Tips For Saving Money On Amazon Prime!
Alright, the news is out and Amazon Prime has announced that they are raising their prices. Starting on February 18, 2022, prices will increase from $119/year to $139/year. As prices seem to be increasing all around us, hearing this extra price rise has been hard for many of us just trying to save a few bucks. So, I did some research and found a few ways you can get a discount on Amazon Prime!
What is Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime is a subscription service from Amazon that gives you extra perks, including faster shipping, free shipping, access to thousands of video streaming content, kindle books and free music to stream.
You can subscribe for a yearly fee or monthly. The choice is yours and you can cancel at anytime!
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What is included in Amazon Prime?
I like to think of it as multiple services (books, music, movies, etc.) all wrapped into one. Amazon Prime offers you:
- Access to stream thousands of movies and tv series
- Millions of ad-free songs available for streaming
- Thousands of kindle books, magazines and more
- Early access to prime deals
- Unlimited photo storage
- Free shipping
- And much, much more!
How to get a discount on Amazon Prime
I know so many people who love Amazon Prime, and all of its many benefits, but the high price tag just doesn’t fit into their budget. If you can relate to this at all, then you’re in the right place!
I have scoured the internet, researched everything on Amazon, and found a few hacks to help you get an Amazon Prime Discount!
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1. Amazon Student
If you happen to be a student, then you qualify for an Amazon Prime discount through Amazon Student. Anyone enrolled in a college or university, within the United States qualifies for the Amazon Student discount.
When you sign up for an Amazon Student account you will get 6 months of Prime for free! At the end of the 6 month free trial, you can continue using Amazon Prime for a huge discount of just $7.49/month.
Amazon Student includes all of the prime perks, you will get the quick and free shipping, and the ability to stream movies, music and more!
2. Free 30-Day Trial
All new Amazon Prime customers can get a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial! This is a great way to experience all of the amazing benefits of having prime, for free! You can cancel your free trial at any time, so no need to worry about signing up for long term if you decide it’s not right for you.
There are rumors that have claimed that Amazon will offer the free 30-day Amazon Prime trial to anyone who had prime in the past, but haven’t used it for over a year. It’s worth looking into if you are an old customer who cancelled a year or two ago!
3. EBT Discount
Another great Amazon Prime discount to look into is for anyone with an EBT (Electronics Benefits Transfer) card. This is a discount that isn’t as talked about as much as the others, but totally should be!
If you currently have an EBT card, then you can get an Amazon Prime membership for just $5.99/month. That’s less than half the price of a regular membership!
4. Amazon Household
If there are multiple people living in one household, you can all save a little bit of money by sharing Amazon Prime benefits through Amazon Household. With Amazon Household you can share a Prime account with 2 adults, 4 teens, and 4 children. If everyone chips in a few dollars each month, it’s a great way to get all of the Prime benefits for less!
Keep in mind though, that you will be sharing your payment methods with each other, so make sure you are comfortable with that before setting up Amazon household.
5. Metro by T-Mobile
If you happen to be a T-Mobile customer on the Metro plan, you can get Amazon Prime for FREE! It is probably not worth switching cell phone plans just to get this discount, but it is a fun perk you should know about it if you already have the plan.
Amazon Prime is such a great service, and I have loved using it off and on over the years. I hope that these suggestions can help some of you enjoy a discount on Amazon Prime!