Amazon on Wednesday added yet another perk for Amazon Prime subscribers. The company is now offering six months of free unlimited access to The Washington Post National Digital Edition, which means you can read an unlimited amount of stories from The Washington Post without ever hitting a pay wall. It typically costs $9.99 per month for non-Prime members.
Clearly Amazon’s intention here is to hook people on using the digital edition and, after six free months, grab a few additional subscribers who like using the service. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post, after all. But for the rest of us, it’s “free” access to an otherwise premium news service for six months.
You don’t need a Kindle to access The Washington Post either. You can also enjoy your 6 months of unlimited access on iOS or Android by downloading the official application.
You’ll need to remember to cancel the subscription, however. We just went through the steps to sign up using our own Amazon Prime account, and it does require you to enter in a payment method that will be charged after your six month free trial is over. The cost for Prime Members at that point is $3.99 per month.