I contacted Amazon via chat to ask if I could get Amazon Prime Student twice. Since my Prime Student membership recently expired, I asked the Amazon customer service representative if grad school makes me eligible for Prime Student membership again. Here’s what they told me.
Can You Get Amazon Prime Student Twice?
No. According to an Amazon customer service representative, 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 membership. Therefore, attending graduate school will not extend your Prime Student 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 Prime Student is not extendable after four years.
How Long Is Amazon Student Membership?
According to Amazon Prime Student documentation, an Amazon Prime Student membership is 4 years maximum. This is in addition to the initial 6-month free 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.
Documentation also states that your eligibility for Amazon Student membership ends after you graduate. However, I am not aware of any system that Amazon has in place that enforces this eligibility. The only way Amazon checks to see if you are a college student is by sending a verification email to your .edu email address. Even if you don’t have a .edu email address, you can still enroll in Prime Student another way.
Therefore, there is no penalty, that I am aware of, for using your student membership after you graduate. This, of course, is only if your membership didn’t already expire by the time you graduate.
What Can You Do?
It seems like there is no hope for getting Prime Student twice. Not only did the customer service rep say no, but the terms clearly state that Prime Student membership eligibility is only 4 years.
Although regular membership costs twice as much at $119/year, this price is still worth the numerous Prime benefits. Two day shipping, same day delivery, two hour delivery! In addition, there’s Prime Video and Music, Whole Foods savings, and so much more.
As a result, we can only reminisce on the four wonderful years of our Amazon Prime Student discount. And for those of you who still have the student discount, cherish it because you will soon join the rest of us Prime members who pay full price.
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