Amazon gives Prime membership to every household in 10 villages

Online retailer Amazon is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Amazon Prime membership programme in the UK by giving Prime membership to 10 villages for a year.

Amazon has identified 10 small villages whose residents have been amongst the most frequent Amazon customers over the past decade. The ‘Prime Villages’ were selected from small villages of between 200-500 residents (taken from 2011 Census Data) with the highest number of Amazon orders per capita over the last decade.  Every household will receive Prime membership for one year including existing Prime members, who will receive 12 months on top of their current subscription.

The ‘Prime Villages’ 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

Households in these 10 villages will receive a unique code to unlock their free one-year Prime membership this week. Select households will also be chosen at random to receive a trip to London and a pair of tickets to a show at The O2 arena.

Prime members benefit from unlimited one-day delivery and access to film and TV shows, music, ad-free music, Kindle books, 30-minute early access to ‘Lightning Deals’ and unlimited photo storage. After a 30-day free trial, Amazon Prime costs £7.99 per month.

Amazon UK country manager Doug Gurr said: “We’re thrilled to be giving Prime membership to these residents, who are some of our most loyal Amazon customers. It’s our pleasure to reward those who are already members with 12 additional months on us. And for those that haven’t yet tried Prime, we hope they will enjoy the chance to experience all the great benefits that come with it.”

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