One very useful money-saving perk in 2022 that is still available to all new third-level students in Ireland is a six-month FREE trial of Amazon Prime.
Third Level students in Ireland can get a six month Free Trial of Student Amazon Prime.
You can sign up for the free trial on the Amazon Prime Student Sign Up Page .
Student Amazon Prime includes FREE Priority (2 day) delivery to Ireland.
Amazon Prime membership gets you FREE priority delivery to Ireland. No minimum order value is required for Amazon Prime free delivery in Ireland – but all the items ordered have to be eligible for Prime.
Amazon opened a new Irish warehouse in Dublin in August 2022,. This will mean that Amazon will be able to provide faster delivery for customers across the country, including one-day delivery on thousands of items.
Free next-day delivery in the UK is also included for Amazon Prime members in Ireland.
Free Deliveroo “Plus” for a year is Included.
If you are an Amazon Prime customer, you can now get Deliveroo Plus membership FREE for 12 months. (Normally €3.99 a month). (Deliveroo Plus gets you free delivery on all food orders over €25.)
Amazon Prime Video is Also Included
Prime Video is included with Amazon Prime in Ireland . Prime Video has hundreds of free films and TV programs for streaming. The number of videos available to Prime members in Ireland is not as big as it is for UK based members – but hey… it’s free for 6 months and there are some really good Amazon exclusive films and TV shows that are well worth watching.
Another good reason to get the Amazon Prime Free Trial
If you are not an Amazon Prime member you will no longer get totally free delivery on orders over £20.
This is because Amazon has to charge import VAT on the £6 delivery charge before they discount it. This means all non-Prime members will be paying £1.26 VAT on delivery charges to Ireland on all orders over £20.
Delivery to Ireland is totally free for Prime members. (on Prime eligible items)
Brexit and Amazon Prime
Shopping on Amazon UK does not mean any extra VAT for Irish customers after Brexit. Read more about Shopping on Amazon UK in Ireland after Brexit.
Amazon UK charges Irish VAT at the checkout on all goods .
There may be import duty on some items – but only when your order is over €150.
More about Customs Duty here.
Sharing Prime Membership
If you are not a student, but you have someone else in your family that is a student, why not get them to sign up for the free Student Prime trial.?
It is possible to add several different payment cards on an Amazon account – for example, a student could add their parents’ credit card as a payment method. Alternatively – parents or siblings could send the student an Amazon gift card to cover the cost of their purchases.
Is the Amazon Prime Student Free Trial Available to Irish Students?
YES – the free Student Amazon Prime trial is definitely available to all third-level students who are studying in the Republic of Ireland.
Don’t worry if,at first glance ,it seems that the free trial is just for students at UK universities.
When you are asked to supply a “.ac.uk” email address you can enter an “edu.ie” email address instead, if you have one. See below if you haven’t got one..)
How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost For Students ?
After the six-month trial is over – Amazon Prime student membership will cost £4.49 per month .This is half of the normal price.
Student Amazon Prime will last for up to 4 years (or until the end of your course) . You can easily cancel the free trial just before the 6 months is up and you won’t have to pay anything.
We have heard of some people that even signed up for a cheap or free online course just to qualify for a free Student Amazon Prime trial.
Existing Amazon Prime members will be refunded any Prime fees already paid if you sign up for Student Prime.
To be eligible for Amazon Prime Student – you must be:
- aged 18 years or older,
- a student enrolled in a higher education institution located in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland,
- 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. Important Note -If you do not have an e-mail address containing the suffix .edu.ie , you can still sign up for Prime Student. (see below)
If you don’t have a .edu.ie email address then Amazon UK will accept any one of the following:-
- a confirmation letter from your Irish university or college
- a tuition bill for the current term. (must include institution name, course details and start date, student address)
- a tuition invoice for the current term with your name and your institution’s name on it.
- an official acceptance letter for the upcoming term ( printed on official institution headed paper and including student name and address, course details and enrolment date, expected graduation/completion date).
Full details can be found as you complete the signup.
When Amazon determines that you’re eligible for student Prime, they will send you a follow-up e-mail within 3-5 business days. The email will contain a link to allow you to complete the sign-up process.
If you are already on Amazon Prime and you switch over to Student Prime – then you will be refunded any fees already paid.
Apply for your six-month free trial on the Amazon Prime Student sign up page
Amazon Currency Conversion
If you are spending quite a bit online at Amazon or other UK or US websites you should think about signing up for an account at N26 – the online bank.
The N26 debit card has no fees when spending in non-Euro currencies. The main Irish banks will charge you 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 on Why you should not use Amazon’s Currency Converter
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