Amazon is one of the most convenient shopping websites, and Amazon Prime makes it even better. Members get a variety of Amazon Prime perks, with new ones being added all the time. But Amazon is more than just Prime. They offer tax-exempt purchasing for schools, classroom wish lists, career exploration lessons for students, and much more. Here are some of our favorite Amazon Prime perks and programs teachers and schools should know about.
Best Amazon Prime Perks for Teachers
By now, you probably know that Prime offers free two-day shipping on pretty much anything you can think of. In some areas, select items even arrive the same day! But that’s just the beginning. Here are a few Amazon Prime perks teachers will really enjoy. (See them all here.)
- Prime Video: Stream thousands of movies and shows for free with your membership, including plenty of titles perfect for the classroom. Check out our top educational shows streaming on Amazon here.
- Amazon Music Prime: Listen to more than 2 million songs and millions of podcast episodes, ad-free. Set up playlists for your classroom, or find podcasts relevant to your subject.
- Amazon Kids+: This program offers unlimited access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, apps, and more. Prime members get a 40% discount. Find new read-alouds or online games to play with your classes.
- Prime Try Before You Buy: Save yourself a trip to the store (and those dressing rooms!) by using Prime Wardrobe to order and try on clothes. Order up to eight items at a time at no cost, and pay only for what you keep. Returns are free too.
- Prime Reading: Choose from a rotating catalog of books, magazines, and comic books to read for free. You’ll find fiction, nonfiction, kids’ books, and more.
Other Amazon Perks and Programs
Amazon Prime Student
If you’re a student yourself with a .edu email address, you’re eligible for a 6-month free trial of a limited version of Amazon Prime. You’ll get the same fast, free delivery perks, Prime Video and Music, Prime Reading, and more. (Note that some Prime features aren’t available through this program though.) After your trial, you’ll get a discounted membership until you finish your education program. Learn more here.
Digital photos are terrific, but sometimes you really want hard copies. Amazon Prints has great prices on everything from various sizes of prints to photo books, calendars, cards, and more. Plus, Prime members get free shipping!
Amazon Business for Education
Administrators, sign up for Amazon Business for Education and get tax-exempt purchasing, discounts, and free delivery. Enroll multiple teachers and staff, and create approval workflows and purchase orders for easy tracking.
AWS Educate for Lessons
AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to help students prepare for cloud careers in growing fields. Get free self-paced lessons and interactive challenges to build cloud computing skills. Find resources for K-12 students and teachers here.
Amazon Associates Affiliate Program
Are you an educational blogger? Have you built up a massive following on Instagram or YouTube? Sign up for an Amazon Associates account! Share your favorite Amazon products using affiliate links. If readers make a purchase, you get a small commission!
Amazon Wish List
Create a wish list for your classroom to make it quick and easy for families to donate classroom supplies. Here’s more information about how to set up your Amazon Wish List.
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