Are you wondering if it’s worth it to get Amazon Prime or not? Other people may think it’s great, but how do you know if it’s worth it for you? Come see 10 of the best benefits of Amazon Prime!
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You’ve heard about Amazon Prime being a really great deal, but you aren’t really sure if it’s a good deal for you. Especially when you have to pay for it for a whole year in advance! Sometimes it’s hard to know if a yearly subscription to something is really worth it or not.
I love saving money, so when I heard about Amazon Prime, I thought it sounded like a pretty good deal. However, I wanted to make sure that the savings were really worth the yearly price. So, I did lots of calculations on how much I would save versus the yearly subscription. I found out it’s definitely worth it for us. So, here are 10 of the best benefits of Amazon Prime that I found!
1. Free Shipping is one of the great benefits of Amazon Prime.
This one benefit alone is worth the price of the yearly subscription to Amazon Prime! Shipping usually costs $3 or more, sometimes lots more! If you’re like our family, we order something from Amazon every week or two. Sometimes, depending on the time of the year, it can be every day! The cost of shipping would quickly add up, but with Amazon Prime, your shipping is free!
Also, the free shipping is fast! There are over 100 million items available on Amazon that arrive two business days after they ship.
There are over 3 million available items that offer free same-day delivery or one-day delivery!
In certain U.S. cities, there is even free 2-hour delivery on some daily essentials and groceries!
If your kids want the latest video game, but it’s not out yet, you can get that shipped for free too! They have free release-date delivery for eligible pre-order items.
They have even come out with free key in-car and in-home delivery! If it’s available where you live, they can deliver items to inside your car or home for free! That way you don’t have to worry about the security of your packages even if you’re not there when the items are delivered.
2. Prime reading is one of my favorite benefits of Amazon Prime.
This is one of my favorite benefits! I absolutely love to read, and buying books can cost a fortune! It’s amazing how expensive books can be. I know you’re telling me I can just get them for free at the library, but the book selection there can be very limited. In fact, I read all of the Christian fiction books that our library has! So, I had to break down and get a Kindle, but it has been well worth it!
Every day, I have a list of books emailed to me. I chose a few different categories of books I’m interested in, and I get a list in my email every day. Usually on that list, is at least one free book available with Amazon Prime. I haven’t run out of books to read on my Kindle yet!
Also, you can just search for books on Amazon, and there’s tons of free ones available in every genre.
There are even magazines you can read for free! Magazine subscriptions can quickly add up, if you’re like me and read several of them. You can read them for free with Amazon Prime!
If you prefer audible books, there’s plenty of those to choose from too!
You can also get early access to editors’ picks at exclusive prices. You can choose one free Kindle book each month. Also, hardcover books are available for $9.99 or less!
3. Prime Music for all of you music lovers!
There are over 2 million hand-curated songs included with Amazon Prime. With that many songs, there has to be something for everyone! I don’t even think anyone would ever run out of music to listen to either.
There are lots of playlists and stations you can choose from. You can also search by album, artist, song, and genre. There are “50 best” for the different genres. You can even make your own playlist. It keeps track of what you recently played so if you really like something and want to listen to it again, it’s right there for you.
Across the top of the Amazon music section are various themes. There are songs that go with the “Big Game,” “Black History Month,” “Artists on the Rise,” and “Amazon originals,” just to name a few.
It’s really easy to use too! Once you find what you want to listen to, you just hit play, and the music starts playing. For example, under “Popular Playlists,” I found “Christian Music for Work.” I just hit play, and a beautiful song started playing on my computer.
You can also listen to all of these really easily on your Alexa or Echo devices.
Another one of the great benefits of Amazon Prime!
4. Prime Video for everyone in the family.
You can watch movies, tv, documentaries, original series, original kids series, sports, movies for kids & families, even foreign movies. Within each of these categories, are tons of sub-categories. For example, there are lots of different kinds of movies to watch: popular, recently added, top rated, box office hits, trending, romance, action adventure, comedy, and the list goes on!
There’s even sections for baby and kids, educational kids, top tv for kids and family.
So, no matter who’s in your family and no matter what kinds of movies or shows anyone likes to watch, there are plenty of choices with Amazon Prime! All of them are free with your membership. It’s just amazing how many choices there are! As I scrolled down to check them out, I thought I’d never get to the bottom of the list. You should never run out of things to watch!
5. Twitch Prime is one of the great benefits of Amazon Prime.
In case you’re like me and have no idea what Twitch is, I asked my 12 year old son. He said it’s a streaming service, mostly for video games. So, if you have a pre-teen, teen, or young adult in your house, this is a great benefit for them!
You can connect your Twitch account for free, and your teens can also connect their Twitch account for free.
You get free games with Prime and there are new games every month. Some of the games shown right now are Final Fantasy XIV, Runescape, and Warframe.
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6. Amazon photos for all of your pictures.
Here’s what it says on their website: “Amazon Photos offers unlimited full-resolution online photo storage, and 5 GB free video storage, to Prime members, who can save and share their photos on desktop, mobile, and tablet. Share unlimited photo storage with up to 5 people. Share photos with anybody, Prime member or not, with Groups.
With the Amazon Photos mobile and web apps, photo backup has never been easier. Use the iOS or Android mobile apps to auto-save your photos, then safely delete them from your phone to free up space on your device.
Upload photos from your desktop computer, and store them all safely with the Amazon Photos desktop app. Access your photos and videos anywhere, across desktop, mobile, and tablet.”
One thing we like to do when our parents come over to visit is to share our photos with them on the tv. It’s much easier for them to see all of the recent pictures we took on the big screen, rather than trying to share the little pictures on our phones. You can do this with Amazon Prime and the Fire tv. This is another one of the great benefits of Amazon Prime!
7. Your whole household can share in the benefits of Amazon Prime.
You can share prime benefits and digital content at no extra cost.
Two adults in a household can share digital content and prime benefits.
Teen, ages 13 – 17, have their own logins that allow them to shop on their own and parents approve the order with a simple text. Teens may also access certain Prime benefits. One of them is the Twitch Prime that I mentioned in #5.
Parents can add children, 12 and under, to a Household to manage parental controls on Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers and Fire TV through Kindle FreeTime. You can personalize each child’s experience by selecting what content they are able to see, and set educational goals and time limits. Children can access digital content that their parent allows on their child’s device, but are not enabled to shop.
You can also share these Prime benefits:
- Free Prime Delivery benefits
- Streaming access to Prime Video
- Free books with Prime Reading
- Earn 2% rewards on Prime Reload
- Prime Photos and album sharing
- Free books with Amazon First Reads
- Unlimited listening on Audible Channels
- Early access to Amazon Lightning Deals
You can share this digital content:
- Share eBooks, audiobooks, apps and games on your Kindle and other Amazon devices and media apps
- Access digital content from both adult accounts and share with up to four child profiles
8. Amazon Prime is affordable to students.
College students can get a 6 month trial of Amazon Prime for free! After that, it’s available at a really affordable price.
With this, students can get fast, FREE Shipping on over 100 million items, stream thousands of TV shows and movies, and get exclusive college deals.
Prime Student works with hundreds of vendors to find great deals just for students. Whether you are headed to college yourself, have a child going to college, or are looking for the perfect gift for a college student, they have you covered. From laptops and video games to study snacks and office supplies, you’ll find it on Amazon.
9. Amazon Prime is affordable even if you’re on a low income.
EBT and Medicaid cardholders get a discount on Amazon Prime!
As an Amazon Prime member, you receive a free 30-day trial that includes Free Two-Day Shipping on over 100 million items, exclusive shopping deals, and discounts on diapers and baby food. With Prime, you get access to thousands of movies, TV shows, and music to stream online or download for offline, plus unlimited access to over a thousand top Kindle books, and more!
After your trial ends, customers who verify with a valid EBT or Medicaid card receive access to all Prime benefits, discounted to just $5.99 per month. Join now!
10. A 30 day free trial is one of the great benefits of Amazon Prime.
Now that you know all of these great benefits of Amazon Prime, maybe you’re still not convinced it’s right for you. That’s okay, because the great thing is, they offer a 30 day free trial!
So, you still get all of the great benefits I mentioned above, however you get to try it out for free for 30 days! I know I like to try things before I buy them, so this is a great way to do that.
You can try all of the benefits of free and fast shipping, prime reading, music, Twitch, videos and photos. You can share it with your household so everyone has a chance to check it out and see what they think.
After that, if you found out that you really are going to save a lot of money by using Amazon Prime, then go ahead and continue your service. I know my family and I love it, and I hope your family will too!
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