Depending of how you look at it, this offer might be amazing or the end of a freebie. For a couple of years already, Amazon had offered free Amazon Prime two days shipping for the students with a valid .edu address. Today, Amazon sent the following e-mail:
Dear Amazon Student member,
Your year of FREE Two-Day Shipping will end on 02/27/2012. As a valued Amazon Student member, we would like to offer you an Amazon Prime membership for only $39/year (normally $79/year).
You can wait until your year of FREE Two-Day Shipping benefits as an Amazon Student member has ended to take advantage of this offer or upgrade at any time to continue receiving unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping, in addition to access to Prime instant videos–unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows.
This might indicate that Amazon prepares to end the free Amazon Program for students. However, if you are interested in Amazon Video on Demand for Prime members, the news could be an unique opportunity to get into the streaming membership for 50% off. What do you think? Is this a good thing or a bad move?
If interested, check out our Amazon Prime Streaming Review.