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5 Ways to Get Amazon Prime for Free

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Stephanie MialkiGuest Blogger
December 15, 2016 · 11.2k Views

Depending on your online shopping habits, you may feel that paying the annual $99 for Amazon Prime isn’t worth it to you. Well guess what -- we found some major tricks for you to be able to get Prime for free. Yes, you heard that right! FREE! These are highly clever ways to be able to save, but still spend! From signing up with credit card companies and cell service providers, to being a student and keeping an eye on your delivery dates, here are five ways to get Amazon Prime for free!


1. All done with your 30-day trial?

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We all know that when your 30-day trial is over, the prices spike back up -- not cool. What if there was a way to keep using the 30-day trial even after it expired, though? Wait...THERE IS!

The rule is that there can only be one Amazon Prime account per person, right? But what’s to stop somebody from using a different email address and creating a whole new Amazon account so that they can open up a new Prime membership? Technically, nothing! You’re probably wondering, “So what if I just keep making new email accounts and new Amazon accounts every time my trial expires? I just keep getting more free trials?” The answer is “YES.” How awesome is that?!

In addition, if you don’t renew your Prime membership at the end of your original trial, they’ll usually email you another free trial after a certain period of time. This is another super easy way to keep getting free Amazon Prime trials!


2. Get 1 month free if your package arrives late.

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Watch your shipping dates like a hawk. If you’re a current Prime member, and your package doesn’t arrive within the guaranteed 2-day window, you may be able to get another month of Prime--for free! If you pay extra for 1-day delivery and it doesn’t arrive on time, you will most likely be getting a refund and an extended month as well.

In many cases when this happens, Amazon will extend you 1 month of free Amazon Prime as their apology. The free month won’t start until your current membership expires, which is still totally awesome in my opinion.

So, the next time you order something from Amazon, watch the delivery dates and times very closely. If it passes the guaranteed window, contact Amazon customer service, explain what happened, and hold them to their word!

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3. Join Amazon Student and snag 6 free months of Prime.

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If you are a college student, there is no reason that you shouldn’t take advantage of this awesome deal. Who wouldn’t love 6 months of Amazon Prime for free? Whether you’re purchasing books for studying, or sweet dorm room essentials, why not cut the price down while you can? I don’t know one college student who doesn’t jump at the word FREE, anyways!

All you need is an Amazon account, an .edu email address, and to be enrolled in at least one college course located within one of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia. Just like that, you start getting great deals with Amazon Prime -- easy peazy lemon squeezy!

The only downfall of this method is that you don’t get Prime Music or Kindle Owner’s Lending Library. But let’s face it, most college students have Itunes, Pandora, or Spotify anyway, right?


4. Sprint cell phone plans let you claim Prime.

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Sprint now has a cell phone plan that includes a FREE YEAR of Amazon Prime! This new plan is called Amazon Better Choice XXL plan, available to current and new Sprint customers. In this case, if you are already a Sprint customer, that’s pretty convenient. If you are with another carrier, you may want to think about switching, as this is a great way to snag a free Prime membership -- and for a whole YEAR!

All you have to do to make this happen is visit www.sprint.com/plans, visit a local Sprint store, or call 1-(800)-SPRINT1 to sign up for the Better Choice XXL with Amazon Prime. After signing up for the new plan, you’ll receive a text message with a link to activate and complete the Amazon Prime registration, and boom - just like that, you can immediately start using your new Amazon Prime membership!


5. Free Amazon Prime with some American Express cards.

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If you’re planning on opening up an American Express credit card, be sure to do some research first, as not all of them offer the free Amazon Prime membership. One of the best options is the Blue Cash Everyday Card. This card has an offer for 10% cashback on ALL Amazon purchases for the first 6 months, and has no annual fees. If you already shop on Amazon, why not get free money back from your purchases that you were going to make anyway?

If you already have an American Express credit card but don’t have Amazon Prime, all you have to do is click here and redeem your free one-year membership. On the other hand, if you already have a Prime account, you don’t have to worry about missing out on the deal if you sign up for the credit card. You’ll still get a free year after your current membership expires.


So there you have it, friends - our super awesome tips on how to easily get Amazon Prime for free. Why fork over money that you could be spending elsewhere?! And let’s face it, who doesn’t like free things? Happy shopping... and better yet, happy money saving!

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Stephanie Mialki is a mommy of two under two, a fitness enthusiast, and a digital marketing guru. She spends all of her spare time….oh wait, what spare time? She has a passion for business building and has successfully assisted more than 20 entrepreneurs start their own companies.
harrington29466Dec 19, 2016
Shucks, already knew these ways to access, Amazon Prime, for free. Nicely-written, though!
Microboy90Dec 18, 2016
ohh nice info! but none of that help me of noe way!!
CrystalloverDec 16, 2016
Great article, thank you for share!!!

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