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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
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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#61
excellent deal. thanks alot!
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#62
Quote from SHADOWE2001 View Post :
My college currently restricts .edu addresses to faculty and internal staff. When I told them about this they gave me an .edu address out of gratitude methinks. Yahoo!

So according to the history of the embued account have managed to have Free Amazon Prime from August 2008 until July 2011. I love Amazon!! Woot

And yes I thumbed up the thread and increased insane rep count +4 worship
You lucked out then. I have the same situation, but was told no .edu, no student prime. The crazy thing is that my school is listed in the pulldown menu on the sign up page. Go figure... Confused
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Quote from aplblsm View Post :
You lucked out then. I have the same situation, but was told no .edu, no student prime. The crazy thing is that my school is listed in the pulldown menu on the sign up page. Go figure... Confused
I want to ask someone from the school but who would be in charge of this thing? I'm not sure if a receptionist would transfer me to the right person or maybe even know what I'm talking about.
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#64
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!!!
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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!!!
will disagree with your first comment and agree with your last comment laugh out loud
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Quote from Lukkie View Post :
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!!!
get a grip on yourself
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Nm I was logged into my old account.
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#69
Awesome. Except everything I have ordered from amazon tends to be a non-prime candidate.
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Awesome. Except everything I have ordered from amazon tends to be a non-prime candidate.
deal alert : AMAZON
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Quote from Lukkie View Post :
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!!!
Pure American Way.....
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#72
great find! thanks
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Quote from Lukkie View Post :
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 know what you mean although I'm too poor to be a shopaholic. Slickdeals with Amazon Prime can be a shopaholics best/worst dream/nightmare.
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#74
i think we should ask the mods to make a sticky of amazon deals that people find using prime.
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Quote from ddehr026 View Post :
i think we should ask the mods to make a sticky of amazon deals that people find using prime.
They could just use this thread. This thread practically IS a sticky.
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