Third Level students in Ireland can get six months FREE trial of Amazon Prime.
If you are a student and you use Amazon – this is a great deal.
You can join up on the Amazon Prime Student sign up page .
At first glance , it looks like the trial might just be for students at UK universities – but the free trial is definitely available to students who are studying in the Republic of Ireland .
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 the free delivery. Free next day delivery in the UK is also included.
After the 6 month 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. (It could come in very useful for the Christmas shopping !)
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 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.
If you do not have an e-mail address containing the suffix.edu.ie or .ac.uk , you may still sign up for Prime Student .
Amazon will accept a confirmation letter from your uni/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 sign up.
Get 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 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 cheaper way to pay is with a Revolut card. As with N26 – there are no processing fees for spending in Sterling or other Non Euro currencies.
More here about Debit card charges when buying in the UK