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Last Edited by stephsully July 13, 2010 at 12:50 PM
Attention college students!
1 year Free Amazon Prime membership

Did a search and couldn't find this:

www.amazon.com/student

Requires:
-Valid .edu e-mail address
-Specify college, year and major
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To sign up for and use Amazon Student, you must (1) have an Amazon.com account, (2) be a college student actively enrolled in at least one course at a college geographically located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, (3) be able to provide proof of enrollment upon request and (4) have a valid e-mail address that contains the domain suffix .edu.
Go here to Sign Up [amazon.com]

Everything else is self-explanatory. Go to prime and manage your account. Should be activated and have an ending date 1 year from sign-up date. You are even able to add family members to the account like a regular prime subscription.

Updates to answer questions

Q: Will this automatically renew?
A: NO!
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The automatic renewal provisions in the Amazon Prime Terms & Conditions (which would require you to pay for Amazon Prime) do not apply to this membership, even if we decide to extend the free Amazon Prime offer beyond one year.
Q: Can I get this if I'm not a student (even if I have a .edu e-mail address)?
A: You might be able to. And you might not.
If you do not qualify and they catch you, Amazon will make you reimburse them for their costs
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If you do not provide documentation indicating that you meet the eligibility requirements above, you may be required to reimburse us for benefits you received as a result of your Amazon Student membership.
*I am not the arbiter of morality, but please don't abuse this by signing up if you do not meet Amazon's requirements*

Q: What happens if I already have a prime account?
A: I'm not sure, however people are reporting that if they currently have a prime account and they sign-up for the Amazon Student account, the following happens:
1. Their current prime account gets cancelled and they get a pro-rated refund
2. They get signed up for the free 1 year amazon student prime

Q: My .edu address isn't my Amazon.com address -- do I have to create a new account?
A: No
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If your .edu e-mail address isn't listed on your Amazon.com account, that's OK. The only e-mail we'll send to your .edu e-mail address is the verification e-mail. After that, other Amazon Student e-mails will be sent to the e-mail address listed on your Amazon.com account.
Q: Ohh my gosh, this is amazing, how can I thank you!?!?!
A: Students are notoriously poor. Many have to work minimum-wage jobs while taking classes to pay for rent, tuition and food. Let a student know about this deal and help them save money. Also, donating old books you have lying around the house to schools and libraries (especially those dealing with budget cuts) could potentially enrich a child's life and help them get interested in many different subjects and put them on the path to higher education.

"Join Amazon Student and get FREE Two-Day Shipping for one year with a free Amazon Prime membership ($79 value), as well as e-mail alerts for exclusive promotions. There is no cost to join--simply sign up by providing your school and major. If you’re not a student, you may still be eligible for a free trial of Amazon Prime."

Conditions for the curious (from Terms and Conditions)
T&C [amazon.com]

EDIT: This is really crazy!! Almost 2750 thumbs ups and counting! -- Over 3900 reps (I started with only 17!) Thanks everyone for all the support!

Here's the back story of how this deal came about: My sister-in-law really wanted a prime account since their's had just ended a short time go. She kept asking if I wanted to split one with her and my other siblings, but the rest of us weren't so keen on the idea because we didn't have that much of a need for it.

Fast forward to yesterday afternoon, she calls me and tells me about this Amazon Student thing and asks if I've ever heard of it. I told her no and did a search on slickdeals and google and couldn't find a thing on it. I went to the website she gave me and saw that you get Prime free for a year if you're a student, etc. etc. I verified it worked and that you could add family members to the account.

As soon as that happened, I posted it here since I've been a member for a while, but never posted a deal before (everyone is really quick on the uptake for this kind of stuff so by the time I find out about something, it's probably been on here for days already). I wanted to give back to everyone and this was the perfect opportunity.

The rest as they say, is history (1 day old history!)

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#106
i CALLED aMAZON AND THEY GAVE ME RIGHTS TO THEIR DOMAIN NAME.
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Do you believe with the resources Amazon has that it doesn't know what is really going on? They give you the option to list family members under your account, however the bottom line is, prime is a promotional tool that helps them gain more sales. Not to mention, why would they care if someone is paying for the service in full?

If you solely signed up for prime you would make A amount of purchases a year with it. By providing relatives or friends with it, they gain potential customers who would purchase B + C + D on top of your A. So you paid full for the subscription, but you give it out to friends. So what? The cost of prime is negligible compared to the potential sales they can gain from others. I'm specifically targeting people who wouldn't normally use Amazon. Prime gives more incentive for to-be customers as well as reinforces the loyalty of existing customers.

What benefit do you have by stripping your members that you allegedly state are "cheating" the system. If it didn't fiscally make sense, they wouldn't even offer free prime to students.
I just hacked you and got your IP. I reported it to Amazon and they're sending Chris Hansen to your house to give you a talk. Have a good day.
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i CALLED aMAZON AND THEY GAVE ME RIGHTS TO THEIR DOMAIN NAME.
killed it
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I just hacked you and got your IP. I reported it to Amazon and they're sending Chris Hansen to your house to give you a talk. Have a good day.
You and Chris Hansen are welcome. I have Chuck Norris at my door and he's hungry for some trolls.
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You and Chris Hansen are welcome. I have Chuck Norris at my door and he's hungry for some trolls.
One thing is definite. A 70 year old guy with a bad toupee who thinks he is still relevant would scare me to death.
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i CALLED aMAZON AND THEY GAVE ME RIGHTS TO THEIR DOMAIN NAME.
major fail
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#112
FYI the verification emails from Amazon were getting blocked by my school's server... I had to email them, and they fixed it to finally let the emails through. So now I got Prime, yay! If you're not getting the emails you may want to email your campus IT people.
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#113
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Worst deal of all time. Signed up on Thursday night and ordered about $300 worth of stuff that I absolutely don't need. Now I find myself constantly searching Amazon and Slickdeals for random stuff to buy. Sure, I could try that beef-broccoli stir fry mix. Exercise ball? sure why not. I think its the allure of having something delivered to my door. Every time I come home from work to see a box in front of my door I am absolutely giddy with excitement. A huge smile on my face, I pry open the boxes to see what goodies have been delivered that day. I think I may just order one item every day to have this excitement all the time. I am nuts!!!
I had prime before (paid for a year) but let it expire because of the cost so it is great to get prime again (for free!). And it is paying off for amazon I think. I am buying more. I bought several items today via Prime I was planning to buy at Target (have Target gift cards) but it's hot in CA and Amazon was cheaper and easier. I need the items by Friday and would not have ordered them w/ regular super saver.
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FYI the verification emails from Amazon were getting blocked by my school's server... I had to email them, and they fixed it to finally let the emails through. So now I got Prime, yay! If you're not getting the emails you may want to email your campus IT people.
Thanks for this. I was just about to post asking how long it took to get the confirming email. I signed up this morning. I'll check with the school.
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#115
For those who have graduated and have their degrees (like me) you can still sign up if you are a taking any kind of college class in my opinion. I happen to be taking a class to increase my pay at work (get paid more the more education I have) and the school automatically assigned me a student email. I just put "other" when it asked what year I was in. I have in the past taken aerobics classes too which you can get credit for.

Also, I had to attend several workshops throughout the year for work and most workshops offer a way to get college credits through either a real university or online university. If you are getting paid through work to take a workshop, maybe you can find a way to get college credit.

Third, I know high school kids can take free college classes at the local jc where I live. This is YMMV of course.
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#116
Dammit, my school restricts EDU addresses to faculty and staff - couldn't budge Amazon customer service - I offered to send them photocopies of my student ID, registration, etc....no dice...BOO!!Frown
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#117
Does anyone know what happens if I start a free trial month of Prime right now and then immediately sign up for the student account? Would I get 13 months of free prime?
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#118
This is awesome!
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#119
If you have an .EDU E-Mail address, you can sign up, or login to your current Amazon.com account using this link. Then confirm your E-Mail with the link Amazon.com sends to your college e-mail, and you'll get a 1 year Amazon Prime membership (for students). Big Grin Wink

https://www.amazon.com/gp/sign-in...t%2Fsignup
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#120
this was front page deal a few days ago
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