Amazon Prime membership is the online retail giant’s popular and ever-growing premium service premium membership offers tons of perks, and can be a truly cost effective option is you are a regular Amazon shopper.
The subscription includes additional services like same-day delivery and unlimited video streaming of exclusive TV shows, films and even sports.
There are two pricing options available for anyone keen to sign up, either a £79 annual fee or a £7.99 a month charge and customers can quickly and easily sign up by visiting Amazon.co.uk and filling in their details.
But there is one way to enjoy the perks without paying…
All Amazon customers are eligible for a one time only free 30-day trial, giving you access to all the Prime membership benefits and as long as you cancel membership before the end of the trial period you won’t be charged a penny.
What does Amazon Prime offer?
Unlimited one-day delivery on your Amazon orders in the UK
Unlimited access to video streaming access to over 15,000 TV shows, sports events and films through Prime Video.
Access to Prime Music library and unlimited downloads and streams of over two million songs.
Prime Photos for unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive. You also get 5GB of cloud storage for other types of files.
Access to 800,000 free e-books
Borrow one of over 500,000 titles per month for free on any Kindle device with Prime Reading.
30-minute early access to Lightning Deals – including Prime Day.
How much is Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime costs £79 a year or £7.99 a month. It is still cheaper to pay the full upfront annual cost compared to the monthly direct debit, by doing so you will save
Cancelling after the free trial
If you are on the Amazon 30-day free trial and do not want to get charged the monthly or annual fee you must cancel before the trial period ends.
This can be done by visiting the ‘Your Account’ tab and selecting ‘Do not upgrade’ before you free trial expires.
If you have already paid and would like to cancel you must select ‘end membership’. This will cancel your automatic renewal when your current membership comes to an end.
Prime for students
If you are a student you can get Prime membership for a reduced rate of £39 – half price the normal annual price.
Students also have the option of signing up for a six-month trial with access to one day delivery, unlimited music and video streaming and plenty of exclusive student offers.
Find out more about how to sign up and the full list of what you get included in our full Amazon Prime Student guide.
Key perks with Prime
Unlimited same-day delivery is a massive draw for many when signing up for Prime. Customers can order by noon and get items on their doorstep that evening in selected postcodes in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and more locations.
Prime Now online or via the app also gives Prime members in selected areas the option to get groceries and household items delivered in a one or two-hour window.
Get access to award-winning Prime Original shows like The Grand Tour and Homecoming along with over 15,000 TV shows and films, plus from December 2019 Amazon will be exclusively hosting 20 Premier League football matches as part of the Prime Video offering too.
With Prime Music users get access to over two million songs that can be streamed on-demand and totally ad-free.
While you do get access to less songs than if you were to sign up for Amazon Music Unlimited for £9.99, it is still better value in the long run as you get more additional services for a cheaper price as part of the Prime package.
Prime users have unlimited access to thousands of free books, magazine, comics and you can access them from any smartphone, Kindle or tablet device using the Kindle app.