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Amazon Prime benefits you to know about. Much more than 2-day shipping! Streaming, audible, channels, and how it replaces Netflix. Try it for free!
The Many Benefits of Amazon Prime
Over the years I trialed Amazon Prime just for the benefit of free shipping during the holiday season. Now that we have had it for many years, it encompasses so much more than the free shipping offers. In fact, our family utilizes their services so much that we could not see ourselves without it.
Buying online through Amazon has become a household name. They offer convenience and unbeatable prices. I publish deals often regarding hot prices through Amazon. This is where Amazon Prime becomes extremely helpful.
It’s a membership program with a $99 yearly fee that offers free two-day shipping on every eligible order you place, plus a lot of other benefits of the more digital variety.
The Many Benefits of Amazon Prime
The benefits to Amazon Prime have grown significantly in the past few years, and aside from free 2-day shipping, there are some seriously awesome benefits that you might be missing out on!
1. FREE Two Day Shipping – and NOW even faster
As Amazon grows, they are able to provide faster shipping. Expanding warehouses allow for same-day shipping. This benefit is so great. Allowing you to shop the same day and receive your items in your hand later that evening. It is a must for many last-minute shoppers.
Amazon has thousands of items available for one-day shipping, and even same-day delivery for many zip codes. You can see if same-day or one-day shipping is available in your zip code on this page.
Prime Now is an exclusive perk to Amazon Prime members only. They offer over 25,000 items are available to be delivered to your door before nap time is over.
2. FREE 30 Day Trial Offer – Amazon Prime
If you don’t already have a Prime member, you can now trial it for 30 days for FREE. You will get all the benefits of a paid 1-year subscription to Prime.
Ordinarily, a membership costs $99 per year. This includes two-day shipping, Prime Music, and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library all for free! And guess what? You don’t need to have a kindle. They offer this software for your PC for FREE.
3. College Students Get FREE 6-month Subscription
If you are a college student and you have an active .edu email address, then you can get a SIX MONTH membership to Amazon Prime for FREE! This membership does not allow for free digital streaming.
4. Prime Household
Amazon Household allows you to share Amazon benefits with other adults, teens, and children. Both adults share select Prime benefits, digital content using Family Library, and can manage the profiles of teens and children in the Amazon Household.
When you share your Amazon Prime account via Prime Household, you can share some of the most popular benefits with other adults. These benefits are included in Amazon Household:
- Free two-day Prime shipping
- Prime Now
- Prime Video
- Audible Channels
- Prime Photos
- Kindle Owners Lending Library
- Prime Early Access
- 20% off diaper subscriptions and 15% off Baby Registry completion via Amazon Family
- Family Vault
- Twitch Prime
An Amazon Household can contain;
- Up to two adults (aged 18 and over), each with their own Amazon account
- Up to four teens (ages 13 through 17). Teens can have their own Amazon login to shop or stream content while still keeping their parents informed.
- Up to four children (children can’t shop on Amazon).
5. Prime Music
This is a big plus and is used daily in our home filled with pre-teens. Prime Music is a selection of 2 million songs (and growing) that is ad-free and available whenever you want to listen. You can choose from artists, albums, individual songs, or playlists based on any of these options as well.
As Alexa increases in knowledge “she” can now use voice recognition and adapt music to your likely. Just by asking her to “play Music” she knows what I like to hear and picks a playlist or songs that I would prefer.
6. Prime Photos
Amazon Prime exclusive members will have unlimited photo storage. Includes from any device with Prime Photos. Amazon uses image recognition to help you organize your photos This means you search for photos by looking for things, people, or places without having to tag any photo.
I also love that family vault feature. You can share your photos with other family members by adding them to the Family Vault.
7. Prime Video
This is another well-used service of Amazon Prime in our household. Prime Video can be compared to Netflix. You have the ability to watch popular movies, shows, and originals to Prime-only series.
Another benefit to having Prime Video is the ability to purchase video subscriptions to channel. Some available channels are Showtime, Starz, HBO, PBS Masterpiece, and True Crime Files. Subscribing to these channels will require an additional charge.
I find though there is enough variety for our family that additional channels are not needed.
8. Prime Reading
Book worms rejoice! With this exclusive benefit to Prime Members, only you have the ability to ready over a thousand eBooks available for borrowing, at no extra cost.
You can keep up to ten eBooks at a time and there are no due dates. You can also borrow or purchase the Audible narration for many of these eBooks.
And with the Kindle App, you can read it from your desktop or laptop. Now you don’t need to have a Kindle to enjoy the benefits of one!
9. Amazon Prime Family
Previously known as Prime Mom. This program offers exclusive family-oriented, coupons, age-based recommendations, 20% off diaper subscriptions, and a 15% baby registry completion discount. You also receive the benefit of two-day Prime Shipping on top of these discounts.
You will need to create a profile for each of your children.