Amazon Mom Program Changes

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I know some of you have already received this email, but I was holding the post until it was closer to the expiration date in case they made any changes.  Sadly, Amazon has made changes to the Amazon Mom Program that many of you have enjoyed.  The effect will be felt more for existing members than new members.

The biggest change for everyone is the diapers and wipes benefit has decreased again.  The good news for new Amazon Mom members is that you will get to take advantage of the 20% discount and free shipping for 3 months FREE before needing to upgrade to Amazon Prime.

My children don’t use diapers any longer, but I did take advantage during exceptional diaper deals to purchase for family or to hold as Baby Shower gifts.  I have considered signing up for an Amazon Prime account for awhile now, so I think I’ll finally make the purchase.

  • Amazon Prime is $79 per year ($6.58/month)
  • Amazon Student is another option to get Prime benefits for $39 per year ($3.25/month)

Below is all the information from my email:

The Amazon Mom program is changing in 2012 and we want to make sure you know about it. Some of these changes affect your membership. Here’s how:

  • Starting on January 24, 2012, the maximum discount available on diapers and wipes subscriptions will be 20%. This includes a 5% Subscribe & Save discount plus an additional 15% exclusively for Amazon Mom members who are earning free shipping benefits or have an active Amazon Prime membership.
  • Customers who join Amazon Mom in 2012 will get three months of FREE Two-Day Shipping benefits. Once the initial free period is over, customers can join Amazon Prime to continue to receive full access to Amazon Mom and Amazon Prime benefits.

Since your free shipping benefits have ended and you have not yet joined Amazon Prime, the additional 15% Amazon Mom discount on diapers and wipes subscriptions will expire on January 24, 2012.

We hope that you have enjoyed the value and convenience of your Amazon Mom membership over the past year. To continue receiving all the benefits of Amazon Mom, join Amazon Prime for $79/year. As a Prime member you’ll receive:

  • 20% off diapers and wipes subscriptions with Amazon Mom and Subscribe & Save.
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items.
  • Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of videos with a wide range of content for the whole family, including Sesame Street and Phineas and Ferb.
  • A Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
  • Membership sharing benefits: invite up to four household members to share your shipping benefits for free.

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