If you’re buying something from Amazon for £30+ before Sun 14 Feb, you might be able to save £10 using the Amazon Prime Now app*. It’s available in most (not all) postcodes in the West Midlands, within the M25, and selected North East and North West regions (see postcode checker* for eligibility).
The app offers thousands of products for free delivery within two hours of ordering. Not everything it sells is available via the app, but we haven’t found many bestsellers that aren’t. Orders must be £20+ and all items are sold by Amazon directly.
Previous incarnations of this deal have been popular with MoneySavers and anyone who’s grabbed it before won’t be eligible this time. However, the areas it’s valid in have been widened so it should have broader appeal this time round. Here’s everything you need to know…
Who can get it?
You must meet all three of the following criteria:
1. You’re a Prime member or JUST sign up for a free trial. To buy through the app you’ll need Amazon Prime – its premium subscription that gives speedy delivery and other perks. Yet if you’ve got its free trial membership, that counts. So providing you’ve not done that before, sign up* to get 30 days’ Prime membership for free.
Important: After the free trial, Prime costs £79 a year. So if you don’t want that, cancel before the trial ends (see our Amazon Prime Reclaim guide).
2. You can get it delivered somewhere in/near London, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Bolton, Chester, Newcastle or Durham. If you live or work in or around one of these cities – or know a lovely person who does – you could be eligible for Prime Now delivery (8am-midnight). Use this postcode checker* to find out if an address is eligible before downloading the app.
3. You’re ordering via the Prime Now app for the first time. Once you’ve downloaded the app (for iPhone, Android and Amazon phones, and selected Fire tablets, but not Windows, BlackBerry or tablets) and entered an eligible postcode, use the code PRIMENOW30 at the checkout to get the discount. It won’t work if you’ve ordered via the app before.
Only selected postcodes are eligible for Prime Now delivery. We’ve found the areas listed above are generally well covered, yet it’s a bit of a postcode lottery.
In London, the most central areas (what Londoners might call zones 1 and 2) seem pretty much entirely covered, but further from the centre it’s a bit hit-and-miss. For example, South West London postcodes SW10 and TW10 are eligible, while North London postcodes N3 and NW4 aren’t.
There’s coverage in the West Midlands, across Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Solihull, Walsall and Sutton Coldfield; in the North West, across Manchester, Bolton, Wigan, Warrington and Chester; and in the North East, across Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead and Durham.
What can I use it on?
Not all items Amazon sells are available for Prime Now delivery, but Amazon says “tens of thousands” are (and we haven’t found many top sellers that aren’t). All the items are sold by Amazon, so you won’t find Marketplace sellers on the app. Search within the app for whatever you’re after – it’ll only show if it’s available via the app. As always, do your own research to make sure you’re getting the cheapest price.
A few examples with decent savings we found using the code on Tue 12 Jan:
– Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One game* for £22 (£32 pre-code, next cheapest £29.95 at The Game Collection).
– Game of Thrones season 1-4 DVD* for £21.99 (£31.99 pre-code, next cheapest £59.99 at Zavvi).
– Lego Friends Heartlake Shopping Mall* for £47.30, which is cheaper than online (£57.30 pre-code, next cheapest £57.30 at Tesco using Click & Collect).
We’ve checked this out as much as we can, and Amazon’s confirmed all the info. Yet, as Prime Now’s still quite new, we can’t fully vouch for how well it’ll work.
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