Free Amazon Prime Membership for “Family Members”
A few weeks ago, I searched on Ebay for the term “amazon prime” and was curious what I would find. I encourage you to do the same, if you are interested.
Here is what showed up when I searched today. 9 different items available for purchase, with prices from $18-$22 that came with Amazon Prime membership through October 2014. Currently Amazon Prime costs $79 a year, so this is already a good deal.
If you click on one of the listings, the item description will be similar to this:
Amazon Prime 1 Full year of Free 2 Day Shipping Benefits Only
This auction is a guest membership to Amazon Prime (you will be joining my account). You must already have an Amazon account of your own. You will have access to the FREE 2 day shipping. I will not have access to your account, and likewise, you will not have access to my account. I will not know your password, etc. Amazon lets the main Prime Account holder invite, 4 members to share part of their Prime perks.
My 1 year Prime Membership began on October 25, 2013 and you will access to Prime’s 2 day shipping until then. The sooner, you buy, the longer you will have access to free 2 day shipping.
Instant video and Kindle Owners Lending Library will NOT be available with this guest membership
Your Membership will end on 10/25/2014 ,Membership will end on this date no matter what date you purchased these benefits from me.
Your Amazon Prime Membership will be a guest membership sponsored by my Amazon account.
Only the 2 day shipping benefits are shared with guest memberships. Instant video and Kindle Owners Lending Library will NOT be available with this guest membership.
After your payment has been received I will add you to my guest list as soon as possible.
During checkout please use the notes section on either eBay or Paypal to provide me with these details needed to set you up with free 2 day shipping
1 -Your Amazon email address – the email address you use for purchasing on Amazon.
2 – Your date of birth – month and day ONLY.
3- Your name.
4- All sales final!
You will need to have my information to confirm the membership in amazon – I will provide this to you after payment has cleared and I have set you up as a guest.
Please Review Amazon Prime Terms & Conditions For Further Information
So there you have it. All you need to do is purchase this membership, provide your Amazon email address, birthday (day and month only), and your full name. Pretty simple right?
If you read the description carefully, you should understand what the seller is selling. Basically, he has an Amazon Prime membership in his Amazon account though October 25, 2014. He paid the full $79 annual fee. Amazon Prime allows you to “share” your Amazon Prime shipping benefits (no other Amazon Prime benefits included) with up to 4 “family members” for free. To prove to Amazon that you are a “family member”, you must verify each other’s name and birthday.
Instead of paying some stranger on Ebay (we are all strangers until we become friends), you can do this yourself if you have a friend or relative that has an Amazon Prime membership. Here’s how…
Log into your Amazon account and click on Manage Prime Membership under Account Settings.
From here, it shows the expiration date of your Amazon Prime membership (mine is from February 12, 2013 through February 12, 2014). At the bottom, click the Invite a Household Member link.
From here, all you have to do is enter your “family member’s” name, email address, and birthday. Does this information sound familiar (hint check above).
After you click Send an Invite, your “family member” will receive an email from Amazon. They will need to enter your name and birthday to verify that they are your “family member”. It’s really that simple. The owner of Amazon Prime can always remove you from their “family” account, so that is something to worry about if you buy a membership from someone online. All they need to do is click the Revoke button and you are no longer Amazon Prime, you are “Amazon Screwed.”
This is what it looks like from the other “family member’s” Amazon account. You only get the Amazon Prime 2 Day Shipping option. It also shows the expiration date of the Amazon Prime membership (February 12, 2014).
It is up to you, but I encourage you to use this responsibly with “family members” you have seen personally at birthday parties, over Thanksgiving dinner, and in family photographs.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.