Amazon to increase price of Prime subscription to £8.99 per month / £95 per year for UK customers from Sep 15th 2022

Posted 26th Jul 2022
FYI - the biggest price increase to Prime in years to kick in from 15th September 2022.

So nice of Jeff to do this - I guess he must be running low on billions.

Amazon is to hike the price of its Prime delivery and streaming service due to “increased inflation and operating costs”.

"The price of Prime from £7.99 each month to £8.99 from September 15 for new customers, or on the date of the customer’s next renewal.

Annual membership will increase from £79 to £95 per year in the UK"

Student membership will increase from £3.99 to £4.49, and the price of the annual Prime Student membership will increase from £39.00 to £47.49.

A spokeswoman for the company said: “Prime offers the best of shopping and entertainment, and continues to improve each year.

“We have increased the number of products available with fast, unlimited Prime delivery, recently added ultra-fast fresh grocery delivery, and have significantly expanded our high-quality digital entertainment, including TV, movies, music, games, and books.

“With increased inflation and operating costs in the UK continuing to rise, we will change the price of Prime.”


Not the best timing as many continue to struggle against the cost of living crisis, rising bills at home and increased costs in stores, so if you haven't done so - it may be worth switching your membership to annual and lock in the lower price for a year a day before the price hike kicks in.

Will you retain your membership or look to cancel?


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You can avoid the first year of price hikes by signing up here for £79 per year -You have until 15th Sept

Whats included with Prime?

Best of shopping

FREE Premium Delivery
FREE Same-Day Delivery(in select residential postcodes)
FREE Priority Delivery to ROI

Best of entertainment

Prime Video
Amazon Music
Prime Reading

Exclusive with Prime

Early access to Lightning Deals
Share benefits in your household
Unlimited storage with Amazon Photos

Not forgetting Amazon Household

Amazon Household allows you to share Amazon benefits with another adult and children.

Both adults share select Prime benefits, digital content using Family Library, and can manage the profiles of children in the Amazon Household. An Amazon Household can contain the following members:

Up to two adults (aged 18 and over), each with their own Amazon account.
Up to four children (children can't shop on Amazon).

To create or manage your Amazon Household, please visit Manage Your Household.

Sharing Amazon Prime BenefitsTo share Prime benefits and digital content between adults, both adults must link their accounts through Amazon Household and agree to share payment methods. This won't affect current payment settings, but each adult will be able to copy the payment cards of the other account and use them for purchases on To share Prime Video streaming, both adults must have a Buy Now billing address and payment method within the UK. Both adults will keep their own personal account while sharing Prime benefits. Visit Amazon Household for a full list of all Prime benefits that can be shared.

Prime can't be shared with children. Prime Student members (trial or paid), Prime Video members (trial or paid), and customers who receive shipping benefits from another member can’t share their Prime benefits.

Digital Content

You can link two adult Amazon accounts to share eBooks, apps, and games.

Adults can share digital content (eBooks, apps, and games) with children. They can control and personalize each child's experience by selecting what content they can see, and setting educational goals and time limits.

While sharing payment methods is a requirement for adults to share digital content through Family Library, this is not required for an adult to share digital content with children. Please see here for more information.

Content from household member accounts is also shared on compatible Alexa devices. Please see How Do Household Profiles Work on Alexa Devices? for more information.

Are Amazon increasing Prime prices in other Countries?


Shoppers in Germany, Amazon's second-biggest market after the United States, will see fees for an annual Prime membership rise 30% to 89.90 euros ($91.88). Amazon sites covering Spain, Italy and France will charge Prime members between 39% and 43% more yearly.

Thanks merb0786 for the heads up on the increase
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