Being the proud owner of a .edu email address just got another perk: Amazon is offering college students a free year of Amazon Prime as part of its new Amazon Student service. Amazon Prime, which usually costs members $79 per year, gives members free two-day shipping on purchases, including textbooks. For an additional $4 per item, members can upgrade to next-day shipping. Additionally, Amazon Student offers members targeted deals and savings perfect for budgeting college students. All you need to sign up? A .edu email address! The service is completely free.
If you're not a student, Amazon Prime does offer a one-month trial period. And if you're an Amazon addict, the savings will pay for themselves after a few months' worth of purchases.