Free Amazon Prime for a year if you are living in one of these villages
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Free Amazon Prime for a year if you are living in one of these villages

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Found 9th Nov
Just read this at Daily Mirror. To celebrate 10 years of prime Amazon giving away free prime for a year if you living one of these 10 villages.

The households in ten following villages will receive a unique code to unlock their free one year Prime membership this week are:

  • Calvert Green, Buckinghamshire
  • Churchover, Warwickshire
  • Daresbury, Cheshire
  • Garvald and Bara, East Lothian
  • Holwell, Hertfordshire
  • Kirkton of Tough, Aberdeenshire
  • Llanwern, Newport
  • Marloes and St. Brides, Pembrokeshire
  • Roughfort, County Antrim
  • Rubane, County Down

mirror.co.uk/mon…170

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If you live in these places you also get the next week guaranteed delivery from the local courier on his stick and hoop, coincidently he's also the local milkman, Bin man and post master!!!

Original Poster

Why can’t we not vote cold and leave it for those who can benefit from these ?
I must say I never heard of any of these places but it’s freebie so good on them if they live there.
Edited by: "nihir" 9th Nov

Googlyhead7 m ago

This is just a variation on their old prime signup scam where they're …This is just a variation on their old prime signup scam where they're pushing the "free trial" on people with a morally dubious automatic renewal (in advance!).They have the expectation that a good portion will either be unaware or forget about what they got into until (if) they notice their bank account drop, and find small print about giving 30 days notice.More like they're celebrating getting away with this for 10 years. This kind of "subscription for offers" should really be illegal, as should the automatic renewal


These "kind" of subscription offers yes I agree, but in this particular case Amazon refund anyone who falls into what you would call a trap (some might call it ignorance (cheeky)), so your comment is pretty unfair.

nihir11 m ago

Why can’t we not vote cold and leave it for those who can benefit from t …Why can’t we not vote cold and leave it for those who can benefit from these ? I must say I never heard of any of these places but it’s freebie so good on them if they live there.


Probably because these places have population of the very low '00s, with the exception of a couple. It seems the Scottish don't put out population records as I couldn't find any info on those ones - but looking at Google Maps you'd be lucky if 50 people live in those locations.

And really this is just a marketing campaign, it isn't some piece of charity.
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Do you get some free snake oil by signing up too?

Original Poster

Why can’t we not vote cold and leave it for those who can benefit from these ?
I must say I never heard of any of these places but it’s freebie so good on them if they live there.
Edited by: "nihir" 9th Nov

Good on them. Love Amazon.

Calvert Green, Buckinghamshire
Churchover, Warwickshire
Daresbury, Cheshire
Garvald and Bara, East Lothian
Holwell, Hertfordshire
Kirkton of Tough, Aberdeenshire
Llanwern, Newport
Marloes and St. Brides, Pembrokeshire
Roughfort, County Antrim
Rubane, County Down

I wonder if they’ll get “prime now” or “fresh” ?...unlikely!

Gave you some heat, because the deal is awesome. Can't say im not disappointed I don't get one after having prime since it first came out and having spent more than £10k with them in the last 5 years ...

ant30002 m ago

I wonder if they’ll get “prime now” or “fresh” ?...unlikely!


Lol ...I'm in North London's and can't get Amazon fresh

nihir11 m ago

Why can’t we not vote cold and leave it for those who can benefit from t …Why can’t we not vote cold and leave it for those who can benefit from these ? I must say I never heard of any of these places but it’s freebie so good on them if they live there.


Probably because these places have population of the very low '00s, with the exception of a couple. It seems the Scottish don't put out population records as I couldn't find any info on those ones - but looking at Google Maps you'd be lucky if 50 people live in those locations.

And really this is just a marketing campaign, it isn't some piece of charity.

Elise2113 m ago

Lol ...I'm in North London's and can't get Amazon fresh


You aren't missing much. It's quite expensive. Also I have this problem in SW London. My address isn't in the post code area by a whopping 1/4 of a mile....

ant30006 m ago

I wonder if they’ll get “prime now” or “fresh” ?...unlikely!

Well certainly not the two in Northern Ireland as we have neither service here. Couple of guys in work both live in Roughfort, wonder if the news hit before they knew!

plebbygiraffe3 m ago

Probably because these places have population of the very low '00s, with …Probably because these places have population of the very low '00s, with the exception of a couple. It seems the Scottish don't put out population records as I couldn't find any info on those ones - but looking at Google Maps you'd be lucky if 50 people live in those locations.And really this is just a marketing campaign, it isn't some piece of charity.

Well I know the Roughfort one here, drive through it heading to work. Around 60-80 people, though the number of sheep and cattle might exceed the 1000's.

Original Poster

parasyte11 m ago

The reason amazon did this is probably because most of these areas some …The reason amazon did this is probably because most of these areas some have internet.


The villages chosen had the highest number of Amazon orders per capita over the last decade according to the article.

If you live in these places you also get the next week guaranteed delivery from the local courier on his stick and hoop, coincidently he's also the local milkman, Bin man and post master!!!

Sooooooooooooo random

This is just a variation on their old prime signup scam where they're pushing the "free trial" on people with a morally dubious automatic renewal (in advance!).
They have the expectation that a good portion will either be unaware or forget about what they got into until (if) they notice their bank account drop, and find small print about giving 30 days notice.

More like they're celebrating getting away with this for 10 years. This kind of "subscription for offers" should really be illegal, as should the automatic renewal

nihir38 m ago

The villages chosen had the highest number of Amazon orders per capita …The villages chosen had the highest number of Amazon orders per capita over the last decade according to the article.



So, a population of 30 adults ordered 2 items each. They ordered a total of 60 items. That's all that means!! Perhaps the wife and husband share, so that's 15 Free Amazon Prime Accounts - if they aren't already subscribed recently for the year, unless Amazon are offering refunds? And how many of those 15 Amazon accounts will actually remember? Maybe 2/3? So that's Free Amazon Prime to 10 Amazon Accounts. Woopie.

Versus a population in the nearest city of 10,000 that ordered an average of 1.2 items per person, resulting in 12,000 orders.

Apparently the village of 30 is more deserving.

Statistics and their manipulation. Got to love it!
Edited by: "Firefly1" 9th Nov

Googlyhead7 m ago

This is just a variation on their old prime signup scam where they're …This is just a variation on their old prime signup scam where they're pushing the "free trial" on people with a morally dubious automatic renewal (in advance!).They have the expectation that a good portion will either be unaware or forget about what they got into until (if) they notice their bank account drop, and find small print about giving 30 days notice.More like they're celebrating getting away with this for 10 years. This kind of "subscription for offers" should really be illegal, as should the automatic renewal


These "kind" of subscription offers yes I agree, but in this particular case Amazon refund anyone who falls into what you would call a trap (some might call it ignorance (cheeky)), so your comment is pretty unfair.

Firefly19 m ago

So, a population of 30 adults ordered 2 items each. They ordered a total …So, a population of 30 adults ordered 2 items each. They ordered a total of 60 items. That's all that means!! Perhaps the wife and husband share, so that's 15 Free Amazon Prime Accounts - if they aren't already subscribed recently for the year, unless Amazon are offering refunds? And how many of those 15 Amazon accounts will actually remember? Maybe 2/3? So that's Free Amazon Prime to 10 Amazon Accounts. Woopie.Versus a population in the nearest city of 10,000 that ordered an average of 1.2 items per person, resulting in 12,000 orders.Apparently the village of 30 is more deserving.Statistics and their manipulation. Got to love it!

It says if they already have prime, another year will be added.
Though we have forgot one thing? Alexa, it's picking up all those sheep saying "bahh" and with our accent en all, the amount of orders they getting.

I live there....and so does my wife!

It's good to see some of the more remote places getting something for a change

daskapital1 h, 25 m ago

having prime since it first came out and having spent more than £10k with …having prime since it first came out and having spent more than £10k with them in the last 5 years ...


You've pumped 10k in to Amazon in 5 years yet your avatar is of Karl Marx and your username is daskapital! He would be turning in his grave.

decanay39 m ago

These "kind" of subscription offers yes I agree, but in this particular …These "kind" of subscription offers yes I agree, but in this particular case Amazon refund anyone who falls into what you would call a trap (some might call it ignorance (cheeky)), so your comment is pretty unfair.




The automatic renewal is technically the less morally dubious part, as they're not the only company to do this.
But I don't think it's inaccurate to state that even if they process cancellations upon request, that they are still banking on a portion either not noticing or not specifically contacting them to sort this.

Obviously it should be "opt in" after a "free" trial and not automatic payment, but that goes for any of these kinds of thing.
It's less morally justifiable that they are essentially pushing a "subscribe to permit purchase", and this is not just a subscription TV package.

xenophon7 m ago

You've pumped 10k in to Amazon in 5 years yet your avatar is of Karl Marx …You've pumped 10k in to Amazon in 5 years yet your avatar is of Karl Marx and your username is daskapital! He would be turning in his grave.


I used to spend thousands per year with Amazon, before being turned off by them pushing the Prime scam. Last few years; absolute zero.

It's like winning the lottery, or actually finding a wild goose in Tesco, Mum lives in one of them 10 villages, I presume I can be one of the addresses on the account!?

The irony is that the internet speed is so bad they struggle to get iPlayer, I guess prime will be the same!!
Edited by: "winchman" 10th Nov

Time to move house.

No amount of free stuff is worth having to read the Corbyn supporting garbage of the daily mirror!

I love turtles!

There's probably only 3 houses in each of the villages.

How is this a "deal"?

It's a freebie IF you live in a particular area.

daskapital3 h, 36 m ago

Gave you some heat, because the deal is awesome. Can't say im not …Gave you some heat, because the deal is awesome. Can't say im not disappointed I don't get one after having prime since it first came out and having spent more than £10k with them in the last 5 years ...



Well that can't be true seeing as when prime originally came out it was a one of payment for life not a yearly/ monthly subscrption.

nihir12 h, 44 m ago

Why can’t we not vote cold and leave it for those who can benefit from t …Why can’t we not vote cold and leave it for those who can benefit from these ? I must say I never heard of any of these places but it’s freebie so good on them if they live there.

Because this is HUKD 'Hot UK Deals' not 'Hot Never-Heard-Of-Villages-From-The-Back-Of-Beyond-No-One's-Ever-Heard-Of-Deals', or HNHOVFTBOBNOEHOD for short.
Edited by: "Dekard97" 10th Nov

Anyone else noticed that Amazon Prime have now started to charge £3.99 per delivery for orders under £40? Sure that can’t be right for those who signed up for a years membership on the basis of free Prime delivery on all orders over £20.

I noticed they are spinning it by saying £3.99 to guarantee a 2 hour window slot.....it was always the case before hand.

Tax avoiders

No Royston Vasey.

Free banjo included in first order.

Ok, someone needs to move to these areas and report back.

Prime has gone terrible anyway for deliveries. I haven't paid for 6 months now through complaints....

... or put another way, paying Amazon Prime customers subsidising random villages without any consultation ...

Why not just sign up for a student prime account you get 6 months free then get prime for half price. Search for amazon prime in this site and you’ll see how it’s done For non students.
Edited by: "ravi47" 10th Nov

I didn’t realise that Daresbury was so small. Only 216 people according to Wikipedia but it has a massive IT park so thousands of people work there, got a decent pub and creamfields is staged there every year.

Seems like a poor marketing promo that doesn't deserve this heat.... Quite like UpTo 90% off when that one item sold out in 5 minutes

I think a store specific discount would have more coverage over the population than this...
Edited by: "jamhops" 10th Nov
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