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Amazon to increase Prime cost

As you’ve probably already heard Amazon is to increase the cost of its Prime delivery and streaming service due to "increased inflation and operation costs."

The technology giant's Prime service offers free unlimited next day delivery, entertainment and live sport streaming.

The Prime subscription will increase from £7.99 a monthly to £8.99 from 15 September for new customers, or on the date of the customer's next renewal of the service.

The annual membership cost will increase from £79 to £95 a year for UK customers. it will be the first increase since 2014.

A spokesperson for Amazon said: "With increased inflation and operating costs in the UK continuing to rise, we will change the price of Prime."

Now if you pay monthly it may be best to switch to a yearly deal at the current price before the 15th Sept.

This means that you’re still get the year at £79 and get free delivery of all those last minute Summer/ Halloween and Christmas pressies.

If you pay yearly it’s a little more tricky.

However if your renewal was to fall a couple of weeks after the 15th Sept you might want to consider cancelling your contract and restarting again. This should then lock in the £79 price tag for the next 12 months.

So what do you get:

  • Unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items in the UK and Same Day Delivery in select areas. Unlimited Two-Day Delivery to Ireland.

  • Same-day grocery delivery on orders of £40 or more, in select areas.

  • Watch what you love on Prime Video with award-winning Amazon Originals, as well as movies, TV shows, live sports, and more.

  • Amazon Music Prime gives you access to millions of ad-free songs and playlists. Listen with Alexa or on the go when you download to your mobile device.

  • Amazon Photos offers unlimited full-resolution online photo storage and 5 GB free video storage. Access your photos and videos anywhere, from your desktop, mobile, or tablet devices.

  • Prime Reading lets you enjoy unlimited reading on any device, with over a thousand books, magazines, comics and articles.

  • Amazon First Reads allows you to choose one Kindle book of the six Editors' Picks each month for no additional cost.

  • Prime Gaming offers free games, in-game loot, and a Twitch channel subscription every month.

  • Prime Try Before You Buy lets you try on clothes and shoes in the comfort of your home without paying first. You have 7 days to decide which items you like and only pay for what you keep.

I hope that I’ve explained everything in enough detail.

Click the below link to check out what’s available on Prime and how to become a member.

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