With the political action in our nation’s capital hot and heavy, there’s a lot of interesting stuff to read on The Washington Post’s website these days.
There’s so much news happening that if you’re browsing through the Post’s news stories and opinion columns, you’ll quickly run into the site’s paywall. It limits the number of free Post articles nonsubscribers get to read to 10 per month.
However, you may be eligible for a free digital subscription to the Post without even knowing it.
There are two ways:
- If you’ve got a school, government or military email address that ends with .edu, .gov or .mil, you qualify for a free digital subscription.
- If you’re an Amazon Prime customer, you’re eligible for a six-month trial digital subscription.
How to Score Your Free Subscription
This Time article gives a good rundown of how to go about getting these deals.
If Your Email Handle Ends With .edu, .gov or .mil
Go to the Post’s website. At the top right corner, click “Sign in.” On the next page, click “Don’t have an account? Create one today!” Type in your information. Then, go to your new profile and click on the “My Subscriptions” tab. There, click on “.gov, .mil, .edu: Get free access.” Finally, verify your email.
If You Have Amazon Prime
Click on this link. Click on “Log in with Amazon.” Use your Amazon Prime account to log in. Click “Okay” to confirm your information. Type in your debit or credit card number for payment when your six-month trial expires. Click on “Start my subscription.”
Once that six-month trial is over, the Post automatically signs Amazon Prime members up for a digital subscription at a reduced rate of $3.99 a month. It normally costs $9.99 a month. (Amazon customers get a deal because Amazon owner Jeff Bezos also owns The Washington Post.) So if you don’t way to pay for your online Post subscription after half a year, don’t forget to cancel it.
That’s it. You’re all ready to read The Washington Post online.
Go see what our new president is up to today!
Your Turn: Are you eligible for a free Washington Post digital subscription?
Mike Brassfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. A lifelong news junkie, he’s a Washington Post digital subscriber.