How to cancel Amazon Prime: what you need to do in 4 simple steps

From a free trial to full membership, discovering how to cancel Amazon Prime couldn't be simpler

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Whether you signed up for a free trial that’s approaching its end, or you’ve decided that Amazon Prime just isn’t quite right for you, how to cancel Amazon Prime subscriptions isn’t always obvious.

With so many added extras included, it can often be a struggle to find the right button. And with your card linked to your Amazon account it’s important to ensure you do everything right the first time.

Of course, with Amazon Prime Day giving you access to a huge range of exclusive deals, it might be useful to keep your subscription for a few more days to take advantage. Read our list of Prime Day tips to get the most out of this year's event.

So exactly how do you go about canceling your Amazon Prime?

How to cancel Amazon Prime

The process is actually far easier than you might think. How you cancel depends on your membership status - are you a paying member or on a free trial?

Cancelling a paid Amazon Prime membership

  • Login to your Amazon Prime Account page
  • Go to Manage, then click on Update, Cancel and More
  • Select End Membership
  • Finish by confirming your choice on the next screen

It's worth knowing that any paid members who have not placed an order using their Amazon Prime benefits are eligible for a full refund. And those who have only used the Amazon Prime delivery benefits may be eligible to receive a partial refund.

Cancelling an Amazon Prime Free Trial

If you have signed up to an Amazon Prime 30-day free trial then you are free to cancel this at anytime during this period to avoid it being automatically converted to paid Amazon Prime membership registration. To do this you:

  • Login to your Amazon Prime Account page
  • Go to Manage, then click on Update, Cancel and More
  • Then select End Trial and Benefits
  • Finish by confirming your choice on the next screen

You can then continue to enjoy your Amazon Prime benefits until the 30-day free trial period is over. After this point the registration will be automatically cancelled and your payment method won’t be charged.

It's important to note that, once you have signed up for a free trial once, you won't be able to do it again. So, if you plan on using Prime at another time, it might be worth hanging onto that subscription for a little while.

cancelling Amazon Prime

Forgetful? Use Amazon's reminder email service to help you remember to cancel your subscription

If you’re worried about missing the trial end date, don’t forget to request a reminder email. This can be set to come three days before the registration is renewed or converted. Set it up by:

  • Login to your Amazon Prime Account page
  • Click Manage your subscription, followed by update, cancel and more
  • Then click the box before the text ‘Send me a reminder before renewal’

How to reinstate your Amazon Prime membership

If you’ve cancelled your free trial but decided you can’t quite give up the convenience of Amazon Prime, then never fear.

You can continue enrolling to Amazon Prime after the end of the trial by changing these settings.

We wouldn't blame you, the Amazon Prime benefits are exceptionally useful.

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.

Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for 

After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!