If you’re an avid online shopper, nothing beats Amazon.
No other online shopping website has quite the speed, service, and variety of products. That being said, you may still wince at the Amazon Prime price tag of $119/year (or $12.99/month).
1. Free Trial
When you receive your free trial, you’ll have access to all of Amazon Prime’s benefits and perks. These include all the ones listed above and more (like the Kindle lending library). When you sign up for the free trial, however, Amazon asks you to provide a credit card.
2. Late Package Workaround
This method isn’t sure to work, but it’s still worth a shot. If you’re an Amazon member (Prime or otherwise) and your package arrives late, you can contact Amazon customer support and request them to give you a free month or two of Amazon Prime as compensation.
3. Amazon Business Prime
If you don’t actually care about all the perks and benefits of Amazon Prime and just need it for its two-day free shipping, you can consider asking your company for access to its Amazon Business Prime account.
4. Amazon Prime Student
If you’re currently a college or university student, you qualify for six months of free Amazon Prime. You’ll get the free shipping perk, and most other ones, but may not have access to Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. (Still, six months of free Prime??? I’d take that any day.)
5. Amazon Household
If you have a family member who has an Amazon Prime account, you can ask them to share it through Amazon Household. Amazon Household basically links different Amazon accounts to one Prime account and lets you share certain benefits.