An Amazon Prime membership costs $119 per year, or $12.99 per month. This can bring on some sticker shock, but if you use Amazon a lot, it’s going to save you money in the long run. And if you don’t have that kind of cash to invest in an account right now, I have some Prime hacks to help you out.
I know, you already know about this one, but do you know just how many perks come with upgrading to Prime?! Prime members get more and more benefits every day, including:
- 10% off products from Whole Foods Markets
- Unlimited FREE two-day shipping on over 100 million items
- Free streaming of thousands of popular TV shows and movies through Prime Video
- Free listening of 2+ million songs on Amazon Music
- Early access to Lightning Deals (remember those?)
Share Prime with Amazon Household
If your roommate, spouse, or partner has a Prime membership, there’s no need to buy another one! Just have them add you to their account as an adult through Amazon Household to receive Prime benefits. If you have kids, you can also add and manage their accounts through Household so they need your approval before placing orders (no more mystery boxes showing up at the door…).
6 Months Free and a Reduced Rate with Prime Student
If you have an .edu email, you can get a 6 month free Prime trial. If you decide you do want to commit to Prime, sign up for Prime Student to get almost all the same perks as Prime for $59 per year or $6.49 per month. PLUS, you can trade in your text books for cash back at the end of each term (and we all know how pricey those can be).
Pay for Prime yearly instead of monthly
It can be intimidating to commit to a year, but if you pay the yearly price for Prime or Prime Student, you save over 20%!
Test out Prime with a free-30-day trial
This is a great option if you want to see just how much Prime could save you. Just be careful to cancel if you don’t want to sign up after your trial because Amazon will charge your card a year-long subscription fee once the trial ends.
Let me know if you decide to give Amazon Prime a try!