The Amazon Prime membership scheme has been around for a few years now. It started off with members just getting free next day delivery on eligible items. It was then expanded to include some free Music (about 2 million songs) as well as a selection of free Films and TV programs.
Before July 2018 , Amazon Prime for Irish residents just included the free next day UK delivery and access to some of the Amazon Prime films and TV.
Since the start of July 2018 – Amazon Prime members in Ireland can now also get FREE priority 2 day delivery to Ireland on all orders (of eligible items) . Normally this 2 day delivery costs a minimum of £14.98.
Not all items sold on Amazon are eligible for Prime – but there are plenty that are.
You can get a free 30 Day Trial of Amazon Prime here .
The normal price of Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month or £79.99 per year.
As well as the free 2 day delivery to Ireland you get access to Prime Video.
Amazon Prime Video for Irish members is not as extensive as the UK version – but when we checked in July 2018 there were 3221 films available and 360 TV series.
Prime members can also borrow from thousands of ebook titles from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. You also get secure, unlimited photo storage.
Of course Irish residents with Amazon Prime also get free next day delivery to UK addresses.
The easiest way to find out if it is any good for you – is to sign up for the free 30 day trial . If you don’t think it’s worth £7.99 a month you can just turn off the auto renewal before the 30 day trial runs out . If you know you will be ordering a few things on Amazon – such as around Christmas time – that would be a good time to try the free 30 day trial.
The option of Free Super Saver delivery to Ireland on orders over £25 is still available for non Prime members – but this can take 4 to 6 days and sometimes more.
Sadly – the inclusive free “Amazon Prime Music” is not available in Ireland for Amazon Prime members – but their Amazon Music Unlimited option is available in Ireland. It offers 40 million songs including loads of new releases from popular artists. It costs £9.99/month – and you can get a 30 day Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited Here
You can stream Amazon Music Unlimited songs on your phone , Kindle Fire, Tablet , Amazon Echo , Laptop or PC. You can also download songs to play offline.