Did you sign up for a LinkedIn Premium trial and got charged because you forgot? Here’s how you can get your money back.
It can cause panic when you’re stung with a bill you weren’t expecting, only to find out you forgot to cancel a subscription. LinkedIn Premium is known for catching people off-guard and hitting them with a hefty bill, but luckily, there is a way to get your money back.
Canceling your LinkedIn Premium simply requires finding the right page to do it. Unfortunately, LinkedIn is a little sneaky with how it hides this and tries to deceive you into believing Premium is non-refundable.
What is LinkedIn Premium?
LinkedIn Premium is a subscription model that allows you to gain more insights on your profile (analytics), use the InMail system to network with more professionals, and access many paid LinkedIn Learning courses to further your skills.
LinkedIn Premium may be worth it, depending on how much importance you place on social media for your career and how much faith you have in the courses the LinkedIn Learning platform offers you. In any case, it’s worth trying for a free one-month trial to see if you enjoy it.
How to Refund LinkedIn Premium
If you forgot to cancel your LinkedIn Premium subscription, you might have found that you’ve been charged hundreds of dollars if it auto-renewed without you realizing the date was coming up. Many people get stung by this, and unfortunately, the wording that LinkedIn offers surrounding refunds can be confusing.
Some users on Reddit report this issue and how confused they were when they were attempting to get a refund. Typically, you will be taken from pillar to post around the platform attempting to find the refund page. Unfortunately, the Help section is bloated enough to convince you to stop attempting altogether.
To refund your LinkedIn Premium Subscription:
- On a device that’s logged into LinkedIn, go to the LinkedIn Consumer Refund Policy page.
- Click submit your account for review, which is hyperlinked amidst their bullet-point list explaining their refund policy.
- You’ll be taken to the Refund Policy page, where LinkedIn will suggest Premium subscriptions are non-refundable. Ignore this, and click Request account review.
- Click Submit and review.
Despite their earlier comment that Premium is non-refundable, you should find that you are refunded instantly, which is unusual for companies. You can follow these steps on a PC or mobile browser, but it’s easier to do so on a PC since you’d have to log in to the mobile browser version of LinkedIn on your mobile to follow the steps there.
Refunding Your LinkedIn Premium
There’s no need to pay exorbitant amounts of money for a service you don’t even intend to use. Things happen, and you can’t be expected to remember everything you’ve signed up for on trial.
While LinkedIn seemingly tries to place barriers between you and the refund request, you can refund your Premium subscription so long as you haven’t used any content since they took the money.
If you’re still looking to learn online but don’t wish to use LinkedIn Learning, alternatives such as Udemy exist and are available for you to try.
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