Amazon Prime is awesome. It get you free 2 day shipping on anything you order from Amazon, that qualifies for Prime. Pretty much everything I've brough over the past two years qualified for Prime shipping, so it's not an exlusive club. But, it usually costs $80... unless you're a student. Or more precisely unless you have a .edu email account (or know someone who has one, thanks wife).

So, now if you happen to have a .edu email account, you can get Prime Shipping free for one year. It works even if the email address currently associated with your existing Amazon account is not a .edu.

Head over to the Student Sign Up, login, enter your .edu email, click the link in the verification email you get, and you're done. If you already have Prime, you get an extension out to July 2011; you'll also receive an email saying your Prime account is cancelled -- that's okay, since it's your non-student Prime that was cancelled. If you have time remaining on Prime you get an extension to July 2011 plus a pro-rated refund for the unused portion of your Prime.