amazon prime increase

prodgers66
prodgers66 Posts: 5 Forumite
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edited 26 July 2022 at 4:59PM in Shop but don't drop
Can i close my amazon prime account and then sign up again and hence beat the impending price rise?
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 35,242 Forumite
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    It may make sense if you're currently on a monthly plan and take out an annual one.
  • Frankie67
    Frankie67 Posts: 5 Forumite
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    edited 26 July 2022 at 1:33PM
    With Amazon putting the price of membership up to £95 from the 15th Sept 2022 for RENEWALS and new customers, check your renewal date.
    It could well be worth cancelling your membership on the 14th of Sept and as soon as you get the email confirming your cancelation take out a new membership for £79 which will last till 14th Sept 2023. 
    I'm new to the site so if anyone knows where better to post this then feel free.
  • Think I'll be doing exactly that 
  • Frankie67
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    Yes, the increase is for renewals FROM the 15th Sept 2022. 
    If you cancel your membership on the 14th then take out a new membership for £79 that lasts until Sept 2023 rather than pay the £95.
    Even if you have a yearly membership and you cancel you should get a refund of unused membership. 
    My renewal date is Feb 2023 so I will be cancelling on the 14th Sept 2022 and take out a new membership.
  • MACKEM99
    MACKEM99 Posts: 901 Forumite
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    20% increase on annual fee wow
  • jenster
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      my amazon prime membership is due to renew on the 18th Sept  i was wondering could i cancel it on say the 10th  and then renew it  a couple of days later to beat the price hike ?  is that allowed
  • hop3y
    hop3y Posts: 517 Forumite
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    jenster said:
      my amazon prime membership is due to renew on the 18th Sept  i was wondering could i cancel it on say the 10th  and then renew it  a couple of days later to beat the price hike ?  is that allowed
    Yes you can.
  • jenster
    jenster Posts: 505 Forumite
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    is there any waiting time  from cancellation to  renewal ?    as my renewal is on the 18th sept      i dont wanna canel and find i cant sigh up again for  another  30 days or more
  • Frankie67
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    jenster said:
      my amazon prime membership is due to renew on the 18th Sept  i was wondering could i cancel it on say the 10th  and then renew it  a couple of days later to beat the price hike ?  is that allowed
    Nothing stops you from cancelling then taking out a new membership within a couple of mins. I suspect Amazon are expecting a lot of people to do this, remember the increase only starts at your renewal date. 

  • Thanks for the prompt replies. I thought as much but didn’t want to get caught with the “that email/account already exists” response. 
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