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Amazon Prime Video’s Selling a Bunch of Streaming Add-ons for 99 Cents

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The fastest way to financial ruin is paying full price for every streaming service out there. To keep you solvent, we’re constantly watching for new deals, promotions, and full-on freebies. Check back here or follow us on Twitter for updates.

The Latest Amazon Prime Video Deal Is for Add-ons

Cards on the table: This latest offering isn’t a deal on Amazon Prime itself but one for the different add-on channels you can sign up for through Prime Video. (If you do want ways to get Prime for cheap, keep scrolling.) Right now, Amazon Prime members can sign up for additional premium channels like Starz, Showtime, AMC+, PBS Kids, and more for 99 cents a month for two months. After those first two months are up, so’s the deal price. Starz reverts to $8.99, Showtime back to $10.99, and so on and so forth. These deals expire January 3, 2022, so snap them up before your New Year’s Eve festivities distract you.

To give you an idea of what these savings look like, here are some of the streaming services offered and their regular prices, plus how much they’re going for now.

Showtime: $10.99 $0.99/month
Paramount+: $9.99 $0.99/month
BET+: $9.99 $0.99/month
Epix: $9.99 $0.99/month
AMC+: $8.99 $0.99/month
Starz: $8.99 $0.99/month
Noggin: $7.99 $0.99/month
Acorn TV: $5.99 $0.99/month
Allblk: $4.99 $0.99/month
Discovery+: $4.99 $0.99/month
PBS Kids: $4.99 $0.99/month

How to Watch Prime Video Cheaply (and for Free)

The free trial is better than average. Amazon gives you 30 days — a full month of bingeing! — to decide if you want to stick with your Amazon Prime subscription. If you’ve never signed up before and are gearing up for some big purchases, it wouldn’t be a bad strategy to sign up and cancel once you’ve bought what you needed and burned through every season of The Expanse.

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Metro by T-Mobile offers it as a free perk. And Metro’s deal won’t turn back into a pumpkin at midnight. It’ll stay active indefinitely, and unlike other phone plans with streaming freebies, it offers more than just access to movies and TV. As we’ve reported before: “The Amazon membership includes the whole shebang: free shipping, exclusive deals, free music, free books, and access to Prime at Whole Foods Market.”

Spring for an annual plan. The standard monthly rate for Amazon Prime in the United States is $12.99 — just shy of $160 for a full year. Signing up for an annual plan of $119, a savings of roughly 25 percent, is a no-brainer if you know you’ll use it for that long. If you factor in that monthlong free trial above before you sign up for the yearly subscription, you’ll save about 30 percent in the first year.

While You’re Here

Don’t miss out on our other Amazon Prime Video features, resources, and coverage.

How to Gift Amazon Prime Video
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How to Download Movies and Shows From It
Here’s the one-stop shop for everything you need to know about how to download titles from all your favorite streaming services.

And as promised a few hundred words ago, if you follow Streamliner on Twitter, we’ll keep you posted on new money-saving bonanzas.

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Amazon’s Selling a Bunch of Streaming Add-ons for 99 Cents