Amazon shopper reveals little-known trick that can get you a £335 refund
An Amazon shopper has revealed a little-known trick that won him a whopping £335 refund – here’s how you can get it too.
The buyer isn’t the only person who’s managed to get money back from the online giant – it’s worth checking to see if you’re eligible for a refund.
If you pay for Amazon Prime services, such as streaming movies or music, but don’t use them, you may be able to get your money back.
To become an Amazon Prime member you have to pay £7.99 per month or £79 per year, while students can pay a discounted rate of £3.99 per month or £39 per year.
Membership provides access to Amazon Video, Amazon Music, and Amazon Reading, as well as free one-day shipping on select products and exclusive discounts on items.
But you have to pay more for services like Amazon Music Unlimited, which offers 73 million more songs than Amazon Music, which comes free with Prime.
Amazon Music Unlimited costs £9.99 per month, or £8.99 per month for Prime members.
So if you have a Prime subscription as well as a Music Unlimited subscription, you’re looking at shelling out £203.76 a year.
But with wages rocked by the cost-of-living crisis, you might not have the extra cash to spare for that luxury.
Although you have the right to cancel your subscription at any time, you can take it a step further and get some pennies back.
Amazon has previously said that all customers, whether paying annually or monthly, who have not made the most of its services could be eligible for a refund.
And some customers have taken advantage of this promise.
In the Facebook group, Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, a woman announced her redemption victory.
She said: “I realized I had Amazon Prime at £7.99 and Amazon Music at £5.99 coming out of my bank every month.
“I never use either other than a monthly subscription through Prime for the shampoo.”
After spotting this, she contacted Amazon, explaining that her membership hasn’t been used to its full benefit, despite the fact that she’s been paying for it for years.
She said: “I got a 24 month refund for Amazon Prime and Prime music – a total of £335.”
The post got a lot of attention, receiving 3,000 likes and 1,600 comments.
Another Facebook user commented, “Well done, I’ve paid for Amazon Music for about a year and haven’t used it – got my money back thankfully they’re really good at giving money back!”
Others have also taken to the same group to post their refund success stories with Amazon.
One person said: “Thanks to the lady who posted on Amazon. Just got £63.92 back.
“It’s not charges, but it’s better in my pocket than paying for something I haven’t used.”
We asked Amazon about its refund policy for unused services, and it replied, “Paid members who did not place an order using Amazon Prime benefits are eligible for a full refund.”
To speak to an Amazon Customer Service member, simply log in, click on “Your Account”, then search for “Contact Us” to speak to a representative via live chat or phone.
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