If you have themPraznik radashopping, the best way to get goods without breaking the budget is withAmazon Prime. Not only does it give you access to incredible discounts on homewares, but it also has tons of extra perks that you can take advantage of all year round. Believe it or not, there are ways to save even more with Amazon Prime memberships that you can learn about right now!
If you want to take advantage of Amazon's best deals but don't want to shell out $14.99 a month for Amazon Prime shopping perks, a one-month free trial has you covered. But, for longer-term savings,to studentsyou can sign up for a six-month Prime Student trial now. When that's over, you'll get Prime for 50% off for just $7.49 per month or $69 for an annual plan. In the Appendix,eligible government aid recipientscan try Prime Access, which is 53% off Prime, for just $6.99 per month after their 30-day free trial.
Thefree 30-day prime trialit will also give you access to Prime Video exclusives like Thursday Night Football and hit shows like Invincibles as well as many other shopping, savings, health and entertainment benefits that come with Prime.
We've broken down everything you need to know about Amazon Prime membership discounts this fall --- including how to qualify and sign up today.
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Amazon Prime Student Discount
Students enjoy an extended six-monthAmazon Prime Free Trial, then pay just $7.49 per month compared to the standard monthly membership price of $14.99. Exclusive offers are included with student memberships, such as accessAdditional channel MGM+ Amazon Prime Videofor $5.99 per month (after a seven-day free trial) on top of the standard Prime benefits ofAmazon Prime Video(usually $8.99 on its own). Prime Student members can also access a two-month free trialAmazon Kindle Unlimitedfor digital versions of books and free food delivery from Grubhub with any order of $12 or more.
How can students prove they qualify for the Amazon Prime membership discount?
Students can prove they are eligible for the Amazon Prime membership discount by providing an email address ending in .edu when signing up, although this does not have to be the email address used to sign in, but it must be provided for the initial verification process. Other accepted ways, in which it can be sent by firstname.lastname@example.org, include a transcript, class list, or tuition showing your name, name of educational institution, and current term; or an official letter of acceptance for the upcoming semester that includes your start date.
What benefits can you access with a student Amazon Prime membership?
Students with an Amazon Prime membership enjoy all the same benefits as standard members, including fast and free shipping on most items (and two-hour grocery delivery on select purchases); accessAmazon Prime Video,Amazon Prime MusiciPrime Gaming; accessFirst reading;early deals for Prime members; discounts at Whole Foods; early access to Lightning offers; unlimited photo storage withPhotos by Amazon; iTry first before you buy. (Note that these benefits cannot be shared with another account.)
Exclusive offers for students includeAdditional channel MGM+for $5.99 per month and a free two-month trialKindle Unlimited, where you can choose from millions of book titles to read on any device. There are also exclusive offers and discounts for students, which could lead to serious savings this spring.
Are there any restrictions during the free trial period for students?
That. During the six-month free trial period, students will lose access to certain benefits. That includes 20% off diapers and sharing home goodies, plus Kindle owners won't be able to access the Lending Library. However, this access is available after the six-month trial period.
Are you paying month to month for a student Amazon Prime membership?
After the six-month trial, you'll be billed $69 per year. Meanwhile, you can also opt for a monthly student membership for $7.49 per month. If you sign up as a student with an existing Amazon Prime account, you'll get a refund for the remaining months of your Prime subscription. However, you will not have access to certain benefits until the six-month trial period is over.
How often do you have to check your eligibility for Amazon Prime student membership?
As a student, the discount rate is valid for a maximum of four years or until the end of your studies (whichever comes first). However, whenever the account is up for renewal (monthly or yearly), you will need to verify your current student status. You can do this by going to the menu "Manage your Master Membership" (if you pay monthly) or "Manage your Student Membership" (if you pay annually) to submit the required documentation confirming that you are still a student. You will automatically be upgraded at the regular rate if you do not reconfirm, but if you provide approved documentation within 60 days, the difference will be refunded. You are re-enrolled for the reduced rate each time from the date you provide proof of enrollment confirmation.
Do discounted Amazon Prime student memberships have the same access as regular Amazon Prime memberships?
That. Students get the same access as regular Amazon Prime members---they also get additional, tailored benefits and discounts, including discounts on textbooks and free food delivery.
Does Amazon Prime student membership expire when you graduate?
That. When you can no longer verify your student status (for example, after you graduate!) or if the four-year period expires, your discounted Amazon Prime membership will expire. If you apply before graduation, you can still enjoy the benefits until the renewal period ends. This can extend your access by a few months if you pay annually or a few weeks if you pay monthly.
Prime Access for government assistance recipients
Amazon Prime Member Discountsthey are also available to customers who have an EBT card or other qualifying government assistance documentation. (However, the membership cannot be paid for with EBT funds.) The price for this membership, called Prime Access, is $6.99 per month, a savings of $8 per month compared to a full-price membership.
Members get the same Prime benefits including free shipping, access to exclusive member deals and savings, access to Amazon Prime Video, and unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos. Meanwhile, shoppers can save up to 15% on everyday essentials and up to 20% on diapers with recurring delivery subscriptions and use Amazon Cash or gift card payments, as well as SNAP EBT, on eligible groceries with free shipping and automatic virtual coupons apply at the cash register.
How can you prove you're eligible for a government-backed Amazon Prime membership discount?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients can provide a photo of their full eligibility letter. For SNAP customers, simply enter your EBT number and upload a picture of your EBT card. If you have a Direct Express (DE) debit card, you can send a picture. For a limited time, Amazon also accepts Economic Impact Payment (EIP) debit cards, which can also be verified by providing a picture.
If you receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), a picture of your eligibility letter is sufficient, as well as a picture of the letter stating your participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) that includes your name and your child's school name. If you are part of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), you can send a picture of the letter confirming your participation, and the same goes for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or Tribal Assistance (TTANF) program.
When applying, just make sure that the image and all text are legible on the photo. The letter must include the date of issue (which must be within the last 12 months) or the expiration date. It must also contain the user's name.
With a qualifying EBT card or proof of participation in an accepted government assistance program, you can get benefits like access to SNAP-eligible foods at Amazon Grocery and Amazon Fresh and exclusive discounts on things like groceries and other household items with multi-brand deals .
Amazon also counts Medicaid as a qualifying government assistance program. Members can simply upload a picture of their Medicaid Eligibility Letter to qualify.
Are there any limitations during the free trial?
Theone month trialfor EBT or other government assistance program recipients includes all the same benefits as a standard Amazon Prime free trial.
Are you paying month by month for a discounted Amazon Prime membership for government assistance recipients?
After the one-month trial period ends, you'll be billed month-to-month at the discounted rate listed.
How often do you have to check your eligibility for discounted Amazon Prime membership?
To continue receiving discounted Amazon Prime membership with an EBT card or other qualifying government assistance program, you must verify your status every 12 months. The discount can be obtained up to four years from the initial date of application. To keep things simple, Amazon will send an email whenever it's time to verify your credentials to ensure you still qualify for the discount.
Do you get the same access to Amazon Prime as regular members with a discounted Amazon Prime membership?
That. Qualifying recipients of EBT and other government assistance get the same access as regular Amazon Prime members---they also get additional tailored benefits and discounts including discounts on groceries and essentials like baby food and diapers.
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