Guys, this is your LAST CHANCE to get Amazon Prime for just $99 before the price jumps to $119!
In case you missed the news, Amazon is going to be raising the price of the Prime membership to $119! This will take effect on May 11, so you should sign up NOW in order to get it for $99!
Do you already have Prime and are dreading the increased price? If your renewal occurs before June 16th, then you’re in luck! You’ll have another year’s membership for $99.
If your membership doesn’t renew until after June 16th, then here are some suggestions on what you can to do help it not be so expensive for you.
Share with a friend/family member
Did you know that each Amazon Prime account can have up to four different associated email addresses? These work just like separate accounts, but only one account pays for the membership!
We (Phillip and Tiffany) have the same Prime membership, but we each have our own account. That way Tiffany can buy a gift for Phillip without Phillip getting a confirmation email for it and ruining the surprise.
Go back to school
If you are have an email address that ends with .edu, you can get your membership for 50% off for up to four years! You’ll just need to provide a recent copy of your transcript.
You can also get a free 6 month trial if you are a student signing up for the first time.
Switch to a Monthly Membership
While this is pricier in the long run, you can sign up to pay monthly instead of yearly. The monthly cost is $12.99 per month (or $156 per year)
Check to see if you qualify for a discounted rate! Shoppers who receive certain types of government assistance, including Medicaid, may qualify for a discounted rate of $5.99 per month, or $72 a year, which will not increase as part of the overall hike.
To check eligibility, you can upload a photo of your Medicaid or EBT card, which is given to recipients of programs such as TANF, SNAP, and WIC.
Amazon notes on its website that funds on EBT cards cannot be used to pay for Prime memberships.
Set a Budget
One thing we do for our yearly memberships (like Prime, or even our zoo pass!) is to put it in part of our monthly budget. For example, right now Amazon’s membership is $99. Divide that up by 12 months, and it’s like $8.25 per month. It doesn’t sound like much, but we set it aside so that we’re not hit with $99 at once in one month.
With this new membership price, you’ll only need to set aside $10 per month to have enough for the $119 fee! Going from $8.25 to $9.92 per month really doesn’t impact your budget all that much.
Ask for a Membership as a Gift
Did you know that you can give a 3-month or 12-month Prime membership as a gift? Next time someone asks what you want for your birthday or Christmas, just have them send you a 3 month membership!
Sign up for Amazon Family
Did you know that Amazon Prime includes a free membership to Amazon Family? You just need to actually sign up for it! But when you do, you can save up to 20% on diapers, as well as get exclusive coupons on thousands of items. The savings alone will help make up the $20 cost difference!