Money Hack: Shop the Amazon Prime Day deals without actually paying for Prime

Posted: 14 July 2018 8:15 am News

Amazon Prime Day is coming up and you can still shop the deals, even if you don't want to pay for a Prime subscription.

Amazon Prime Day is coming up this Monday 16 July and it's the first time Australians will be able to shop these sales from their very own local Amazon site. Amazon Prime Day is a global sale that offers thousands of discounts to anyone with an Amazon Prime subscription. The Prime subscription offering just launched here in Australia and many people may be wondering whether it's worth paying for Prime membership so they can access the sale. Well, you don't actually need to pay for a Prime subscription to shop these deals.

The hack

Amazon Australia launched Prime in June 2018 and with the launch came a limited time offer. You can trial Amazon Prime for 30 days for free. You will need to create an account and share all your details, but you won't actually be charged for your membership for the first 30 days.

For any savvy shoppers out there looking to grab some bargains on Amazon Prime Day, this is a great way to access the perks and deals without committing to the cost of a Prime subscription. All you'll need to do is then cancel your subscription before the end of the 30 day period, and it won't cost you a cent.

In Australia, an Amazon Prime subscription will set you back $6.99. While this isn't incredibly pricey, it's worth doing your homework to determine if the perks of being a Prime member are indeed worth the cost. Here at finder, we've compiled a breakdown of what you'll actually get from your Amazon Prime subscription. We've also compared the offering of Amazon Prime with other leading subscription shipping services like eBay Plus and Shipster.

But of course, one of the best ways to see if Amazon Prime is worth it for you is to just give it a go. The current free trial offering has no lock-in contract and you can cancel whenever you like, so it's not a bad idea to try it out. Especially in the lead up to Amazon Prime Day and all the crazy sales.

Head to our Amazon Prime Day hub to see more about this epic sale and the deals and specials we're going to see. Or head on over to Amazon Australia to sign up to that free Prime trial.

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