Chances are if you've decided to keep Amazon Prime you think it's one of the best deals in tech. I certainly do; the savings on shipping to APOs alone justified the expense for the past 2 years, and that's why I was thrilled to learn of a way I can get another year of service at the old rate.
A clever trickster over at SlickDeals has posted a set of instructions that explains how to pull it off. It's pretty simple, and really only involves 2 steps.
- You need to turn off the auto-renewal for your existing Prime membership, and then
- Go buy a gift Prime membership and schedule it to arrive in your email inbox the day after your current membership ends.
I've already followed the instructions and it looks like it worked. My Prime membership is active, but it will expire in another 4 months. I won't know for sure whether this trick really worked until my current Prime membership ends in July, but I am confident that it will.
You can manage your existing Prime membership here. Look in the options on the left for one that mentions ending your membership. Start there.
And you can buy a Prime membership as a gift here. Be sure to set the gift to arrive the day after your current membership ends, and yes you can send it to the same email address as the one on your Kindle account.