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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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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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#2011
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.
Banning a MAC address (data link layer) on a website (network layer) would be quite the accomplishment!

(MAC Addresses don't go past your modem/gateway.)
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#2012
Once verified using .edu email can we use our yahoo email in the account?
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#2013
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Well actually I have two questions I can ask. Has anybody's email account at australia.edu get approved since this deal started?
Through yesterday, whenever I tried to login at australia.edu it would tell me my email account was under review by an administrator and for $20, I could speed up the process, but I was at some page where "logout" was a choice.

Today, it just keeps telling me "invalid username or password" and won't log me in....I didn't receive any account rejection notice at my alternate email address...not sure WTF is going on, but it doesn't look like a free year of Prime is heading my way any time soon.
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#2014
australia.edu no longer a valid email address. Frown
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#2015
You sir are way overburdened with fear and probably see Crocs in tea cup.

Quote from chi1ehutch View Post :
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
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You sir are way overburdened with fear and probably see Crocs in tea cup.
well apparently it seems like they're starting to catch on to the australia.edu addresses..
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#2017
We did not have .edu email account.
I was able to get in by using the email address of the HR person in my school. She forwarded me the email.
Awesome.


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You sir are way overburdened with fear and probably see Crocs in tea cup.
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#2018
I graduated a year ago and the email was still forwarded to my personal email account...Sweet!
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#2019
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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
ROFL. and you think Amazon is going to pay to get access to that?
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#2020
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.
Wrong. Ban folk for thumbs-down abuse, certainly, but there are valid reasons to thumb down. Plenty of users are having trouble with schools not having a .edu extension, and being unable to partake of this deal despite meeting all criteria and receiving no help from Amazon. "Unable to replicate deal" is applicable. Someone who's had poor experiences with Amazon would have a legit reason to claim "poor merchant reputation", and anyone who never pays for shipping, or only buys things greater than $25 might feel that there's no need for Prime, and claim "not a good product".

Whether the rest of us agree with these reasons or not, they are valid to the voter. I think the mods might send a friendly note to someone who thumbs-down for "not a good price" in a freebie thread (as this is almost 99.9% likely to be abuse, and the voter is either a dick or a failed comedian), and get more stiff on repeat offenders, but it's borderline Totalitarianism to start banning just because the overwhelming majority feel it's a deal while a tiny majority have grievances. Let them voice their concerns, and let those investigating the deal see 99% positive feedback, and thumbs-down that can't combine for greater than a 0% average round-up.
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#2021
just signed up.... took less than a minute :-)
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#2022
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ROFL. and you think Amazon is going to pay to get access to that?
I'd add this to the wiki but I don't have access (no idea why). If anyone that does have access would like to, feel free to steal at will.

A few things here:

1-I'm a Director at a top university. There is some serious misunderstanding of FERPA going on here. Just because a school CAN provide the information doesn't mean the MUST or WILL provide the information.

I'll tell you right now that if someone claiming to be from Amazon called our office and said they wanted to verify the enrollment of someone, I'd tell them the same thing I tell everyone, "Our university has a formal process for requesting enrollment verification. Feel free to visit the website and use it."

I would NEVER verify a student's enrollment over the phone, NO MATTER WHO THE CALLER CLAIMS TO BE (this includes, by the way, FBI agents doing background checks for possible government employment. The answer is the same. We have a system for doing so, feel free to use it)!!

If your university is in the habit of giving this information to anyone that calls on the phone and claims to have a legitimate purpose, one of two things is going on:
  • Your university has staffed itself with idiots
  • Your university's employees have far too much time on their hands.

I mean, seriously?! I have absolutely no responsibility to speak to an Amazon rep over the phone about my students. Why would I waste my time doing so?

2- As far as them using the online system listed in the wiki, beyond having to pay for every verification, they'd also have to know your birthdate! (see screenshot)

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Lot of crying wolf going on here...
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#2023
For those who have student email account using google service and can't sign up. Send an email to Amazon, I did few days ago and now I was able to sign up.
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#2024
In for free Amazaon Prime!!!

repped....
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#2025
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You sir are way overburdened with fear and probably see Crocs in tea cup.
I sent Amazon a link to this thread because of this comment.

Cannot stand people like this, it's one thing to "try" and cheat the system on such a big company.

To blatantly call out the honest people even though they're the ones that are right, you sir, hopefully will get caught.

Good day wave
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