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If you had a .ac.uk email address would you switch to prime student?

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MustDust Thu 16-Jul-20 20:03:27

If you weren't actually a student? Has anyone done so? Asking for a friend obviously grin

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FelicityBeedle Thu 16-Jul-20 20:06:40

Absolutely! But this is mumsnet so you will probably be told you’re stealing the food out of poor impoverished Jeff Bezo’s mouth

blondehalo Thu 16-Jul-20 20:08:52

Yes.

My friend has also done this.

My friend has not been a student for a few years now but the subscription continues.

CatBatCat Thu 16-Jul-20 20:08:58

I did when I used to work there.

blondehalo Thu 16-Jul-20 20:09:00

Yes.

My friend has also done this.

My friend has not been a student for a few years now but the subscription continues.

DominaShantotto Thu 16-Jul-20 20:09:27

Ain't even bothered doing it WITH my ac uk email address because I just can't be arsed to be honest. About the only thing I've gone for in terms of student discounts is cheap Spotify.

But if you're more motivated than I am - hell go for it.

MustDust Thu 16-Jul-20 20:10:12

I know, there's some really fun threads on here at the mo about tweaking things to get a 'perk' but I'd consider it money saved that could be spent in tax paying companies.

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Turnedouttoes Thu 16-Jul-20 20:10:25

Of course, I’d be getting all the student discounts I could!

Stealthynamechange Thu 16-Jul-20 20:11:11

Yes although they stop it after so long or so ive heard 😳😂

bluebadgehelp101 Thu 16-Jul-20 20:11:23

How much discount do you get? Asking for a friend, obviously.

MustDust Thu 16-Jul-20 20:14:17

@bluebadgehelp101 well it's free for 6 months then half price so you save about £70 in the first year.

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GalesThisMorning Thu 16-Jul-20 20:14:40

Yes I have a work email address like this and amazon basically emailed me to give me a student prime account. I cancelled it when I saw how much money Amazon were making off of covid and how poorly they treated their employees. I won't use them now.

Flumb Thu 16-Jul-20 20:55:14

I did it with my work address and had it for a couple of years but then they said I had to provide proof of my student status for it to continue.

burnoutbabe Thu 16-Jul-20 21:19:00

I forgot staff would have similar accounts. Amazon must be okay with this. I switched my account to prime when I became a student and will try and keep as long as possible!

JizzPigeon22 Thu 16-Jul-20 21:21:05

I have to provide proof I’m a student so I don’t think that would work.

Okki Thu 16-Jul-20 21:21:58

You might want to check you get the same benefits as a full membership. I know when I had student prime I didn't get everything.

MustDust Thu 16-Jul-20 21:25:32

Okki

You might want to check you get the same benefits as a full membership. I know when I had student prime I didn't get everything.

You don't with the free 6 months but they're not features that would be missed.

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Mrsmchammer Thu 16-Jul-20 21:30:52

It demands proof of studentsship after 3 years.

I didn't realise Spotify has a student discount though......

Lellochip Fri 17-Jul-20 09:00:43

My friend did this for as long as she could grin - back to full price now though. Same with Spotify. Though it looks like Spotify have changed how they verify, says you have to login to your uni portal - this will normally flag you up as staff. My friend suggests verifying by email, if that's an option...

Jumblebumblemess Fri 17-Jul-20 09:04:07

Yes. I did it for 4 years and when that ran out earlier this year by husband signed up. It is one of the few perks you get in HE.

You can only get it for a maximum of 4 years.

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