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NOW CLOSED Try Amazon Family free for 3 months and give your feedback to be in with a chance of winning a bundle of OXO Tot products

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Oct-12 16:53:12

The folks at Amazon would like Mumsnetters to try Amazon Family on a free trial for 3 months. Those who sign up will receive the following:

- £10 off when you spend £50 in Amazon's Baby Store
- Free one-day delivery on lots of items with Amazon Prime
- At least £50 worth of exclusive offers every month

Here's what Amazon say about Amazon Family: "Amazon Family aims to make life a little easier for parents by saving them both time and money," said Samantha Nash, mother of two young children and Family Manager at Amazon.co.uk Ltd. "Whether it's baby wipes, nappies, a new pram, or the latest must-have toy for Christmas, Amazon.co.uk has millions of great value products ready to be delivered directly to your door. What's more, with tailored deals for Amazon Family members, finding the right product at the right price has never been easier. It's clear that Mumsnetters are good at identifying and sharing ways to enhance family life, and as the Amazon Family programme aims to do just that, we hope Mumsnetters will sign up and start enjoying and sharing the benefits."

We're looking for as many UK Mumsnetters as possible to take part in this - it's open to all with at least one child aged 0-3 years, as well as all those who are pregnant.

The product test will involve signing up to a free trial of Amazon Family for three months and adding your feedback to this thread.

If you'd like to take part, please click here to sign up.

Please note that if you're already a member of Amazon Prime, or have had a free trial of Amazon Prime in the past 13 months, you won't be eligible for the free trial of Amazon Family. See more info on this in Amazon's FAQs on the programme.

You will need to provide your card details so that if you want to continue after the free trial you can (but you can cancel at any time - see below on how to do this). You'll also need to provide some information regarding you and your family so that Amazon can personalise the offers they send you.

If you'd like to unsubscribe from Amazon Family at any time, all you need to do is visit 'My Membership' and click on 'Cancel Membership' to opt out. If you'd like to continue with the Amazon Family package after the free trial period, you'll be charged £49 per year via direct debit. For information on the full package offered after the three month free trial please see here.

Once you've had chance to try the package, please come back to this thread and answer the questions below and add other comments you may have. Everyone who answers the 3 questions below on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a bundle of 20 products from the OXO Tot range including a Sprout Chair (see terms and conditions here).

~ Have you ever shopped on Amazon.co.uk for baby or child-related products before this trial? If so, what items did you tend to buy?
~ What was your overall opinion of Amazon Family? Was there anything in particular you liked or disliked about it? This could be about the service itself or the products on offer.
~ Did you use any of the exclusive offers? If so, which ones did you find most useful? If you didn't use any of the offers why was this?

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw
MNHQ

Firawla Mon 01-Oct-12 16:55:15

Is the sign up link right, its going straight to the amazon page? normally we fill in a survey type thing then you pick us, then we go and sign up once we are in?

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Oct-12 16:59:15

Hi Firawla - yes, the link's right - this one's a bit different - because it's a free trial, Amazon want as many MNers as poss to sign up directly then give their feedback here, so we don't need to pick and choose this time!

Firawla Mon 01-Oct-12 19:17:50

Ok I see, thanks!

Soshul Mon 01-Oct-12 19:32:02

£49 per MONTH?mwhat do you get for that?

It's £49 per year, I signed up for the free trial yesterday before I read this. Basically you're signing u for Amazon Prime with some special offers.

Signing up,

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 02-Oct-12 08:22:56

blush - you're right - its £49 for the year not month (amended above) sorry.

I signed up last week. Trying to figure out how to share the PRIME benefits with DP. Great timing Amazon - this is going to be fantastic for Christmas shopping.

lynniep Tue 02-Oct-12 11:06:26

I'm a bit confused - there's no mention of a free trial on the amazon page.

lynniep Tue 02-Oct-12 11:07:50

ah ok its here

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 02-Oct-12 11:13:45

lynniep - on the link in Helen's post above it does say "Join Amazon Family free for 3 months"

Loupee Tue 02-Oct-12 11:47:35

I joined it yesterday, just done my first order, over £70 of baby things, and don't seem to have got my £10 off.

lynniep Tue 02-Oct-12 12:22:43

well I've signed up. God my £10 off just over £50 of stuff in the baby section. (Not a lot I need, but got nappies and wipes and a waterproof sheet, and some trunki bags which work out as nearly free with that discount) Waiting for my next voucher!

I'm going to buy some childrens shoes next time as they are 20% off.

MissRee Tue 02-Oct-12 13:37:33

~ Have you ever shopped on Amazon.co.uk for baby or child-related products before this trial? If so, what items did you tend to buy?

Yes, I've bought small odds and ends which were cheaper on Amazon than I could find in the shops.

~ What was your overall opinion of Amazon Family? Was there anything in particular you liked or disliked about it? This could be about the service itself or the products on offer.

It seems like a good deal but I would need more time to see what the monthly offers are like and whether they are worth the £49 per year subscription fee.

~ Did you use any of the exclusive offers? If so, which ones did you find most useful? If you didn't use any of the offers why was this?

I haven't used them yet but I will be - I have my eye on a new buggy which seems cheapest on Amazon and will now be even cheaper still!

Belmo Tue 02-Oct-12 13:44:52

Excellent, I love amazon. Not sure I'll be able to afford £50 in Jan but it'll be great for Christmas shopping smile

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MissRee Tue 02-Oct-12 13:49:44

Where will I find the vouchers? It said on signup that I'd be eligible for £25 off a £50 spend as I'm a Prime member already but I can't see that or the £10 discount for signing up for Amazon Family?

lynniep Tue 02-Oct-12 14:00:49

The £10 discount appears in your shopping basket once you have over £50 of stuff in there (I just got it) Apparently the £25 will arrive in your inbox and you have to spend £50 first.

signed up, will give feedback soon smile

I had already signed up before I saw this thread and I've been a prime member for years. Does that count me out?

So you CAN'T share your Prime/Family membership with other family members, as its "only a trial".

ouryve Tue 02-Oct-12 16:35:25

You can share the prime membership benefits, even during the 1 month trial period.

BrittaPerry Tue 02-Oct-12 16:35:37

I love love love Prime :-). I've had it since it first came out and it saves me a fortune. Not just on delivery, but now it is often quicker to nip on amazon and order it, usually much cheaper, than to wait till I have a free afternoon to go to the shop. Also, we don't drive so it is easier to get bulky things delivered than drag kids, pram, shopping etc around looking for a good deal and then take the object back on the bus.

Ok, questions.
Yes I have shopped for pretty much everything baby and child related. Equipment, books, nappies, dvds, toys etc.

I like the idea of Family, but tbh the main draw for me is Prime. The products look good, but nothing amazingly different than what I already tend to get.

I've not used any offers yet, but that is just because I haven't needed anything yet.

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