How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership

When your membership is past its prime.
Ash Ash (362)
3 minutes

Amazon Prime gives you access to free 3-day shipping, video streaming on demand, and more. But it's also expensive, Amazon sellers' products are of increasingly dubious quality, and Amazon Prime isn't for everyone.

If you want to cancel Amazon Prime, this guide will show you how. You will need an active Amazon Prime membership, a web browser, and about 3 minutes.

Quick version:

  1. Visit the Amazon Prime Membership Edit Page
  2. Log into your Amazon account.
  3. Under Prime Delivery, click Cancel My Benefits. You can also cancel Prime Reading and Prime Video from this screen.
    Cancel Amazon Prime Page
  4. Follow the prompts and ignore Amazon's attempts to get you to stay.
  5. You're all done!
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To cancel your Prime membership, you will need access to the Amazon website. You may not have the options you need when using the mobile app.

Navigate to the official Amazon website in a browser.

Sign In To Amazon

Sign in to the Amazon account with the Prime membership you want to cancel. In the upper right-hand corner, go to Sign in. A drop-down menu will open. Click the yellow box that says Sign in.

Prime Membership Menu

Once you've logged in to your Amazon account, open the Account & Lists drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner. Choose Prime Membership.

Cancel Prime Membership

In the top right, click Manage Membership.

Then, click the End Membership button under the Manage Membership menu. Clicking this will not immediately terminate your membership, but it will take you to a new screen where you can begin the process.

Amazon will guide you through a series of confirmations before you can cancel your membership. In a last-ditch attempt to stop you from leaving, Amazon will ask you again if you're sure you want to cancel. Ignore these attempts and continue through the process.

You may be eligible for a partial refund depending on when your membership was canceled in relation to the membership contract. If you don't see any information about a refund during the cancellation process, contact Amazon support directly.

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