If you’re worried that an Amazon Prime membership is an unnecessary expense, fret no more. After just a few purchases it can pay for itself. Add the many other Prime benefits to the significant savings on shipping and you can get the maximum benefit from your membership.
Amazon’s Two-Day shipping is one of the most well-known benefits to its customers, which is helpful for those who frequently make small orders. Need a new phone case, a book to read, or a bottle of specialty barbeque sauce? Prime members aren’t dinged for making purchases of single items totaling less than $25 and have the option of expedited shipping for no extra fee. While Super Saver shipping is always available at no charge for orders greater than $25, it can take 5-10 business days to receive your order. Prime users are at an advantage here.
Check for exclusive sales for Amazon Prime Members along with Amazon Coupons & Promo Codes
One largely unsung benefit to Amazon Prime is the use of their video and music streaming services. Another popular video streaming service charges $7.99/month, which totals $95.98 for the year. If you enjoy streaming TV shows and movies via Prime, use your Prime shipping benefit only once and you’ll have made your membership fee worthwhile. Prime Video includes popular shows from HBO, Nickelodeon, USA, Cinemax, and PBS, as well as popular movies and children’s entertainment. Download the Amazon Video app on your streaming device and have nearly unlimited choices at your disposal.
Music streaming can get pricey, too. One popular streaming service charges $9.99/month totaling $119.18 for a year of premium music. While that is a justifiable expense for some, Prime Music offers unlimited ad-free listening of over a million songs and hundreds of expertly designed playlists. Download an app to your phone and your gym playlist is available in seconds. Using Amazon’s music and video streaming services could mean a savings of $215.16 per year.
Additional Prime benefits worth considering:
- Free photo storage: Amazon gives Prime members free unlimited photo storage in the Amazon Cloud Drive along with 5G of additional storage for other items like videos and music.
- Kindle Lending Library: If you own a Kindle e-reader, Fire tablet, or Fire phone, you can borrow one ebook per month from the Lending Library.
- Amazon Mom: If you’re a parent, these benefits can add up quickly. Subscribe and save on diapers (select brands are eligible for a 20% discount) and wipes along with other parenting necessities and combine with your shipping benefit for maximum savings.
- Amazon Student: Students are eligible for a six-month free trial and can use their free Two-Day shipping to order textbooks and school supplies.