Amazon Prime offers a huge number of benefits, including next day delivery, Prime Video and Prime Music, as well as early access to loads of Lightning Deals. It's especially handy for major sales events like Prime Day, which runs over a two day period this year from 15th to 16th July. Prime Day brings discounts and offers on a huge array of tech and gadgets (amongst other things) that are exclusive to Prime members, along with access to exclusive launches, and early access to deals. We've outlined everything you need to know in our handy guide to Prime Day 2019, filled with tips on how to snag deals from Amazon rivals once Prime Day hits.
Here we'll go through how you can get Amazon Prime for free, if you don't want to just yet commit to a monthly subscription.
Update 11/07/2019: Amazon has just slashed £20 off the annual price of its Prime membership, bringing it down to £59 per year from £79. The promotion ends 16 July, and applies to the first year and new members only. Here's what you need to know about the limited-time deal, or go to Amazon directly to pick up this offer.
Amazon Prime began as a next-day delivery service. Customers could pay a fixed fee for a year of unlimited next day deliveries on qualifying purchases from the store. It has rapidly become much more than that, adding TV and music streaming services that rival Netflix and Spotify among a whole host other features (all of which you can read about here).
However, if you’re not sure you’d use the additional features on a regular basis but are desperate to get your hands on Prime Day 2019 deals, and day-to-day Lightning Deal thirty minutes early, watch a particular movie or show that's only on Prime (see the best shows on Prime right now), or need an item to be delivered as quickly as possible (within two hours with Prime Now), you can get Amazon Prime for free for a limited time.
If you’ve never signed up for Amazon Prime, you can take advantage of the 30 day free trial. You can sign up for the free trial by clicking here.
How to sign up for Amazon Prime free trial
If you don't already have an Amazon account, you'll need to create one. Add your credit card details (this is how Prime charges you after the trial ends if you don't cancel).
Next, fill out your address and phone number and click the button at the bottom right that says 'Use this address':
The next page should offer another button that says 'Try Prime for free'. Once you click it, you'll be redirected to a 'Welcome' page confirming your Prime membership.
If you are absolutely certain that you won’t want to continue with Prime beyond 30 days, remember to cancel your membership (find out exactly how to do that here). Otherwise, it’ll cost you £79/$119 for a year or £7.99/$12.99 per month.
Can I get another Amazon Prime trial for free?
If you’ve signed up for Amazon Prime before, even if it was just the free trial, you might still be able to bag the free trial again. Amazon lets customers have a free trial once every 12 months, so check when your last one was - you might be in luck!
Check whether you’re eligible for a free trial on the Amazon Prime page.
Amazon Prime Student free for 6 months & student discount
Students can also sign up for a six month free trial. After the trial ends, the student rate is a nominal £3.99 per month, or £39 per year, which works out to £3.25 per month. Sign up for 6-month free trial of Prime Student in the UK.
US students get the 6-month trial too. After the trial, rates go to $6.49 per month or $59 per year, which is equivalent to $4.92 per month. Sign up for a 6-month free trial of Prime Student US.