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How to Cancel Amazon Prime

by George Mensah

For $139 a year, Amazon Prime members get a lot of benefits, but if you’re ready to move on, here’s how to cancel your membership.

Many people value Amazon Prime (Opens in a new window). For $139 per year, you get a variety of benefits, including free two-day shipping on most products, a large music library through Amazon Music, unlimited photo storage through Amazon Photos, a monthly supply of free PC games through Prime Gaming, and a Kindle e-book lending library.

You also get free two-hour delivery on groceries in certain cities, early access to special deals, free access to Audible audio series, and a slew of other benefits. Overall, it appears to be quite a deal, but what happens if you decide that a Prime membership is no longer for you?


Maybe it’s no longer in the budget, or you signed up just for Prime Day and want to cancel the service. The good news is that if you’re a paying member who hasn’t used your benefit, you’re eligible for a full refund of the current membership period, which should be processed within three to five days.

Sign Into Amazon

First, sign into the Amazon website with your username and password if you’re not already signed in. Hover over the Account & Lists section in the upper-right corner and click Sign In, then enter your account credentials.

Open the Prime Membership Page

Once you’re signed into your account, you can begin the cancellation process one of two ways. You can go to Account & Lists > Account > Prime or open Account & Lists > Prime Membership. Either option places you at the Prime membership page with your account details.

End Membership

Under the Manage Membership section on the top right, click Update, cancel, and more and select End membership from the bottom of the drop-down menu. Amazon then flashes a page asking if you’re sure you want to end your membership.

If you’re not ready to cancel and want time to think about it, click Remind Me Later to get a reminder before your membership renews. If you are sure, click Cancel My Benefits.

Amazon then makes one last ditch effort to keep you on board by redirecting you to a page that asks you to consider switching to a $14.99 monthly payment. If you’re still determined to cancel, click the Continue to Cancel button, and you’ll be able to cut ties with your Prime account for good. Even if you miss out on free shipping, there are still ways to save money.

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