The highly anticipated 48-hour sales event, which comes on July 12 and 13 this year, is just around the corner.
Loyal Prime Day buyers are aware of the guidelines: You must be an Amazon Prime member to benefit from the steep reductions offered throughout the course of these two days. An 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 some ways to avoid paying the membership fee in time to take advantage of Prime Day offers, even though you believe that Amazon Prime is valuable to have year-round for frequent online shoppers.
Signup in a 30-day trial for free
A free 30-day trial is the best option if all you want to do is join up to receive Prime Day discounts (including early Prime Day deals that are currently live).
A 30-day trial is available to anyone who is brand-new to Amazon Prime or hasn’t been a member in the previous 12 months. To avoid being charged for more 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.
Register for a free trial of Prime Student if you’re eligible
You’re also in luck if you’re a college student since you can join up for a free six-month trial of Amazon Prime Student. You must have a working.edu email account, be registered in at least one course at a school in the United States or Puerto Rico, and be prepared to provide enrollment documentation upon request.
Although the same cancellation notice as before still applies, the six-month period is clearly longer 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.” An Amazon Prime Student subscription costs $7.49 per month or $69 annually, which is nearly half as much as a standard Amazon Prime membership and is good for four years.
You might also want to think about getting the Deserve® EDU Mastercard for Students, which among its benefits offers a free one-year Prime Student subscription.
‘Borrow’ an Amazon Prime account from a family member
You can utilise 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, maybe 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 needs to be a Prime member. Family members, including teenagers and kids, may share Amazon Prime benefits like free one-day Prime Delivery and Prime Video thanks to this feature.
Your Amazon accounts will be linked through Amazon Household so that, for example, you can access the benefits of your spouse’s Amazon Prime membership, but you will still have your own individual accounts.
In July, submit a request for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card.
Applying for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card in July is a great idea. Chase has raised the welcome bonus for this particular Amazon credit card in honour of Prime Day, so if you apply between July 1 and July 29 you’ll instantly receive a $200 Amazon gift card.
Although there is no minimum spending requirement to qualify for the bonus, you must be an Amazon Prime member to apply for the credit card. The $200 bonus will more than cover the cost of your $139 annual Prime membership.
On purchases made on Amazon.com and Whole Foods during Prime Days on July 12 and 13 for both new and existing cardholders, the standard cash-back rate of 5% will increase to 6%.
Our other preferred credit cards for Prime Day shopping include the Citi® Double Cash Card for cash back and the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card for travel rewards.
Or use an EBT card to receive a discount on a Prime membership
You qualify for an Amazon Prime membership discount of $8 per month, bringing the total to $6.99 per month, if you have an EBT card or any other legitimate qualifying government assistance documents.