The Amazon Prime membership gets you free 2-day shipping on eligible items with no minimum purchase for all sold by Amazon.com, which usually requires $25 or more for free 3-5 day shipping. Also can be upgrade to One-Day Shipping for only $3.99. All this for a year costs $79. Amazon usually offers one month free trial for new members. Currently, Amazon is offering 3 month trial with purchase of eligible books until Feb 2010. With a small trick, all new and past expired prime membership account members can get Amazon Prime for 3 months without purchasing any book for free.
- First make sure you are not logged into Amazon.com . Click here to sign out.
- Now Add any eligible book, like click to goto ‘The Help’ book page.
- On the right side of the page, Click the Add to Cart with FREE Two-Day shipping button.
- Click Proceed to checkout button
- Log in with your account and Review the trial offer details – like the address and Credit Card ( previous Prime members need to select a different credit card ).
- Then click ‘Start my free trial’ at the bottom of the page and enjoy the fast shipping.
Amazon does a auto renew of the Prime Membership, you can prevent Amazon Prime from renewing after 3 months now itself, do this:
- On amazon.com click Your Account and Log in
- Click Manage Prime Membership link
- Click Do not Upgrade button then click Turn off auto-upgrade button on the popup window.