Thank you Amazon Prime Student for sponsoring this post. Sign up for Amazon Prime Student for Free Two-Day Shipping, exclusive college deals, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, and so much more.This is the year I vowed to shop smarter, save money, and hunt down great deals. I have missed out on hundreds of dollars in savings by dismissing programs available to consumers. Why I haven’t paid close attention in the past, I don’t know but I’m always looking for opportunities to save money these days. This year, I will be sharing many different ways I have discovered that will help you save money. The first program I want to tell you about is Amazon Prime Student.
Having children in college and being a college student has huge expenses that come along with it. I don’t know what happened to the days where college was affordable but they are long gone. If you have a student or you are a student, I’m sure you feel the pain! The Amazon Prime Student program is available to students who are actively enrolled in at least one college course. My son will be graduating high school next year but he is enrolled in two college courses so he was eligible for Amazon Prime Student. The program has been enhanced and new benefits were recently added. My son loves being a member and within two months we were already saving on costs just resulting from savings in shipping costs and textbooks rentals.
When you sign up for Amazon Prime Student, you receive Free Two-Day Shipping, exclusive college deals, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, and much more. New benefits include unlimited listening to original audio series with Audible and this includes original programs from comedy to Wall Street Articles and Ted Talks. Another new benefit is unlimited reading on any device with Prime Reading. There are current magazines, comics, novels, and much more. There’s also free gaming content for on line gamers, unlimited photo storage, music, and more. Recently, Wells Fargo began offering discounted student loans to Amazon Prime Students and new benefits can appear at any time.
Another expense that comes with college courses that has shocked me is the cost of textbooks. In addition to Amazon Prime Student benefits, Amazon can help students save time and money by skipping the bookstore line and visiting the Textbooks Store. Amazon offers savings of up to 80% off the price list for rentals between 30 to 360 days. With rentals, Amazon even pays for the return shipping. Super convenient! We have rented the college textbooks my son uses but there are also opportunities for up to 60% off purchases and this includes other things like test prep materials. During “back to school” there are tons of exclusive discounts available.
With Amazon Prime Student, the first six months are free, courtesy of Sprint. If you reach the end of the six months and the program isn’t something you want to pay for, you can cancel before the paid membership begins. Amazon is really offering a free trial. After that, students receive 50% off the regular Amazon Prime Membership so the cost is only $49 annually for all the benefits of the program. Once the paid membership begins, there are additional benefits as well. The sign up page can be accessed here and you can read more details about all the benefits available.
Considering there is no risk with the free trial for students this is definitely something to try out with many opportunities to save money! What features would you use the most in your Amazon Prime Student program?
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