Mark your calendars for July 11th and 12th as Amazon gears up for its biggest sale event of the year: Amazon Prime Day. With thousands of deals up for grabs, this is the perfect day to get your hands on those items you’ve had your eye on while saving some serious cash.
New Invite-only Deals Program
This year, Amazon is introducing a new invite-only deals program exclusively for Prime members. You can request an invite to score some of the most sought after Prime Day deals before they sell out. But keep in mind, you must be a Prime member to take advantage of any deals available on Amazon Prime Day.
Benefits of Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime is Amazon’s subscription service that offers exclusive deals, free access to movies, TV shows and songs, free one- and two-day shipping on millions of items among other perks. Regularly priced at $139 for the year or $14.99 per month, there are several ways to get it for free or at a deep discount.
Free 30-Day Trial of Amazon Prime
If you just want to sign up for Prime for Amazon Prime Day, you can start with a 30-day free trial right now and cancel before the trial is up if you don’t want to continue. After the trial, Prime costs $14.99 per month. The free trial is an ideal way to see whether you like and utilize the benefits of Prime. If you order from Amazon multiple times a month, it’s often worth it for the free shipping alone. If you’re an infrequent shopper on Amazon, it may not be worth it for you.
Free 6-Month Trial of Amazon Prime
Students with a .edu email address are eligible for a free 6-month trial of Amazon Prime. Once the six months are up, you can pay the discounted rate of $7.49 per month to continue enjoying the benefits of Prime. The membership comes with student perks such as free food delivery via Grubhub, discounts on flights and much more.
Whether you’re an infrequent shopper or a frequent Amazon user, signing up for Amazon Prime can save you a significant amount of money, especially during Prime Day. Take advantage of the trials and discounts available to you and see how Amazon Prime can enhance your shopping experience.
Saving Tips for Amazon Shoppers
Are you an avid Amazon shopper looking for ways to save money on your purchases? Look no further! Here are some tips and tricks to consider:
Amazon Prime Discount for Government Assistance
If you receive government assistance and possess an EBT card, you can qualify for Amazon Prime at a discounted rate of $6.99 per month. Be sure to snap a photo of your card and re-qualify every 12 months to continue receiving this low rate.
Choose Monthly Plan and Cancel
Are you interested in Prime benefits only when shopping for the holidays or Prime Day? Sign up for the monthly plan at $14.99, comes with a 30-day free trial. Once finished, feel free to cancel.
Pay with Gift Cards You Earn
Use Amazon gift cards earned from sites like Gazelle.com (where you can sell old electronics) and cash-back site Ibotta to pay for your Prime membership.
Join Amazon Household
Through Amazon Household, someone with prime benefits can add another adult, teen, or kid to their account for free, allowing both parties access to Prime benefits.