Amazon Prime Monthly Subscribers to Pay More

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Amazon is raising the cost of its month to month prime membership by nearly 20-percent. 

Monthly premium membership will now coast $12.99 a year, up from $10.99. If you are an annual prime member, you will still only pay $99. a year. 

The price of Amazon's discounted monthly prime student membership is higher as well, increasing a dollar to $6.49 a month. 

Among the benefits of Amazon Prime are free shipping on eligible items, expedited shipping and access to Amazon video and music. 

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