This post is for you! My husband recently went back to school to get his PhD. We don't have cable and I have two kids running around so often getting to the store for things other than groceries can be difficult.
We looked at getting an Amazon Prime membership but wasn't sure it was worth $79 to us at the time. However, we did find that my husband qualified for Amazon Student, which gave us a discount on Amazon Prime membership (only $39 for a max.total of 4 years). Half price? It was a no brainer!
We've had Amazon Prime for a year and its been great! We enjoy access to the instant videos on Prime which are free with our membership and free 2 day shipping. With all the incentive groups out there (Swagbucks and E-Miles) that offer Amazon gift cards as prizes for earning "bucks" or for depositing miles, it makes it a no brainer too.