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My wife and I use prime under my name for our main amazon shopping. My wife also has an old amazon account that we never had prime on. It always nags us to add a 30 day free triail.

To take advantage of some prime specific offers that were not available to my account (see posting here for an example and my specific reply ), I finally caved and signed her account up for prime.

After I did that , a bunch of first time offers became available to her account, plus free shipping under 25$, yay!

I thought I would call out two specific offers (in addition to the posts I linked to above) that made it seem worthwhile for some.

Please note, this is rather specific situation, i.e. a spouse or friend who may not have signed up for prime yet, or you yourselves Smilie Please also note, her account had a free trial of prime back in 2016, so you may want to check if you are eligible [amazon.com] again.

Item of note #1 - Sign up for the Amazon store card, [amazon.com] get a $60 amazon gift card instantly. I know this may be a low amt for a hard pull for some, but for others (like myself) who can eat the credit ding in the shortterm, this is a good deal and super easy way to get $60 with out having to jump through min spending hoops etc...There is also the amazon chase credit card, and i think that might be a $45 bonus, but not 100%.

Item of note #2 - When I went to my wife's manage prime page [amazon.com], I noticed there was was a link saying "check out one prime digital book and recieve a $5 credit." I clicked the link, selected a book at random, and went back to the page and saw it had applied the credit!

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Calling out ITEM #3 of note - My wife had a trial of prime that ended in 2016. I was able to do another free trial. If you have an inactive prime account, it may not hurt to check.


Both items MAY be available to long time prime members also, I am not sure if you would have cleared them a long time ago or not. Anyways, I thought I would share as I netted $65 in amazon credits for about 2 minutes of work (and one hard credit pull, ick) this morning and hope someone else can benefit also!

Update (this was news to me):
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FYI, Amazon trials are once every 366+ days in between. So your wife's last Prime trial in 2016 means she would have been allowed another in 2018. Nothing new there. Maybe new to you and some others.
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I was thinking about the amazon card a few months ago, but the reviews are god awful. If the reviews are believed, they seem to especially hate people who pay off the balance every month.
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I was thinking about the amazon card a few months ago, but the reviews are god awful. If the reviews are believed, they seem to especially hate people who pay off the balance every month.
what can amazon do to people who uses CC as charge card?
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FYI, Amazon trials are once every 366+ days in between. So your wife's last Prime trial in 2016 means she would have been allowed another in 2018. Nothing new there. Maybe new to you and some others.
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FYI, Amazon trials are once every 366+ days in between. So your wife's last Prime trial in 2016 means she would have been allowed another in 2018. Nothing new there. Maybe new to you and some others.
That is news to me. I assumed it was a one and done thing. I may have missed the article and/or posting that mentioned that. I will add your details to the OP, thanks!
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That is news to me. I assumed it was a one and done thing. I may have missed the article and/or posting that mentioned that. I will add your details to the OP, thanks!

There was no article ever posted that I know of. It's just from experience. Having done dozens of free trials across several family accounts. Because it is offered all the time at checkout when you are not Prime. When you pass the 1 yr+1 day mark, it allows you to sign up again. If less than 365 days, it says you're not eligible.


It's no different than discovering the Amazon Warehouse search criterias to sort/filter items you regularly post. Trial and error and may even be in the Amazon Prime T&C.
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There was no article ever posted that I know of. It's just from experience. Having done dozens of free trials across several family accounts. Because it is offered all the time at checkout when you are not Prime. When you pass the 1 yr+1 day mark, it allows you to sign up again. If less than 365 days, it says you're not eligible.


It's no different than discovering the Amazon Warehouse search criterias to sort/filter items. Trial and erorr
Maybe you can do a post informing others? Whenever I find out something like this, I always ask myself this question, "would my mother know this?". And if the answer is no, then I post it Smilie

However, not all posts that you think may be useful to others receive a warm reception, this post is a case in point apparently! LOL!
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Maybe you can do a post informing others?

As I said, it's clearly mentioned in Amazon Prime Trials signup page as the screenshots clearly shows. People just need to learn to READ


You think it's worth posting, feel free. You have my permission.
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As I said, it's clearly mentioned in Amazon Prime Trials signup page as the screenshots clearly shows. People just need to learn to READ


You think it's worth posting, feel free. You have my permission.
Thanks for the followup. I think I am done posting for today, this post has drained all of my desire for posting for a while Smilie Hopefully someone reads this and learns something new!
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I dont understand the point of this post? Isn't all of this common knowledge? Common sense?
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When you sign a spouse up, are you charged a second fee?
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I dont understand the point of this post? Isn't all of this common knowledge? Common sense?
For me, the following was new .

1. You can sign up for prime more than once , apparently once a year or so.
2. Free $5 bonus if you "rent" your first digital book after signing up for prime. I did not know that
3. Not everyone may know about the $60 credit card offer, I included it just to be safe.

I am not a noob, I know which posts can/cannot gain traction. I had a feeling about this one, but I err on the side of, if i help one person, then I will take the thumbs down hit.

I also know the wide reach of the amazon keyword in my posting, so deep down I knew this would probably invoke the ire of many. So be it.

My motto, I would MUCH rather have too many posts vs too few. I have received some incredibly useful information from postings that had negative thumbs before, Not all deals benefit everyone, but hopefully some.
My newest motto , which I mentioned above, is "would my mom know this information?" . And if the answer is no, then I post.
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When you sign a spouse up, are you charged a second fee?
When I did it today, there was no fee. Our main account has prime, has had it for many years. Her account has not had prime since 2016. I did the 30 day free trial, and incurred no fees, and actually gained $5 via that "renting my first book" thing.
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What??? Amazon has a free trial for Prime?
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