The eagerly awaited 48-hour sales extravaganza, known as Amazon Prime Day, will begin in earnest this year on July 12 and 13, so it is not too far away.
Dedicated Prime Day consumers are familiar with the guidelines: You must be an Amazon Prime member to benefit from the steep reductions given throughout the course of these two days. A yearly Prime subscription costs $139 (up from $119 recently) or $14.99 per month (up from $12.99 recently) as of earlier this year.
Here are several methods to avoid paying the membership fee in time to take advantage of Prime Day offers, even though we believe that Amazon Prime is valuable to have year-round for frequent online shoppers.
Free 30-Day Trial Sign Up
A free 30-day trial is the best option if all you want to do is join up to receive Prime Day savings (including early Prime Day bargains that are currently live).
A 30-day trial is available to anyone who is brand-new to Amazon Prime Shopping or hasn’t been a member in the previous 12 months. To avoid being charged for extra time after your trial period has ended, be sure to set a reminder.
It should be noted that a credit card will be required to set up your trial subscription.
Free Prime Student trial
You’re also fortunate if you’re a college student since you can join up for a free six-month trial of Amazon Prime Student. You must possess a working.edu email account, be registered in at least one course at a college or university in the United States or Puerto Rico, and be prepared to provide documentation of your attendance upon request.
Although the same cancellation notice as before still applies, the six-month period is unquestionably more than simply 30 days. It’s possible that you’ll decide to keep your Amazon Prime membership during your time as a student because it will be less expensive than when you join in “adult life.” A four-year membership to Prime Members Student ends up costing $7.49 per month or $69 annually, which is less than half the price of a regular Premium Subscription.
Another option you might want to think about is getting the Deserve® EDU MasterCard for Students, which among its advantages offers a complimentary one-year subscription to Prime Student.
Family Member’s Amazon Prime Shopping Online Account
You may utilize the Prime subscription that your spouse, sibling, or parent already pays for by using Amazon Household. Hey, isn’t that what families are for? During your shopping on July 12 and 13, perhaps you’ll come upon a Prime Day discount they’ll like as well.
Only two adults (who are at least 18 years old) are needed for Amazon Household, and only one of them has to be a Prime member. Family members, including teenagers and kids, may share Amazon Prime perks like free one-day Prime Delivery and Prime Video thanks to this feature.
Your Amazon Prime Shopping accounts will be linked through Amazon Household so that, for example, you may use the benefits of your spouse’s Amazon Prime membership, but you will still have your own individual accounts.
Visa Signature Card for Amazon Prime Shopping Online Rewards in July
Applying for the Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card in July is a great idea. Chase has raised the welcome bonus for this particular Amazon credit card in recognition of Prime Day, so if you enroll around July 1 and July 29 you’ll promptly gain a $200 Amazon gift card.
Although there are no minimum payment criteria to qualify for the bonus, you must be a Prime member to apply for the credit card. The $200 incentive will more than cover the cost of your $139 annual Prime subscription.
On products purchased on Amazon.com and Whole Foods throughout Prime Days on July 12 and 13 for both new and existing cards, the standard fund’s rate of 5% will jump to 6%