If you opt for the monthly payment instead of annual plan for Amazon Prime, take note that your price is going up. In an email sent out this morning, Amazon made current Prime members aware of a change in pricing, one that will have bills going up by $2/month.
Before the change took place, the price for a monthly subscription to Prime was $10.99/month, but now the price will be $12.99/month. It’s $2, which may not seem like too much, but compared to what you’d save with the annual price, you may want to opt for the all-at-once option.
The annual plan for Prime is just $99, meaning you’ll save $55.88 over course of 12 months with the $12.99/month option. That’s literally more than half the price of an annual plan, so if you think you use enough Prime to spend that $99, do it.
Here’s the email Amazon is sending out to customers.
Dear Prime Member:
Thank you for being a valued member of Amazon Prime. We are writing to you about an upcoming change to your membership.
The price of the monthly Prime membership increased from $10.99 to $12.99 on January 19, 2018. The new price, plus applicable taxes, will apply to your renewals starting March 18, 2018.
Prime provides a unique combination of shipping, shopping, and entertainment benefits, and we continue to invest in making Prime even more valuable for our members. The number of items eligible for free two-day shipping increased in recent years from 20 million to more than 100 million items. We have expanded Prime Free Same-Day and Prime Free One-Day delivery to more than 8,000 cities and towns. We also continue to introduce popular and award-winning Prime Originals, like The Grand Tour, Sneaky Pete, and the Golden Globe-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – all included with Prime Video. Members also enjoy a growing list of unique benefits like Prime Music, Prime Reading, exclusive products, and much more.
No further action is required. You may manage your Prime membership anytime by visiting Your Account.
Your Amazon Prime Team