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The price of Amazon Prime is going up very soon, here’s how to avoid it
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(Pocket-lint) – Amazon is raising the price of Amazon Prime very soon.
Announced in its last earnings report, the price of Amazon Prime in the US is increasing by around 17% – from $119 to $139 if you pay annually, or from $12.99 to $14.99 if you subscribe monthly.
This will come into effect from February 18, 2022 for new customers. Existing members will be charged the increased fee beginning March 25, 2022, on their next renewal date.
UK Amazon Prime members need not worry for now, as we’ve had confirmation that the price hike is only in the US: “The price change only applies to United States,” an Amazon spokesperson told us. “We are keeping this under constant watch, but have nothing to announce at this time.”
There is a way for US buyers to avoid the price hike as well, if they are at least new subscribers. All you have to do is take out an annual subscription at the price in effect before February 18. That way, you’ll get 12 months of access before you have to pay more.
You also get 30 days free to check if you want to continue.
Amazon Prime offers more than just free same-day or next-day delivery on thousands of items. It also provides access to Prime Video, Amazon Music, Prime Gaming and other benefits.
You can find out more here.
Written by Rik Henderson.