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.
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.
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"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.