Most everyone has heard of Amazon Prime. But, do you really know what Amazon Prime is and the perks that come with Amazon Prime? If you shop a lot at Amazon.com, then you should take the time to learn more about it because it can help you save money on your Amazon purchases.
WHAT IS AMAZON PRIME?
Amazon Prime is a subscription-based membership offered by Amazon.com at a monthly or yearly subscription rate.
Amazon Prime customers get access to streaming video, music, e-books, free shipping and much more. An Amazon Prime annual membership costs $99. If you don’t want to subscribe to a full year membership, the monthly subscription rate is $10.99.
AMAZON PRIME MONEY SAVING PERKS
Here are fourteen perks that can help you save money on your purchases at Amazon and get the most out of your Prime membership.
One of the number one reasons people subscribe to Amazon Prime is the free two-day shipping to nearly all addresses in the continental U.S. An order of $35 or more would have to be placed to get free shipping within 4 business days.
We should note that Prime members will still have to pay a shipping fee for some items. Just make sure to always check for the small Prime logo next to the item’s price to see if they are eligible for free Prime shipping. Visit “Amazon Prime Shipping Benefits” for more information.
Two-Hour Delivery thru Prime Now
Prime members can now get two-hour delivery thru Prime Now to certain cities. There is a huge list of items that are available for this service. Visit “About Amazon Prime Now” for more information and to see a list of the cities where the service is available.
Free Same-Day and One-Day Delivery
This option is available in over 5,000 cities and towns and over a million items. If Free Same-Day delivery is available in your area and you place the order in the morning before noon, then orders are typically delivered that afternoon. Orders placed in the afternoon are delivered the next day. Visit “Order with Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery” for more information.
Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery
If your Amazon order qualifies for Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery and is delivered late, then it may be eligible to have the amount you paid for shipping refunded to you. But if you are a Prime member and your order qualifies for Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery and is late, then you have an extra perk. You may be eligible for a free one-month extension when the promised delivery date isn’t met. Visit “Guaranteed Delivery Terms and Conditions” for more information.
Share Prime with others
Amazon Prime Benefits can be shared with two adults in an Amazon household. To share benefits, both adults link their accounts in an Amazon Household and then agree to share payment methods. The Prime benefits that can be shared include shipping, digital, discounts and exclusives. Visit “Share Your Amazon Prime Benefits” for more information.
30-minute early access to select Amazon Lightning Deals
Prime members get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals. It is easy to tell if a Lightning Deal is a Prime Early Access deal. It will say “Prime Early Access” on pages other than the product page and it will also say so on the “Add to Cart” box on the product page. Visit “About Prime Early Access” for more information.
Unlimited Photo Storage
Do you have lots of photos that you want to keep safe? Prime members have access to unlimited photo storage and 5 GB of storage for videos, documents and other files for themselves. It can also be shared with up to 5 additional people through the Family Vault. There are some exceptions to the access to Prime Photos. People who are only invited to share shipping benefits with a Prime member do not have access to Prime Photos. Visit “About Prime Photos” for more information.
Ad-Free Music Streaming
If you love listening to music, then you are going to love this perk! Prime members can listen to ad-free music streaming on Prime Music! Members can select from Prime Playlists that are handcrafted collections of songs from the Prime Music catalog. Personal playlists and personalized Prime stations allow members to njoy uninterrupted music and unlimited skips .
There is a huge list of compatible devices that support Amazon Music. If you have the Amazon Music app installed on your phone and tablet, you can download Prime Music for online playback within the Amazon Music app. Visit “Prime Music” for more information.
Love reading books from the library but hate the return due dates? You will love this perk! Each calendar month, Prime members can borrow one book from Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. The book can be downloaded to “compatible devices registered to the same Amazon account or to the account of adults in the same Amazon Household.” The available titles may change each calendar month. Visit “Borrow Books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library” for more details.
TV and Movie Streaming
Now one of Netflix’s biggest rivals, Amazon Prime Video lets you watch whenever and wherever you want. It contains thousands of movies and TV shows that the Prime members can stream on compatible TVs, gaming consoles, through the Amazon Video app on phones and tablets (available for both Android and iOS), or through devices such as Fire TV Stick and Fire TV. Visit “Amazon Video” for more information.
Free Audible Channels
Amazon Prime members can listen to exclusive audio series and playlists that are handcrafted for every interest. Exclusive Audiobooks are available to members to stream anytime, anywhere at no additional cost. Visit “Audible Channels” for more information.
College Student Perks
College students can sign up to Prime and get a FREE 6-month Prime membership. All they need to do to sign up is sign up with their college email address (.edu). After the 6-month trial expires, students can purchase an Amazon Prime membership for 50% of the regular price. Visit “Join Prime Student” for more information.
Save 20% off Diapers and More with Amazon Family
Diapers can be a huge expense! One perk Amazon Prime members receive is a 20% savings on diapers subscriptions plus additional family-centric discounts and recommendations. All this is compliments of Amazon Family which is free for all Prime members. All you have to do is create a child profile during signup to begin. Visit “Amazon Family” for more information.
Twitch is now available to Amazon Prime Members. Prime Members get free game content every month and exclusive discounts on new release and preorder video games. Plus, members get ad-free viewing and a free monthly Twitch channel subscription. Visit “Twitch Prime” for more information.
Are you an Amazon Prime member? Are you getting the most out of your membership? What’s your favorite Amazon Prime perk that you use the most?
If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member, what’s stopping you? The price? You don’t want to make the commitment? Didn’t know all the perks? We’d love to hear from you!