Amazon Prime Student. A Good Idea or Not?


What is Amazon Prime Student?

Are you a student looking for a platform to help you with educational materials?

If you are getting set to go back to school, and still have lots of things to buy, you should check out Amazon Prime Student.

Amazon Prime Student is a special membership offering for college students from Amazon. It offers access to a platform for students to read and stream relevant, educative materials, purchase school supplies, and get updates on the latest school stuff.

How to Join

Amazon encourages sign up by giving new subscribers free six-month trial access to Amazon Prime Student. This means that you don't have to worry about payment until you are familiar with the platform and decide that it is good enough for you to enter into a paid prime membership. If you don't have the budget for college textbooks, an Amazon Prime subscription will save you from having to worry about that because you would have access to college textbooks and other educative materials.

The six-month trial comes with lots of benefits that are also on the paid Amazon Prime subscription, helping you get your school arrangements in order. Through Amazon Prime, you can order your complete school supplies and also get access to stream original movies and shows that become unlimited when you become a paid subscriber, 20% off pre-order, and even free two-day shipping.

After The Six Months Free Trial

The best part is, you get these Prime perks at a discount: Amazon Prime Student members receive 50% off the cost of full Prime membership. Usually $99 / £79 a year, this brings the yearly membership price to $59 / £39.

In addition to all the listed benefits above, after your six months free trial access, Amazon Prime Student offers you 50% off the full Amazon Prime membership cost with the condition that you cannot share the benefits with another prime account. So while a year subscription would typically cost $99 / £79 a year, 50% off the price would bring the yearly membership price to $59 / £39. You might have saved up the full fees, and now you would get half off, which you could use to purchase more school supplies that you need.

So, you would like to join Amazon Prime Student and start saving towards your back-to-school supplies? Here is more information to help you along the way.

Amazon Prime Student cost

The half-off price after your free trial is not just for your first subscription; it continues for four years or until your graduation, whichever comes first. After which your subsequent subscriptions would be automatically renewed at the full Amazon Prime price of $119 / £79 per year.

Although, before implementing the full price, Amazon would send you an email a few weeks before to let you know and give you ample opportunity to cancel if you do not want to continue with the platform.

Amazon Prime Student members can cancel their subscriptions at any time. And if you cancel but have second thoughts, you can always restart your membership. You'll no longer get the six-month free trial. However, you can still take advantage of the $59 / £39 per year discount.

Who can join Amazon Prime Student in the US?

Amazon Prime Student has the US and a UK version.

To join in the US, you'll need to

  1. Have an Amazon account. You can create one HERE.
  2. Be enrolled in a college or university. And be able to provide proof of this when Amazon requests it.
  3. Your school must be in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
  4. Have a valid .edu email address. This doesn't have to be the email connected to your Amazon account, but it will be used to verify that you're a student.

To join in the UK, you would need similar requirements as in the US but with a few differences.

  1. Have an account. If you don't have one, you can create one HERE.
  2. You'll also need to be 18 years or older.
  3. Be enrolled in a tertiary education institution geographically located in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. And be able to provide proof of this when Amazon requests it.
  4. Finally, it would help if you had a valid or email address.

However, there are alternative methods of signing up without such an email address.

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