dealsfree amazon student membership for 6 months (does…

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saw your comment over on community, so thought i'd come over and start the ball rolling again. +1 for you

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If you 'upgrade' to the student prime for $39/year you do get streaming. (limit of 4 years for the account)

Also, you don't have to be full time, just need to have a .edu e-mail to confirm the account, it doesn't have to be your amazon account e-mail.

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Deja Vu. +1 For hoping this one lasts...

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You DON'T need an .EDU e-mail address.

You just need to send proof of enrollment; class schedule, bill from your school, etc. Or an ACTUAL "Proof of Enrollment" letter :)

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@drchops: Hmm, I saw .edu on there, sorry I'll have it edited in. Sounds like a lot of work the other way though. :P

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my free student prime membership expire in two days, do you guys think they'll let me register with the same email? :P

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@legendaryhen: Yeah good question. Mine expires next week too. I remember there was another 1-year free membership posted about a year ago and we wondered the same thing. Turns out it would work, you just had to first cancel your existing membership and sign up again and it worked.

That time it was kinda risky because many people's initial memberships weren't close to being over, but since mine's almost done, it'll be worth a shot!

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@legendaryhen: No, they will not allow it. However, you will be able to get prime at half price.

@jayrod521: They changed it, before you could cancel then re-apply and it would work... no longer will it work.

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Interesting that they are only doing this for 6 months now. Mine and my wife's were for a full year. Then we did the 39$ upgrade.

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Can you get more then the 6 months for free or do you just get the 6 months and have to pay full cost?

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Can anyone comment on how useful the streaming is? Is there much selection? I got rid of netflix because of the price increase, so I haven't been watching much. How does Amazon streaming compare?
My student prime is about to expire, but I'm not sure if the $40 is worth it. I use prime a lot, but I suppose I could keep waiting until I hit $25.

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@brad3326: The streaming selection is not as vast as that of Netflix, but they do have some good TV shows and some good movies. Full seasons of 24 on Prime, Dragon Tattoo movies, yadda yadda. I run it through my Roku and I like it quite a bit, never had an issue with the stream itself. The problem I have is that the system itself is such a pain. There's not an easy way to make a queue, and there's no fast sorting like on Netflix.

But, for the price, it's a good deal in my opinion. I make a seperate, private, wishlist and I put all the shows and movies I want to watch on that and then just call it my "Instant Queue".

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Is this something new?
How does this differ from:
http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/33a5f92c-5f4f-4353-b3b2-123178dee079/free-6-months-amazon-prime-membership-for-students

(Not trying to rain on a parade- I signed up for Student Prime a couple weeks ago, and I'm trying to figure out if I'm missing out on something new & juicy!)

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This free Student Prime also does not allow you to borrow a book a month for free (if you have a Kindle)

However, the $39 upgrade will give you the benefit

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@dcpotts: ...yeah since it's only offered at certain times, and then they close it down again until the next enrollment time. This enrollment period just started

The one you linked to should have been expired out a few times, as I think the windows are only open for a few weeks/months at a time

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@linuxtrance:
I got it now.
I was worried that because I signed up a couple weeks ago, and that I missed out on something that they changed today :)

FWIW- I'm in the middle of moving, and I've saved hundreds of $$ on shipping with my Student Prime.
And it's interesting to see what the least expensive item you can find that they'll send you via some express means of shipping.

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I got on this last February, when it was a 1-year trial. Be forewarned- this WILL cost you $39/year. Once you've had Prime, it's hard to imagine going without.

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@psumek:

(Since the original deal was deleted, I'm posting my reply to you here.)

"It also asks for graduation date, which being a graduate, I don't have one. Last thing I want to do is be contacted by some Dean about why I'm saying I'm a student."

I don't recall it asking for a graduation date, though it was quite some time ago when I first did it. (I've since switched to a paid, non-student membership.)

Also, I doubt Amazon would actually verify anything with someone at the school.

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@linuxtrance: Certain times? Are you sure about that..? (Just to be clear: I'm not :D), but as far as I've seen Amazon always has a Student Prime deal going.

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heck i guess ill give it a try

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@drchops: Yeah it's weird man, I'm not sure of the times, or the rotation, but I've told friends and family about it and they havent been able to access it, and I tried it a while back (just to see) and it said they were not offering it at that time. Would be nice to know what, or if, they have a schedule.

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heads up: wont work if you've had a free prime trial within the last year.

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Just a side note, if you've already signed up for the one-month (non-student) free trial, and then sign up for amazon student, the length will just roll over to the 6 months.

Free Amazon prime is pretty great, still not sure if it's worth the cost per year though.

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Note: If you have a paid prime subscription and you sign up for this, they will refund the unused portion of your paid membership, and enroll you in the 6 month trial. At least that is what they did for me when I signed up a year or two ago.

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@filbie: Mostly depends on how much you buy, I think, as far as the shipping costs saved.

I bought 2 things off Amazon in '08
4 in '09
12 in '10
28 in '11

And nowadays, I pretty much only buy things with free 2-day Prime shipping. So I'd say it's definitely worth it for me, but I'm gonna keep trying to milk the free membership!

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I enjoyed my 1 year free subscription. Didn't it used to include streaming, or did I dream that? I now have that half-off prime membership, so I'm enjoying the 2-day shipping, streaming, and Kindle lending library.

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@lxzndr: Yup. I have prime streaming with my student account.

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if you have a student prime account and want to extend it again after your year is almost up you can simply change the email address on your student account to another email. after that you can create a new account with your .edu address with the free prime again.

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It used to be a full year for free and then 50% after that. You get the streaming when you start paying, but never during the free period.

You also don't get the ability to add family members to your account, whether you're in the free period or the discounted full program.

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@drchops: You may be able to use some sort of paperwork, but all you need is a .edu addy. I haven't been a student since 1997, but I still have my .edu address. When you sign up, you enter your .edu address, receive a confirmation email to that address and if I remember correctly click a link or fill in a # in that email. You don't have to change the address on your Amazon account, which for me has always been my .com address.

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do any of you have amazon streaming and netflix? How do they compare?

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@katanaryda: Amazon streaming does not have the same content as Netflix. Well it does but you have to pay for most of it.
Get Prime for the free shipping, books, and apps. There are some free movies, but the content is pretty limited

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@mschauber: Yeah, but if you don't have an .edu that becomes a little bit of a problem :)

I'm guessing you must've misread my comment though - I said "you don't need an .edu" - just meaning if you go to a school that doesn't have .edu addresses or for whatever reason you don't have one you can still qualify for Student Prime.

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@katanaryda:

I have both and use Amazon more. In fact, I'm thinking about dropping Netflix, not because of Amazon but because I use it so infrequently.

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Do you think my @alumni.duke.edu email address would work?

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To prevent auto-upgrade after 6 months:
1. Go to Your Account
2. Click Manage Prime Membership
3. Click Do Not Upgrade
4. Click Turn-Off Auto Upgrade