New Option for Amazon Student Prime
In my new book The Complete Guide to Paying for College, I mention Amazon Student Prime. I talk about how it has helped my own daughters save hundreds of dollars each semester on college books. As soon as both girls received their college email addresses, they signed up for Amazon Student Prime. What’s great is that they got their first six months for free.
After that first free six months, their Amazon Student Prime account was billed annually. It cost half of what a regular Amazon Prime account costs. With this new option, there is still a discount. However, an annual commitment no longer is required.
Amazon Student Prime Payment Changes
Earlier in October, Amazon announced a new monthly payment option for Amazon Prime Student. It is available to all college students enrolled in four or two year colleges in the U.S. Prime Student is just $5.49 a month, which is 50% off Prime, after a six month trial. This flexible payment option offers all the benefits of Prime to students without an annual commitment.
“Our new monthly payment option lets students enjoy the best of Amazon in a more flexible and simple way,” says Ellen Kinney, Director of Prime Student, Amazon. “Whether it’s getting their favorite products with free shipping or streaming thousands of popular movies and shows, Prime student members can experience all the benefits of Prime.”
Benefits of Amazon Prime
Here are some of the benefits of Amazon Prime, including Amazon Student Prime:
Fast, Free Shipping
First, you get unlimited free two-day shipping. This applies to over 50 million items. These range from college essentials, such as textbooks and electronics, to face paint for the big game and even your favorite Halloween costumes
Even Faster, Free Shipping
Also, you have the option of Prime free one-day shipping and Prime free same-day delivery in more than 5,000 cities. Free Same-Day and Free One-Day pickup on millions of items at campus locations, as well as Prime Now in over 30 major cities
Next, you can enjoy unlimited streaming on thousands of movies and TV shows. This includes popular licensed content plus critically-acclaimed and award-winning Amazon Original Series and Movies from Amazon Studios like Transparent, The Grand Tour and Manchester By the Sea with Prime Video. We used access to our daughters’ Amazon Student Prime to watch The Man in the High Castle.
In addition, there are discounts on most pre-release boxed games, free in-game loot, like exclusive characters, boosts, skins, and more, plus full games from indie developers. Members also receive a Twitch channel subscription every 30 days. This provides ad-free viewing, an expanded set of chat emotes and colors, and an exclusive chat badge
Furthermore, all prime members receive ad-free access to more than two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations at no additional cost to their membership
Also, you’ll have free unlimited photo storage within the Prime Photos App. Prime Student members can securely store their existing photo collections, automatically upload new photos taken and access them anytime, anywhere, at no cost.
Another benefit is you’ll get unlimited access to a rotating selection of more than a thousand books, Audible narrations, magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more. With fiction, non-fiction, short works, and magazines right off of the newsstand, you’ll always find something interesting to read
Deals and Exclusives
Finally, you’ll get early access to select Lightning Deals and other exclusive deals and offers available only to Prime Student members
Signing Up for Amazon Student Prime
To join Amazon Student Prime, college students from four and two year colleges simply need to provide a valid .edu email address. Following a six-month trial, Prime Student is 50% off Prime – which is just $5.49 a month with no annual commitment. Therefore, if college students want to save even more, they can choose to pay $49 a year for an annual Prime Student membership.