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.
this is rather specific situation, i.e. a spouse or friend who may not have signed up for prime yet, or you yourselves
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]
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!
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):
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.