I’ve had Amazon Prime for over a decade now, I swear by it. I was shopping on Prime day long before Black Friday or Amazon Prime day here in the UK was a thing.
Which is why you can guarantee I’ve found the cheapest way to get Amazon Prime in the UK.
If you’re looking for the cheapest way to get Amazon Prime in the US, then I recommend reading this guide from How To Geek. As the discount methods and discount percentages differ when compared to the UK.
Get The 30 Day Free Trial
If you’re new to Amazon then you can get a 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime.
However, if you’re a student, scroll down this article further to read about how you can get a whole six months free trial of Amazon Prime.
Pro Tip: After this, the subscription auto-renews at £7.99 a month so try implement some of the cost-cutting measures below to save you money on your subscription.
Sign Up Over The Prime Day Period
Every year for the past five years or so Amazon has discounted the Amazon Prime annual subscription cost from £79 to £59 over the Amazon Prime Day period.
That’s a saving of £20, and likely to be the best saving you’re going to get (with the least amount of hassle) unless you’re a student.
Amazon Prime day is a two-day event often scheduled in July.
Get Student Discount
If you’re a student then you can get a six month free trial of Amazon Prime (provided you’ve not previously subscribed to the Amazon Prime service)
After your free six-month subscription has finished you’ll need to subscribe. In which case students get 50% off Amazon Prime.
This makes it either; £3.99 a month or £39 for the year.
Pro Tip: If you can afford it go for the annual subscription which makes it just £3.25 a month.
To apply the student discount to your Amazon Prime account or sign up to Amazon Prime student you’ll need to follow these instructions.
Use Amazon Gift Cards
Amazon gift cards can be used to subsidise the cost or pay the entire cost of your Amazon Prime subscription.
You can ask for Amazon gift cards as a gift for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries etc.
TopCashBack currently offers an additional 2% extra on your earnings when converting them to Amazon gift cards.
As you can see (right-hand side) I have £15.75 in my reward wallet, however, I’m able to get a £16.07 Amazon gift card due to that 2% bonus.
The other major cashback website, Quidco also offers the same 2% bonus when withdrawing your cashback into Amazon gift cards (can only be applied when cashback earnings are more than £10.00)
Here’s a guide on how to apply an Amazon gift card to your Amazon account.