Amazon Is Raising Its Monthly Prime Membership Rate

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If you're paying monthly for your Amazon Prime membership, you're going to be paying a little more each month starting February 18th. Amazon announced that it will be charging $2 more per month for new and existing customers.

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The price will raise from $10.99 to $12.99, making the cost per year $156. And the cost for students will be increasing from $5.49 to $6.49. The annual $99 fee will stay the same, as will other services like Prime Video. And don't worry—all the benefits of Prime won't be changing.

"Prime provides an unparalleled combination of shipping, shopping and entertainment benefits, and we continue to invest in making Prime even more valuable for our members," the company said in a statement. "The number of items eligible for unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping increased in recent years from 20 million to more than 100 million items. We have expanded Prime Free Same-Day and Prime Free One-Day delivery to more than 8,000 cities and towns. We also continue to introduce new, popular and award-winning Prime Originals ... Members also enjoy a growing list of unique benefits like Prime Music, Prime Reading, exclusive products and much more."

In other words, an extra $2 is probably worth it.

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