Hey Students: Free Amazon Prime for a Year

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If you haven’t already heard, Amazon.com is currently offering a pretty sweet deal to currently enrolled students. Provide them with a valid .edu email address, a college or university, and a major, and you can get Amazon Prime free for one year under the name “Amazon Student.”

For those not familiar with the service, Amazon Prime lets you get free two-day shipping for many Amazon items, with a one-day shipping upgrade of $3.99 per item and some occasional exclusive offers; normally, it costs $79 for a year-long subscription.

If you’re currently an Amazon customer but don’t have your .edu email address hooked up to Amazon, don’t worry: You only need your .edu address to receive and confirm a verification email.

Beyond being a student, note that the one string attached here appears to be Amazon Student’s “e-mail alerts for discounts and promotions”: In Amazon’s words, “If you don’t want any more Amazon Student e-mails, you may cancel your Amazon Student membership. If you do this, your Amazon Prime benefits will also end when the membership is canceled.”

Check out the promotion at Amazon Student.

(Amazon Student via Lifehacker)


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