Amazon’s Prime Student has partnered with StudentUniverse to launch an exclusive holiday offer that promises to make the season’s travel more affordable for students.
Starting December 5, Prime Student members will have the opportunity to book flights for just $25 to select domestic destinations, allowing them to enjoy the holidays without the burden of exorbitant travel costs.
This limited-time offer is a first from StudentUniverse, delivering 3,000 tickets at this special rate, with the aim to alleviate financial stress during the festive season. The promotional tickets will be released in three batches of 1,000 each, available from 6 a.m. PST on December 5, and at 12 a.m. PST on December 6 and 7. These tickets are expected to sell quickly, given the high demand for affordable holiday travel.
Once the $25 tickets are sold out, StudentUniverse will offer a trailing promotion, providing Prime Student members with a discount code to save $25 off their next flight. This subsequent offer is also bound by specific terms and conditions, ensuring transparency and accessibility for students.
Carmen Nestares, the Vice President of U.S. Prime and Marketing Tech at Amazon, expressed her personal connection to the initiative as a mother of a college freshman, highlighting the need for cost-effective travel options for students during the holiday season. This sentiment is echoed by findings from a recent StudentUniverse survey, which identified financial costs as the leading concern for 76% of full-time students aged 18-25 when considering holiday travel.
Despite financial concerns, 79% of college students are actively saving for travel, with 43% prioritizing visiting home, according to a Prime Student survey. This initiative by Prime Student and StudentUniverse is a response to the clear desire for travel among college students, providing them with a much-needed respite during the festive period.
Steven de Blois, CEO of StudentUniverse, spoke on the benefits of their partnership with Amazon, which has consistently facilitated affordable travel for thousands of Prime Student members worldwide. The $25 flight offer stands as a pinnacle achievement of this collaboration, aiming to spread holiday cheer among students nationwide.
Moreover, Prime Student continues to offer year-round savings on a variety of goods and services, including fast, free delivery on countless items,which is especially beneficial during the holiday rush. The membership is not only limited to college students but is now also available for young adults aged 18-24, even if they are not currently enrolled in college, with a simple age verification process.
For new members, Prime Student is available at half the cost of a regular Prime membership after a six-month trial at no charge. The terms and conditions of the $25 flight promotion and additional details can be found on the StudentUniverse website.