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Promoted 07-12-2010 at 02:59 PM View Original Post

Amazon is offering 1 year Free Amazon Prime Membership for College Students. All students should currently be enrolled with valid .edu email address. Thanks stephsully

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July 16, 2010, 3:13 am: System Notice: This thread content has been automatically archived from another thread which reached post limit, and will be preserved for reference and archival purposes. The discussion should continue in the original thread

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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#1996
Quote from asterx View Post :
I am a grad student, but graduating soon.
Would it be risky to get this?
If you're currently a grad student and they're offering a year for students, I say go for it.

They ask grad/undergrad and class level, so if you put in truthful information and they give you a year, not your problem.
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Quote from JCMAN View Post :
If you're currently a grad student and they're offering a year for students, I say go for it.

They ask grad/undergrad and class level, so if you put in truthful information and they give you a year, not your problem.
Thanks, I will give it a try.
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#1998
awesome!
repped!
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#1999
My school just got a call as well. Be careful guys
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#2000
Anyone who thumbs this down should be banned from the forums outright. By IP, mac, email, and login. Thumbing down a good deal shows you don't have the best interest of the forum at hand nor its users.
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#2001
Wow. I've never seen a deal with so many TUs.
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#2002
Quote from Utlah View Post :
Actually this thread was Posted 07-12-2010, 04:07 PM

It was posted here at FW @ Jul. 12, 2010 @ 2:51p

Not that it matters to me but chill out.
Quote from blackblaze View Post :
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!)



Well, whatever the story is, no one else cares as long as they get their free $80 year long Prime.
No reason to bash the op but since this is an epic/historical thread, might as well get the facts straight. From what I see going by Eastern Standard Time, the deal was posted at FW at 4:51pm and then posted here at 5:07pm. If I had to bet my life on it I would guess the op saw it at FW then posted here 16 minutes later before anyone else, therefore literally hitting the rep points lottery. I know. Who cares? But the thread is no longer about the deal. It's about the drama surrounding the deal. Well actually I have two questions I can ask. Has anybody's email account at australia.edu get approved since this deal started? Also do you think it will raise suspicion if I create a new amazon account using the australia.edu email addy under the name Steve Erwin? G'day, mate!
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Tonight we dine in hell
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#2003
Quote from HAPPYJACKGUM View Post :
amazon called my school to make sure I was really enrolled.
This is as big a BS as the deal itself. I mean the deal isn't BS, I am comparing the size.
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Quote from Leonidas View Post :
This is as big a BS as the deal itself. I mean the deal isn't BS, I am comparing the size.
Actually it's not, my school got a call as well
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#2005
Quote from alex179 View Post :
Well actually I have two questions I can ask. Has anybody's email account at australia.edu get approved since this deal started? Also do you think it will raise suspicion if I create a new amazon account using the australia.edu email addy under the name Steve Erwin? G'day, mate!
No because you spelled his name wrong Stick Out Tongue
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#2006
Why are people surprised about the verifications?

It's designed for students.

Would not be shocked if Amazon got tax credit/incentive somehow for this program.
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#2007
Quote from MICHGoBlue View Post :
Why are people surprised about the verifications?

It's designed for students.

Would not be shocked if Amazon got tax credit/incentive somehow for this program.
The amount of time/effort to do so, mainly.

And the misconception that enrollment dates/class status/name/address/student email are covered under FERPA without an opt in (that info is opt out).
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Quote from alex179 View Post :
Well actually I have two questions I can ask. Has anybody's email account at australia.edu get approved since this deal started? Also do you think it will raise suspicion if I create a new amazon account using the australia.edu email addy under the name Steve Erwin? G'day, mate!
I've answered this a few times. I used australia.edu and it worked. I did this when the post had two or three pages. I also do attended College, but enjoy the gmail backed australia.edu better.
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Quote from somerandomguy View Post :
No because you spelled his name wrong Stick Out Tongue
OMG you're right! Thanks, cause with posts now saying they're calling, I might actually do it.
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#2010
Quote from slimjim9059 View Post :
Anyone who thumbs this down should be banned from the forums outright. By IP, mac, email, and login. Thumbing down a good deal shows you don't have the best interest of the forum at hand nor its users.
couldn't agree more
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