Amazon Prime's Discount for College Kids Hits Canada

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Amazon Student, the program that allows college and university kids to receive free and then discounted Amazon Prime memberships, has just landed in Canada.

Eligible college students can sign up today and receive six months of Amazon Prime for free (two-day shipping). After that, they'll pay 50 percent of the full subscription price for Amazon Prime, which is currently $39 a year (it's $49 in the US, after Amazon's Prime price hike).

Once you begin paying for Prime, you'll get the other benefits like Amazon Prime Instant Video and Prime Music.

“We want students to feel empowered by offering a program that makes going off to university and preparing for the upcoming semester easy and affordable -- where students can get fast, free shipping and have everything they need delivered directly to their doorstep,” said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for “Amazon Student saves time and money and makes it convenient for university students to find deals on room essentials and campus must-haves like electronics, small kitchen appliances and more. Plus, students can find a wide variety of textbooks – all at”

After you graduate or at the end of your fourth year of Amazon Student Prime benefits, whichever comes first, your subscription will automatically upgrade on its anniversary date into a full paid subscription for Amazon Prime, according to Amazon. So make sure you keep an eye on how long you've had your student membership.

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