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How do I get Amazon Prime Early Access deals without paying for Prime?

Amazon Prime Day Deals
Free benefits: you can enjoy discounts without subscribing

Every year Amazon has a day of Amazon Prime Day deals, exclusively for Prime customers. But, this year, they’ve introduced an additional period, which they’ve named Prime Early Access Deals and it runs from 11th to 12th of October. Like Prime Day, it’s for Prime customers only.

Currently costing £8.99 a month or £95 a year (£4.49 a month/£46.49 a year if you’re a student) you get many benefits with Prime, but it’s still a chunk of money some people can’t justify.

Can you still get access to these offers without buying a Prime membership? Yes. Yes, you can.

Claim a 30-day trial

Amazon offer a 30-day free trial of Prime and, once you have it, you can access all the Prime features. You can sign up for the trial once a year.

Time needed: 2 minutes

How to sign up for a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial

  1. Make sure you have an account

    To start the trial you’ll need an existing Amazon account. If you don’t have one already, sign up for one.

  2. Have a debit or credit card to hand

    You’ll need to hand over debit or credit card details so that further payments can be taken if you continue using Prime after the trial period. Don’t worry, you can cancel the trial before this happens – in fact, you can cancel the trial straight away and still retain your trial membership for the full 30 days.

  3. Sign up for the trial

    Head to the Prime Trial page and provide your payment details.

  4. Profit!

    That’s it – you’re all signed up for Amazon Prime

Are you a student? Claim a six-month trial!

If you’re a student, then you can claim a six-month free trial. Here’s how to sign up for the student trial:

  • Head to the Prime Student page
  • Provide your student email details and payment details
  • That’s it – you’re all signed up for Prime Student

During your six months you can enjoy the majority of the usual Prime benefits (see the T&Cs, as they’re not quite the same as the standard Prime) along with 10% off textbooks and fashion, along with various other exclusive offers.

About the author

David Artiss

Works for Automattic Inc., the company behind and Tumblr. Tech geek, international speaker and occasional PC Pro podcaster. Lover of Lego and video games.

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