Posted by Chuck on December 2, 2019
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Published on December 2nd, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Amazon Prime Membership 10% Off with ‘Gift of Prime’ (New or Existing Members)

Update 12/2/19: I believe today is the last day for this deal (not 100%, but I’d be surprised if it was available after Cyber Monday)

Update 12/1/19: Deal might be able to be made better by going through a portal. For example Ibotta is offering a $20 Amazon gift card for new prime sign ups. According to this comment it’s tracking, but they don’t have the gift card yet (takes up to 45 days). Might as well try though if you’re going to buy anyway.

The Offer

Direct Link to offer (affiliate link)

  • Amazon is running a special 10% discount on ‘Gift of Prime’ membership. Instead of $119, it’s just $107.

This deal is valid for current Amazon Prime members only.

The Fine Print

  • This limited-time offer is only available to Prime members while promotional supplies last, 1 per customer and account.
  • Prime Video customers can take advantage of this offer if they sign up for a full Prime membership.
  • This offer may not be combined with other offers, is non-transferable, and may not be sold. Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
  • On the day you choose, Amazon will send an email with redemption instructions to your special someone.
  • They can also exchange this gift membership for an Amazon.com gift card worth the amount of the original purchase price plus applicable taxes.
  • This gift membership will not automatically renew, and can not be combined with any other promotional offers.

Our Verdict

Even existing Prime members can buy one or more of these ‘Gift of Prime’ memberships and use them for future years.  Just turn off the auto-renew on your Prime membership and after your Prime membership expires apply the Gift of Prime to your account. Just cancel the membership (‘End Membership’) and you’ll remain a member until the year is up, but it won’t auto-renew. Then, wait until after your current membership expires, and apply the Gift of Prime.

You can buy now and lock in the savings for the next few years. You can even schedule the Gift of Prime to come the day before so you won’t forget it exists.

These ‘Gift of Prime’ memberships can be converted into gift cards, as stated in the terms, so you don’t have anything to lose by buying these up (other than the mental hassle); if you don’t end up needing it, you can convert it to an Amazon gift card. Or the person you buy the Gift of Prime for can convert it to an Amazon gift card if they don’t want it. Even the sales tax gets paid back to you in the form of gift card.

All this is especially interesting for someone who is anyway floating a large Amazon gift card balance since these Gift of Prime memberships can be purchased with your gift card balance, and you won’t be tying up any new money into Amazon. (In fact, this is even a useful way to ‘unlink’ funds from your Amazon gift card balance to put it into someone else’s balance.)

The terms limit this to one per member, but you can buy one at a time for as many as you’d like. If you have a home address in a state which doesn’t charge tax, make sure that your default Amazon address is to the tax-free state and you won’t pay tax on the purchase.

Readers note that some cashback sites offer a bonus $15-$20 Amazon gift card for signing up for Prime through their links. I don’t know if it’ll work on Gift of Prime, I’d think not, but seems like some people have had success in the past; not sure if it’s still coded that way or not.

Hat tip to Dansdeals



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Lala
Lala

Any cashback site stacks with this?

RE
RE

Can you take advantage of this if you have a grandfathered prime account that let you add [3 or 4] others to your account? I don’t want to have it not auto renew and then have my family lose benefits

Celia
Celia

Thanks. I pay for my parents’ Prime that is set to expire in 3 days. This is perfect.

Abelian Grape
Abelian Grape

Will this trigger the Citigold debit rebate?

SP
SP

How do your turn off auto renew?

Celia
Celia

You can’t. You have to end membership. I am not sure if you need to end it right before it ends or if you can do it earlier and be okay through the end date.

SP
SP

Thanks!
So sneaky. I also switched payment to a canceled card.(Also sneaky)

Onit
Onit

If you switch to a canceled card, their system will automatically charge another card on your account. Unless they changed their practice.

SP
SP

I doubt they have changed their practice for the customers benefit.

Thanks for the heads up!

Nick
Nick

You can end it at any time. Your benefits will continue until the end of the term you paid for. The final page in the cancellation process tells you this.

JD
JD

How to turn off auto-renew but will not end prime early?

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

Ibotta still offers $20 amazon GC with a new 1yr prime signup. Did it a few days ago, it tracked but the GC has not been sent yet. I cancelled my prime a few months ago.

CO
CO

Thanks! Worked for me even though I already have Prime, combined that makes my upcoming renewal $87

Celia
Celia

lilurbanachiever Did you ever get the gift card? I got notification that I qualified but never got an actual gift card code.

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

It takes 45 days per T&C.

Celia
Celia

Ah, thank you. The last time I did it, it was within days. Appreciate the info.

CO
CO

I received (and claimed) the GC a few hours after purchase – code was through vcdelivery.com
Email headline “Your gift card has arrived!”

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

Uh-oh, well I still have not received mine and I see that this offer has disappeared from ibotta. But it did track and if I remember correctly T&C did mention a 45 days waiting period. Here is to hoping, I really do not want to deal with Ibotta. Could have used topcashback instead for a $15 cashback.

Lukas
Lukas

I got my code today. Took maybe a day.

XXY
XXY

Thanks! Can it be done more than once?

Celia
Celia

No. It’s a single offer if you have it in your ibotta account.

XXY
XXY

thanks, got $20 gc today. It’s fast!

USam
USam

I did it in the beginning of the year (IIRC) with a prime account. It tracked, but I didn’t get the gc in the end because (per csr) according to t&c it’s only for non prime accounts.
Recently it showed up again in my Ibotta account. I made sure to do it with a non prime account, and it worked like a charm.

Nick
Nick

How do you know that you qualify? I don’t see anything and I’m new to this app.

SMan
SMan

I have couple of students in my household. Does it help in anyway the student membership?

Stephen
Stephen

Easy way to get a bunch of amex points with the +4 pts / $ amazon /amex offer, since you can essentially convert to gift cards.

Nick
Nick

Couldn’t you just buy the gift cards/reload your account directly? Unless you’re planning to do huge amounts and getting reviewed. Even then, not sure what the current stance on closed loop gift cards is. People used to assume it was fine.

Dennis
Dennis

Does anyone know if this counts towards the “Spend 200/300/500” promo? https://www.doctorofcredit.com/today-only-get-up-to-60-amazon-credit-when-spending-200-500-in-amazon-app/

Dave
Dave

Expired

Edit: oops, just saw that your comment was from the 29th. Ignore me

George
George

Hope this lasts until I get to ShopRite to pick up a GC…

George
George

It did last, but ShopRite doesn’t sell Amazon GCs. Whoops.

Piles of Miles
Piles of Miles

I bought the deal, I went to my account memberships and subscriptions to ‘end membership’ preemptively (ends 12/12) and I see Amazon showing Prime Plan Best Value Annual $99 listed to the left of the renewal date. This is better than the deal obviously. Anyone else seeing $99 showing as their upcoming renewal price?

Celia
Celia

I saw it on an account I set up that was set not to auto renew. But it’s not correct. It will change to $119.

Gerald
Gerald

If you’re planning to convert this to Amazon gift cards, you may end up swallowing the sales tax. Prime membership is taxable (at least in NY), while gift cards aren’t.

William Charles

“Even the sales tax gets paid back to you in the form of gift card.”

terrorist96
terrorist96

I tried adding a Delaware shipping address as the default but it was still trying to charge tax. Contacted Amazon and I’m waiting to hear back.

Celia
Celia

You’d probably have to change your whole profile, shipping and billing. But doing that is pretty much considered tax evasion.

Josh
Josh

Why does my prime say “Annual $99” plan, I thought it was $119? Or is that just saying that’s what the plan was before the price hike? Kind of confusing 🙂

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