Amazon Prime Student explained – plus how to get 6 months for free

Online retail giant Amazon is offering its Prime subscription platform free for all students for six months.

Prospective students can dodge the £39 annual charge, or the £3.99 a month fee, through the Amazon Prime Student six-month free trial – just remember to cancel after the complimentary period to avoid paying up.

The Prime Student package is ideal for anyone heading off to university this autumn and comes with plenty of perks including access to unlimited one-day home delivery on Amazon purchases and 10% off books all year round.

Sign up here for Amazon Prime Student

What is included in Prime Student?

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There are tons of perks included in the Prime Student package
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The membership is pretty good value for money when you tot up what is actually included for the price. Below is a rundown of all you get when signing up.

  • Unlimited one-day home delivery.

  • Prime Reading where there is a rotating selection of books, magazines and comics.

  • Unlimited access to Prime Video so you can watch award-winning TV shows, films and more on a variety of devices.

  • Access to over a million songs ad-free via the Prime music library.

  • A kindle book a month to borrow from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

  • 20% off AmazonBasics products

  • 10% off thousands of textbooks

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If I cancel after the free 6 month period – will I be charged?

No, Amazon states you can enjoy its Prime Student features free of charge for up to six-months.

Just remember to cancel your subscription before the 6-month term ends to avoid it automatically charging you the annual membership fee.

What details will I be asked to provide?

When you sign up, Amazon will ask you to provide the following:

  • Your institution email address (ends in ac.uk)

  • Expected graduation date

  • Academic level

  • Subject

  • Payment details (although you won’t be charged until after the 6 months).

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