Get ready to pay a little bit more for Amazon Prime. The company announced that the annual cost of the service, which gets you a ton of free shipping on things you buy from Amazon, but also of course access to Prime Video. The company says the price hike is going to help pay for more big original programming on the streaming service.
iHeartRadio's Regina Park lays out a cool way to AVOID the price hike, at least for this year!
She writes, "If you're looking to for some ways to save on the subscription service, CBS Essentials suggests that current monthly Prime members switch to an annual membership since you'll avoid higher monthly fees for a year and save even more on top of it.
You should know that avoiding the price hike all together isn't necessarily an option, but locking in savings for a year can be. Here's how:
Since you can't renew a membership early, CBS Essentials suggests purchasing a gift subscription for $119 and then activate it when you current subscription expires. That'll give you access to all of the Prime perks: Amazon Prime Video, Kindle, Whole Foods savings, for $20 less than the new price for a whole 365 days.