Prime Student 101 from college students

Explore all the exclusive deals Amazon Prime Student offers college students.
on August 09, 2018
As students head off to college, there is one lesson worth learning before classes even start. What is a Prime Student membership? Students enrolled in two-or four-year colleges are eligible for a six-month trial of Prime Student. After the six-month trial, Prime Student is 50% off a regular Prime membership.

Nowhere else can students go to get thousands of movies and TV shows to instantly watch, stream music, receive discounts on college essentials, and get fast, free shipping all in one place. We met with a dozen Prime Student members from Oakland University, University of Denver, University of Oregon and other schools, to get the scoop on how to get the most out of Prime.

These are just some of the college students from nearly 400 campuses across the country who come together each year to join Prime Student’s brand ambassador program. These are passionate, driven college students who play a key role in introducing the membership to their campuses. They educate and encourage their peers to experience and use their Prime benefits and receive career development coaching from Amazon along the way. It’s not just a part-time job, it’s a chance to help their peers. Boise State University student Riley shared “I’m actually saving people money. They love it just as much as I do and they use it as much as I do. So it’s like you’re putting their passion into it. I don’t feel like I’m working, I’m having fun.”

See below for 20 things to try with Prime Student

  1. Binge watch

    Watch 14-time Emmy nominated Prime Original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Prime Video. New TV shows and movies are added each month with your membership.
  2. Shop deals

    Prime student members get exclusive discounts on college essentials, dorm decor, and accessories to help make campus life a bit easier. Shop for your favorite must-haves at
  3. Listen up

    Download the Amazon Music app to explore more than two million songs and over one thousand playlists and stations as part of your paid membership through Prime Music. You can even use your voice through Alexa in the app for iOS and Android to discover new favorites by asking, “Alexa, play the ‘Pulse of Prime’ playlist.”
  4. Shop trends

    Try Prime Wardrobe – a new service that lets you try before you buy the latest styles from Amazon. Simply try-on at home, decide what you like and only be charged for what you keep.
  5. Trade or rent textbooks

    If you’ve got old textbooks lying around, trade them in to receive an Amazon gift card. And if you already know what classes you’re taking in the fall, save up to 85% and rent a textbook using Amazon. Once class is over, you can easily return your rental. With either option, you can enjoy free two-day shipping with Prime Student.
  6. Game time

    If you have a Twitch account, connect it to your Prime membership and start enjoying a selection of free games, in-game loot for some of the world’s most popular titles, and a subscription to your favorite Twitch broadcaster every month. You’ll soon become everyone’s favorite room to game in with Twitch Prime.
  7. Pick me up

    Order your next delivery to be sent to a pickup location near or on campus. You can also use the self-service return station to box up and ship back any items for free. Find a pickup location near you.
  8. Get to know Alexa

    Make your dorm room smarter with an Alexa-enabled Echo device. Then check out these 10 Alexa skills.
  9. Save your selfies

    You don’t ever need to worry about seeing the “Storage Full” notification pop up on your phone. Use the free Prime Photos app to upload, store, and share unlimited photos with your friends.
  10. Get it quick

    Survive any all-nighter with Prime Now – 2 hour delivery in select cities.
  11. Healthy eats

    So many delicious, healthy eats to try at Whole Foods Market - Prime members automatically save an additional 10% on hundreds of sale items plus weekly discounts on best-selling items.
  12. Turn the page

    Your membership includes access to more than 1,000 books, magazines, and comics to read for free in Prime Reading – Check out all the books available now.
  13. Find quirky gifts

    Check out Interesting Finds for the latest idea lists created by shoppers. Because one can never have enough bags out of shape, especially if you can get them fast and free with Prime two-day shipping.
  14. Get rewarded

    If you already know that you’ll need to order something next month, order it a week before to earn rewards towards your next purchase by choosing no-rush shipping at checkout.
  15. Early access

    Prime members get 30-minute early access to select Lightning deals. Try Prime Early Access to get your hands on your new favorite product.
  16. Podcasts on podcasts

    If podcasts are your thing, listen to unlimited popular podcasts for free through Audible Channels for Prime – listen to them on any device when on the go.
  17. Fast shipping

    If you forgot to get Mom a birthday gift or need a last-minute item for your class project, Prime has you covered. Just select “Prime” in the search filter to find more than 100 million products you can receive with Free Two-Day Shipping or opt for Free Same-Day or One-Day delivery on select items.
  18. Deals, deals, deals

    Log on to with your Amazon Prime account and get free shipping on all your orders – from HDTVs to headphones, laptops, and more.
  19. Gifts on the cheap

    Check out the $10 and under store. Bonus, everything comes with free shipping.
  20. Free first reads

    Prime members enjoy one Kindle book for free each month with Amazon First Reads. Discover a new book each month pitched by some of your favorite editors.
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