On February 18th, Amazon will increase the cost of their prime membership from $119 annually, to $139. For those who subscribe on a monthly basis, the membership will increase from $12.99/month to $14.99/month. The student membership will increase from $59/yr to $69/yr.
NON-PRIME MEMBERS: HERE’S HOW TO LOCK IN LOWER PRICE:
You can sign up here for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. After your free 30 days, you’ll be charged $119 for the year. You can also cancel within the first 30 days to avoid future charges.
Student’s can get a 6 month free trial of prime by signing up here and then will be charged $69/year. or $6.49/month
Medicaid and EBT cardholders will still be able to get Amazon Prime for only $5.99/month [Can sign up here]
CURRENT PRIME MEMBERS: HERE’S HOW TO LOCK IN LOWER PRICE:
You can buy Prime gift memberships for $119 here. At checkout, simply enter your email in the “recipient’s email” section and enter a delivery date. You can have it delivered immediately and save it in your email or have it emailed before your prime membership expires. No matter how much the prime membership costs at the time your membership expires, you’ll be able to apply this $119 gift membership on your account.
IMPORTANT: You must turn off “Auto Renew” of your Prime Membership. You can do that by clicking here and hitting ‘Cancel my Benefits’ or ‘End Membership.’
Amazon will ask once or twice more if you really want to cancel and you should continue until its cancelled. Once cancelled, you will be given a date when your membership will end.
Once your prime membership expires, you can go back to your email where you sent your Prime gift membership and follow the link in the email to activate Amazon Prime for the $119 you paid instead of the $139 price.
Final note: If you’re grandgathered into an account which you share with 4 people, you shoudn’t do the above as it will end your old membership and lose the ability to have 4 people on 1 account. Its worthwhile for you to continue with your old account and pay the higher prime membership price going forward.