College Kids Can Now Use Amazon Prime at a Steep Discount
You might be knee deep in organic chemistry textbooks and the cheapest ramen you can find, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the perks of toilet paper and Twix bars delivered to you in a timely fashion. Amazon, which already offered discounted Amazon Music Unlimited service for college students in the past, is now discounting its Prime service, as well. The new plan also lets students pay by the month, easing the burden of finding enough change in your (parent's) couch cushions to pay for a year's worth of the service up front.
The new Prime Student plan grants subscribers the same benefits as your normal Amazon Prime subscription, but will cost students a more manageable $5.49 per month-or $49 per year-after a six month free trial. It's a pretty substantial discount compared to the usual $99 annual cost.
Students attending two-year or four-year colleges with valid .edu email addresses are eligible for the Prime Student plan. They can also sign up for the $49 annual Prime membership (saving about $16 over the course of a year compared to the month-to-month plan), should they decide to fork over a few more bucks from the get-go. Then again, if you'd rather spend that money on cheap fast food you can always cancel your monthly subscription and mooch off your parents' Prime account over summer break.