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stephsully 4,967 July 12, 2010 at 02:07 PM in Other (4) More Amazon Deals
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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!)

July 16, 2010, 3:13 am: System Notice: This thread has been automatically renewed after reaching a post limit. Most of its content has been moved to this thread for reference purposes.
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#166
Quote from MissyMooMoo View Post :
Well, I searched using "amazon prime free" and got 1,000's of threads. I searched thru the first few pages and didn't see it.

Then I did the same with "amazon prime college" and searched the first few pages of results.

I haven't been able to get online much for the past two weeks. So, no, I didn't see it back on 7/12.
Hmm, I searched amazon prime college and the threads are 8th and 9th for me
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#167
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=726411&t=2130476

Probably just searching amazon prime woulnd't be good enough there, search amazon prime free college or even amazon prime college.
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#168
Thank goodness the thread has been merged. Looked like my mistake was about to cause a major slickdeals meltdown. Smilie
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#169
Quote from MissyMooMoo View Post :
Thank goodness the thread has been merged. Looked like my mistake was about to cause a major slickdeals meltdown. Smilie
Umm.. Nothing new here. You repost a thread, it gets merged,
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#170
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Umm.. Nothing new here. You repost a thread, it gets merged,
I was referring to the people that got all upset instead of just mod-alerting it. But, you are right. There is nothing new about that.
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#171
Great deal if you are a student.

Amazon Prime free for one year ($79 value)
Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on textbooks and millions of other items
No minimum order size
Upgrades to One-Day shipping for $3.99/item
E-mail alerts for exclusive deals and promotions
It's free for students - sign up by providing your school and major

http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/..._r_fa_amst
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#172
This has already been posted. It also became a front page deal.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=928496&t=2123032
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#173
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#174
when does this deal end?
I don't want to sign up now because I'm not planning on buying anything. I'll sign up the last day that way my year ends later. the good thing is that all of the items we buy this year during the holiday season will come in two daysbouncewootworshipOMG
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#175
Lol at all the reposts..
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#176
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when does this deal end?
I don't want to sign up now because I'm not planning on buying anything. I'll sign up the last day that way my year ends later. the good thing is that all of the items we buy this year during the holiday season will come in two daysbouncewootworshipOMG
Possibly never. In fact, it's quite possible that they'll extend the offer for additional years too, the premise being that you have free Prime throughout college, so that once you get a job after college, you'll be willing to pay for it.

This is supported by the following sentence in the terms and conditions: "If you sign up for an Amazon Student membership, for the first year of that membership, you will receive one free year of Amazon Prime. We may choose to extend this free offer for more than one year."
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nod Awesome! Rep
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#178
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Possibly never. In fact, it's quite possible that they'll extend the offer for additional years too, the premise being that you have free Prime throughout college, so that once you get a job after college
you start paying your credit card debt LMAO
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#179
Dang, 5 attempts trying to sign up and yet to receive an email from amazon. I contacted college and was informed no issues on their end. cannot find anything in the spam folder either. any idea? TIA
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#180
I just found this on the Amazon site and thank you. This is amazing for me.
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