How to get Amazon Prime for FREE
|April 2, 2012||Posted by maneatsdivorce under Finances|
Ok, this post is not our typical post, but I found out this information today and had to pass it on. First, there are a couple of different ways to get it for Amazon Prime for free, and depending on how you get it, you may or may not have the ability to get the free movies and Kindle books. But, you will get the free 2 day shipping. And, if you’ve ever ordered your Christmas presents online through Amazon, you will find that you can save a ton of money. Imagine if you and your family members, mom, dad, sister, brother, son, daughter, etc could get free shipping for everything at Christmas and for the entire year! Also, this is 100 percent legitimate
As you read this next set of ways to get Amazon Prime for free, start thinking about students, family members, and friends. As you will read, there’s a little unknown way to get Amazon Prime for free.
So, what is Amazon Prime and how can it benefit you?… why you’re reading this. An Amazon.com Prime membership costs $79. Anyone with this account can get free unlimited 2 day shipping on eligible items (within the US). You also get 1 day shipping for $3.99. So, if you are running out of shampoo and need to get some, but don’t feel like running to the store, order it and have it delivered. Why should you even go to the store if you don’t need to. It becomes addictive. If you’re sitting at your desk and realize that you haven’t bought a birthday present, you can easily purchase something online and not have to worry about paying extra for it because of shipping… and there isn’t any tax either.
In addition, if you have the Amazon Prime account, you can watch Amazon Prime videos for free and get books for free. So, something else to think about if you’re paying for a Netflix account right now. I have both Netflix and Amazon Prime and have realized the videos are fairly similar. But, don’t count on getting the latest movie release to view for free.
Here’s a summary directly from the Amazon site:
Amazon Prime is a membership program that gives you and your family unlimited fast shipping, such as FREE Two-Day shipping to street addresses in the contiguous U.S., on all eligible purchases for an annual membership fee of $79. Amazon Prime members in the U.S. can enjoy instant videos: unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows through Amazon Instant Video at no additional cost. Members who own Kindle devices can also choose from thousands of books — including more than 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers — to borrow and read for free, as frequently as a book a month with no due dates, from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Eligible customers can try out a membership by starting a free trial.
Now that you’re ready, here are the 3 ways to get Amazon Prime for free.
Sharing Amazon Prime - If you have a Prime membership, you can share it with up to 4 other people. This does require someone to pay for membership. If you think about it, you can get one person in your family to purchase Amazon Prime, then have them share it with everyone. Cool huh? And, I haven’t tried this yet, but maybe there is a student in your family. They get Amazon Prime free for 6 months and have a yearly cost of only $39. Maybe this could be a way your student can save you some costs. Read below to find out more on students.
Students - Amazon Prime is free for 6 months to students and then after that it is $39 per year. I haven’t tried this yet, but if you are a student, you may be able to let your parents ship for free by adding them as a family member. There is a restriction, you must be a registered student with an email address with the .edu suffix. Here’s a clip from Amazon:
As an Amazon Student member you’ll also get six months of FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime on eligible purchases, and will automatically continue receiving Amazon Prime shipping benefits at a cost of $39 a year for up to four years with automatic renewal. After you graduate or at the end of the fourth year of your Amazon Student membership, whichever comes first, your subscription will automatically renew on its anniversary date into a full paid subscription for Amazon Prime at $79 a year. Your Student Prime benefits can’t be shared with another account, but if you continue with a paid membership you’ll be entitled to receive access to thousands of Prime instant videos, and a Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Benefits are subject to restrictions, such as geographic limitations, as stated in our Amazon Prime Help pages. If you don’t wish to continue with paid Prime benefits you can set them to not automatically renew at any time during the free period. Once the $39 membership is selected, you’ll no longer be eligible for the free period even if the paid membership is canceled.
New Moms and Dads – This is actually a really sweet deal and I wish I had it when I had kids. Granted, the free part only lasts for 3 months, you can save a bundle. Essentially, or 3 months, you can get the free 2 day shipping, participate in their subsription program, and get discounts on diapers and wipes! Yes, discounts on diapers! Here’s a clip from Amazon
Amazon Mom is a free program for new and expecting parents featuring exclusive deals on a wide selection of brands and products to help solve all of your family’s needs, plus:
- Exclusively for Amazon Mom members with Amazon Prime benefits, receive an additional 15% discount on top of the base 5% discount on select diapers and wipes when you sign up for Subscribe & Save delivery. Subscribe & Save orders are always delivered with free standard shipping, and you can change your delivery schedule or cancel at any time.
- Three months of FREE Two-Day shipping with Amazon Prime.
It doesn’t cost anything to participate in Amazon Mom.
Trial Account – Anybody can sign up for a free trial account. Just don’t forget to cancel it if you don’t want it.
In summary, now that you know how to get Amazon Prime for free, start asking around to see if you know a family member, student or friend that can help you out.