Amazon slashes Prime annual membership cost – but only until this Wednesday

£20 chopped off the regular price in time for Black Friday and Christmas shopping

Amazon has announced that, for the next three days, new subscribers to Amazon Prime will pay £59 for an annual subscription – a saving of £20 from the regular price.

The offer, which runs from 16 to 18 November in the UK, has been timed to coincide with Amazon’s Black Friday Week, which will take place all next week. Amazon Prime members will have early access to around 7,000 special deals during this time – probably much in the same way that they currently get 30 minutes of early access to Amazon’s regular Lightning Deals.

Of course, an Amazon Prime membership comes with many other advantages. Prime users get free next-day delivery on millions of items, while those living in certain parts of London have access to even faster same-day delivery. 
There’s also a music streaming service, Prime Music, which – while it’s no match for the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal in terms of its library – features over a million tracks. There’s unlimited, secure photo storage via Prime Photos and Amazon Cloud Drive. Kindle users get access to an additional 500,000 ebooks through the Kindle Lending Library.

Then there’s Prime Video, Amazon’s streaming service. With a good selection of films and TV shows, including plenty of exclusive Amazon Studios original content, it’s a credible alternative to Netflix. You can take a look at our pick of the best stuff to watch on it here.

The catch with this offer is that it’s available only to new subscribers, so if you’ve already got a Prime account you don’t get the £20 off – you’ll still have to stump up the full £79 annual fee.

[Source: Amazon]