Published on December 2nd, 2019 | by Chuck51
[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.
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.
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