Amazon has been offering One Week Trials of Amazon Prime for $1.99 to former Prime members

It’s not entirely clear when the practice started, but Amazon is offering select former Prime members the option to start a “One Week Trial” of Amazon Prime for $1.99. Since the dawn of the program, Amazon has offered a 30-day free trial of Prime to first-time subscribers, but once those 30 days are up or once a customer doesn’t renew their subscription, the only option has been to pay the full annual price, which is currently $119 per year, or a monthly price, which is currently $12.99 per month. This appears to be the first time Amazon has offered a one week option for Prime membership. Read more ›

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Amazon Prime members now get 10% off sale items plus extra discounts at Whole Foods

Ever since Amazon acquired Whole Foods grocery stores last year, they’ve been introducing ways for customers to save money, like general discounts to popular products and 5% cashback when you pay with a Prime Rewards Visa Card. Now they’ve started rolling out the program that everyone was probably expecting them to roll out, which is everyday extra savings for Prime members. These savings include 10% off sale items, as well as extra discounts on select items. Read more ›

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Amazon now offers immediate discounts for select items when you choose No-Rush Shipping

If you’re a Prime member, you’re probably well aware of Amazon’s No-Rush Shipping credits. They’re incentives, like $1 Digital Credit or $5 Prime Pantry Credit, for voluntarily selecting a slower shipping method instead of the free 2-day option that Prime members are entitled to receive. It appears as though Amazon recently began offering immediate discounts on select items if you opt for no-rush shipping. Read more ›

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How to avoid the Amazon Prime price increase and keep paying $99 a year

Amazon has announced that the annual price of Prime membership will increase from $99 to $119 on May 11th for new members and on June 16th for existing members. If you’re willing to pre-pay your membership dues, there is a way to ensure you pay the current $99 for Prime, instead of the new $119 price. Read more ›

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Amazon is increasing the cost of Prime membership from $99 to $119

During today’s quarterly earnings call, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky announced that the cost of an annual Prime membership will be increasing from $99 a year to $119 a year. Prime student membership will also increase from $49 to $59 annually. The price for new members will increase on May 11th, so if you sign-up for Prime before then, you’ll still pay $99 for your first year. For existing Prime members, the price will increase on June 16th, so if your renewal date is after that, you’ll pay the new price. Read more ›

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Twitch now gives Amazon Prime members free games every month

Twitch has announced a new benefit for Prime members that provides a set of new games for free every month. Amazon first integrated Prime into Twitch, the live streaming video platform that they aquired, over a year ago with Twitch Prime. Prime member benefits on Twitch already include ad-free viewing, one free channel subscription, and free in-game loot. Now free games to keep forever are also included. Read more ›

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Amazon now offers discounted Prime Membership to Medicaid recipients

Amazon has launched a low-cost version of Prime for customers enrolled in Medicaid, the government program providing health insurance to low-income Americans. Medicaid recipients can subscribe to Prime for $5.99 per month, which is less than half the usual monthly price of $12.99. At about $72 annually, it’s also less than the regular $99 annual price. To qualify for the discount, go to amazon.com/qualify and upload a photo of either your Medicaid card or EBT. This program provides most of the same benefits as a regular Prime membership, including free two-day shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, and more. One difference is customers enrolled in the discounted program cannot share their benefits with another adult like the regular membership allows. Customers must requalify once a year and can only receive the discount for the first four years.

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Amazon is now bundling Prime membership with the purchase of a Fire Tablet

Amazon is no stranger to offering discounts by bundling multiple devices together, but now they’re bundling Prime membership with their devices. You can now buy the Fire HD 8 tablet bundled with 3 months of Prime for $89.22. Since the tablet is regularly $79.99, you’re paying $9.23 for 3 months of Prime, which would normally cost $38.97 when paid monthly. The bundle is only available to new Prime members, so it can’t be used to extend an existing Prime subscription.

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Amazon Prime members now get Free Shipping at Woot.com

Amazon has just added another perk to their ever-growing list of Prime benefits. Prime members now get free shipping at Woot.com. Amazon acquired the daily deals site Woot! back in 2010 but hasn’t done much with it. To take advantage of free shipping, just login with your Amazon account at woot.com/prime. Prime members get free standard shipping on all orders and free express shipping on Shirt.Woot orders.

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Amazon Prime monthly membership fee is increasing by 18%

Starting today, Amazon is increasing their monthly membership fee for Amazon Prime from $10.99 to $12.99, according to Recode. That’s an increase of 18% and works out to $156 per year if you’re paying monthly. Prime Student’s monthly fee is also increasing from $5.49 to $6.49. The annual membership fee of $99 for Amazon Prime is not increasing. Neither is the $8.99 per month fee for just Prime Video. If you’re subscribed to Amazon Prime on a monthly basis for more than 7 months out of the year, it now makes more sense to switch to the annual membership.

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