For a struggling college student, any opportunity to save time and money is usually a good idea. Amazon now offers a special program for college students with great benefits and no drawbacks. There are discounts, free shipping and special offers available just for signing up.
One of the biggest discounts is a free trial membership in Amazon Prime. This membership provides free two-day shipping on any product sold by Amazon, access to free streaming movies and TV shows, and access to the Kindle lending library. After the initial six-month trial is over, the student can renew the Prime membership for only $39 per year for up to four years. This is about half the normal price of a Prime membership.
Other offers are e-mailed directly to the member and shown on the Amazon Student home page. These offers change on a regular basis and are specially chosen to appeal to the typical college student. There are also many discounts offered on textbooks and other school supplies like pens, tablets and notebooks.
Members of Amazon Student also have access to the Amazon Student App for the iPhone or Android. This app provides easy and quick access to the Amazon Student store. It is also set up to facilitate selling back used textbooks, video games and other items. Simply access the app and scan the barcode. Amazon will immediately tell you the re-sale price and provide additional information about the trade-in program.