Amazon looks set to have some tasty discounts for members of Amazon Prime this year.
For Black Friday 2018, Amazon gave Prime members an exclusive 30-minute early access period to all Lightning Deals, which meant that Prime members were able to snap up the bargains before everyone else.
The next big event for Prime members is likely to be Amazon Prime Day 2019 and if last year's event is anything to go by, there will be some fantastic savings on offer, which you'll only be able to get if you are a Prime member.
What is Amazon Prime?
A core part of Amazon's business strategy, Prime gives you access to Amazon's free music and movie streaming services – with the ever-tempting option of then paying for their not-free music and movie services, and also free, one-day delivery on goods bought from Amazon and certain third parties who sell through Amazon.
Prime Membership costs money: £79 a year in the UK or $119 a year in the US. As noted, for that fee, you get unlimited one-day delivery on your orders, access to Amazon Prime Instant Video, regular deals for Prime subscribers and you will be able to take advantage of the discounts offered on Amazon Prime Day 2019.
We think that the benefits of Prime membership make that annual fee worth paying, but what if you just want to try Prime without paying for it? Like, for instance, during the Amazon Prime day sales period?
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What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is an annual event – usually lasting a bit more than a day – when Amazon discounts a whole load of products, but only for Amazon Prime members.
It's a way to say thank you to its most loyal customers and also to entice you into becoming a paid-up Prime member if you're not yet signed up.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2019?
Amazon has not yet announced a date for this year's Amazon Prime Day but in 2018 it ran from Monday 16 July through Tuesday 17 July. In 2017, Amazon Prime Day ran for 30 hours from Monday 19 July.
So it's a fairly safe bet to say that Amazon Prime Day 2019 will run in mid-July, and if we were gambling folk we'd put our money on Amazon Prime Day 2019 starting on Monday 15 July and running through Tuesday 16 July.
Get Amazon Prime free for 30 days
Amazon offers all new customers a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime which is way longer than you'll need if you just want to snap up the Prime Day deals. So not only will you get the deals you're after, but you'll have a full month of free one-day Amazon deliveries plus all the other benefits that Prime members enjoy.
You can cancel at any time during your free trial and you won't be charged a penny. Ready to grab your free trial? Hit the links below.
Get Amazon Prime free for six months
If you're a student, you're in luck, because Amazon is offering you a free six-month Amazon Prime trial. After that, should you decide not to cancel, then Prime Student will cost you just £3.99 a month.
And if you do decided to cancel, that six-month free trial period means you'll be able to use your Prime account to get free delivery on well into 2019 before you pull the plug.