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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
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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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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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Thumbs up from last's year free Amazon prime deal - 3234 (can it be beaten)
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1777176
Is this the best slickdeal ever? 3,000+ TU's in less than 8 hours.




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#736
Quote from inm8num2 View Post :
Oh, wait - do I have that backwards? Maybe you guys are right. The original sign up could have been in summer 2010, since the extension was in February 2011.

Gosh, sorry for the scare. I'll edit my earlier post.
haha. everyone was like wtf.
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#737
Yeah. Mine was actually extended around February last year for me. And it was definitely mid or early February too. So my membership is extended by a few days or a week or two. I am contemplating on extending with the $39 offer.
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#738
Does the $39 renewal grant all Prime benefits? Are there any restrictions?

I don't shop much on amazon and the streaming selection is weak, but I love the ability to order without needing $25 for free shipping. In that case it's like a person has to have items ready in the wishlist that he/she wouldn't mind buying to avoid shipping fees.
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Quote from inm8num2 View Post :
Does the $39 renewal grant all Prime benefits? Are there any restrictions?

I don't shop much on amazon and the streaming selection is weak, but I love the ability to order without needing $25 for free shipping. In that case it's like a person has to have items ready in the wishlist that he/she wouldn't mind buying to avoid shipping fees.
I don't know about all benefits, but it includes media streaming, which was the main thing they removed from student prime. Also, be aware that you have to actively sign up for the special student prime offer, otherwise it will renew as the full priced prime. Furthermore, if you sign up for the paid student prime, it will cancel your free one at that time and start your paid subscription, so beware of that.

Finally, if you are charged for the auto-renewal, you should be able to get a full refund AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT MAKE A PURCHASE SINCE YOUR PAID SUBSCRIPTION STARTED, so if you forget to cancel, please remember to get a refund before you buy anything.
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#740
Hmm looking over i can't see how to turn off auto renew, if it does auto renew will it renew at the $39 price or $80?
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Quote from Trainsaw View Post :
Hmm looking over i can't see how to turn off auto renew, if it does auto renew will it renew at the $39 price or $80?
The full price ($79). To active the reduced rate of $39, you have to go to Amazon Prime Student Price [amazon.com] and sign up there, however it cancels any remaining free time you had when you activate this subscription.
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#742
Rather than put that much effort into it, why not team up with someone with a full Prime account and contribute $20/year or something to be added as a member on their account. Half the price, no need to muck around with changing email accounts. Sure, only the primary member gets the free video streaming, but $20/year for the shipping benefits is well worth it (IMO).

Quote from hokeez View Post :
Im sure its been posted in this thread, but....

1. If you signed up for the free year once, you can't do it twice.
2. The lowest price you can renew at is $39
3. You can create an amazon "mom" account with the same .edu email and get a minimum of 3 months free + 1 month for each purchase you make in the baby department of amazon (doesn't matter how much the purchase is). You can do this to get up to a year before having to renew.
4. You can repeat the amazon mom steps with a new email address every year and never pay for prime.
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dammit! mine is now at feb 28th from an original july date
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#744
I will probably just cancel my subscription as I did most of my purchases elsewhere.
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Quote from inm8num2 View Post :
Does the $39 renewal grant all Prime benefits? Are there any restrictions?

I don't shop much on amazon and the streaming selection is weak, but I love the ability to order without needing $25 for free shipping. In that case it's like a person has to have items ready in the wishlist that he/she wouldn't mind buying to avoid shipping fees.
yeah, i also like the feature of being able to order items less than $25 and have it shipped, and receive in just two days (usually one for me, because i'm near the central distribution center). I could wait for items to total at $25 and then make my order, but some items are only on that sale for a day or few hours (sometimes minutes!). and you can't hold off purchasing to total at $25 when that happens
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Quote from justngo View Post :
The full price ($79). To active the reduced rate of $39, you have to go to Amazon Prime Student Price [amazon.com] and sign up there, however it cancels any remaining free time you had when you activate this subscription.
But if i'm already on Amazon student, it will renew at $79?
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Quote from Trainsaw View Post :
But if i'm already on Amazon student, it will renew at $79?
I believe it will change to $39. It seems that way for me.

"As an Amazon Student you received six months of free Prime shipping benefits. You will automatically upgrade to an annual membership for $39 on March 6, 2012."

You can check this by going to:
Your Account > Manage Prime Membership
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#748
Makes me wish I was back in college!
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lol, this thread was bumped?
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aaaggghhhhhhhh
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