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 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

Amazon has just added another perk to their ever-growing list of Prime benefits. Prime members now get free shipping at 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 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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Amazon Echos, Alexa, and Prime Music launch in Canada

About a week after adding Japan as the fifth country to receive Alexa and Echo devices, Amazon has now launched their voice assistant and smart speakers in Canada. In addition to Alexa and Echo devices, Amazon is also simultaneously launching Prime Music for all Canadian Prime members. Read more ›

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Amazon Prime Members will receive discounts on turkeys at Whole Foods

When Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market earlier this year, they immediately lowered prices on several common items to attract customers. Now they’re doing it again for common Thanksgiving groceries but are also giving Prime members a sneak peek at the kind of extra discounts they can expect in the future when Prime becomes the official rewards program of Whole Foods Market. Read more ›

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Amazon Prime membership is on sale for $79 if joined using Alexa — Plus $10 credit [Expired]

Another deal that is part of today’s voice theme for Amazon’s Prime Day Countdown Deals is a discount on Prime membership. If you sign up for Prime using an Alexa device, by saying “Alexa, sign me up for Prime,” the cost of your first year will be $79 instead of the usual $99. This is for new Prime subscribers. In addition to that, Amazon is still offering a $10 credit for streaming your first Prime Video, so that effectively makes your first year just $69.

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Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try on clothes for free before you buy

Amazon just announced a new service called Prime Wardrobe that lets you try on clothes before you buy them. Prime members can choose 3 or more items of clothing and Amazon will ship them to you free of charge. You then have 7 days to decide what you want to keep and ship back the clothing you don’t want with the included resealable box and return label. You can even schedule a UPS pickup and it’s all at no charge. All you pay for are the clothing items you decide to keep, and to encourage loading up your Prime Wardrobe order, Amazon is offering a 10% discount on the items you keep if you keep 3 or 4 clothing items. If you keep 5 or more, you’ll get a 20% discount on the entire order. Prime Wardrobe is currently in beta, but you can sign up to be notified when the service publicly launches.

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Amazon to host series of live concerts exclusively for Prime members

Amazon’s list of Prime benefits has been steadily expanding over time, and they’ve just added one more item. The company will start its own series of live music concerts with tickets available exclusively to Prime members. The venues will be small and intimate, and the shows will be recorded and made available through Prime Video. Read more ›

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Non-US residents can now sign up for Amazon Prime in the US and stream Amazon Originals


Amazon is currently working on an upcoming global expansion of Prime Video, which at the very least will bring The Grand Tour to 200 countries in December, but it looks like some of those changes have already gone into effect. It appears that customers not living in the US can now sign up for Amazon Prime through without any of the warnings and restirctions that were previously present. These non-US customers can use their actual non-US addresses and credit cards without any issues. Once signed up, non-US residents can then stream Amazon’s original shows without any geographic restrictions, and without needing DNS/VPN masking services. There is confirmation of this working with Canadian residents and Australian residents, but it likely works with other countries as well, if not globally. Read more ›

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