I had a student prime account and though I didn't buy much from Amazon, for $50 it felt worth it. But that just expired, literally a day before this pre-order dropped :(. Now at $100 and already having GCU, it isn't worth it. There appears to be a month to month prime. I wonder if you could pay the $11 for that, get the 20%, get the 2-day shipping and then cancel before the month is up?
You mean cancel and get the $11 back? Don't think that works. You can get a refund on Prime membership if you want to cancel right away, but only if you haven't used it yet. I had to do that last time my membership renewed. I didn't want to go for another year at $99 but it must have switched my settings to automatically renew (I know they do this, and it pisses me off). Fortunately they have a policy where it's pretty easy to get the $99 refunded back if you hadn't actually used your prime benefits yet. Didn't even have to talk to customer service, I was able to just get the refund with a few clicks. But like I said, that only works if you haven't used prime benefits yet.
Now if you just mean can we sign up for 1 month for $11, and then cancel going forward... I would certainly hope they let us do that. When they announced the monthly thing, my first thought was to just sign up in November... as that was about 90% of my activity on Amazon anyway (during black friday deals week). But many people might have the same thought, signing up just for that 1 or 2 month period. If it gets abused Amazon might have to adjust. I guess we'll see this year how that plays out.
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