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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
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
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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
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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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#781
Heres the link to upgrade to the $40 prime membership. http://www.amazon.com/gp/prime/ref=footer_prime
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#782
Quote from jif View Post :
Try creating a free .edu email address at https://eims.maricopa.edu/MAW/MAW.html

Just select the option:
I am a new student and have never attended any Maricopa Community College or Skill Centers.
HAHA...It actually works! Would not be my first choice of colleges... EEK!

(We already have a Prime account, but was just curious/bored so decided to see if one could really get a .edu address this way.)
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Last edited by CDI February 11, 2012 at 09:23 AM
#783
Quote from row View Post :
I can confirm, you cannot share on student prime.
Currently my free student prime is shared with one other. I did this the same day it was posted on here. When I renew at the end of the month will they take the sharing away? Maybe that could be why no renew option is shown on my prime page now since they want me to start it over after it expires?
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#784
Quote from Jasko View Post :
I see on their site that it says, "Upgrade now to get Amazon Prime for only $39/year (normally $79/year) and enjoy: "

I'm assuming a year is... 12 months.

Mine expires on 02/28 as well. I'm HOPING they keep the $39 deal until the end of the month and not switch it back to $79.
I think this offer is here to stay. I am free student prime member and for me under account, Manage prime membership shows....

Trial Membership Dates: September 8, 2010 - July 25, 2012

Preferred payment method for Prime: Amazon.com Visa ***.

As an Amazon Student you received six months of free Prime shipping benefits. You will automatically upgrade to an annual membership for $39 on July 25, 2012.
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#785
Thanks god, I have many .edu email accounts. 2 for me, 2 for my girlfriend and many friends who are not interested in amazon.
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Quote from mychaelp View Post :
Currently my free student prime is shared with one other. I did this the same day it was posted on here. When I renew at the end of the month will they take the sharing away? Maybe that could be why no renew option is shown on my prime page now since they want me to start it over after it expires?
I asked the same question here but no respond yet. Please respond here if you find out anything about this.
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#787
I am confused...Right now my Student prime membership will expire on 2/28.
If I were to sign up for another free 6 months...do I need to use a totally different email address and create a new account? There is no way to renew another free 6 months using the same email address as we did in the past?
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Quote from ptung07 View Post :
I am confused...Right now my Student prime membership will expire on 2/28.
If I were to sign up for another free 6 months...do I need to use a totally different email address and create a new account? There is no way to renew another free 6 months using the same email address as we did in the past?
I'm wondering the same thing.

If I could just get another six months through August I'd be happy renewing at that time.

I guess I could make a new amazon account and use a different .edu, but will Amazon cross check my personal/address/payment information? I'd hate to put my current account in jeopardy. Plus, I'd end up having to renew my new Amazon account when it expires, and I would then have some gift certificate balance on my old account (along with my Amazon Visa and its cash back credit, which I'm guessing would not be linkable to my new account if I wanted to not arouse red flags).

Seems like a lot of risk. I'm perfectly okay with renewing for $39, but I want my yearly cycles to start and end in the summer, not February.
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I asked the same question here but no respond yet. Please respond here if you find out anything about this.
If you are already sharing, then you will continue to share. They won't take it away.
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#790
I want to ask, when do they send you an email to renew at $39 for the year? I will play it safe and do this, my Prime expires at the end of Feb. as well, so I would like to know.
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Quote from inm8num2 View Post :
I'm wondering the same thing.

If I could just get another six months through August I'd be happy renewing at that time.

I guess I could make a new amazon account and use a different .edu, but will Amazon cross check my personal/address/payment information? I'd hate to put my current account in jeopardy. Plus, I'd end up having to renew my new Amazon account when it expires, and I would then have some gift certificate balance on my old account (along with my Amazon Visa and its cash back credit, which I'm guessing would not be linkable to my new account if I wanted to not arouse red flags).

Seems like a lot of risk. I'm perfectly okay with renewing for $39, but I want my yearly cycles to start and end in the summer, not February.
I opened another account with another .edu address. There was no checking anything. But I don't know if there is a way to transfer the balance and other stuff.

Quote from tennisplayer123 View Post :
I want to ask, when do they send you an email to renew at $39 for the year? I will play it safe and do this, my Prime expires at the end of Feb. as well, so I would like to know.
Go to your Account and Manage Prime Membership. I got the email to renew at $39 several times already.
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#792
If I don't renew immediately after my free trial expires, can I sign up for the $39 Student Prime a couple of months later?

I'm guessing the answer is no, but thought to ask anyways.
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Quote from Sportsaholic View Post :
I asked the same question here but no respond yet. Please respond here if you find out anything about this.
no it does not, Smilie
I renewed several month ago, had a share thing I added before they took the option away.
and they are still prime with me

Quote from inm8num2 View Post :
If I don't renew immediately after my free trial expires, can I sign up for the $39 Student Prime a couple of months later?

I'm guessing the answer is no, but thought to ask anyways.
answer is yes, that's what I did.
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Last edited by Akarin February 15, 2012 at 10:04 PM
#794
Is there even a renewal option in the My Account page? I don't see such an option when I click on Amazon Prime Membership. Haven't received a renewal notice either and my membership expires on February 28th.
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#795
Is it me or is the free trial now only 6months?
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