It’s time to Prime for the holidays!

Oh my pretties, the most wonderful thing has just happened!

Those of you who are Amazon veterans know that there are usually free Prime trials to be had here and there, and maybe over the years you’ve used various email addresses to make sure you had a free trial for your holiday shopping—after all, once those Lightning Deals start flying fast and furious, you’re going to want that free shipping. But they’ve tightened up and maybe you’ve already had a free trial on all your addresses, so now what?

Happy holidays—right now you can sign up for a free one-month Prime Trial and when you go through that link, you’ll have the option to choose an $8/month monthly plan. That means you can sign up today, and for just $8 next month, you can enjoy Prime all through this peak shopping season. Then if January rolls around and you don’t want it anymore, that’s cool, go ahead and cancel.

I think this will be $8 well-spent. [Edited to add: I tested this before I posted it, but folks are reporting it’s not being offered to ever account. I’m not sure what determines if you get this offer or not, but I’m looking into it.]

15 Responses to “It’s time to Prime for the holidays!”

  1. 1
    Meredith November 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    I’m only seeing the $79 a month option. Where is the $8/month?? Is that only for “new” users?

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    Kat November 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Not *everybody* gets the option, unfortunately 🙁

  3. 3
    Mir November 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Oh, hrm. I tested it and it showed for me under two separate accounts! I wonder how they’re determining who gets offered that option. Let me see if I can do some research and find out.

  4. 4
    Sara November 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Yep, I’m only seeing the $79 a year option… 🙁

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    Crista November 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    Going thru that link didn’t give me a free month. Bummer. Will just have to make sure I have all my shopping done by December 6th 🙂

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    Stephanie November 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    it’s giving me the option but when I click, nothing happens

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    Kaedra November 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    I just checked on a few email accounts and it only gives me the $79 a year option too. That would have been nice…maybe next time!

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    Melissa November 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    I created a new email account and it gives me the one month free option, but I don’t see anything that says being about to pay for it monthly after that. I would have prime always if I could do it that way!

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    Frances November 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    It did not offer me any Free option, only $7.99 a month with the ability to cancel monthly…

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    Jean November 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    First time user with prime so I got it 🙂

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    Robyn November 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    No free trial or monthly option for me. 🙁

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    Robyn November 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    My other account has no free trial but does give the monthly option. Weird.

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    Jessica November 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Hmph, I don’t have a monthly option or the free one. 🙁

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    Jill November 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Not seeing a free month (but then I just ended another free month trial from them a month or two ago, so I’m not holding that against them). I am getting the $7.99/mo offer, though, which is awesome.

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    Sherri November 7, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    Worked for me! Thanks Mir. I’ve always wanted to try Prime for the streaming video option and kindle library, but did not want to commit to a year. Now we can try it for a couple of months then decide.