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Can I get great deals on Amazon Prime Day 2017 if I’m not a Prime member?

Amazon Prime Day 2017 is coming this July, offering huge discounts on a massive range of goods, including Amazon’s own digital services. Here’s how to get involved, even if you’re not a Prime member.

Prime Day may only be three years old, yet it’s already becoming one of our favourite days in summer. That’s because, for one glorious 24-hour period, you can bag yourself all kinds of great deals on tech, hardware, clothes, toys and everything you could possibly desire (just about).

This year, Amazon has even extended the wonders of Prime Day. In 2017, the discount event kicks off six hours earlier, meaning 30 full hours of cheap goods. You can even bag yourself great deals on some of Amazon’s digital services, including Music Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited, in the run-up to Prime Day’s kick-off.

Check out our big feature on Amazon Prime Day 2017 for all you need to know, including the start time and date and the best deals we know about already.

However, there is a kind of catch. As the name itself suggests, you can only take advantage of Prime Day 2017 if you’re an Amazon Prime member.

Amazon Prime costs £79 a year to join, although it’s well worth every penny. To start, you get one-day delivery on loads of stuff. On top of that you also get immediate access to a load of movies, TV shows, Kindle books, music and magazines, which you can consume both online and offline.

Of course, £79 is a lot of cash, especially if your wages get eaten up in seconds by the rent monster. Luckily you can still take advantage of Prime Day 2017, even if you can’t afford that £79 asking price – and here’s how.

How to get a free trial of Amazon Prime

Amazon is currently offering a free trial of Prime for any customers who might still be on the fence. Just head to the Prime page and you’ll spy a ‘start your 30-day Prime free trial’ button. Click that and follow the instructions and you’ll be signed up for the trial.

If you activate your trial right now, you’ll be able to enjoy Prime Day 2017 and all of its associated deals for no extra cost. Just remember that you’ll be charged the full subscription fee after your trial expires, unless you cancel your subscription ahead of time.

Can I get a discount on Amazon Prime membership?

Amazon was offering a £20 discount on annual Prime membership until July 3, to get customers signing up. The offer has of course ended now, but we’ll update again with any further price cuts in the future.

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