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The holiday shopping season is officially back — and the online retailer is getting a head start on the deals by offering its lowest price yet for a Prime membership.
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New users can get a generous 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime, which lets you test out all the Prime member benefits for a full month without paying.
Amazon also hopes to get Prime members into the fold after their free trial is up, with new subscription pricing starting from just $6.99. A monthly Prime membership normally costs $15, so the new Prime membership deal saves you more than 50% off the regular price.
College students and those under 24 years of age, meantime, can qualify for the Amazon Prime student discount, which gets you six months(!) of free access to Amazon Prime without having to pay a single cent. After that, Amazon’s student pricing gets you a Prime membership for just $7.49 a month.
You’ll need to enter proof of age, or proof of enrollment in an accredited program to qualify for the Prime student discount. The six-month free trial is the most generous Amazon offer we’ve seen and the best free trial deal online.
An Amazon Prime membership is one of the best values online, with dozens of exclusive offers and benefits reserved for Prime members.
The new Prime member deal comes as Amazon unveils its deals for its Black Friday shopping event. Expect thousands of discounts on beauty, fashion, home goods, electronics and more, with sale prices reserved for Prime members.
Amazon Prime members also get free two-day shipping, same-day delivery and no-rush shipping on millions of products on the site, and Amazon now offers free two-hour delivery on Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market grocery delivery in select U.S. cities.
Other Prime member benefits include access to all the TV shows and movies streaming on Prime Video, including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Rings of Power and the recent hit film Air. Prime members can stream everything on-demand from their TV, computer, tablet or phone.
Lesser-known or “hidden” Prime benefits include exclusive “Try Before You Buy” and personal shopper service on select clothing, footwear and accessories; discounts on subscriptions; and 5 percent cash back on purchases with an Amazon Prime store card. (Amazon in 2022 announced it would close all of its 4-Star, Amazon Books and Pop Up stores.)
Members also get secure unlimited photo storage in Amazon Drive; can borrow books and magazines from Prime Reading on a Fire tablet or Kindle e-reader; and can stream thousands of songs, podcasts and playlists through Prime Music.
Amazon’s pricing has stayed the same since it announced its most recent price increase in February 2022. While the site has always offered a free trial, the discounted subscription price for returning users is relatively new, which makes this a deal worth taking advantage of. See full pricing details here.
New users can get a 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime here.
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