How Much Is a Subscription to Amazon Prime?


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As of February 2015, the cost for a one year subscription to Amazon Prime at the regular rate is $99.00. Amazon also offers a student rate of $49.00 for college students, but this account requires an email address associated with a college.

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How Much Is a Subscription to Amazon Prime?
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Amazon Prime is a program offered through Amazon.com that began with free two day shipping. The program has since expanded to include music, instant video and even the option to receive free books . Photo storage options, access to Amazon Elements products and the ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library are also benefits of the Amazon Prime service.

The Amazon Prime Instant Video option gives members the ability to stream an unlimited number of movies and TV shows from either Amazon.com or the Amazon mobile app. The same streaming option is available with Prime Music. Kindle First customers have the ability to download a new book each month from a list of Kindle First Picks. Customers can also receive early access to new events on MyHabit.com and Amazon Lightning Deals.

Prime members also have the ability to share their membership and its benefits with four additional people, although these people do have to be in the same household. Amazon may also offer free trials for new customers who are interested in trying the service.

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