As I posted about last week, starting today, Amazon will be raising the price tag on Amazon Prime to $99/year.
For nine years, users paid just $79 for their free two-day shipping from Amazon (not to mention video streaming, free Kindle lending library and more benefits!), but starting tomorrow, new users will pay $99.
If you sign up for a free one-month trial today, you will lock in that $79 rate for when your trial ends and you automatically convert to a paid membership.
(Note: Current Amazon Prime members whose renewals come up between now and April 17th will be renewed at $79; after the 17th, you’ll be renewed at $99.)
Is Amazon Prime Still Worth It at $99/Year?
For those wondering “Is Amazon Prime is worth it?” here’s how I look at it: The minimum cost of shipping on an order from Amazon without Amazon Prime is $3.99.
If you order 25 times or more a year from Amazon (not including Subscribe & Save orders, which ship for free regardless), Amazon Prime is a money-saver on shipping alone.
I checked out how many orders I had in 2013 and learned that the number was 147. (You can see your number of orders HERE – top left corner. You’ll be prompted to sign in to your Amazon account first.)
As much as possible, I shop online rather than in the store because it saves me money, time and frustration.
For our life, Amazon Prime is a no-brainer. It would be worth it even without the free TV and movies, which, as I’ve said before, is also a huge money-saver for us since we don’t have cable or any other monthly subscription service.
You have to do the math for your family. But do it today.
Because if you’re planning or thinking about — or planning to think about — an Amazon Prime membership, today is your last day to get it for just $79!