Can You Get Amazon Prime Student Twice?

I contacted Amazon via chat to ask them if I could get Amazon Prime Student twice. Since my Amazon Prime Student membership recently expired, I asked the Amazon customer service representative if going to graduate school makes me eligible for Prime Student membership again. Here’s what they told me.

Amazon Prime Student twice?

Can You Get Amazon Prime Student Twice?

No. According to a conversation that I had with an Amazon customer service representative, Amazon Prime Student membership is exclusively designed for a limited period of four years only.  Once the four-year maximum period is reached, Amazon will not extend your Student Prime membership.

Below is the full transcript of the conversation that I had with the Amazon customer service representative. Not sure if her name was Priya or Kota.  Either way, she does a good job of explaining that Amazon Prime Student is not extendable after four years.

Conversation with an Amazon customer service representative about getting Amazon Prime Student twice

How Long is Amazon Prime Student Membership?

According to Amazon Prime Student documentation, an Amazon Prime Student membership is 4 years maximum. This is in addition to the initial free 6-month trial.

After your 6-month trial ends, your Prime Student membership makes you eligible to receive a discount on Amazon Prime, including all Prime benefits, for four years or until you graduate, whichever comes first.

The documentation also states that your eligibility for Amazon Prime Student membership ends after you graduate. I am not aware of any system that Amazon has in place that enforces this eligibility.  The only student verification Amazon does is sending a verification email to your .edu e-mail address. Therefore, there is no penalty, that I am aware of, for using your student membership after you graduate.

It seems like there is no hope for getting Amazon Prime Student twice.  Not only did the Amazon customer service representative tell me that it’s not possible, but the Amazon Student Prime terms clearly states that Prime Student membership eligibility is only good for 4 years.

As a result, we can only reminisce on the four wonderful years of our Amazon Prime Student membership.  And for those of you who still have an active Prime Student membership, cherish it because you will inevitably join the rest of us paying the full price of Prime.

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4 thoughts on “Can You Get Amazon Prime Student Twice?”

  1. Honestly, this reads like it was written by an Amazon employee and not a graduate student. Pretty much every path to a PhD takes far longer than 4 years from beginning to end, and so this “deal” deliberately excludes any graduate student who is trying for their PhD.

    • Totally agree about it being a crappy deal. For the record, I’m not an Amazon employee… interviewed there twice but never got the job 🙁

      • See your point. However it is not a bad deal. They are clear this is for four years only. There is no indication it is for the duration of educational studies. They clearly state the length of the program. What is to stop you from claiming it for grad school then an extension to medical school and maybe you decide to get an MBA. This is a benefit they offer with a limited duration.

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