Amazon Prime now includes free deliveries from Deliveroo in the UK

Amazon is now offering Deliveroo Plus for a year with its Prime subscription in the UK. Amazon Prime customers get free access to the Silver tier of Deliveroo Plus, allowing for free deliveries on orders over £25. Deliveroo normally charges £3.49 per month for Deliveroo Plus, saving over £40 yields per year.

Deliveroo Plus includes unlimited free deliveries of food from several participating restaurants. However, you either need to eat a lot or order for two or more people to really take advantage of the service. You must reach a minimum spend of £25 or more per order to take advantage of free deliveries.

The partnership comes more than two years after Amazon invested in British delivery company Deliveroo. Amazon led a $575 million financing round in Deliveroo, which used the investment to expand its engineering team and delivery reach. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) initially had some reservations about the deal, but agreed last year, just as the pandemic ravaged the industry.

Prior to the investment in Deliveroo, Amazon briefly participated in the restaurant delivery wars in the UK. Amazon launched its restaurant delivery service in London in 2015, but was unable to compete with similar services such as Deliveroo and UberEats. Amazon Restaurants quietly ended two years later.

Amazon has previously added similar benefits to its Prime subscription, including a year of Nintendo’s Switch Online service. If you have Amazon Prime and want to claim Deliveroo Plus for free for the year, you can link your accounts on Amazon’s site here.