Know a Student Headed Back to College? Amazon Prime Wants to Give Them a 6-Month Free Trial

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There are so many benefits to having an Amazon Prime account—free 2-day shipping, access to Prime Video content, unlimited cloud photo storage, early and exclusive access to tons of Prime Day sales, discounts at Whole Foods—but the one downside might just be the cost. However, if you’re a student headed back to class this fall, we’ve got some great news. Right now Amazon is offering a free six-month trial for any and all students who sign up for a new Prime account.

Even better, Amazon doesn’t define “students” solely as folks enrolled in a four-year college program. Anyone taking at least one course at a college in the 50 states or Puerto Rico can cash in on the deal. Plus, Prime Student accounts get the added benefits of six months free access to LinkedIn Premium and special discounts on textbooks and e-textbooks for your studies.

If after six months you decide you just can’t give up binging The Expanse or ordering more notecards with same-day delivery and you’re still enrolled in at least one college course, you pay just $69 annually to keep your Prime Student account. (Regular Prime memberships typically cost $15 per month or $139 annually.) So what are you waiting for? Go spread the word so all the hard working students in your life can get in on the deal.



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