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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
Quote :
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!
Quote :
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
Quote :
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
Quote :
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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Last Edited by serra July 15, 2010 at 11:10 PM
interesting read for those new to amazon prime - amazon primer

Hello Sd'ers Wave

Friendly Warning....There's absolutely no begging or pleading to be added to their amazon prime account. The mods are aware of this and is strictly prohibited within our terms, policies & conditions of slickdeals. Please refrain yourself from any further type of begging/pleading posts or comments for invites within this thread. Thank you...

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What does invite others to use prime mean (under the account tab) does this mean to authorize others to use my prime account for free, or does it mean to invite others that have a edu. e-mail to sign up???
^You can invite anyone (up to 4 others), with any email address to share your Prime account. You won't see any of their purchase and they won't see any of yours.
Family invites may say that they are only for one month (at least it was for my wife) but they also get a full year and 4 invites!!! - Morning_Breath

- well, for the invites it said Subscription Duration = 1 month. However, the prime account showed valid until Jul 13, 2011. So we will know if it is valid for 1-year ONLY after 30 days.

FAQ [amazon.com]

Terms and Conditions [amazon.com]

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. With Amazon Prime, you will be entitled to FREE Two-Day shipping and $3.99 per unit One-Day shipping on all eligible purchases for one year. 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. There is no minimum purchase requirement. Amazon Student members will also be entitled to discounts and promotions, which we will communicate to you via e-mail or make available on the Amazon Student membership page at www.amazon.com/student.

Please use a current .edu e-mail address. Alumni addresses are not eligible.
sanjeeva7 - oh well it was worth a shot!!

This applies to graduate students as well as there is a choice for "graduate student" when signing up.

For those who are thinking about frauding the system, think again. Enrollment can easily be verified by using this website [National Student Clearinghouse - EnrollmentVerify School Participants]: http://www.studentclearinghouse.o...chools.asp HOWEVER, for Amazon to use this to verify enrollment would cost $$ - usually something like $2-5 per enrollment check request. Rather, they can just ask YOU to provide "proof" of your enrollment - no idea what would be considered proof - and do it that way. The best advice is to at least be prepared to give them SOMETHING if you have to.

RE: Auto-renewal
This is nothing to worry about. If they do end up charging you, just call them and tell them you'd like to cancel. I had a three month trial renew on me, which I didn't catch until over a month later. I called, said I never used the service and didn't want to keep it, and they gave me a full refund on the spot.

Inviting household members
Invitation works like normal! Each Student Prime account may share the Prime benefits with 4 other people like a normal paid Prime account. -aznkuo
To invite a friend or family member, go here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/subs/pr...epage.html

Current Prime Members
You should receive an email automatically from Amazon showing that your old Prime membership was canceled and they are issuing a pro-rated refund. This has been confirmed by multiple $D members. Some users report this email being blocked by spam filters, so if you don't get it, check your spam folder.

Deal Expires
Currently unknown

School-Specific Information
Any Northwestern Univ (Evanston, IL) undergrads should use the @northwestern.edu that is hidden in the system....ie First-Last@northwestern.edu. your @u.northwestern.edu account will NOT be accepted for this promo. Might work for grad students too, YMMV -Your friendly Wildcat, dragonflight
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#181
I wish there was a way to get it without a .edu address. My school only provides them for faculty, so apparently I have no way of getting one... I'll keep sending them messages asking for another way to prove I'm a student and start making phone calls... maybe I can get a manager to override it or something.
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#182
^Most accredited colleges have .edu e-mails that they give out to their students. What school do you go to?

I'm not sure if you're a high school but, the deal was obviously meant for college kids because they know how much we love to spend on things we don't need, and most college kids will have at least some source of income.
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Quote from kevolution View Post :
^Most accredited colleges have .edu e-mails that they give out to their students. What school do you go to?

I'm not sure if you're a high school but, the deal was obviously meant for college kids because they know how much we love to spend on things we don't need, and most college kids will have at least some source of income.
Contra Costa College, California.
The funny part is that my college is also on their list.
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#184
Quote from 1WingedAngel View Post :
Contra Costa College, California.
The funny part is that my college is also on their list.
Email a faculty member you know. Have them click on the verification link for you. In return, promise your faculty member that you will add them to your 'family'. Money under the table occasionally works too. Win-win situation!
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Email a faculty member you know. Have them click on the verification link for you. In return, promise your faculty member that you will add them to your 'family'. Money under the table occasionally works too. Win-win situation!
Are you really suggesting that a student offer money under the table to a faculty member? I can't imagine a single professor actually taking you up on that.
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#186
awesome information.. I will share to friend
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#187
Yeah, I got back another email that said almost even more adamantly that they aren't doing it for anyone who doesn't have a .edu address. I'll talk to one of the computer teachers about who is in charge of the emails and maybe just offer the deal to them or something. I donno.
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Quote from 1WingedAngel View Post :
Yeah, I got back another email that said almost even more adamantly that they aren't doing it for anyone who doesn't have a .edu address. I'll talk to one of the computer teachers about who is in charge of the emails and maybe just offer the deal to them or something. I donno.
Just ask them if you can use thier edu email for a student promotion and they probably say sure why not. Just ask the admin if he could send one to a temp or testing edu address, say do you know amazon is offering free prime to students but they need a edu email, I want to get textbooks for your class ... continue on.. Wink
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Are you really suggesting that a student offer money under the table to a faculty member? I can't imagine a single professor actually taking you up on that.
Well you could offer hugs & kisses but that might be consider whoring yourself by some. bounce
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Well you could offer hugs & kisses bounce
Hah! Imagine the lobbyists! hughugwoot
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Quote from FuedWisdom View Post :
Just ask them if you can use thier edu email for a student promotion and they probably say sure why not. Just ask the admin if he could send one to a temp or testing edu address, say do you know amazon is offering free prime to students but they need a edu email, I want to get textbooks for your class ... continue on.. Wink
A web admin isn't a faculty member and unless your university has totally lax protocol and/or absolutely no oversight, I doubt you could pull this off without potential repercussions for either yourself or the admin you're bribing. A edu email address is often the only thing that is required by many many services to offer university-subsidized benefits and discounts. A web admin issuing a "temp" address could potentially be spending money on behalf of the university. In my experience, spending money that isn't yours is not generally appreciated by those who sign your paycheck.

What I was actually referring to was the suggestion that someone actually bribe a faculty member, i.e. a professor or instructor. Any faculty member that would even consider taking a bribe from a student, even for something this small, has no place in a university. In fact, I question anyone's judgement ability who would allow accounts controlled by third-parties to tied to a work email for a bribe, for less than $79, no less.
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Quote from huevos View Post :
A web admin isn't a faculty member and unless your university has totally lax protocol and/or absolutely no oversight, I doubt you could pull this off without potential repercussions for either yourself or the admin you're bribing. A edu email address is often the only thing that is required by many many services to offer university-subsidized benefits and discounts. A web admin issuing a "temp" address could potentially be spending money on behalf of the university. In my experience, spending money that isn't yours is not generally appreciated by those who sign your paycheck.

What I was actually referring to was the suggestion that someone actually bribe a faculty member, i.e. a professor or instructor. Any faculty member that would even consider taking a bribe from a student, even for something this small, has no place in a university. In fact, I question anyone's judgement ability who would allow accounts controlled by third-parties to tied to a work email for a bribe, for less than $79, no less.
Just wanted to say thanks for this! I LOVE amazon prime but am too cheap to pay for it. I was just going to buy some schoolbooks and now they will get here on time Smilie
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#193
Just so everyone was clear, I wasn't going to bribe any faculty. When I said offer the deal to them, I meant offer them the amazon prime deal saying they can get it with a .edu. I've done this with certain professors that I work with often also outside of classes, like one who was planning on buying Portal, I told them of a FP deal that was here on SD and they appreciated it. I wouldn't ask for something that could get them into trouble. If they said "Sorry, students aren't allowed to have an .edu address." Then I'd say thanks for their time and drop it. If they said "Sure, that's no problem, we just don't give them out since we don't have a system that generates one for everyone automatically, so we just say its only for staff" then I'd go with that too. I agree that faculty that accept bribes for services that they normally wouldn't provide for someone has no place in our educational system.
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#194
Quote from stephsully View Post :
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


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!


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

*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


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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Many thanks. I am signing up!
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#195
Amazon is giving away a free one year trial of Amazon prime with a student email address. The student email address must end in .edu.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info

This is my first post so forgive for any mistakes.
Also help with the rep
Thanks
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