Do you have a child going to college? If so, check out Amazon Prime Student

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It’s back to school time. Some students have already returned to school.

Our daughter is in college (she hasn’t started yet) and our son is a senior in high school this year. That means this time next year we’ll have TWO kids in college. Sigh… where has the time gone?

Do you have a student heading off to college?

College is completely different than high school – especially if you have a child who is going to be living in a dorm. There is so much to think about – textbooks, cooking supplies, furniture, bedding, decor, electronics… it can really blow your mind. It’s not so bad after you have already purchased these things, but when you first start off it can be very stressful because you are afraid you might miss something important.

Having to drive from store to store to get everything you need also adds to the stress. What you need is a “one stop shop” for all college essentials (supplies, textbooks…) as well as “must haves” for your child’s dorm room.

Thank goodness for Amazon Prime Student.

Many people are not aware that Amazon has a special prime program with college students in mind – Amazon Prime Student.

I have been a Prime members for years. I love it! I shop on Amazon all the time. Just the perk for FREE two-day shipping on most items makes it well worth it.

Students can shop for all their back to school needs on Amazon including personal needs, decor for their home (including furniture!), cooking supplies, bedding and my personal favorite – TEXTBOOKS!


I dread having to go to the school store for textbooks. I hate having to wait on long lines lugging around super heavy books. By the time you add in other supplies you need a wheel barrel just to lug all the stuff to check out.

With Amazon Prime Student you can shop from the comfort of your own home – day or night. There is no need to wait on long line and have to carry around heavy stuff.

Not only can you buy textbooks from Amazon Prime Student, but you can also rent textbooks. I LOVE that idea! Textbooks are expensive (and that is an understatement!). Having the ability to rent textbooks is wonderful and saves a lot of money.

You could literally sit at your computer and take care of your child’s off to college checklist from the comfort of your home. You can even comparison shop to get the best deals.

Having an Amazon Prime Student account also means that your student can shop for whatever they need throughout the semester and have it delivered to them at school. Or you could shop for them and have it delivered to them.

As a parent, I would give my child an Amazon gift card so that they are able to shop for whatever they need while they are at college.

Amazon Prime Student makes the whole “heading off to college” experience a lot less stressful.

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There are also plenty of “perks” to having an Amazon Prime Student account. In addition to FREE two day shipping on many items, students will also receive exclusive deals, discounts, offers and promotions just for students. You’ll also be eligible for sweepstakes, giveaways, and contests.

Students will also have access to million songs with Prime Music and one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First.

Student can also save money on going to the movies or renting movies because with Amazon Prime Student they will be able to stream tens of thousands of movies, videos and TV shows with Prime Video. It’s compatible with TV, laptop, Fire TV, smartphone or choice of more than 600 devices.

College is all about making memories. That is why having FREE unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos is also a great perk. That way your student can save their favorite photo memories.

Students can refer other classmates to Amazon Prime Student through a special referral. When you refer a friend and they sign up for Amazon Prime Student they get a $5.00 credit and YOU get a $5.00 credit.


Right now you can get six months of Amazon Prime Student for FREE, compliments of Sprint. After that it’s just $49 a year—half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership. You do not need to be a Sprint member to enjoy this special six month trial.

As a parent I can see the value of having an Amazon Prime Student membership. The perks alone (movies, music, books, free two day shipping) are well worth it, but having access to textbooks and other student supplies makes Amazon Prime Student a “must have.”

For more information about Amazon Prime Student visit Amazon.

What do you think about Amazon Prime Student? Do you think it’s something you’d like to have for your college bound student? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.



I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.