Amazon Prime is one of the biggest services offered by the massive online retailer. For a monthly or yearly fee, you can get free two-day shipping for millions of items in Amazon’s listings, along with free streaming access to thousands of movies and TV shows, including a growing list of original Amazon Prime Video films and series. We’ve already asked the question of whether or not Amazon Prime is worth it. Long story short, there are also many benefits that will make it worth it for some users. Still, it’s not for everyone. In the post below we’ll tell you how to cancel Amazon Prime.
How to cancel your Amazon Prime membership
The process itself is simple but can be a little tricky to figure out at first.
- Go to Your Amazon Account page and then click on “Your Prime Membership.”
This may be the trickiest part of the process, believe it or not. You might think you need to click on the Memberships and Subscriptions section of the Your Account menu to start canceling Amazon Prime. However, you need to go down the menu a bit more to “Your Prime Membership” and click on that to begin the procedure.
- Click on the Membership section.
Once you are on your Amazon Prime Membership page, glance on over to the right side where you will see the “Membership” section. Click on it, and you should see an “End Membership” option at the end of the popup menu. Click on that to continue the process of how to cancel Amazon Prime.
- Go through the “You will lose these benefits” page.
Yes, Amazon really, really does not want you to cancel your Amazon Prime subscription. After you click on the “End Membership” link, you will then be taken to a page where you will be asked if really want to lose the many benefits of Amazon Prime membership. You have three choices to click, but it’s the one in the bottom middle, “Cancel My Benefits,” that you want to tap on if you really want to continue this process.
- Go through the annual membership page.
If you have a monthly subscription to Amazon Prime, the next page you may see will ask you to stick around and pay an annual subscription instead. We will assume you want to cancel Amazon Prime for this post, so simply click on “Continue to Cancel” to keep going with this process.
- Make the final choice to cancel Amazon Prime.
In the next page you bring up, you can click on the “Remind Me Later” option to have Amazon send you a reminder email three days before your membership renews. There’s also a “Keep My Membership” option just in case you wanted to go through this whole process but end it at the last minute. Finally, there’s the “End on (renewal date)”, which will cancel Amazon Prime on the date of your membership renewal. If you want to go through with canceling Amazon Prime membership, click on that last option.
- Amazon Prime canceled.
You will finally be taken to your main Amazon Prime membership page. It will tell you that your membership will expire on your previous renewal date.
Keep in mind that you can rejoin Amazon Prime at any time for $12.99 a month or $99 a year (plus taxes).
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That’s how you can cancel Amazon Prime. Again, it’s a little tricky at first, and Amazon does try its best to keep you around, but if you really want to do away with it, it only takes a few clicks with a mouse or a few taps on a smartphone.