Update: Amazon has changed the deal. It’s only valid for new Amazon Prime memberships and NOT gift subscriptions.
This Friday, September 25, 2015, you can buy an Amazon Prime membership for $67, and save $32 off the normal price of $99. You’ll get free 2-day shipping, streaming movies and music, and more.
And I’ll show you how to use a credit card to reduce the price to ~$60! And there may be a way to use a portal to get it down to ~$57!
I’ll explain how you can lock-in the price for multiple years. And even earn miles, points, or cash back!
What’s the Deal?
Link: Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime is a subscription service from Amazon that gets you:
- Free 2-day shipping on items sold by Amazon
- Unlimited movies and TV shows from their collection
- Unlimited music streaming
- Unlimited storage space for your photos
- Early access to sales and deals
- 1 free Kindle e-book a month
I like that Amazon Prime now allows you to download their movies and TV shows to your device. This is useful for when you’re flying!
It’s usually $99 per year.
This Friday, September 25, 2015, it’s only $67.
But you must make your purchase from 12:00 am Eastern Time to 11:59 pm Pacific Time to get the promotional price.
Make the Most of It!
Link: Discover it
Link: Chase Ink Cash
Link: Chase Ink Plus
Link: AMEX SimplyCash
What’s interesting about this promotion is you can buy an unlimited number of Amazon Prime gift subscriptions. And then save them to use in future years!
That’s because Amazon Prime gift subscriptions never expire.
So you’ll have the chance to lock-in the price for as many years as you want!
Or, you can give them to friends or family to enjoy.
If you’re a new Discover it cardmember (or if you signed-up for the promotion), you’ll get 10% cash back on purchases from Amazon, including Amazon Prime subscriptions! That’s because Amazon is a 5% cash back quarterly category.
You’ll get 5% cash back when your monthly billing statement closes, and another 5% cash back after the 12th billing cycle, for a total of 10% cash back. So it’s like getting an Amazon Prime membership for only ~$60 a year! That’s a fantastic deal!
And remember, you can save 15% off Amazon purchases when you have the Discover it card AND shop through the Giving Assistant shopping portal! I’m not sure if Amazon Prime is eligible for cash back through Giving Assistant. But if you’re going to purchase this deal anyway, it doesn’t hurt to try!
Let me know in the comments if you got the extra 5% cash back from Giving Assistant on your gift subscription!
You can use Amazon gift cards to purchase Amazon Prime GIFT memberships, too. These cards earn points or cash back when you buy Amazon gift cards at office supply stores, like Staples:
- AMEX SimplyCash – 5% cash back at US office supply stores
- Chase Ink Bold – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
- Chase Ink Cash – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
- Chase Ink Plus – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
And remember you can buy discounted Amazon gift cards at grocery stores.
So there are lots of ways to earn miles or cash back with this deal!
Update: You can NOT use an Amazon gift card to buy a regular Amazon Prime membership, but you CAN for a gift membership. If you’re purchasing a membership for yourself, just include your email as the recipient.
Thanks to Million Mile Secrets readers for the heads-up!
Watch Out for This!
When you buy a gift subscription (or several of them), you’ll get an email with a link to activate Amazon Prime. Make sure you open the email and then log into your account, or the account where you want to use the membership.
If you want to use the gift subscriptions for multiple years, be aware you’ll have to let your current membership expire to activate a new one. Wait until a couple of days before it expires, then de-activate it. And then reactivate with 1 of your gift subscriptions.
To get to your Amazon Prime settings, click “Your Account” then find “Your Prime Membership.”
Find and click “End Membership” on the right side of the screen.
Then you’ll see this:
Every year after, you can activate a new Amazon Prime membership from the gift subscriptions you purchased. And, you can always buy 1 and then renew at the price Amazon will charge in the future.
Just remember to save the emails in a place where you can find them again!
For 1 day only, September 25, 2015 (this Friday!), you can buy an Amazon Prime membership for only $67 from 12:00 am Eastern Time to 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
You’ll get lots of perks with Amazon Prime, like free 2-day shipping on items sold by Amazon, and unlimited streaming movies and music!
When you buy gift memberships to Amazon Prime, they never expire. So you can purchase more than 1 to lock-in this rate for years!
Be aware you’ll have to let your current membership lapse, and then renew it every year with the gift subscriptions you purchase.
Folks with a Discover it card earn 5% back at Amazon through the end of 2015 (when they register for 5X category bonuses). And new Discover it card members (and those who registered previously) will see all their cash back doubled after their 1st 12 months, for a total of 10% back!
This lowers the price to ~$60!
Or use credit cards like Ink Plus, Ink Cash, or AMEX SimplyCash that earn 5X points or 5% cash back at US office supply stores to buy Amazon gift cards. Then use them to get Amazon Prime (gift memberships only). That lowers each year of Amazon Prime to ~$64.