Amazon Prime just raised its monthly price -- here's how to cancel your subscription

Rafi Letzter/Tech Insider
  • It can be confusing to figure out how to cancel AmazonPrime.
  • I cancelled my Prime subscription after the monthly price increased.
  • Here’s a step-by-step guide to how you can do the same, for whatever reason.

When news broke that Amazon was raising prices for monthly subscribers, I decided to cancel my subscription.

But, the process wasn’t as easy as I thought. After a few minutes of clicking around on Amazon’s website feeling like a fool, I figured things out. But, it wasn’t as easy as I would have liked.

So, in an effort to save other people the annoying clicking, here is a step by step process of how to cancel your own Amazon Prime subscription.

Step 1: Go to the “Prime Central” or “Manage Prime Membership” page

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Do not click on “Memberships & Subscriptions.” Do not click on “Your Account.” Just click on “Your Prime Membership” – or just click here.

Step 2: Click on “End Membership and Benefits”

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Look at that $US12.99 figure for March! And then scroll on down and click “End Membership and Benefits.”

Step 3: Keep saying you want to cancel through the three-step process

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You’ll have the option to not cancel, but instead be reminded before renewing, or to switch to the annual payment option. Only paying once a year is a much better deal – but don’t click that if you actually want to quit.

Step 4: Click “End Now” if you want some money back

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If you have an Amazon TV show you want to finish, wait until the end of the month, but if you really want to quit, just click “End Now.” I was refunded $US11.97!

Step 5: It’s over

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Congrats! And, as Amazon says, you can rejoin at any time.

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