How to sign up for Amazon Prime

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Amazon has announced that its annual Prime Day sales are scheduled for Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22; And if you think that the last event has not happened even a year – you are right, it has not happened. Last year, Prime Day took place on October 13 and 14, three months later than usual, due to the coronavirus pandemic. But this year we’re back in time, and just like before, Amazon will drop the prices of a lot of its products for its Prime members.

If you’re attracted to the gifts being offered, but you haven’t signed up for Amazon Prime, don’t worry—Amazon makes it super easy. (As you’d expect, it’s the sorry salespeople that make it difficult for people to become new customers.)

In addition to providing access to Prime Day bargains, Amazon has come up with a slew of features to entice people to sign up for its Prime service. These include: access to prime video, its streaming video service; Free and fast shipping on purchases (with two-day delivery for many items and same-day delivery for some); Deals on Whole Foods Market purchases; amazon music prime audio streaming (not to be confused with the more widespread Amazon Music Unlimited, which is an additional $7.99/month for Prime members); prime gaming, which includes a free Twitch channel subscription; online photo storage; and prime reading, which provides access to a library of comics, books and magazines.

You can share your Prime account – and all of its features – with another adult. And you get a 30-day free trial, so you can try it (and the Prime Day specials) to see if it’s a good fit.

Here’s how to sign up.

In addition to its basic Prime plan, Amazon offers video-only and plans for students and people who need government support.

choose a plan

  • go for And click on the link “See more plans”.
  • Choose which plan you want. The Basic plan lets you sign up for the service for $12.99/month or $119/year, which is a little less than $10/month. You can also sign up for Prime Video alone for $8.99/month, but you won’t get a chance to participate in Prime Day.
  • If you are a student, say “Are you a student?” Click on the Ask link. and sign up head student. You’ll get six months of free trial membership and after that, you’ll only have to pay $6.49 per month. You also get some additional discounts, such as Showtime at 99 cents per month (up to a year), Amazon Music Unlimited at 99 cents per month, and a two-month trial of Kindle Unlimited.
  • If you are on government assistance or use an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, You can join for less: $5.99 per month.
  • Is your birthday soon? If you have a generous friend or relative, they can Gift You a Prime Membership For three months ($39) or a whole year ($119).

Create Account

  • Once you’ve decided which plan you’re going with, you’ll need an Amazon account. If you don’t already have one, you will need to sign up. Click “Try Prime” and then “Create your Amazon account” and set one up with your name, email, and password. We strongly recommend setting up two-factor authentication for your account as well.
  • On the next page, Amazon will verify your account by sending an OTP (One-Time Password) to your email. Go to your email, copy the OTP, paste it in the Amazon page and click “Verify”.
  • You will then be asked to enter your credit or debit card information.
  • and you’re done!

We should probably mention the obvious: You can sign up for a Prime membership, take advantage of a 30-day free trial, and then cancel it after the Prime Day sale ends. But you can only do that once—and you might regret that decision next year when Prime Day comes around again.

Update June 9, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. ET: This article was originally published on July 10, 2019, and has been changed to reflect updated information about Amazon Prime.

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