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Initial post: Sep 10, 2012 2:14:06 PM PDT
I heard that I can get a year of amazon prime for free if I am a student. I upgraded my account today to prime but it did not give me a year it gave me a month. I am a student and would like to claim a year membership, not a month membership.

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 7:41:04 AM PDT
It's not a year, should be 6 months. Try contacting Customer Service (the 'help' button is at the top of the page). I think you just signed up for a trial of Amazon Prime rather than following the procedure to join Amazon Student.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 12:18:12 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2013 8:02:11 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 20, 2013 8:03:56 AM PST
Pen Name says:
Just another person who has no idea what they were doing and signed up incorrectly. Myself and all my friends got 6 months free, and now my yearly is $39. You either did it wrong, aren't a student, had already done a trial, or had a Prime account already.

Of course, read your post - you're obviously not very bright. It's FOR, not "fir" --- and you *do* realize a sentence doesn't end with a space, then a period?

Stick with Apple? What does that even mean? They don't offer a paid streaming service, online retail (except for Apple products), or anything like Prime. Somehow, your analogy is more poor than your grammar.

Logic - not your strong point. Lucky for us, whining is.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 12:55:07 PM PST
Jill Harris says:
Referal Bonus for Student Bonus. When I signed up I was told I would get $3 for each friend I refered when they sign-up. Within days of me signing-up, they changed it to $10 for each friend through January. I sent out over 100 classmate invitations and have gotten 4 emails from Amazon telling me "Congratulations, you just earned $10..." There is no info on how to use this bonus money and I can't find anything on the site about it either. Any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2013 7:18:41 PM PST
Contact Customer Service.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 7:29:45 PM PST
Ann Boris says:
Hi DHB...What is the correct way to sign up for the free 6 months and the yearly $39 student prime? I've been trying figure it out and I'm not finding anything. Can you help?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 10:12:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 22, 2013 10:15:30 PM PST
Buckmaster says:
I know this question was directed towards someone else, but I thought perhaps I could help. I just signed up earlier but don't remember how. but if you would like to use it here is a link that will take you to the sign up page and also credit me $10.00 if you do it before the end of january (it is a promo they are running). if you would use the link I would be greatful, if not I understand

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 10:25:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 22, 2013 11:35:50 PM PST
Buckmaster says:
Hey use this process: go under My Account, under the settings column, you will see the column called: account links, 5 links down the list you will see "amazon Student membership" click the link, once it takes you to the next page you should see a link that says "Invite friends/check credit balance" then it should take you to your invitation credits.
I hope I explained that well

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 8:00:36 PM PST
just sayin says:
DHB- How naive is it for you to assume that the former posts was your invitation to correct grammatical errors? You missed the point Mr. Logical. It is less about sentence structure then it is about reading between the lines, which is of course what makes most legal "agreements" so difficult to understand. Nobody asked YOU for an English lesson. They were asking if anyone else had experienced a similar difficulty with the service that was provided.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2013 7:10:48 AM PST
While the post may not have been "what's wrong with the way I write", there is something seriously lacking in the attention to detail with a wide variety of posters here on the "College" forum (and elsewhere on Amazon, but I'll stick with the College forum). Grammar, spelling, and proper punctuation go a very long way in determining the difference between someone with a possibly misguided but legitimate complaint and a ranting whacko that doesn't actually want to be helped.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2013 8:08:16 PM PST
GENHEN says:
Each of these referrals gives you $10 worth of credit in the amazon student "section" of amazon. So basically all that referral money can't be used on any item from amazon, it can only be used on items from the amazon student part. =(

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 12:47:45 PM PST
nacy says:
You signed uo for the regular prime instead of student by mistake. note, however, that they charge you right away with the $39 and don't wait for the end of the 6 month trial. It's worth it if you find yourself always ordering from amazon. Go to this link to sogn-up. If you say i referred you it waould also help me get some money back :) for referring someone.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 4:15:56 PM PST
Simon Levin says:

Well answering the original question. The 1 year free Prime membership for students was a promotion over a year ago. Not lately!

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 7:01:26 PM PST
Can you stream on amazon student version or is that just on regular prime?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2013 8:05:16 PM PST
It has to be a PAID Prime account.

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 10:35:21 PM PST
Does the PAID student prime account for $39 include streaming, or just the prime shipping discounts?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 7:49:45 AM PST
Yes, the $39 student Prime includes the streaming. You can go into your account and to your Prime setting, then upgrade it if you're on a free trial.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 1:12:40 AM PST
Nikkita says:
I'm intrigued by the Amazon Student Program. I really don't know how to sign up or what exactly I should do. Is there anyway I can participate in the 6 month trial without needing to pay the $39 fee. I don't stream videos, I would just like the two day free shipping. So if I don't stream videos would I still need to pay the fee.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 4:04:29 AM PST
Geese Howard says:
Sign up for the Student service. Got the confirmation email, but couldn't get my free shipping and everytime I try to check out it kept trying to get me to buy the $39 up-sell. I contact customer services, they say my student status is still pending thus why the shipping isn't free. I was told to wait a business day or two. Hopefully these issues get sorted out soon, but I figure I'll just share my experience so far.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2013 4:53:26 PM PDT
Tara Wolf says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2013 5:47:57 AM PDT
LeAnnA;) says:
I am not sure where you are from, but just in case, the referral program is not open to addresses in North Carolina. I live in NC and even if I refer a friend, I do not receive any money. It might be the most stupid thing ever and I have no clue why they do that.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2013 7:01:45 PM PDT
Blinken says:
'Tis based on an N.C. law, that Amazon is bound to abide by. I believe, originally intended to protect residents from pyramid schemes, but ill-drafted enough to have unintended blowback on legitimate businesses.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2013 2:52:24 PM PDT
Ash Nicole says:
I am on the phone with customer services right now, but I was experiencing everything you mentioned before. They told me to wait for 24 hours, but if there was something I could watch that they'd patch it on through to me so I could do it instantly. After asking them if they could do just one video, then why not make all of them that way since they're free anyways, they went silent. Hopefully your problem has been resolved by now.

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