How to get the best Prime Day deals without paying for Amazon Prime

How to get the best Prime Day deals without paying for Amazon Prime
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Like most people, your relationship with Amazon is probably best described as complicated. Most of us are less than happy about its dominance, and its effect on smaller, independent retailers. But then there's no denying it is mighty good at getting shiny new devices through your door in double-quick time, and at knockdown prices to boot.

So you can't ignore the company's two-day shopping extravaganza, Amazon Prime Day, especially if you're currently feeling the pinch and are in need of a bargain. A wide-range of electronics are sure to be on offer, including speakers, TVs, headphones and more.

But there's a catch. The clue is in the name: you do need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of any of these savings. And that costs money. It's a pretty good deal generally, with Amazon Prime offering fast, free delivery, and access to Prime Music and Prime Video, but nevertheless if you haven't signed-up, you won't be able to take advantage of the Prime Day deals.

However, there is a way to take advantage of Prime Day without spending a penny on Prime membership: sign-up for the Prime free trial. Thanks to the 30-day free trial, you can sign up now and take advantage of the Prime Day sales. Once you've filled your boots, and perhaps your online shopping basket, you can cancel your membership (with nothing to pay) and ride off into the sunset with a bundle of discounted products under your arm... Just don't tell Amazon we told you. 

Amazon Prime Day 30-day free trial

Amazon Prime Day 30-day free trial

Get unlimited one-day delivery on millions of items, free access to Prime Video and Prime Music, access to a rotating selection of eBooks and magazines, and access to Prime Day deals.

Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).

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