You’re probably familiar with that fascinating commercial of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Prime already. If you paid attention to the lyrics of that catchy jingle, you’ll know that Amazon Prime has more things to offer than the free two-day shipping. This post should give you an idea of the other benefits you can enjoy if you sign up for this amazing service. Knowing these perks would really justify the $99 subscription cost for Amazon Prime.
In case the delivery took longer than the two day-period, Amazon will give you an extra free month of subscription to Amazon Prime. You just need to get in touch with them to request it.
If you tell Amazon that you are not in a rush to receive your order in two days, you will be entitled to an incentive in the form of a digital credit. You can use this to purchase movies, MP3, eBooks, or as credit for a Prime Pantry order.
Flat-fee Grocery Delivery
Speaking of the Prime Pantry, everyone should know this cool feature. This allows Amazon Prime members to order their grocery needs and have it delivered to their homes. The flat rate is set at $5.99 and you can order different household, cooking, and even pet care items. Your orders will be placed in a single virtual Pantry box then delivered to you within four business days. Because of air shipping regulations, only ground shipments are available. Prime Pantry is also available only within the adjacent United States. PO Boxes and Amazon Lockers cannot be used as addresses for delivery.
Sharing of Prime Membership
Up to four people can enjoy your shipping benefits even if you don’t give them access to your account. However, these people must have the same address as you. You can send an invite to a member of your household by providing their names, birthdays, and email address. Once they accept the invite, they need to enter your birthday for confirmation.
Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage
This is one of the most useful advantages of the Prime membership. You can save all the photos you want on Amazon Drive. You can use your phone or computer to add the pictures then use any device to access it. The Amazon Photos app may also be used as an automated backup storage to increase the memory space on your mobile device. The quality of your photos will not be changed.
You have a free and unlimited photo storage plan because of Prime Photos. Nevertheless, your photos have to be smaller than 2GB. Note also that the formats should be in JPEG, PNG, BMP, or TIFF. It should in RAW formats for Sony (ARW), Nikon (NEF), and Canon (CR2) cameras.
Aside from this, all Amazon customers have a 5GB of free data storage in their Cloud Drive. You can save anything here such as photos, videos, MP3, documents, or any other files you have.
Streaming of Movies, Music, and TV Shows
Subscribers get free access to Amazon Video to watch movies and TV shows. There’s also the Prime Music where you can stream songs with unlimited skips. It’s ad-free too so you won’t get bothered while listening to your favorite songs. If you don’t like the selection in the Prime Playlist, you can even create your own.
Free Rental of Kindle eBooks
Prime members who own a Kindle e-Reader, Fire Tablet, or Fire Phone can rent eBooks for free from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. You can choose from the wide array of book selection available in this digital library. There are no due dates so it’s ok if you need a few months to finish a book. However, you can only borrow one book per calendar month. If you rented a book, you need to return it before you can borrow another one. In addition, there is the Kindle First program. This allows Prime members to download one free eBook per month.
Discounts and Promos
As Prime members, you get early access to Amazon’s Lightning Deals. You see the promos 30-minutes ahead of others so you can get amazing deals that usually sell out fast. When it comes to discounts, you get 20% off specific items from the Amazon Family. For household items, get 15% off through the Subscribe and Save feature of Amazon. Plus, you get access to coupons that are exclusive to Prime members.
Super Rush with Prime Now
Amazon offers free 2-hour delivery in select zip codes for Prime subscribers. You can pick from over 10,000 products such as household and kitchen goods. The list also includes toiletries and food products. For the techies out there, you’ll be happy to know Prime Now also includes video games and gadget accessories.