By now you’ve probably heard of the program Amazon Offers – Amazon Prime. On the surface it feels like Amazon is just trying to collect additional revenue, but there’s actually much much more to it than that. If you’re a frequent online shopper this is a program I highly recommend taking advantage of. Up next I’m going to briefly explain the benefits and practical uses of your Amazon Prime Membership so you can utilize it to its’ fullest potential.
A great aspect to this program is you can receive a Free 30 Day Amazon Prime Trial, a great way for you to test drive the service and see if it’s truly for you – especially before purchasing the annual membership.
One of the first things Amazon did when introducing Prime was allowing you to purchase items from their warehouses which would offerFree Two-Day Delivery. On top of this you had the option with most items that were Prime eligible to be shipped overnight for only $3.99 extra. This alone can save you hundreds of dollars a year (or a month if you’re like me) which pays for itself after the first or second order.
Amazon has been working hard since the birth of Prime to make the service bigger and better. Now as a Prime Member there are many items out there which allow same delivery if purchased early enough in the day. I have tested the Same-Day Prime service twice, my first order was a single FireTV Stick which arrived at about 6:30PM (ordered at 11:30AM) and the second order was for two FireTVs which was purchased the night before and arrived just before 9 A.M – it had actually left the seller facility at 2:24 A.M. Not bad!
This is actually a pretty amazing service. For one flat rate of $5.99 you’re able to fill up a box with a huge selection of food items. Many of the items are close to wholesale. If you know you’re in need of a particular item you can toss it in your cart and have it shipped to your door. This is an excellent way to save money on many food, pet, and household items. I’ve personally tested the service by ordering a 12 Pack of 16 Ounce cans of Surge! and a box of Slim Jims. And yes, the soda tastes exactly like it used to! Thank you Amazon for making this happen!
If you remember the soda back in the day then this is a must have when you start your free trial!
An often overlooked advantage to Amazon Prime is its’ music service. At first there wasn’t much of a selection but they have made some massive overhauls to their selections. There are many pre-made playlists at your disposal or you can create your own. The service allows unlimited ad-free streaming with over a million songs – including offline playback.
Below you will find a list of all the other advantages of Amazon Prime. As you can tell many of these services, depending upon usage, will allow your membership to pay for itself!
Prime Video: Unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for paid or free trial members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Video.
Prime Photos: Secure unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive. You also get an additional 5GB for everything else!
For more information, go to About Prime Photos.
Amazon Elements: Access to Amazon Elements products, Amazon’s own line of everyday essentials. This is a new idea which mainly is focusing on baby products and the like, BUT if you click the link you’ll be eligible for 50% off your first order!
Amazon Dash for Prime: Never run out of your favorite products with Amazon Dash Button. I have yet to use this myself, but it allows you to order “buttons” you can place under your home, near your toilet, under the sink, etc and it allows you to just tap a button and it adds a new order of your choice to be shipped to your house. If anyone has tried this let me know! I will be getting in on this pretty soon.
For more information, go to Amazon Dash Button.
Prime Early Access: Get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com. For more information, go to About Prime Early Access.
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library: access to members in the U.S. For more information, go to Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
Kindle First: Early access for members in the U.S. to download a new book for free every month from the Kindle First picks. For more information, go to Kindle First.
Deals and Discounts, Compliments of Amazon Family: These include 20% off diapers through Subscribe & Save and 15% off eligible products from your baby registry. For more information go to Get 20% off Diaper Subscriptions or About the Completion Discount.
Prime Exclusive Savings in Video Games: Members in the U.S. save 20% on new release physical video games during pre-order through two weeks after launch. For more information, go to Prime Exclusive Savings in Video Games.
Prime Now: Get FREE two-hour delivery or scheduled delivery on over 10,000 items, from groceries to electronics and more. Plus, get free delivery from your favorite local stores. Available in eligible zip codes only. For more information go to Prime Now.
Restaurant Delivery: Get FREE one-hour delivery from popular restaurants with Prime Now. Available in eligible zip codes only. For more information, go to Prime Now.
There it is, the full list of available services as soon as you’re an Amazon Prime member!
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