Here’s the trick to feasting like royalty on a college student budget

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There’s a reason Top Ramen and Cup Noodles became the unofficial college food — they’re both cheap and easy to heat up. However, if you’re a student, you don’t have to subject yourself to instant noodles and dining hall food. With an Amazon Prime Student membership, you can feast like royalty while staying on a budget.

Prime Student is made especially for college students. If that’s you, you can sign up for a six-month free trial and then pay only $6.49 per month for the membership, which is half of what Amazon Prime regularly costs.

Prime Student includes all of the regular Amazon membership perks like free, fast shipping, early access to deals, Prime Video, Amazon Photos and more. However, food-wise, you can also get exclusive savings at Whole Foods and access to Amazon Fresh.

Don’t have a car on campus? Use Amazon Fresh to order snacks and groceries when you need them. There’s even a special online section for sale grocery and gourmet food items that you can scroll through. Simply log in to your Prime Student account, add grocery items to your cart and when you check out, choose a delivery time. You can shop Amazon Fresh groceries or groceries from any Whole Foods store in the area. Either way, when you hit the minimum order requirement (it varies by area), you get free two-hour delivery.

However, the Prime Student membership offers a few extra perks as well, including a free Grubhub+ account. Grubhub+ provides unlimited free deliveries from your favorite restaurants, plus you can earn 10% Grubhub+ Cash on all off-campus pick-up orders and take advantage of special deals. You never have to pay those pesky delivery fees again (or at least until you graduate).

All that said, you can also use Amazon to stock your dorm room with helpful microwave cooking gadgets. Yes, it is possible to actually cook when you have a microwave and things like the Fasta Pasta, a rapid pasta cooker, or an egg poacher and a vegetable steamer.

Nonetheless, if you want groceries fast and deals on takeout, a Prime Student membership is the way to go.

If you liked this article, read about these healthy eating hacks every college student should try.

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