If the price for Amazon Prime seems a bit steep at $79 per year, make sure to check out two new programs Amazon has launched giving you all the benefits of Amazon Prime but without the cost:
- Amazon Student Membership – Signup with a .edu email and you get Prime shipping for free
- Amazon Mom Membership – Answer a few questions and if qualify as a mom or caregiver, get Prime for free
A third way would be if you know someone who has an Amazon Prime account. They can add you onto their account using your primary email address you have at Amazon and you’ll get your free two day shipping but to your own address. Sweet right?
Update: If you have a Prime membership through the Amazon Student Membership or Amazon Mom Membership programs, you will not be eligible for the Amazon Prime Instant Video access. Thanks to @CapeMayPoint for tweeting this over from the Consumerist!