Tempted by all the deals news and wondering, is Prime Day only for members? For some, Amazon Prime Day can be more exciting than the January sales or even Black Friday, but are the deals rolled out during Prime Day really only available for those who subscribe?
The short answer is yes, as Amazon uses the two-day sales event to encourage more people to sign up for its membership. But that doesn't mean you can't take part without paying for Prime or signing up for a long-term membership.
Before we get started, here's everything you need to know about Prime Day, how to take part, and, for non-members, how to bag the same bargains as everyone else without necessarily forking out for a monthly membership.
Is Prime Day only for Prime members?
Amazon bills its Prime Day sales event as "exclusively for Prime members", which suggests that those who haven't succumbed to next-day shipping and streaming need not apply. But, as with most things, it's not quite that simple.
Assuming you have never signed up before, you can get a 30-day free A trial that gives you access to all of the same Prime Day deals (along with other perks) as long-time members. And you don't need to worry about what it will cost you, as you can cancel before the free trial expires. There's no obligation, and it won't cost you anything if you don't want it to.
How to sign up for Amazon Prime
This year's Prime Day kicks off just after midnight on the 21st June and continues until 23:59 on the 22nd. The event will feature hundreds of fantastic deals on well-known brands and sought-after products, making it one of the most popular sales events of the year. You can expect discounts on everything from electronics and toys, to jewellery, homeware and gifts.
If you sign up for Prime before the deals kick off then you will have access. Follow the link below to get started.
What happens after the free 30-day trial?
Once Prime Day is over and you've got yourself some brilliant deals, you can do one of two things. The first is canceling your membership before your free trial expires, ensuring that you've spent nothing.
The second is to continue to enjoy the Amazon Prime benefits with your membership, which gets you lots of access to free premium delivery, Amazon streaming including original movies and TV shows not available anywhere else, and other add-on services. Most Prime members swear by it, but it's not for everyone.
The membership costs £7.99/month right now, and you can cancel at any time.
So if you want to take the pressure out of shopping as other sales events roll around, then you might be tempted to stick around.
But if you simply want to use the free 30-day membership to get access to the best Prime Day deals, then no one is going to judge. After all, you'd be a fool not to! And it saves you cash to buy yourself an extra treat. What are you waiting for?
Selina is a Senior Celebrity Writer with more than 13 years experience in newspapers and magazines. She is currently Senior Entertainment writer for Goodto.com, womanandhome.com and Myimperfectlife.com
Before joining Future [formerly TI Media], Selina spent two years as a Showbiz Freelance Writer, worked as a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine. Selina previously spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she was awarded a O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart.
When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her getting into a spin on the ice, planning her next Mini adventure or making memories!
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