How to sign up for Amazon Prime

Amazon has introduced that its annual Prime Day gross sales are scheduled for Monday, June twenty first and Tuesday, June twenty second; and in case you really feel as if it hasn’t been a yr for the reason that final occasion — you’re proper, it hasn’t. Final yr, Prime Day occurred on October thirteenth and 14th, three months later than typical, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However this yr we’re again on schedule, and as earlier than, Amazon will likely be dropping costs on a variety of its merchandise for its Prime members.

Should you’re attracted by the goodies being supplied, however you haven’t signed up for Amazon Prime, don’t fear — Amazon makes it very simple. (As you’d count on, it’s the sorry vendor who makes it tough for folks to turn into new prospects.)

In addition to giving entry to Prime Day bargains, Amazon has come up with a bunch of options to entice folks to sign up to its Prime service. These embody: entry to Prime Video, its streaming video service; free and sooner delivery on purchases (with two-day supply for many gadgets and even same-day supply for some); offers on Complete Meals Market purchases; Amazon Music Prime audio streaming (not to be confused with the extra in depth Amazon Music Limitless, which is a further $7.99 / month for Prime members); Prime Gaming, which features a free Twitch channel subscription; on-line picture storage; and Prime Studying, which supplies entry to a library of comics, books, and magazines.

You possibly can share your Prime account — and all of its options — with one different grownup. And also you get a 30-day free trial, so you may strive it (and the Prime Day specials) out to see if it fits.

Right here’s how to sign up.

In addition to its fundamental Prime plan, Amazon gives video-only and plans for college students and those that want authorities help.

Select a plan

  • Go to https://www.amazon.com/amazonprime and click on on the hyperlink “See Extra Plans”.
  • Select which plan you need. The fundamental plan helps you to sign up for the service at $12.99 / month or $119 / yr, which comes out to a bit of underneath $10 / month. You can too sign up for Prime Video alone at $8.99 / month, however you gained’t get to participate in Prime Day.
  • Should you’re a scholar, then click on on the hyperlink that asks “Are you a scholar?” and sign up for Prime Pupil. You’ll get a free six-month trial subscription and after that, you’ll solely have to pay $6.49 a month. You additionally get some additional reductions, similar to Showtime for 99 cents a month (up to a yr), Amazon Music Limitless for 99 cents a month, and a two-month trial of Kindle Limitless.
  • Should you’re on authorities help or use an Digital Advantages Switch (EBT) card, you may as well be a part of for much less: $5.99 a month.
  • Is it your birthday quickly? When you have a beneficiant good friend or relative, they will present you with a Prime membership for both three months ($39) or the complete yr ($119).

Create an account

  • When you’ve determined what plan you’re going to go together with, you then’ll want an Amazon account. Should you don’t have already got one, you’ll want to sign up. Click on on “Strive Prime” after which “Create your Amazon account” and set one up along with your title, e mail, and password. We strongly advocate setting up two-factor authentication for your account as effectively.
  • On the subsequent web page, Amazon will confirm your account by sending what it calls an OTP (one-time password) to your e mail. Go to your e mail, copy the OTP, paste it within the Amazon web page, and click on on “Confirm.”
  • You’ll then be requested to enter your credit score or debit card info.
  • And also you’re accomplished!

We must always most likely point out the plain: you may sign up for a Prime membership, make the most of the free 30-day trial, after which cancel it after the Prime Day gross sales are over. However you may solely do that after — and you might remorse that call subsequent yr when Prime Day comes round once more.

Replace June ninth, 2021, 3:30PM ET: This text was initially printed on July tenth, 2019, and it has been modified to mirror up to date details about Amazon Prime.

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