Hey there! If you‘re new to Discord, you may have heard about Discord Nitro – the premium subscription that gives you access to some cool features and perks. You‘re probably wondering: can I get Nitro for free before paying for a subscription?
The answer is yes! With a little effort, you can enjoy a free 1 month trial of Nitro.
As your newest Discord friend, let me walk you through the different ways to get free Nitro, so you can spice up your Discord experience. I‘ll also help you avoid scams, answer common questions, and share tips from my experience as a Discord expert.
What Does Discord Nitro Offer?
Before we get into the free trial, let‘s quickly cover what you actually get with a Discord Nitro subscription.
Nitro gives you:
Custom emojis across all your servers – With Nitro, you can use any emoji from any server you‘re in, no matter where it came from. This makes chatting way more expressive!
Animated avatar and profile banners – Your profile pic and banner can move! This grabs people‘s attention and lets you stand out.
100MB file upload limit – Upload way bigger images and files to chat or share with friends. The free limit is only 8MB.
Nitro profile badge and tag – Get a cool Nitro badge on your profile to show off your status. Your tag number also gets a fun color.
High quality screen sharing – Share your gameplay or videos in silky smooth 60fps. Makes for better viewing parties!
According to Discord, over 150 million users have tried Nitro since it launched in 2017. And it‘s easy to see why – it nicely enhances your Discord experience.
There are two Nitro tiers:
Nitro ($9.99/month): Includes all the above perks
Nitro Classic ($4.99/month): Includes some perks like custom emoji and larger file uploads
Many users want to test drive Nitro before paying 10 bucks a month. Luckily there are quite a few ways to get that free trial!
Legit Ways to Get 1 Month of Free Nitro
Let‘s go through each method to score a free month of full Nitro, not just Classic. I‘ll explain how to get and use the free code.
1. Through Discord‘s Partner Program
Discord partners with large servers and content creators through its Partner Program.
As a partner, you get cool benefits like:
1 free month of Nitro – Obviously what we want! This code will let you claim the $9.99 Nitro tier.
Server verification checkmark
Sticker creation abilities
Higher streaming quality
To become a partner, you need:
- 1000+ active members in your server
- Or a big audience on platforms like YouTube, TikTok, Instagram etc. Discord looks at total followers and views.
Once your server or account is approved for partnership, you‘ll get an email with instructions for claiming your free Nitro.
Over 130,000 servers have reached partner status, so it‘s an achievable goal if you have a popular community!
2. Mobile App Promotions
Every so often, Discord runs free Nitro promotions through its mobile apps for iOS and Android.
For example, in October 2022 some users got 1 month of Nitro just for updating to the latest Android version. In late 2021, new iOS users could claim a free month after installing the app for the first time.
These promotions are limited time, but a savvy user can take advantage of them by:
Keeping the Discord mobile apps installed
Turning on notifications for the Play/App Store apps
Watching out for announcements of mobile promotions
Activating the deal quickly once announced
So keep those mobile notifications on and your eyes peeled!
3. Event Giveaways on Social Media
Around special events or big product launches, the official Discord Twitter account often gives away Nitro codes and subscriptions.
For example, for Thanksgiving 2022 they gave away a bunch of 1 month trials. At Christmas, they also ran a huge advent calendar Nitro giveaway.
To find these giveaways:
Follow Discord‘s Twitter account and turn on notifications
Check their Twitter and Instagram around major holidays for gift promotions
Enter as many as you can! The odds are decent compared to server giveaways.
4. Server Nitro Giveaways
Hundreds of Discord servers run their own Nitro giveaways using donation codes or subscriptions purchased by members.
Some of the best servers to watch for giveaways include:
r/DiscordApp – Discord‘s developer/unofficial community server
Discord Testers – Tests new Discord features
Dank Memer – Popular meme/gaming server with over 6 million users
Discord Street Team – Official Discord events server
I‘d recommend joining 5-10 public servers in topics you enjoy. Check their #giveaways or #events channels regularly for any Nitro giveaways.
Your chances of winning depend on the number of entrants, but by entering regularly you‘ll hit the jackpot soon!
5. Bounty Boards
Some servers use bots like Bounty Board to offer rewards for completing tasks – like inviting people or being active daily. Rewards often include Nitro!
To find these:
Search "bounty board" on top.gg and explore Discord bots like Bounty Board, NitroPerks, etc.
Join a few public servers running these bots
Browse tasks and complete bounties to earn points
Cash in your points for a 1 month Nitro award!
In my experience, you can earn enough points for a Nitro in 1-2 weeks of regular play on 1-2 busy servers. It just takes a little effort.
Avoiding Fake Free Nitro Scams
Now to the important part – avoiding Discord scams that promise free Nitro but actually steal your information or account access.
Here are the most common Nitro scams to watch out for:
Fake bots in your DMs promising free Nitro for completing a survey or clicking a link. Never trust these!
"You won free Nitro!" messages out of the blue – it‘s just phishing to steal your account.
Fake Steam login popups that say "link Discord for free Nitro." Designed to grab your Steam username and password.
Shady websites offering "Discord Nitro generators" or "free custom bots." These just aim to steal your Discord login credentials.
The golden rules are:
Never click suspicious links – always log into Discord directly through the app.
Don‘t download anything from random bots or DMs.
Never enter your Discord or Steam username/password outside of the real apps.
Trust your gut – if an offer seems fake, it probably is! Stick to legitimate giveaways on Discord‘s social media, reputable public servers, and app reward promotions.
Activating and Gifting Your Free Nitro Code
Once you get a real Nitro code from a giveaway or promotion, here‘s how to activate or gift it:
To claim it yourself:
In Discord, go to User Settings > Gift Inventory
Paste in the Nitro code and click "Activate"
Enjoy! The 1 month free trial will automatically be applied to your account
To gift it to a friend:
Go to User Settings > Gift Inventory
Paste in the Nitro code and click "Create Gift Link"
Send the unique gift URL to whoever you want to give Nitro to!
Either way, the code will sit in your inventory until used, so you can claim it whenever.
Nitro gift codes don‘t expire, so take your time. Once activated though, the 1 month countdown starts.
Canceling and Getting Refunds
If you subscribe to paid Nitro after the trial, here‘s how canceling and refunds work:
Nitro automatically renews each month. To cancel, go to User Settings > Subscriptions and click "Cancel Subscription."
You‘ll have access until the end of your current billing period. So there‘s no rush to cancel!
Discord only offers refunds on Nitro purchases within 5 days of buying. You have to contact their support team to request a refund.
So basically – enjoy your full free trial month, and cancel a few days before it ends if you don‘t want to pay. And if you do buy Nitro, make sure within 5 days if you want a refund!
Phew, that was a lot of info! Here are the key tips:
Take advantage of limited-time mobile and social media promotions
Join public servers running giveaways and bounties
Avoid sketchy free Nitro offers – they‘re always scams!
Activate or gift codes through your gift inventory
Cancel before the month ends to avoid being charged
With some effort over a couple weeks, you should be able to score a free Nitro trial code. Enjoy all those fancy new perks during your month!
Once you have Nitro, be sure to share the wealth and gift trials to your Discord friends too. They‘ll really appreciate it.
Let me know if you have any other questions! I‘m happy to help you unlock the full Discord experience. Enjoy your free Nitro.