Amazon Prime Increase – $20 Price Increase on May 11th

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Amazon Prime Increase – $20 Increase on May 11th, 2018

Amazon announced today that they will be increasing the rate of Amazon Prime by $20 to $119/year (compared to the $99/year rate right now). This is for both new & renewal memberships although there will be different dates for each when they will go into effect.  The last time they increased the rate for Amazon Prime memberships was back in March 2014.

The current rate of Amazon Prime is $99, but starting on Friday May 11, 2018, the price will increase to $119/year for new Amazon Prime memberships.

If you are a current member of Amazon Prime, the price increase of $119/year will apply starting on June 16, 2018 (you should then have to pay the updated rate when your membership is up for renewal)

So, if you are not yet a member of Amazon Prime, this is a great time to join before the membership increase as it looks like you will not have to pay the new rate until next year at this time.

Amazon Prime Free Trial

If you are not yet an Amazon Prime member, you can get a Free Trial here, which will give you access to free 2 day shipping, Movies for Free, and Free TV & Book Rentals too, to try it out before purchasing.

Here’s all that is included in an Amazon Prime membership::

  • Free 2 day shipping on millions of items
  • Unlimited instant streaming of 40,000 movies & TV shows
  • Over 500,000 kindle titles to borrow for free – you get to pick a Kindle book to borrow each month from the Kindle Owners Lending Library
  • No minimum order needed for free shipping on Amazon Prime items
  • Prime Music -music streaming service with a selection of two million songs, Alexa voice-integration, and personalized recommendations at no additional cost with your Amazon Prime Membership
  • Prime Photos – free unlimited photo storage. You can share this & give free photo storage for up to 5 family members
  • Prime Reading – unlimited access to over a thousand books, current issue magazines, books with Audible narration, comics, Kindle Singles, and more.
  • Free Game content every month, discounts & more with Twitch-  You’ll get characters, vehicles, skins, and boosts for top games on Twitch, plus surprises like full indie games and exclusive loot. You also receive ad-free viewing and a free monthly Twitch channel subscription to support your favorite streamer.


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