Amazon Student Discount: What is it and how much can I save?

Amazon Student discount: Our guide to the best back to school deals explains everything you need to know about buying stuff on the cheap from Amazon, whether you’re looking for a bargain Prime subscription, money off textbooks, or big tech savings.

All students want to head into term with the latest and greatest tech, but with so much to organise before embarking on your university journey, you’re likely to be as time poor as you are cash poor.

Enter online shopping giant Amazon. Renowned for being the most convenient way to part with your dosh, Amazon provisions a few tasty student discounts to help you get ready for school.

Let’s take a look at what’s on offer.

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Amazon Student Discount: What is it and how much can I save?

In a nutshell, Amazon Student is Amazon’s higher education-specific version of Amazon Prime.

That means you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a Prime subscription, which include unlimited free one-day deliveries, access to the full Amazon Prime Instant Video and Prime Music streaming libraries, plus unlimited cloud photo storage to help you stash away all those selfies.

On top of that, you’ll have early access to Lightning deals and get 10% off selected textbooks. But how much will the Amazon Student VIP treatment set you back?

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The Amazon Student proposition is plenty tempting. You can trial the service free for six months, which compares rather favourably to the normal Prime offer of a complementary month of access.

After that, students can continue with the service for £39 a year – a 50% saving on the regular Prime cost of £79 per year.

Plus, NUS Extra cardholders who join Amazon Student get an additional 5% discount on all their Amazon purchases (excluding Kindle and Fire devices), so what are you waiting for? Sign up for Amazon Student here.

Note that as with regular Prime, the free trial will automatically become a paying subscription if you don’t cancel it, so keep your eye on the ball if you want to preserve your pint pennies.

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