make a new thread in the relevant board here? We'll get back to you there.




Hey @FlyFox,


Thanks for reaching out to us about this.


First, we just wanted to confirm that it should be possible to upgrade to Premium Student without having to pay for Premium Individual first.


We suggest you reach out to our Customer Support team here - they will be able to take a look backstage and see if there's something up with your account.


Let us know how it goes! We'll be here in case you have any questions.


Note: If anyone else is experiencing the same issue whereby they cannot subscribe to Premium Student if they've already used an offer, make sure to check out the suggestions in this thread.


Hey there @Nin4niN and @Luis1989,


Thanks for reaching out! Sorry to hear you're unable to get the Premium Student without the Free trial. 


This is happening because you're using the same payment method to get the discount that you used for the Free trial in  the first place. Do you by chance have another payment method you could use to subscribe to Premium Student? 


After that you can update the payment details with your preferred payment method so you can use it. 


Keep us posted!

I have got the exact same problem and unfortunately changing the method of payment is not an option for me.

Hi @patta14


Thanks for confirming this. 


Can you try with this link and tell us if there's any difference? Feel free to send us a screenshot if you get any kind of error message with it.


Keep us posted!



Using the provided link does not help my problem. I attached the error message, it is in German though. It reads something like: "Looks like you already used the test offer. Therefore you can't use it again. You can still get the subscription with student discount anyway." Unfortunately though I can't seem to do exactly that.

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Hi again @patta14,


Thanks for getting back to us with a screenshot that contains the exact error message!


Can you try the following:

  1. You must first be verified as a student through SheerID.

  2. Then, you must update your payment details so that the Premium Student price can be applied (click on Get Discount). It's best to do this on a Desktop device, in an Incognito Window.

  3. After that, to see if this worked out, you can check your subscription page.

Keep us posted if this error message pops up again or if something else prevents you from subscribing.


We're here for you!


I have a similar problem. I want to go from Free to Premium Family. I get the same error as described above.
Choosing another payment method is also not an option for me. Isn't there a way to subscribe without the 3 months test period?

Hi @DomiH82,


We totally understand you'd like to go from Free to Premium Family.


Can you tell us what happens when you try with this link (opened in an Incognito Window)? Let us know if you get an error message or a notification of some kind. 


Keep us posted!








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My Question or Issue


Hi, so recently I considered buying Spotify premium for an account I used a while ago. I am a student and my student discount was acknowledged and added to my account. However, because I have had an free trial of premium (3 months) a long while ago, I can't buy Spotify premium anymore since there is no option to choose a plan without the 3 months free. Moreover, I used my student discount on this account so I cannot change that to another account for another year. I tried opening in incognito browser, but that didn't work. I would love to resolve this issue as I'm fairly annoyed with this. Thanks in advance.




Hey @Shugoshin, thanks for reaching out to the Community!

Could you try getting Premium Student by going here and selecting your plan?

Let me know how this goes!