Is this deal for me?

When you're in college, $50 is a lot of money. Amazon just announced that it is extending the monthly Prime membership offer to students. If you are a college student with a .edu email address, rather than paying $50 outright for a yearly Amazon Prime subscription, you can now pay $5.49 per month for Amazon Student.

Technically, if you are paying for 12 months at $5.49 per month, you're paying $15 more per year to be a Prime member. So if you can afford to shell out $50, that option is the most frugal.

Let's say you only want Amazon Prime for the holidays, or specifically for Black Friday. You can opt for the monthly membership and pay $11 instead of $50.

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Or, if you're currently paying for Netflix, you could cancel it and opt for Amazon Prime instead, since it grants you access to Amazon Prime Video (and a slew of other benefits).

In addition, Amazon Prime offers you exclusive discounts, like special Kindle deals and full access to Prime Day.

Only you can decide which option is best for your specific situation, but we are betting you know a broke college kid who would love to know about this offer.


  • What makes this deal worth considering? - This is the first time Amazon has ever rolled out a monthly option for Prime Student. This deal is not time-sensitive, so you have some time to decide which option is best for you.
  • Things to know before you buy! - Amazon Prime isn't just about free 2-day shipping on millions of items. You also get access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Thursday Night Football, and more. While you're at it, don't forget to activate your free Music Unlimited trial to get a free $5 Amazon credit. Not sure whether Prime is right for you? Sign up for a free 6-month trial.

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