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Promoted 07-12-2010 by iconian at 03:59 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
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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'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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#1276
freakin awesome!! One year free Prime is heaven.
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#1277
We are expecting a little one in our family and any helping hand will get our gratitude & appreciation balu.seatac@yahoo
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Congrats OP! from 25 to 3200+ reps and counting.
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#1279
Man, to bad I can't get an .edu account for The Old School or I'd bet set.

If someone could hit me with an invite it would really be appreciated!
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#1280
sweett!!! i'm a graduate student and i'm super poor... this is awsome - thanks
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#1281
amazing amazing amazon! Ty for the deal, I really appreciate it.
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No confirmation email received. It's been at least 7 hours and I've requested it to be resent twice. I even added the Amazon Student email to my address book and checked all folders, including junk/spam. Frown
it took just 30 secs for me. try calling the customer support for help.
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#1283
crap!!! I'm a student but my community college doesn't give out .edu addresses
FML
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#1284
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crap!!! I'm a student but my community college doesn't give out .edu addresses
FML
Ditto.

Jeez, we're the ultimate poor students!
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#1285
thanks so much! will be very useful
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#1286
Worked for me as an NYU student. Thanks!
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Help! My mom is a student and she signed up for this then sent me an invitation to join under her prime membership. I joined and it worked, but now when I click manage prime membership it says my membership has been canceled! Under my moms account I'm still listed as an accepted invitation though? Did this happen to anyone else?
Relax. The secondary Prime membership always shows up like that as it can only be managed by the primary account holder. It will work fine if you order anything.
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#1288
Can I upgrade if I'm about to be a college student?
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#1289
of course! This is delicious! The day that free amazon prime for students came out was the best day of your life. For me, it was tuesday.
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Congrats OP! from 25 to 3200+ reps and counting.
seriously! he passed all of us veterans on his 49th post!
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