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Initial post: Feb 18, 2013 12:06:33 PM PST
I wanted to buy an amazon prime membership for my aunt. Is there a way to do it using my credit card and she be the prime member? Thank you.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 12:09:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 18, 2013 12:09:53 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
You would have to put your credit card on her account then purchase the Prime membership through her account, there is no way to gift subscriptions which Prime is as there is a recurring fee.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 12:14:02 PM PST
Isn't that a per year fee or is it so you can purchase rentals, etc. with the credit card?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 12:23:59 PM PST
It is considered a subscription, and no subscriptions can be given as gifts.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 12:36:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 18, 2013 12:37:07 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
Yes it is a per year fee but it is considered a subscription that renews yearly.

You cannot gift subscriptions.

The only way to do it is to add your credit card to her account and purchase the prime from her account.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 12:40:12 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
Every year.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 1:05:28 PM PST
Mike says:
Or, you can send her a gift card for $79. Every year.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 1:07:27 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
Mike you cannot use gift cards to purchase subscriptions because of the recurring fees you have to use a credit card.

A gift card would not work, you cannot purchase Prime with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 1:10:52 PM PST
Mike says:
Well, I was more thinking that the gift card would reimburse the aunt for her purchase using her own credit card. But, yes, you're right, then gift card will not directly pay for Prime.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 5:53:34 PM PST
I wonder if they would accept a prepaid credit card. Does anyone know? The money would be on the card to use.
She buys ebooks all the time with gift cards given to her.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 5:59:04 PM PST
A. Dietz says:
Barbara, what Kindle does she have? If she has an e-Ink Kindle, primarily reads books, and doesn't ship a lot of physical stuff from Amazon, a Prime membership probably isn't worth it since she can only borrow 12 books/year. The free 2-day shipping features are the core feature of Amazon Prime, not the lending library. If she has a Kindle Fire and can access the Prime Instant Videos, it would make the membership more valuable.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 6:00:10 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 18, 2013 6:01:51 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
No. What you are doing is setting up the account so that it can auto-renew. They require a CC for that. At least that is what I was told when I inquired way back when. I don't think that has changed but, you know, you could call CS and ask. That is what I did "way back when." LOL!

DL

Eta: If you are asking if you can set up a CC for her account when the CC belongs to you, that might work. Again. Ask CS.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 6:02:37 PM PST
seedlady says:
when my daughter gave me prime for Christmas, i changed my password to her name, and she came in and entered her cc, charged it, and then removed her card. then i changed the pw again. convoluted, but it seems to have worked.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 6:29:56 PM PST
She has a kindle touch. She is an avid reader so the "prime eligible" ebooks would be nice. I also saw Amazon "Unbox"
where you can download or "stream" prime movies to your computer or tv. She likes movies. with prime she wouldn't have
to buy them.

My kindle fire was a gift from my kids. My grandkids like playing the app games and sometimes watch a movie.

Someday if I get the new version of kindle fire, I'll give her my old kindle fire. I think it would be easier for her to use.

Thanks for all the tips and info.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 6:38:55 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
Seedlady make sure you go into the Manage Prime section under Your Account and make sure the Auto Renew is turned off. Your daughters credit card is still listed as the card that purchased the Prime even if you remove it from your Amazon account. When it is time for renewal it will use the card that was used to purchase Prime even if it has been removed from your Amazon account.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 6:42:15 PM PST
The Artist says:
Not all movies are eligible for free Prime streaming.

You can only borrow 12 Prime eligible books per year. $79 per year for that is not a good deal, since there are no current best sellers on the eligible list.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 6:51:33 PM PST
Ok, I see what you mean. I was thinking all prime eligible books were available to read. Thank you for the correction.
I did the 30 free trial but forgot some incidentals. I buy and rent movies for my kindle fire. It's easy to spend with the push of a button. I've found
a couple game apps purchased by my grandson. It was cheap as long as they don't make a habit of it.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 7:19:09 PM PST
seedlady says:
she said she undid auto renew, and she said her husband double checked.
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