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Amazon Launches New Prime Student Monthly Plan

By Elana Goodwin, Uloop

Is your student an Amazon aficionado? If so, you’ll want to inform them that Amazon has unveiled a new monthly payment plan for Prime Student, according to a recent press release. The new plan, which is available to all college students currently enrolled in four or two-year colleges across the U.S., will cost just $5.49 per month, which is 50% off Prime, after a six-month trial.

The new monthly Prime Student plan is more flexible and provides all the benefits of Prime membership to students without them having to make a yearly commitment.

“Our new monthly payment option lets students enjoy the best of Amazon in a more flexible and simple way,” said Ellen Kinney, Director of Prime Student, Amazon. “Whether it’s getting their favorite products with free shipping or streaming thousands of popular movies and shows, Prime student members can experience all the benefits of Prime.”

Prime boasts many benefits, such as instant access to thousands of movies and TV series and the ability to stream music, not to mention special discounts and offers on a wide variety of products. Further, with Prime, members can enjoy fast, free, Unlimited Two-Day shipping on more than 50 million items, expediting the whole “waiting for your package” process and making ordering products online more convenient.

Additionally, Prime also offers even quicker free shipping with Prime Free One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 5,000 cities, Free Same-Day and Free One-Day pickup on millions of items at campus locations, as well as Prime Now in over 30 major cities.

Amazon has also made a name for itself with Prime Video and Prime Music, with the former giving members the unlimited ability to stream thousands of movies and TV shows, including popular licensed content and critically praised and award-winning Amazon Original Series and Movies. With Prime Music, members receive ad-free access to more than two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations at no additional cost to their membership.

Furthermore, there’s Prime Photos, which provides members with free unlimited photo storage within the Prime Photos App, and Prime Reading, which offers unlimited access to a revolving assortment of more than a thousand books, Audible narrations, magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more.

If your student is a gamer, there’s also the benefit of Twitch Prime, which offers discounts on most pre-release boxed games, free in-game loot, like exclusive characters, boosts, skins, and more, plus full games from indie developers. Members also get a Twitch channel subscription every 30 days, as well as ad-free viewing, an expanded set of chat emotes and colors, and an exclusive chat badge.

To join, college students from four and two-year colleges just need to provide a valid .edu email address. Following a six-month trial, Prime Student is 50 percent off Prime — which is just $5.49 a month with no annual commitment. If college students want to save even more, they can elect to pay $49 a year for an annual Prime Student membership. To sign up, students should go to

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