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How Do I Know If I Have Amazon Prime?

Prime subscriptions offer premium and exclusive features. Do you have an Amazon account but don't know if you have Amazon Prime? Keep reading this article for more information on; how do I know if I have Amazon Prime.

Like several other online platforms such as Snapchat, Spotify, and Netflix that provide exclusive features to their Prime subscribers, Amazon also has a Prime subscription plan which comes with benefits such as Prime deals and offers, prime credit card rewards, Amazon Prime shipping, Amazon family to name but a few.

Once you have an Amazon account, go ahead to purchase your Prime membership and enjoy these benefits. The membership expires after a given period and is subject to renewal. However, it has a 3-day free trial period, after which you can opt out of the membership or upgrade. But how do I know if I have Amazon Prime?

How to Know If I Have Amazon Prime?

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To check your subscription status on Amazon, here are a few simple steps to follow to know if you have Amazon Prime.

Step 1: On the official Amazon website, log in to your account. It requires your email address and password.

Step 2: Once signed in, click ” Your Prime Membership” from the dropdown to redirect you to a page reading ” Manage Your Prime Membership.”

Step 3: On the “Manage Your Prime Membership” page, right below your name, you'll see your status, whether you subscribed or not. You'll get a request to join if you don't have an Amazon Prime membership.

Alternatively, to know if you have Amazon Prime. Log into your Amazon account, select the “Memberships and Subscriptions” tab to view all your membership subscriptions from the past to the most current. Some of the memberships you'll see include; Prime Student, Amazon Family, and Prime Gaming, to name a few. Navigate through to locate Amazon Prime; if you can't find it, then you are not subscribed to it.

How Do I Sign up for Amazon Prime Membership?

With the amazing features that Amazon Prime offers, you may be interested in it. Amazon Prime is linked to your Amazon account, but you must incur extra membership charges. You can sign up for the Prime membership and opt out when you want. To sign up, do as follows;

Step 1: Go to the Amazon home page.

Step 2: Enter your email address and password to sign in.

Step 3: Select “Prime Membership” from the Accounts and Lists dropdown at the top of the Amazon page.

Step 4: Then, you are required to enter a payment method and your home address.

Step 5: Hurray! You’re subscribed for Amazon Prime Membership; peruse to see the available notifications and advertisements to access benefits and enjoy.

Amazon Prime offers a three-day free trial period. However, you'll be charged a fee if you access any benefit within the trial period and want to opt out or upgrade to the paid account. Fortunately, the membership fee charged during the sign-up is subject to a full refund when you upgrade or sign out of the plan within the three trial days if you have never used any benefit that comes with Prime Membership.

What Do I get with Amazon Prime Membership?

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Amazon Prime comes with several benefits. Actually, the two-day free-doorstep delivery is a great deal for companies that deal in large quantities of goods. But there is more to look forward to enjoying as an individual. Once you’re signed up for Amazon Prime Membership, you’re eligible to access perks such as;

  • Prime Gaming
  • Prime shopping vouchers and discounts
  • Unlimited TV streaming and movies on Amazon
  • Prime Amazon family
  • Prime Books and Music

How to Manage Your Amazon Prime Membership

Amazon frequently upgrades its features and prime membership fees, among others. You must monitor your subscriptions to avoid unwanted charges and renew your membership to continue enjoying its benefits. If you're subscribed to Amazon Prime, do the following to manage it;

Step 1: Sign in to Your Account on the official Amazon website.

Step 2: Select “Your Prime Membership” from the dropdown.

Step 3: Your subscription status will appear below your name. Then, you can manage the following on your status;

Step 4: On the “Prime Plan,” you'll find any upcoming changes on the plan.

Step 5: On the “End Membership” tab, you'll view the Expiry date of the plan and cancel your membership.

Step 6: Finally, the “Manage Membership” tab enables you to update or renew your membership.

Does Amazon Automatically Renew Prime Membership?

Unbeknownst to many, Amazon Prime membership can automatically extend by 12 months, and it’s credited to your card. It could be annoying if you are don’t want to renew it. Fortunately, you can prevent that by canceling your membership. All you need to do is; log into your Amazon account and select the “Manage Prime Membership” tab right below “Your Account,” then “Disable auto-renew” then “Save.”

You are likely to forget to manage your Amazon Prime Membership; this can lead to unwanted charges due to the automatic renew al feature. Luckily, Amazon reminder emails can come to your rescue; set an email reminder on your account to keep alert of upcoming renewals.

How to Renew Amazon Prime Membership

Amazon Prime membership should be renewed either monthly or annually to continue enjoying its benefits. Once your current membership ends, Amazon has a feature for automatic renewal if it's activated on your account. However, you may decide to cancel your membership, resume, or renew it all these; in your account settings.

Once signed up for Amazon Prime membership, there is a fee for any activity performed, whether on a free trial or not. Suppose you want to cancel or shift into a paid account within three days of signing up.

In that case, you get a full refund of the membership fee paid thanks to Amazon's refund policy, provided no benefits or related action was performed during that period as provided for in the Amazon Prime Terms and Conditions. Keep in mind, there's a cancellation fee.

Pro Tip!

Always read the Amazon Prime Membership Terms and Conditions on the Prime membership page to ensure they match your preferences before signing up.

How to Unsubscribe from Amazon Prime

If you're subscribed to Amazon Prime and feel like you no longer need the subscription, you can sign out. What you should do is;

Step 1: Visit the Amazon web page and enter your email address and password to log into your Amazon Account.

Step 2: On your Amazon Account, at the top of the website page, select “Prime Membership.”

Step 3: Click on the “Prime Membership” tab for more options.

Step 4: Under the dropdown, you'll see the next payment date and payment option.

Step 5: Click “Do not Auto-Renew” if you use the paid version or “Do not Upgrade” if you're on trial.


Q: Do you have to pay for Amazon Prime?

A: Yes, to sign into Amazon Prime, you must pay a refundable membership fee whether you'll opt out after the three days trial period or upgrade to the paid version, provided you don't take advantage of the benefits offered on Amazon Prime.

Q: How much is Amazon Prime?

A: The current Amazon Prime membership fee is $14.99 monthly and $139 annually.

Bottom Line

Amazon Prime comes with benefits at a fee and offers a 3-day free trial. If you have an Amazon account, you should check out these features; there's no harm if you don't like it; you'll be refunded if you decide not to upgrade or use the benefits within the trial period. If you've upgraded, keep track of your subscription to avoid unwanted charges. You can as well manage your account and cancel the subscription if you don't need it.

Doug Wein

Doug Wein is an independent consultant and coach, working with sustainability-minded businesses and professionals to help them clarify and achieve their most critical goals. He has provided strategic sustainability consulting to Fortune 500 companies across a wide array of industries, including food & agriculture, retail, manufacturing, real estate, green building, and waste & recycling. His coaching work helps clients develop leadership skills, spread bold ideas, transform organizations, and ultimately create positive change. Doug has led strategy development trainings in small teams and in groups of over 650 professionals at such premier sustainability venues as the Greenbuild Conference. Doug has led people and organizations for over fifteen years. He has an MBA from the Ross School of Business and an MS from the School of Natural Resources and Environment, having graduated from the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. His undergraduate degree in Psychology is from Pitzer College. When he’s not coaching, Doug is often attempting to invent new culinary sauces to delight his wife, building treehouses, or exploring the backyard with his two-year old.View Author posts