If you're a veteran or an active duty military member in any branch of the Armed Forces, thank you for your service. But also, you should always be on the lookout for . Here's an especially valuable one: You can get a year of Amazon Prime for just $79. You need to jump on this quick, because the deal is only available from Nov. 6 to 11. But man, is it worth it. A standard year of Prime usually costs $119.
To qualify for the discounted Prime membership, you need to verify that you're a US veteran, on Active Duty, or in the Reserve or National Guard. You can't combine this with another Prime discount, and if you're already a Prime member, this extends your membership by a year from the date it would have ordinarily expired.
If, like me, you've been separated or retired for a while, you might need to dig through your filing cabinet to find your official discharge date. I found my DD Form 256 where I least expected to find it, with my high school transcripts.
Is an Amazon Prime membership worth it? At the full price of $119, I sometimes have my doubts. But at $79? It's a no brainer -- from a number of shipping perks to music and video streaming to unlimited cloud storage for photos, there are actually more than 20 reasons to sign up. For a reminder of everything you get, check out Cheapskate Rick Broida's .
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