The Benefits of Amazon Student
What is Amazon Student?
Amazon Student is a discounted Prime membership program created especially for college students. It offers a six month free trial (you can cancel at any time at no cost), free two day shipping for most items, e-mail alerts for exclusive student discounts and promotions, free Kindle book borrowing, and free access to a library of more than 41,000 streamable movies and television programs (as well as over 1 million songs and hundreds of playlists).
Amazon Student offers a 50 pecent discount on Prime benefits and the opportunity to win scholarship money toward tuition and textbook costs. If you enjoy the program and refer a friend, you receive a ten dollar bonus for the referral (with no limit on the number of referrals made)!
With the free trial, members get six months of free two-day shipping on millions of items and e-mail alerts for exclusive student giveaways, discounts and promotions. If you decide to stay with the program after the free six months, you can opt to pay the membership rate of $49 per year to continue. (If you don't wish to continue, you can cancel at any time during the free six month period at no cost.) Members are given a fifty percent discount on Amazon Prime, and receive access to thousands of Prime Instant Video titles, Prime Music, and the opportunity to borrow a Kindle book for free each month from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Free unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos is also available on Amazon Cloud Drive for those who enjoy taking photos and would like to store all of their photos in one central place (and free up their hard drive and smart phones). Photos are stored securely and can be accessed from anywhere.
If this weren't enough, Amazon Student awards eligible members free scholarship money ($250,000 in merit scholarships and $25,000 in textbook gift cards are given to 50 undergraduates of the program annually.) Selected winners will each receive $5,000 toward college tuition (and $500 toward textbook costs). Applications for the scholarship will be accepted from August 18 through November 20, 2015.
You can't lose. There are many benefits of being a member of the Amazon Student program (the free two day shipping alone making it worth the sign-up):
- Six Month Free Trial - Cancel at Any Time at No Cost
- Free Two Day Shipping on Millions of Items
- Email Alerts for Exclusive Student Giveaways, Discounts and Promotions
- Rent or Buy Textbooks at Lower Prices
- Receive a 50 Percent Discount on Amazon Prime
- Free Access to a Library of over 41,000 Streamable Movies and Television Programs
- Ability to Listen to Over 1 Million Songs and Hundreds of Playlists
- Free Kindle Books Borrowing, from a Library of over 800,000 Titles
- Free Unlimited Photo Storage (on Amazon Cloud Drive)
- Receive $10 for Each Friend Referred with No Limit on Number of Referrals Made
- Eligibility to Win $5,000 for College Tuition and
$500 Toward Textbooks
To start enjoying the benefits and take advantage of the free trial, Amazon has provided an easy sign-up page.
(Note: Applicants should be currently enrolled in at least one course at a college or university, and have a valid .edu e-mail address for verification purposes. You can use another email address for your Amazon account; the only e-mail that will be sent to your .edu e-mail address is the verification e-mail.)
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