Amazon continues to add more value to Prime subscriptions, which started out with the promise of providing free two-day delivery to people who were willing to pay $99 per year. Now that same subscription provides members with access to a plethora of content through Amazon’s music and video streaming services and much more. Given that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos happens to own The Washington Post it was only a matter of time before it somehow became involved with Amazon as well.
The company announced today that all Prime members will receive six months of free unlimited access to The Washington Post National Digital Edition which is usually a $9.99 per month subscription on its own.
Once the six months are over Prime members can continue to enjoy unlimited digital access to the paper with a discounted monthly subscription rate of $3.99, which delivers a savings of 60 percent per month.
“Offering free access to new subscribers through Prime allows us to connect with millions of members nationwide who may not have tried The Post in the past,” said Steve Hills, President and General Manager, The Washington Post.
Prime members can instantly access content from The Washington Post through the paper’s new national app available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices, or through its full website www.washingtonpost.com.