Amazon Is Increasing the Price of Prime Memberships

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Why must all good things come to an end? Ok, so maybe we're being a bit dramatic: Amazon Prime prices are only going up $20 — but that's a whole lotta Starbucks coffee, you know?

CNN reports that Amazon Prime prices will rise from $99 to $119 per year on May 11, with Prime renewals beginning June 16. The last time prices rose was in 2014, where an increase from $79 to $99 was seen.

So why is the price of Amazon Prime increasing? Because there are rises in costs for providing Prime services due to shipping perks and Prime Video streaming, in part, according to CNN.

Well, what can we say: This will not stop us from making way too many Amazon home purchases.

Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.

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