WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 16: A general view of atmosphere during the Amazon Prime Summer Soiree hosted by Erin and Sara Foster held at Sunset Towers on July 16, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Amazon)

Amazon Prime members are finding that there are going to be some increases in this year’s Amazon Prime accounts. 

According to TechCrunch, Amazon Prime Monthly Members will be bumped from $10.99 to $12.99 –  and the fee kicks in today for all new members that are subscribing.

Existing members, however, they are going to see the price change in their February 18 payment.

The plus for this? If you pay the $99 yearly fee up front rather than opt for the monthly fee, you will stay at the same price.

So, you’re looking at $99 upfront or $156 for the whole year, depending on which plan you choose.

This change will also affect student accounts –  a monthly $5.49 will jump to $6.49, while the yearly fee is $49 and will stay there.


So, if you’re a monthly user, re-calibrate your monthly expenses! Don’t want to see some accounts go in the negative for miscalculation!


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