I know many of you have an Amazon Prime membership so I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the price increase. Soon the yearly membership will go up to $99 per year or $49 for students.
So if your membership is about due for renewal, it looks like you will be charged the new higher rate.
You can go into your Amazon account and click on manage Prime membership and it will tell you when your plan renews and at what price.
If you are a member that will renew at $99, some people have found they can purchase a gift membership for the date of your current membership ending. Send that to yourself and you should be able to lock in the lower price for another year.
I do not know if that will work or not and I do want to caution you that Amazon will close accounts from people that violate their terms. I am personally not willing to risk my membership because I love it so I will just pay the higher fee myself.
Now I did test this and as of today, you can still join Prime for the old rate ($79/year). So, if you are wanting to get this now is the time.
If you are curious about the benefits of Prime, you can head over here to learn more.
It includes two day shipping for free on any purchase so that is one huge plus for me. Plus I can stream movies, tv shows and read books for free too! So definitely some nice perks. It works out to about $8 per month so if you rent a lot of movies or have tried NetFlix this might be another option.