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Is Amazon Prime Worth it in Ireland?

Updated: 5 days ago

Author Note: If after reading, you found this Blog Post to be beneficial and are going to subscribe to Amazon anyway, you might consider clicking one of my Amazon Affiliate links below and signing up that way. As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying signups/ purchases. If you already have an Amazon UK account you can still use the links below to direct you to sign up. This Post is mainly for people in Ireland and also the UK who are in the market for Amazon Prime and other featured Apps. I am writing from my own experiences using Amazon Prime.


Subscriptions

Subscriptions are the new 'In Thing' these days. Everywhere you look there are new Subscription Services popping up and some that were free are now charging for them. Media companies are jumping in with both feet to bring new subscription platforms and in the future it looks like this will be the same across the board. In Ireland, we seem to be added last to the list of these companies so when they come on board it can be hard to decide which ones to go with. With all these companies offering the same packages, are any of them offering more value for your money? Yes, there is. Have you heard of Amazon Prime?



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Amazon Prime

I have had an account on Amazon UK for many years and every time I logged in I saw the Prime Logo which became more prominent as time went by. I eventually joined and from the start noticed that I personally benefiting from being a Prime Customer because of their Free Shipping options. I currently pay £8.99 per month but there is a saving by paying the annual rate of £95.00. I must switch over as I had forgotten about the different rates and was only reminded when I started writing this post. When first reading about the charges I thought they were a bit excessive, why would I pay nearly €10.50 odd per month? I have added the Amazon listed benefits in bullet points but also added my own views below that. Read on Below.


Amazon Prime members can:

  • Access unlimited, FREE Delivery on millions of items

  • Enjoy unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows, through Prime Video

  • Read as much as they want from a rotating selection of more than a thousand books, recent magazine issues, comics, Kindle singles and more, on any device at any time

  • Securely store an unlimited amount of photos with anywhere access through Prime Photos

  • Listen to over two million songs on Prime Music

  • Get exclusive, early access to daily Lightning Deals


Sign up here for a 30 Day Free Amazon Prime Trial.


Benefits of an Amazon Prime Account

Amazon Prime offers free shipping on lots of products. Not all, you must remember that Amazon has thousands of independent sellers that sell products with added shipping costs. Many of these sellers seem to charge a low amount for shipping so if Amazon doesn't sell the product you won't break the bank by buying from one of these sellers.


In Ireland, if you are a basic Amazon UK account holder and currently order at least 2 packages a month from Amazon you would justify the Prime Membership monthly cost at your ease. If you order more than 2 packages a month then you are really saving. As an Amazon customer I would regularly order more than these quantities per month so am making a substantial saving per annum. Generally, these are products that I can't source in Ireland through any Irish retailer. I always check first.


Sign up here for a 30 Day Free Amazon Prime Trial.


Added Benefit

As a Prime Customer, you also have access to the Amazon Prime Video app which allows you access to tons of TV Shows and Movies for free. Watch one or two movies or TV Shows a month and add the money saved on shipping and the price is most certainly worth it. If you compare that to buying a few DVDs or attending the Cinema once or twice a month then it is most certainly a great saving. I have a few other media apps which I am considering cancelling but I will keep my Prime Membership as is.


Sign up here for a 30 Day Free Amazon Prime Trial.




Other Amazon Products

Amazon has other subscription products that you can sign up for too. Music, Audible, Kids, Kindle. These offer a great variation from one source instead of multiple companies.


Amazon Music

If you like your music on the go you can have access to up to 70 million songs with no adverts

  • Unlimited access to 70 million songs – including all the latest and greatest artists and albums, as well as thousands of playlists and stations

  • Ad-free listening – uninterrupted, high quality audio

  • Offline listening – download to listen to your favourite music, wherever you are

  • Hands-free listening with Alexa – exclusive voice feature


Sign up here for a 30 Day Free Amazon Music Trial.



Amazon Audible

Audible is the publisher and distributor of the world’s largest selection of digital audiobooks and spoken-word content. Audible customers can listen anytime and anywhere to professionally narrated audiobooks across a wide range of genres, including bestsellers, new releases, sci-fi, romances, classics, and more.


An Audible Trial offers a great way for a customer to try audiobooks. With their Trial, you will receive:

  • One free audiobook of your choice

  • The ability to choose from 200,000-plus titles, including bestsellers, new releases, sci-fi, romances, mysteries, classics, and more

  • The option to cancel easily, anytime; audiobooks already purchased are yours to keep, even if you cancel






Amazon Kids

How does it work?

Amazon Kids+ is an all-in-one subscription that gives kids access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, Audible books, and games on compatible Fire, Android, iOS, and Kindle devices.

Parents also receive access to easy-to-use parental controls that allow them to find the right balance between education and entertainment. Parents can personalise screen time limits, set educational goals, filter age-appropriate content, and also manage web browsing and content usage based on their preferences.

Amazon Kids+ has so much to offer, including:

  • A world of content for kids to explore within a completely kid-friendly environment

  • Promotion of reading and math with educational apps and thousands of books

  • Flexible parental controls where you can choose what content each child sees, set educational goals and time limits. You can manage these settings from their device, or remotely from our Amazon Parent Dashboard

  • Ability to personalize each kid’s experience with profiles, and let them watch where they want to – on Fire Tablets, or Kindle eReaders


Sign up here for a 30 Day Kids Plus Trial


Amazon Kindle Unlimited

What is the Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial offer?

The Kindle Unlimited Free Trial is a great way for customers to explore over 1 million books, thousands of audiobooks, and popular magazines on any device.

Great benefits of Kindle Unlimited include:

  • Unlimited Access to over 1 Million eBooks

  • Rotating selection of popular magazines

  • Thousands of books with audible narration

  • Read anytime, on any device with the free Kindle app

After the 30-day free trial, the subscription will review on a monthly basis. Members have the option to cancel their subscription any time.




Conclusion

If you are in the market for some new entertainment then Amazon will certainly have something for you. Enjoy the benefits of Prime membership, if used wisely will actually save you money. Like I mentioned at the top of the Post, I would appreciate you signing up for your Free Trials using one of my links above. If my recommendations match up with your experiences maybe you will keep your membership and explore some of the other options listed here. It took a bit of time to write this Post and add my own experiences so using my Affiliate links means I may earn from qualifying signups/ purchases.

Thank you for Reading my Post, David




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