If you pay monthly for amazon prime, you’ll have to pay $12.99 instead of the comfortable $9.99 for regular members and from $5.49 to $6.49 for students as of February 18th, 2018. The cost of customers on government assistance will remain unchanged at $5.99
At nearly a 20% price hike, is the cost still worth it?
In short, absolutely. With an amazon prime subscription, you’re getting free 2 day shipping, music streaming, and video streaming. If you’re not budgeted for all of your streaming services, amazon prime could easily replace Netflix and Spotify with the end result being that you save a few bucks monthly.
What’s the reason for the price hike? See what Amazon has to say:
“Prime provides an unparalleled combination of shipping, shopping and entertainment benefits, and we continue to invest in making prime even more valuable for our members. The number of items eligible for unlimited free Two-Day shipping increased in recent years from 20 million to more than 100 million items. We have expanded Prime Free Same-Day and Prime Free One-Day delivery to more than 8,000 cities and towns. We also continue to introduce new, popular and award-winning Prime Originals … Members also enjoy a growing list of unique benefits like Prime Music, Prime Reading, exclusive products and much more.”
Basically, Amazon continues to add value to the prime membership package and doing so is incredibly expensive. At $12.99 a month today, you’d be getting much more value than you were at $9.99 a month a few years ago. This is of course if you’re to utilize all of these services. If you haven’t, follow the links below to try them out.
Alternatively, if you’re already streaming with Amazon Video you can check out out list of The Top 5 Shows on Amazon Video