[YMMV] American Express: 3 Months Of Amazon Prime For Free

Update 7/8/19: More people targeted for this promo.

Update 6/20/19: Looks like more people are targeted. Hat tip to reader guest. This should also get you Prime for upcoming Prime day.

Update 5/24/19: One year e-mails were sent out in error

Update 5/23/19: Some people are actually getting one year of prime for free instead of only three months.

Update 5/22/19: More people targeted

Update 4/20/19: Reader Jeff reports this working again, not sure what the end date is.

Update 12/14/18: Looks like another round of people have been targeted. Hat tip to reader Cavin L

Update 11/20/18: Deal is back and valid until December 31st, 2018.

The Offer

Direct link to offer, e-mail subject line is ‘Exclusive offer from American Express: 3 months of Prime’

  • American Express has sent out an e-mail offering three months of Prime for free.

 

The Fine Print

  • This is a limited time offer and only valid in the United States.
  • Offer is available by invitation only, is non-transferable, is not redeemable for cash, and may not be resold.
  • Membership will automatically renew at $119 plus applicable taxes per year after the expiration of the initial 3-month Prime membership. View the Amazon Prime terms at www.Amazon.com/primeterms.
  • Prime memberships redeemed through a Prime gift code or promotional code are not refundable.
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the promotion at any time.
  • Offer limited to one per customer and Amazon.com account.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • This promotion ends on the earlier of (a) 11:59PM PST, 12/31/2018, (b) the time at which 115,000 customers have redeemed the offer, or (c) when Amazon elects to end the promotion.
  • If you violate any of these terms and conditions, the offer will be invalid.

Our Verdict

Keep in mind that it will automatically renew at $119, so remember to cancel if you don’t want to keep prime. It’s also limited to the first 160,000 customers so might be wise to redeem sooner rather than later if interested. Getting Prime for free now is great as we are going into Prime day and there are a lot of Prime only days. We recently did a post discussing how to maximize a new Prime account so I’d recommend reading that. The best deal is the 20% off when you use a single Membership Rewards point, for some this is showing without Prime for others they needed to become Prime members before it worked.

Hat tip to reader Yasir

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Hari
Hari

William Charles Got this for the second time on one of my account. Checked it today in random.

Vincent
Vincent

Thanks doc got my 3 months

San
San

Thanks Doc. I didn’t see any email from Amazon about the prime 3 months offer but I gone away and checked using the link given. It worked.

Mike
Mike

Thanks for posting this. I -never- got the email (just searched Gmail again to confirm), but the direct link activated it for me today and added the 3 months of free Prime.

leapfrogger
leapfrogger

Are you sure? Did you login to your cc account and make sure that you weren’t charged?

Mike
Mike

Let me check. They did email me a $0.00 email receipt for the 3 month subscription. Checking CC now…

Mike
Mike

Yeah, no CC charge.

leapfrogger
leapfrogger

Can someone help me understand if I am doing this correctly? I followed the link, signed into my amazon account, top of page (in red) has a warning saying this is invitation only, but below it askes me for my amex info. If I follow through, have a just blown $39? Or am I a three-month trial member? Thanks for the help.

Celeste
Celeste

$39 is the cost

Steve
Steve

Which American Express cards are eligible for this offer?

James Bond

My Amex Gold worked for this offer, but it is probably not specific to certain cards.

Kad
Kad

Fantastic. Didn’t get the email, but tried doc direct link anyway. 1/5 which is all I need.

Gidget
Gidget

Targeted and I just canceled my Amazon Prime on June 16 🙂

alex
alex

Not Targeted.Used to have prime account

Gidget
Gidget

I’m out of the U.S for the next few months…

Are there any benefits of signing up for Amazon Prime.. like current bonuses for Prime members?

Rhybon
Rhybon

If you still have access to a USPS-serviced address, such as an APO / Military address when deployed overseas, Amazon Prime will still allow you to get free delivery to that address for orders under $25. Granted, your order still won’t make it to you in two days or less.