Online bargain hunters looking for deals are anxiously awaiting Amazon's Prime Day sale on Wednesday, July 15, exclusively for Amazon Prime members. Here's how to sign up for a free 30-day trial and get in on the action.
The online retailer is promising Black Friday-like bargains during its Prime Day, which is just around the corner. However, there's a catch. Only Amazon Prime members will receive the discounts.
There's also an easy way around that catch if you know about it, and that's by signing up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. That way, you can take advantage of all the Prime Day bargains and decide if you'd like to continue or cancel the membership.
Just go to this page, click "Try Prime," and enter the required information. This includes a valid credit card, but don't worry, your card will not be charged during the trial period. However, if you don't opt out later on, Amazon will automatically renew your membership once the trial period ends and you will be charged the $99 fee.
You can actually opt out of the automatic renewal by canceling your Prime membership at any time during the 30-day free trial period. That includes immediately after Prime Day if you'd like, but we recommend that you wait until the end of the trial and try out Prime for the full 30 days. You might actually decide it's worth keeping.
To cancel the trial at any time during the 30-day period, just go to "Manage Prime Membership" in your account and click "Do Not Continue." That's it. Your Prime free trial will then be over and you will not be charged.
You might be worried that you might forget to cancel in time and will therefore be charged; if that happens, as long as you don't place an Amazon Prime-eligible order before canceling, you will be entitled to a full refund of the membership fee. Happy Prime Day!