Update, 09/25: Amazon is only discounting Prime membership for new subscribers. Rather than mark the price down to $67, they are giving a $32 promo discount at checkout.
It doesn’t appear to be possible to get the discount with gift subscriptions as has been possible in the past with promotions similar to this one.
Originally posted on 09/22:
On Friday from 12am EDT until 11:59pm PDT you’ll be able to enroll in Prime for just $67.
Prime members get free 2 day shipping on all orders, free instant video streaming, free Prime music, free kindle books, free photo storage in the cloud, etc.
You’ll also be able to opt into Amazon Mom where you’ll also get 20% off subscription orders of diapers and 15% off to complete unordered items from a baby registry.
Amazon Prime is normally $99 per year and is always subject to increase as it has in the past.
However Amazon Prime Gift Subscriptions never expire so you can lock in the $67 rate for as long as you want!
You can have Prime Gifts emailed to you now and you can file them away in a folder in your email. They will always be good for a full year of Prime and they will never expire.
When you send yourself a gift year of Prime you will get an email with a special link that instantly gives a year of Prime to whatever account opens the special link. The gift of Amazon Prime isn’t auto-renewing like regular Amazon Prime is.
Just set your Prime not to auto-renew so that you don’t automatically get charged $99 in the future.
To do that:
Step 1: Set your membership to not auto-renew. To do so click on this link and select “End Membership.”
Step 2: You will then see the following screen. Choose to end your membership later.
If neither option is clickable then your account has already been set not to auto-renew.
After that you can buy as many gifts of Prime as you want to lock in the $67 rate. After your current subscription ends you can click on the special link from the email and activate another year of Prime.
Note that if you are grandfathered into the old Prime sharing system you can’t use this workaround to lock in $67 Prime as it requires letting your old Prime expire before enrolling again with the $67 link. Under new Prime sharing rules you can only share Prime with 1 other person and payment details are shared as well between those accounts. Though under the new system Prime benefits like Amazon Mom and Prime Video are useable by both accounts.
Of course Amazon can end the grandfathered option at any time in the future and you can always hold onto these and convert them back into gift cards at any time by just applying them to an account that has Amazon Prime active.
You can use it for yourself or give it as a gift in the future to anyone else.
What happens if you click on the special link when you still have an active Prime subscription? It will ask you if you want to convert the Prime subscription into a $67 gift card.
If you paid tax for the Prime Gift then you will also get the tax back as a gift card.
If you have gift card funds locked in one Amazon account and you want to transfer the funds to someone else you can always buy Prime gift subscriptions with your gift cards and send them to another Prime account. That other account can then turn them back into gift cards in their account!
If you have Amazon gift cards and Amazon Prime you really can’t lose by buying a number of Prime gifts for the future. Either you can save them up for cheaper Prime for years to come or you can always convert them back into $67 Amazon gift cards if you just want to use the funds to buy things sooner!
So, how many will you be buying?