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Amazon Prime rolls out $8 monthly subscription offer, in addition to $80 yearly

Amazon offering Prime for $8 a month or $80 a year, still get a one-month free trial

Trace Hagan | Nov 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm CST (0 mins, 57 secs time to read)

Amazon Prime used to be an add-on service that would set you back just under $80 a year. With it, Amazon would provide you with free two-day shipping on millions of items, free streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows, and a free Kindle book to borrow each month. However, $80 is a bit steep to pay at once.

Amazon Prime rolls out $8 monthly subscription offer, in addition to $80 yearly |

Not to mention, you may only want to be a Prime member during the summer when you have free time. Hulu and Netflix, which offer streaming just like Amazon Prime, offer their service at $8 a month. And now, so does Amazon. Amazon will allow Prime users the option to pay $80 a year or $8 a month.

Of course, the yearly option is cheaper, but only if you're going to use it for the full year. If you only need it for a month, it makes much more sense to buy the monthly option for a month. This could also be a great way for users to try an extended trial. Amazon already offers a free one month trial, but you can easily add additional months for $8 until you are sure of the product.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:30 am CDT

Trace Hagan


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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