We’ve had to be very patient this year, but the wait is almost over. Prime Day is just around the corner, so maybe you should sign up for that Amazon Prime membership? If you’re thinking about it, this is the perfect time to commit. You need a Prime membership to access all of the best Prime Day deals, so what are you waiting for?
There is a long list of benefits that a Prime membership provides, and free shipping (one-day, two-day, or same-day, depending on the purchase) on select items is probably the one that most people know. There is a lot more to get excited about though, and you can utilise these benefits to your advantage on Prime Day.
How to sign up for Amazon Prime
If you’re new to Amazon Prime, you can start off with a 30-day free trial. This is the best option if you have any sort of doubts about a membership. You can always cancel if you decide a Prime membership is not for you, so long as you cancel within the 30-day time frame. After the trial period, it’ll be £79 a year or £7.99 a month, depending on which subscription option you’ve picked.
Amazon obviously wants you to sign up for Prime, so it isn’t hard to find membership options. If you want the pay monthly plan, you just need to look out for the “TRY PRIME” buttons. Fortunately, these are just about everywhere on the site. They really aren’t hard to spot, so you should be able to get up and running in no time.
If you want to pay annually, the best method of subscribing is finding the “SEE MORE PLANS” button, which is directly underneath the “TRY PRIME” button. From this point, you can select a plan, create an account and a password, and enter your address and payment information. Simple, right?
There is also the option to give Prime as a gift, to some very lucky individual. No, it’s not the most romantic or creative gift out there, but it’s a whole lot more useful than flowers or chocolates.
What is included with Amazon Prime?
The list of Prime benefits is long, so we’ve gone ahead and highlighted the things that you should care about:
Access to Prime Wardrobe, where you can try on select clothes and send back the ones that don’t work within seven days (free of charge)
Special deals and voucher codes that are only available to Prime members, plus early access to some deals (including 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals)
A membership is absolutely stacked with benefits, including, of course, access to Prime Day deals on Oct. 13 and 14.
If you don’t think Amazon Prime is for you long-term, but you still want access to Prime Day deals, we recommend going for the free trial and cancelling your membership once Prime Day is over. You’ll gain access to the best deals without spending a penny on a membership. Just don’t forget to cancel.
Once you are signed up, whether with a free trial or full membership, you can maximise your chances to save on Prime Day. With plenty of big discounts on TVs, laptops, gaming equipment, and more expected in this highly anticipated event, there has never been a better time to sign up.