How to avoid the Amazon Prime price hike this week

As most of you are probably aware of by now, Amazon Prime is going up in price this week. On Friday, Amazon is raising the subscription price of its popular Prime service from $99/year to $119/year. That’s not a huge bump, but for those wondering how to avoid the hike, iDB has you covered.

How to get Amazon Prime for $99/year

Obviously, the easiest way to keep the $99 Amazon Prime price tag is to signup or renew your subscription before May 11. You’ll be charged $99 and your account will be paid up for the next 12 months. But what if you’re already a Prime member and your subscription isn’t up anytime soon? Gift it.

That’s right, you can actually buy a 1-year Amazon Prime gift subscription in the form of a gift card. And it just so happens that right now, the ‘Gift of Prime‘ is still $99. So theoretically, you could purchase one (or several) of these subscriptions and use it when your current membership expires.

Note that while we can confirm this method has worked in the past, there’s no guarantee it’ll work in the future. Amazon could decide to put an end to this trick and roll all $99 Gift of Prime purchases into regular gift cards—something it already recommends if the Gift recipient is a Prime member.

And that should just about cover everything. Visit the following link, select the Add Prime to Cart option, and go through the checkout process as you normally would. Then when you’re ready to use it, make sure any previous subscriptions aren’t set to renew and follow the activation instructions.

1-year Prime for $99