Third Level students in Ireland can get a six months FREE trial of Amazon Prime.
This is a good time of year to sign up – because you will be able to take advantage of the free delivery for all your shopping for the new term and you will still have the free trial for all your Christmas shopping.
You can join up here on the Amazon Prime Student sign up page .
At first glance, it might seem that the free trial is just for students at UK universities – but the free trial is also definitely available to students who are studying in the Republic of Ireland. Where they ask for your “.ac.uk” email address you can enter your edu.ie email address if you have one. (See below if you haven’t got one.)
Amazon Prime now includes FREE priority (2 day) delivery to Ireland on all Prime-eligible items (and there are millions of them.) No minimum order value applies for free delivery in Ireland. Free next-day delivery in the UK is also included.
After the 6 months, free trial is over – Prime membership will cost £3.99 per month for Students. (This is half the normal non-student price.) You can easily cancel the trial just before the 6 months is up and you won’t have to pay anything.
If you have anyone in your family that is a student – just get them to sign up for the free Prime trial and get them to order your shopping with free 2-day delivery. It is possible to add several different payment cards on Amazon – for example, a student could add his parents’ credit card as a payment method.
Amazon Prime also comes with access to hundreds of free films and TV programs for streaming. The number of videos available to Prime members in Ireland is not a big as it is for UK based members – but hey… it’s free for 6 months.
Non-students in Ireland can get a shorter 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime (More about that here.) But if you have a student in the family – maybe just get them to sign up for the 6 month free trial – and they can do the ordering for you!
To sign up for and use Amazon Prime Student, you must
- be aged 18 years or older,
- be a student enrolled in a higher education institution geographically located in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland,
- be able to provide proof of enrolment upon request,
- have a valid academic e-mail address that contains the domain suffix .edu.ie if you’re a student in the Republic of Ireland or ac.uk if you’re a student in the UK. Note –If you do not have an e-mail address containing the suffix.edu.ie or .ac.uk , you can still sign up for Prime Student.
Amazon will accept a confirmation letter from your university or college or a tuition bill for the current term. Amazon will also accept an official acceptance letter for the upcoming term (must be printed on official institution headed paper and include student name and address, course details and enrolment date, expected graduation/completion date).
Full details can be found when you go through the signup.
When Amazon determines you’re eligible, they will send you a follow-up e-mail within 3-5 business days that contains a link which allows you to complete the sign-up process.
Apply for your six-month free trial here – On the Amazon Prime Student sign up page
Top Tip: If you are spending quite a bit online at Amazon or other UK or USA websites you should think about signing up for an account at N26 – a new online bank. Their debit card has no fees when spending in non-Euro currencies. The main Irish banks charge as much as 3% on all non-euro debit card purchases.
Another debit card that does not charge fees when spending outside the Eurozone is available from Revolut.
See more information here about why you should not use Amazon’s Currency Converter
More details here about Debit card charges when buying in the UK