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Amazon Prime Day is officially back – and the online retailer is getting a head start on the deals by offering its lowest price yet for a Prime membership.
New users can get a generous 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, which lets you try out all the Prime member benefits for a month without paying.
Amazon also hopes to get the latest offer expired Prime members back in the fold, with a one-week subscription discounted to just $2. A monthly Prime membership normally costs $15 (or about $3.75 per week), so the new Prime Membership Agreement will save you money and some change.
After your week is over, the price goes back to the price point of $15 per month. Choose to continue at the regular rate or cancel your subscription. (It’s worth noting that the Federal Trade Commission recently filed a lawsuit against Amazon over its cancellation process.)
Another Prime membership offer: Individuals receiving SNAP, Medicaid, or other qualifying government assistance can save more than 50 percent off the subscription price with Prime Access. Check here to see if you qualify for a Prime membership for just $7 a month.
An Amazon Prime membership is one of the best values online, with dozens of exclusive offers and benefits reserved for Prime members.
The new Prime membership deal comes as Amazon is set to launch its annual Prime Day shopping event (reportedly due to take place sometime this summer). The two-day event offers thousands of discounts on beauty, fashion, home goods, electronics and more, with sale prices reserved for Prime members only.
Amazon Prime members also get free two-day shipping, same-day delivery, and expedited shipping for millions of products on the site, and Amazon is now offering free two-hour delivery on Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market grocery delivery in select US cities.
Other Prime member benefits include access to all TV shows and movies streaming on Prime Video, inclusive The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel, Power ringsand the recent hit movie, Sky. Prime members can stream anything on demand from their TV, computer, tablet or phone.
Lesser known or “hidden” Prime benefits include exclusive member pricing at Amazon 4-Star and Books stores; Prime’s “Try Before You Buy” and personal shopper service for select clothing, shoes, and accessories; discounts on subscriptions; and 5 percent cash back on purchases made with an Amazon Prime store card.
You also get secure unlimited photo storage in Amazon Drive, can borrow books and magazines from Prime Reading on your Fire tablet or Kindle e-reader, and stream thousands of songs, podcasts, and playlists through Prime Music.
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Amazon’s prices have remained the same since announcing its most recent price increase in February 2022. While the site has always offered a free trial, the discounted subscription price for repeat users is relatively new, making this a deal worth grabbing. to take advantage of. View full pricing details here.
New users can get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime here. In the meantime, returning users can claim the new $2 offer here; don’t forget to choose to continue for $15 a month (or cancel before your week is up).