Buy games from Amazon? Your Prime membership is getting more expensive

Premium service jumping to $99 per year; goes into effect next week so renew now or pay more.

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If you buy your games from Amazon and enjoy quick 2-day shipping from your Prime subscription, get ready to pay more for the premium service. Amazon announced today that it has raised the price of its Prime subscription from $79 to $99 per year.

The new price doesn't go into effect until next week, and Amazon is allowing you to sign up for the $79 price until the changeover officially takes place. If you're a student with a .edu email address, you can get Amazon Prime for $50 a year.

Amazon Prime subscribers get free two-day shipping on a variety of items, as well as access to thousands of movies and TV shows available through Amazon Instant Video, a streaming service similar to Netflix.

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