Amazon has announced that all Amazon Prime members can sign up to receive a free subscription to the Washington Post for six months. Here’s how to enable the popular newspaper to start reading for free.
Amazon Prime already comes with some really good perks. Amazon Prime members get free two-day shipping for just $99 per year, free access to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service, free access to Amazon’s music streaming service, free access to Kindle Lending Library, unlimited photo storage with Amazon Cloud Drive, and Lightning Even early access to Deals.
Add free access to the Washington Post to that list, as Amazon announced today that Amazon Prime members will get six months of free, unlimited access to the Washington Post National Digital Edition for a value of $60 when all said and done.
Normally, it’s $10 a month to access the digital edition of the newspaper, but if you have Amazon Prime, you can get it for free for six months. However, after this free period ends, you can still access the digital add-on for a discount by paying just $4 per month for the service (saving $6 per month). Not bad if you like to read the news daily.
If you have Amazon Prime, here’s how to activate your free access to the Washington Post.
How To Get The Washington Post For Free
Such a deal might seem a little odd considering that a major online retailer is working with a newspaper, but considering that Amazon’s Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post, we’re not too surprised at this partnership. It’s also a good way to get users to look at newspapers again, even if it’s digital print.
In any case, if you have Amazon Prime and want to get your free access to the Washington Post, go to this link and click the big yellow button that says
A popup will appear for you to log into Amazon.
It will automatically get your payment details from your Amazon account and use it to confirm your payment method when the six-month free trial expires. Just click to finalize everything.
Simply download the Washington Post application to your mobile device from here, or you can easily access the newspaper from a web browser on your computer. When it asks you to log in, simply use your Amazon email address and password.
The Washington Post, like other newspapers, has a partial paywall. Users can read ten stories each month for free, and Washington Post articles found on search engines can also be read for free. However, with a subscription, you can get unlimited access to the Washington Post anytime and anywhere.
Now, when you download the mobile app, you’ll actually be given a one-month free trial (on iOS at least), which is great and all, but if you’ve taken advantage of the free Amazon Prime deal, it won’t be a month if it doesn’t add up to the other six months, which is unfortunate but makes sense.
Note that after the six-month free trial expires, The Washington Post will automatically renew your subscription for $4 per month; so it might be a good idea to set a calendar reminder six months in advance so you can unsubscribe. I want it without auto-refresh that kicks your ass when you least expect it.
In any case, even if you don’t read the newspaper on a daily basis, this neat opportunity can push you to read more while you have your morning coffee. Even if you’re not into politics, you can at least read the sports and entertainment sections, as the Washington Post has all sorts of categories covered.