Obviously, there are a ton of benefits of a college education, but one of the unsung heroes is the Amazon Prime Student discount. For only $59 a year, you get free 2-day shipping on a ton of items and so much more. A lot of my peers use Amazon Prime solely for the shipping, because it’s a lot easier to order something online rather than going all the way to a store and hoping that they’ll have it. But if you don’t shop online a lot, $59 can seem unreasonable. That’s why I’m here to breakdown three ways you can make the most out of your Amazon Prime Student account that doesn’t involve free shipping on everything you could ever need for a dorm room.

Prime Video

You know how every week a tweet goes viral about how show XYZ should be on Netflix? Well, some of those shows are streaming…on Prime Video. Not only are there some favorites on there like Sabrina the Teenage Witch, True Blood, Pysch, Sex and the City, Dawson’s Creek, and House, but Amazon also produces original series. Some of these are critically acclaimed and very unique, like The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Man in the High Castle, Lore, and Catastrophe. Check them out, because a lot of the things streaming on Prime Video you won’t find anywhere else! And it’s all free with your prime membership.

There are also a ton of movies like the entire Twilight franchise, Lady Bird, The Big Sick, Snowden, Arrival, Pretty in Pink, Fences, and more. You can also rent movies through Prime Video for pretty cheap, all without leaving your home.

Prime Reading

Books can be expensive, I know that, but with Prime Reading, thousands of Kindle books are absolutely free to read. You read that right, $0.00. If you’re looking to lose yourself in a book, check out Prime Reading before shelling out cash for a new hardcover. The Prime Reading options stretch across genres, but some names you might recognize in the collection include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Selection, Heist Society, The Good Widow, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and Secrets of Six-Figure Women.

Magazines are also included in Prime Reading. These magazines include Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, HGTV Magazine, Elle, Popular Science, and more.

Prime Music

Who knew that Amazon has a music streaming service? Certainly not me, until I started looking into just what I got with my Prime membership. I’m going to be honest here and say I’m old school and will just listen to songs on YouTube while I’m petering around the house, but I’m trying to fix that. A lot of music streaming services have limits on their listening, ad plays, skips, what artists they feature, et cetera, and of course Prime Music is no exception, but it has a lot to offer. Plus, there’s an independent Amazon Music app you can download to your phone. Did I mention Prime Music has no ads?

You can upgrade to access more songs, but the basic free plan that comes with your Prime Student membership includes artists like Taylor Swift, Brett Young, Bebe Rexha, Eric Church, 21 Pilots, and more. It may not replace Spotify for everyone, but if you’re looking for new streaming services, give Prime Music a try.

Get your Amazon Prime student membership for 50% OFF here!

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Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member