When you shop online at Amazon, the retailer offers a 30-day free trial of the service.

But this is the best deal you can get, if you pay upfront.

That’s because, as we explained last year, you can only sign up for the 30-days program if you are paying Amazon directly for the product, and you can’t take a free 30-month trial if you’re also paying for the same product with Amazon Prime. 

Amazon Prime Day If you’re a regular Amazon shopper, you’ve probably heard that Prime Day is a great time to shop online.

You can spend $35 to get a $50 Amazon Prime Card or, if that’s more of your money, you’ll get to shop for $30 in Amazon Prime-exclusive merchandise, including exclusive items, exclusive Amazon gift cards, and special offers.

But if you want to spend less, you’re probably not getting the best value.

Here are five reasons why you can spend less on Amazon Prime than you might have hoped:1.

You’re already paying for Amazon Prime 2.

You’ll get a free $25 gift card if you sign up in the Amazon Prime 30-Day program, but you can also pay $25 for other Prime products that are part of the Prime program, including $25 off Amazon gift card purchases.


You won’t get Amazon Prime members-only discounts on your purchases.

If you buy a $100 Amazon Prime product, you will only be able to get $25 in Prime-related discounts.

Amazon Prime cardmembers can also get discounts on their Prime membership card, but only if they buy products from Amazon through Prime.


You may be able get Amazon credit for your Amazon Prime membership.

But the credit only lasts for 30 days, and it only applies to purchases made from the Amazon App Store or Google Play Store.

It’s unlikely that Amazon will extend credit to Prime members for other purchases, like books and music, unless the Prime Card program becomes more lucrative.


You could pay full price for the Prime membership if you really want to shop at Amazon Prime and not pay extra for the loyalty program.

If so, you should probably check out the Amazon Store to see if the product you’re interested in is available.