Amazon just launched Amazon Student, a free membership program that offers college students one year of free two-day shipping via free membership in Amazon Prime (which usually costs $79), as well as other benefits, such as exclusive discounts and promotions.
The Amazon Student page also features a variety of other merchandise likely to appeal to college students, such as laptops, bedding, and microwavable foods like Kraft Easy Mac.
To obtain Amazon Student membership, consumers have to be enrolled in at least one class at a U.S. college or university and have a valid .edu e-mail address.
Amazon says in the future it may extend the free offer for more than one year.
Unlike regular Amazon Prime memberships, Amazon Student memberships do not automatically renew.
Not a student? You may still be eligible for a 30-day Amazon Prime trial membership.