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Is There an Amazon Military Discount? No, But There Are Other Perks

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Does Amazon have a military discount? Unfortunately, not anymore. There used to be an offer on Veteran's Day that ran from 2019 to 2022 where military personnel could get a discounted Prime membership. However, we haven't seen an Amazon military discount since. (To be fair, Amazon doesn't offer healthcare worker discounts or first responder discounts either.)

But that doesn’t mean there aren't any Amazon perks for those in the service or their families. While not an Amazon military discount in the strictest sense, they do offer free Prime shipping to APO/FPO addresses and employment opportunities post-service.

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Is there an Amazon military discount?


No, Amazon no longer offers a military discount. They used to give you 50% off your Prime subscription when you paid for an annual subscription on Veterans Day. But the program was discontinued in 2022 — just three years after it was first introduced.

Bummer, I know. But there are other ways to use Amazon to your advantage as a service member or military family.

Does Amazon ship to APO/FPO boxes?

Yes! Free 2-day Prime shipping is a great benefit for anyone, but the deal gets even sweeter for military families who are often separated from each other. Free Prime shipping applies to APO and FPO boxes.

TIP: Here are 19 other Prime benefits you need to know about.

Are there any items Amazon can't ship to APO/FPO boxes?

Some items can’t be shipped to base or outside the contiguous U.S. — even with Prime. This can affect people with APO/FPO addresses but also just anyone living somewhere like Hawaii or Alaska or Guam.

There’s not a foolproof way to tell if an item is unshippable before going through the rigamarole of putting it in your cart. But there are some items that are commonly ineligible:

Does Amazon offer special programs for veterans?

Yes. If you're separating from the military, it’s highly likely Amazon wants to employ you. Amazon has invested in several pipeline programs to help veterans onboard with the company.

The first is the Skillbridge program. Amazon has partnered with DoD to facilitate a fellowship at Amazon during the last 180 days before your ETS. Ninety percent of the program participants go on to work at Amazon after separation.

Does Amazon have military apprenticeship opportunities?

Amazon also offers a military apprenticeship program that prepares you for jobs like:

  • Technical Account Manager

  • Cloud Support Associate

  • Solutions Architect

  • Software Development Engineer

You’ll receive instructor training for 10 – 18 weeks. Then you’ll receive on-the-job training for one year. During the apprenticeship, you’ll be paid — including a full suite of benefits.

This program also boasts a 90% employment rate after the apprenticeship is through.

You can totally use it as you’re transitioning to civilian life, but all veterans are eligible — regardless of the date on your DD-214.

Are there any opportunities for military spouses?


There are. Military spouses are also eligible for the Skillbridge and Amazon Military Apprenticeship programs. In addition to those resources, there are also military spouse fellowship programs. Amazon also participates in the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Fellowship Program and their own in-house program, Amazon's Milspouse Fellow Program.

Can I still get an Amazon Student discount if I'm using the GI Bill?

Yes. Whether the military’s covering your education while you’re serving or as a vet through the Post 9/11 GI Bill, that .edu email address can get you a sweet discount on your Amazon Prime subscription.

Amazon Student gives you 50% off your Prime subscription. That means it’s either $7.49/month or $69/year.

TIP: Your spouse and children can use this benefit if they are enrolled in post-secondary education, too. Learn how to fully maximize your Amazon Prime Student benefits, whether it’s you or your family member hitting the halls of scholarship.

Are there Amazon internships for veterans?

Yes and no. Amazon used to offer the Campus Military program to current college students and recent graduates with less than one year of experience. However, since 2020, the program no longer exists.

Instead of providing unique opportunities to veterans specifically, former members of the armed services that are pursuing higher education are encouraged to apply to the general student internship programs. So while vets are able to find internships that way, there is no longer a specific program for post-military recruitment.

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