I just read this post on CommonSenseWithMoney:
".....Amazon is offering a full year of Amazon Prime ($79 value) to college students. To get this freebie you will need a valid .edu e-mail address and specify college, year and major...."
For those of you in college or with kids in college, this is a GREAT freebie! I am a graduate student alumni, so I still have my college e-mail account active and was able to take advantage of this. The best thing is you don't need to set up a new Amazon account to take advantage of this. I logged in with my standard e-mail/account and was just asked to put in my college e-mail address so they could send me a verification link. The free PRIME membership is tied to my standard e-mail/account.
This is great to have in time for birthdays and Christmas ordering!