The regular Amazon Prime membership can certainly pay for itself over the course of a year with all of the free shipping offers and also all of the other offers that I’m sure a lot of people don’t realize they are getting.
An Amazon Prime account usually costs $99 per year, up $20 over the 2013 price. But, there is a way you can get the account for just $49. I’ll call it the student hack.
Amazon Prime Student accounts only cost $49 per year, and you technically don’t need to be a student to get it.
If you are currently attending a college, you should have an email addrss from your university that ends in .edu. Also, lots of colleges let you keep your .edu email address after you graduate.
To get this discounted Amazon Prime rate, all you need to do is sign up with your .edu email address from the college that you attend now, or graduated from.
Amazon Prime Student benefits include:
- Free two-day shipping
- Free release date delivery of video games
- Unlimited photo storage
- 30 minute exclusive access to Lightning Deals and special discount events on Myhabit.com
- Free access to books on Kindle First
- Ad-free listening to millions of songs on the Amazon music library
- Streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video
Another “hack” you can use to get free stuff with prime, is the not so urgent shipping option. Sure, Prime is great for getting free 2 day shipping, but if you aren’t in a hurry you can get free shipping (delayed a bit) and get a $1 credit for purchasing books, ebooks, music, and streaming movies. You can bank all of those credits and get completely free books and movies, technically.