Free Amazon Prime Membership for College Students

I don't subscribe to many membership clubs. Amazon Prime is the rare exception. I pay every year and actually enjoy doing so. That's how much I love Prime! But did you know that college students or anybody with an .edu email gets free Amazon Prime 2-day shipping perks on top of all the other Amazon Prime perks? The main draw of Prime has always been free two-day shipping on millions of products from Amazon (laughing at their oversized boxes is a nice bonus too!), but the shipping perk is quickly taking a backseat to the ever increasing trove of free streaming TV show, movies, and Kindle book rentals Amazon offers.

Image via Jason Grube
Image via Jason Grube

So how do you sign up? Easy.

  1. Click this free Amazon Prime membership for college students link.
  2. Sign up.
  3. Enjoy 6 free months!

See? Told you it was easy.

54 comments on “Free Amazon Prime Membership for College Students”

  1. Do you know if the Amazon Prime offer has changed since the your post? I don’t see where Amazon Prime is listed being totally free all the time while you’re a student. I just see a free 6 month trial and then if you decide to keep it it’s 50% off the fee while you are a student. Is this right? Also, can you not stream during the free trial and thereafter if you’re signed up as a student? Thanks for any input and your help.

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    • The 6 month free trial that you’re seeing is accurate! The student will get 6 months of free 2-day shipping, which means if you sign up now, you’ll get it through the upcoming holiday season!

      And you’re also correct about the student freebie not containing a streaming TV / movie option. They removed that within the last year.

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    • Hi, what is the code for the $5 bonus? I just see a link in your message. Do you know if the Amazon Prime offer has changed since the author’s post? I don’t see where Amazon Prime is listed being totally free all the time while you’re a student. I just see a free 6 month trial and then if you decide to keep it it’s 50% off the fee while you are a student. Is this right? Also, can you not stream during the free trial and thereafter if you’re signed up as a student? Thanks for any input and your help.

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  2. I thought that when I signed up for amazon prime student, I would get free 2 day shipping. I ordered something 4 days ago and it hasn’t come in yet. So, I went to track my order and it says that it wont come in for another 7 days!! I am very annoyed by this, like doesn’t having Amazon prime mean that you’ll receive faster shipping? If the answer is no, then I see no point in continuing with Amazon prime.

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  3. has anyone actually done the application for the $10 gift card for the $10 that they give you from college

    how does it work?

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    • If you don’t cancel before the 6 month trial is up, of course you will get charged. That’s to be expected – paying for the service if you want to continue using it, after trying it out for free. I set myself a calendar reminder to email me 2 days before the trial is up, so that I can opt out if I choose to. I tried Amazon Prime years ago, opted out in time, and was not charged.

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      • So i want to cancel it now before the trail period expires but it says i’m not a amazon student even though i provided an .edu email and used free 2day shipping. how do i cancel it?

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  4. if it doesn’t work, Student Amazon Prime has the first 6 months free, then it’s only $39.99 for the first 4 years. After that it renews at the $79.99/yr rate, and you can cancel at any time.

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  5. It looks like a .edu email address will get you access to “Amazon Student”, which has Prime’s free shipping, but not the streaming content.

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  6. a friend sent me a link to this post but there is no link to “free Amazon Prime membership” Would love to pass it on to my son who is heading off to college. Any suggestions?

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  7. Wowzers, thank you so much!! I tried the trial of Prime and loved it but couldn’t bring myself to spend $80 for one year. This will be great for buying textbooks in a few weeks!

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  8. I read the form on the first page and didn’t sign up for it because it said the first month was free and then after that you half to pay 79.95 for the year.

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  9. Just watch for an automatical renewel next year which isn’t free. My daughter did the free trial last year and I was hit with a charge last month on my credit card as her free trial ended. It was extremely easy to cancel and they did credit my cc but just a word of caution on this one.

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  10. I knew taking a year off in between HS and college to work was a bad idea! Hopefully they’ll still offer this next year. XD

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  11. Thanks so much Goob! I attend graduate school, but I’ve been ordering text books off Amazon for a couple of years now, and always hate how long they take to come to my house. This is awesome!

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  12. Thank you so much for posting this. I will definitely pass on to my family and friends who are still in school…and there’s quite a few of us.

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  13. Noticed my old community college on the list. So, if you get a .edu email address even for a community college, you should be able to get it. I never got one from my cc though.

    @ Kelly: As for state colleges in CA, they should all give their students email addresses. It usually happens with the online registration or after saying that you’ll attend the college. It’s usually some form of their first and last name. If she’s able to, have her log onto her account at the State college website (with her Student ID). If she has a .edu email it should be in her information.

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  14. AWESOME freebie!! I order from Amazon all the time (use free gift cards from Swagbucks) and either have to spend more or wait weeks to get stuff. I just so happen to be starting school in the fall, so this is perfect!!

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  15. GOOOOOB. This is awesome. I had to order a book for my summer class and it took almost 2 weeks to get here….. This will help exponentially!

    You’re my hero πŸ™‚

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  16. My mom has bought Amazon Prime is it is really cool! I’m so glad I’ll get it for free when I go to a university in January [I’m at a community college right now, so I’m living at home]! But I signed up for it now, just in case the offer doesn’t last that long.

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  17. This is great Goob! I just sent the link to my son who is a law student. You have no idea how much this will help him………..well, really us! Thanks!

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  18. You must have a .edu email address. I am a nursing student who doesn’t get an email as such through my school, which is at located in a vocational school. Thumbs down to Amazon!

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