Posted by Chuck on November 11, 2019
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Published on November 11th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Amazon Prime Membership: $40 Discount for Veteran’s & Active Military (New or Existing Prime Members) – Last Day

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The Offer

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  • Amazon is offering a $40 discount on Amazon Prime for veterans and active military. Cost will be $79 instead of $119. Valid for new Prime members and for existing Prime members.

The Fine Print

  • Available November 6 – November 11
  • To receive this promotion, you must be a verified U.S. veteran, Active Duty or Reserve or National Guard member. You can attempt verification a maximum of three times.
  • This promotion is available Nov 6–11.
  • Prime Student and discounted Prime members are not eligible for this promotion.
  • Amazon and Partner Rewards points can’t be applied towards this promotion

Our Verdict

Really a nice discount, and it’s nice that they are giving the discount for existing Prime members too. Existing Prime members will pay the $79 now and extend their current membership for an additional year.

I love that Amazon is doing this for those who’ve served. For our readers who are veterans and military, hats off to your for your service. Happy Veteran’s Day!



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TW
TW

https://shop.id.me/military You can also get a lot of discounts through ID.me

For example, Medieval Times is half price for verified military.
You also get Expedia Gold for free. Hotels.com 10% off, etc.

scoo27@gmail.com
scoo27@gmail.com

Oh wow thanks. I didn’t know this!

Stacy
Stacy

Quick and easy. Thanks

Charlie R.
Charlie R.

Not eligible because I am currently on a discounted membership. My current membership was $99 from using the Gift of Prime. https://www.doctorofcredit.com/lock-yourself-into-amazon-prime-at-99-year-before-price-increase/

Gadget 🕵️
Charlie R.
Charlie R.

Thanks for the pointer!

Charlie R.
Charlie R.

I was able to purchase the extension today.

YoniPDX

Sweet my membership ends either 11.8 or 11.9 and been using GoP from Ibotta promo. Bought a few now think I’ll just convert to GC.

scoo27@gmail.com
scoo27@gmail.com

What does GOP stand for?

YoniPDX

Gift of Prime ‐ a lot of people bought them for an Ibotta Promo 1-2 years ago for $99 renewals and Ibotta $20 bonus cash.

Jeff H
Jeff H

What verification? ow do they verify?

Gadget 🕵️

You enter your name, DOB, and discharge date if applicable. If I had to take a guess they are using the same data that I.D. Me uses… probably use some government database that allows verification of military service.

I did it just to see, and still sees me as active duty… But I am holding out. At $79, Prime isn’t worth it to me. Maybe next year.

anonymous
anonymous

Nice! I was able to pay for Prime with a gift card balance for a change. Thanks, DoC!

mommafrica
mommafrica

Thanks. This is part of what I needed to know. what I wanted/needed to know.

anonymous
anonymous

🙂 My pleasure! Share the ubuntu!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_philosophy

mommafrica
mommafrica

It worked. I had a $50 gc, went through Swagbucks (hopefully it will track) and called in to make certain that I also receive the $15 Amazon promo gc that comes with it.
That was a long misunderstood call to India (no disrespect but true) so I am certain that I will have to call back.

YoniPDX

mommafrica
Use this number 888.280.3321

Call a US based call center (888.280.3321) It’s Prime CS number I called before renewing, I signed up for the $.99/four months Prime day Unlimited music promo – saw I was charged $7.99 every month.
Music library at Spotify is superior and larger – a lot of my Amazon playlists have 4-10 songs that are greyed out and and message “Song not available …. We’re Sorry, but this song NLA in Amazon’s catalog” actually prefer the Amazon music app over Spotify – crazy thing is song availability didn’t really change for me over the free version for Prime, so I didn’t give it much thought about being billed for the “prem” version.

Haven’t had a late delivery in about 3-4 years so this was the first call – 2 day delivery is now 1 day but it might not ship for a few days – but sad now they grind the subcontractors who deliver for Amazon.

Michael
Michael

How many veterans’ Prime memberships come up for renewal between Nov 6 and 11? Doubt it is very many unless they got in on the same deal in previous years.

YoniPDX

IDK but I think that unless your current subscription is GoP (Gift of Prime) or a discounted in some way I would imagine that you can pre-pay or renew ithe next year of in advance – Only guessing as waiting till my current GoP sub expires in next day or two to try.

CK
CK

Looks like the fixed the GOP glitch. I was not able to sign up yesterday but was able to do so this morning.

anonymous
anonymous

It gets added to the end of your current subscription.

Gadget 🕵️

Or you can cancel, get a prorate, and then buy a year.

Wayne
Wayne

Doesn’t matter when your Prime ends. If you’re eligible for this, buy it. Your Prime will automatically extend one year. Mine extended from June 2020 to June 2021.

Steven
Steven

Thanks for posting this!

mommafrica
mommafrica

I got the email. I want to pay with the combo of money and a gc through SB (Swagbucks). Do you know if it will track?

Ken
Ken

Our Prime membership is in my wife’s name and she’s not a veteran but I am. Logged into her account and entered my info for the promo and her (our) Prime membership was extended for 1 yr for $79. SWEET!

Bill
Bill

Thanks, Doc, for the news. I never would have know.

They just charged my credit card for my renewal two days ago so I had to go through chat to cancel my Prime membership and get my $119 refunded and then immediately subscribe to Prime again at the $79 rate. It was a bit of a hassle, but worth it for $40.

Again, thanks, Doc.

Xandy
Xandy

Does anybody have a reasonable guess how this will interact with the Verizon PRIMEONUS promotion (https://www.verizonwireless.com/military/)? I submitted for that yesterday, so I won’t have it until after this promotion is over. If I could reasonably expect that doing both would simply add two years to my current membership, I’d do this one as well, but if doing this one would somehow mean I wouldn’t be able to use the Verizon one, that would be a bummer (free is better than $79).

Xandy
Xandy

The Verizon promotion came today (earlier than they had stated). It, too, allows you to simply add a year, so I don’t see any reason the two can’t be combined. Now I just have to decide if I really want to pay $79 now to extend my Prime membership when I’m already paid through March 2021. How common are such deals?

Wayne
Wayne

Had Prime, but bought this and it automatically extended my Prime until 2021. Thanks for posting.

Pam
Pam

My husband, who is a veteran, tried to take advantage of the Veteran’s Day deal ($79 for Prime Membership). He entered his information and due to an error on the Amazon site, it didn’t go through. We contacted Amazon who told us to try again. Again, we tried and it didn’t work. Contacted Amazon again. We were told to wait 48 hours. Tried again tonight and it still won’t work. Contacted Amazon again and now we are told we have exceeded the maximum amount of tries and they won’t honor the $79 deal. I hope everyone else has better luck. We didn’t do anything wrong and Amazon should honor the deal. Not very happy with Amazon right now and thinking of canceling our subscription.

Ken Dano
Ken Dano

Sorry to hear that. I was able to take advantage of this deal after entering my name and separation date. I’d create an account at https://www.id.me/, take a screenshot, and send it to Amazon as a proof. Shame on Amazon if they don’t honor it. Veterans deserve better. Thank you to your spouse for his service.

Jason
Jason

You might consider opening up the account in your name, and then trying with your husband’s details. Ken reported that worked in his case earlier.

Alan Welsh

— > IF using your DD-214, then figuring out your “Separation Date” is NOT OBVIOUS!!
— > The date you should use is the one in BOX 11-D – “Effective Date”, and should be about the same date as the date your DD-214 was issued/created.
Do NOT use the “Terminal Date of Reserve Obligation”, BOX 16, which will be about 2 years AFTER your DD-214 was issued.
— > For those LEAVING the military in the future, here’s a TIP: Get about 10 or 15 CERTIFIED NOTARIZED original copies of that DD-214, and file them away. That’s been a huge help over the past 49 years. 🙂
— > Thanks Doc!! — I heard this was only for NEW Prime members, but it was also for existing members as well.
— > I had to try this TWICE, since the Amazon Prime AMEX card had a credit, which I tried to apply when checking out. Had to start all over again, because then it wanted to charge me $119 instead! (It WILL however, take GIFT cards if you try to apply them at checkout).
— > By getting this offer, I DID PROVE, which date works as the “official date” to use.

YoniPDX

Pam

Try calling 888.280.3321 Its US based CSR and they can escalate to a supervisor – who should have the power to issue you a $40 GC or account credit.

B James
B James

I had the exact same experience. Emailed the veterans email they provided on website and got no response. Chatted with amazon 11/9 and was told there is nothing they can do and I should sit tight and the email I sent on 11/7 will be answered. 11/13 still no answer emailed and chatted again. Now all they say is the deal has ended and their is nothing they can do. I elevated to supervisor and was told the same thing. I am active duty so it really should not be hard to do on their end. Their website never worked for me. Its a shame they offer such poor customer service for veterans.

Steve F
Steve F

I failed verification two times using my most recent separation date from the National Guard. However, I was asked by support to try a third time. This time I used my separation date from Active Duty and it worked. So for anyone in a similar situation, try your active duty separation date instead.

I stacked this with the current $15 off $75 Citi Dividend offer I just got in email. Thanks DOC!

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