Amazon’s Black Friday sale is coming up, and there are bound to be loads of discounts available – especially if you’re a Prime member. Plus, you’ll get free (and fast) delivery on your purchases.
Prime membership costs £95/$139 per year or £8.99/$14.99 if you’d rather pay monthly, but gets you access to plenty of other perks. Unlimited free one-day delivery (on many items) is probably the most well-known, but you can also use the Prime Video streaming service and store unlimited photos in cloud storage. The full range of benefits can be found on the Amazon website.
If you’ve never subscribed to Amazon Prime, signing up now will get you a 30-day free trial. Here’s what you need to know. You can also check out Tech Advisor’s picks of the best products and deals for Black Friday.
How to sign up for Amazon Prime on desktop
- To sign up to Amazon Prime, head to Amazon’s dedicated Prime sign up page. The first month is free, as a part of the 30-day free trial.
- On Amazon’s sign-up page, click on ‘Try Prime’, which will then ask for your Amazon login details.
- If you don’t already have an account, click ‘Create your Amazon account’
- You should immediately see a page that asks for your credit card and address information if it’s not already stored with Amazon. Once on the homepage, hover the ‘Prime’ button just under your basket and click ‘Get started’
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- You should see Amazon’s Prime sign up-page again. Click on ‘Start your 30-day free trial’.
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- Amazon will ask you to confirm your credit card information and billing address. If everything looks okay, click on “Try Prime FREE – pay later”.
- You should now see a confirmation page welcoming you to Amazon Prime
How to sign up for Amazon Prime on mobile
The process is slightly different via the mobile app, which you’ll need to download from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) first. A full guide to the process is available in our separate article on how to get Amazon Prime for free.
Keep in mind, Amazon will charge you the Prime membership fee every month (or year) after the free trial ends unless you cancel your membership. Doing so before the 30 days are up means you can access all the Prime Day deals without needing to pay extra.
How to sign up to Prime with Amazon Alexa
If you own an Echo device or a smart home speaker that runs Amazon Alexa, you can also sign up for Amazon Prime by simply saying “Alexa, sign me up for Prime”.