Been Contemplating an Amazon Prime membership?!
If you’re an online shopper, you likely know that Amazon Prime members can score FREE 2-day shipping, right? But did you know that there are dozens of other benefits that are exclusive to Prime members? I’ve been a Prime member for years, and some of these benefits were new to me!
SO if you’re looking to score Amazon Prime benefits for your last minute holiday shopping, NOW is the perfect time to sign up for a completely FREE 30-day trial of Amazon Prime! YEP – if you’re wondering if the $99 price tag is worth it, you can test it out for an entire month risk-free!
If you’d rather, Amazon Prime is now offering the option to pay just $10.99 monthly for full Prime benefits OR $8.99/month for Prime Video. Also, Amazon Prime is only $5.99/month for qualifying customers in select U.S. government assistance programs, such as holders of the EBT card.
Check Out THESE Irresistible Amazon Prime Benefits:
1.) FAST 2-Day Prime Shipping
One of my favorite benefits of all (especially for last minute shopping!) is that you can score FREE 2-Day Shipping on over 50 million items! Get unlimited deliveries with NO minimum order size!
2.) Prime Now Service
So you may know that an Amazon Prime membership comes with FREE 2-day shipping, but did you know that in select areas you can get essentials and groceries in two hours for with Prime Now?
Prime Now offers thousands of items across dozens of categories, including household items, groceries, electronics, gifts, seasonal items, and more! Plus, get restaurant and local store delivery in select cities – with restaurant orders delivered within 1 hour of the time you place your order!
Just go here and enter your zip code, shop Prime Now, and add items to your cart. Checkout using your existing Amazon Prime account and their local couriers will deliver to you!
3.) Free Same-Day & One-Day Shipping
Even if your item isn’t available for FREE 2-hour shipping, you may be able to take advantage of FREE same-day or one-day shipping. Same-day shipping and One-day shipping is available in nearly 5,000 cities and towns, and you can expect to receive your order by 9PM local time.
Note that you must add at least $35 of qualifying Same-Day-eligible or One-Day-eligible products to your shopping cart (only items with the Same-Day or One-Day icon count towards the $35 minimum). Be sure to order in the morning for the fastest delivery!
- Same-Day Delivery: Orders placed in the morning, typically before noon, are delivered today.
- One-Day Shipping: Orders placed by the afternoon arrive the next day.
4.) FREE Release-Date Delivery
Wanting to receive a pre-order item on the day it releases and not have to fight the crowds or risk an item being sold out (such as popular video games, books, music, movies, & more)?
Amazon Prime members can score FREE release-date delivery for eligible pre-order items when selecting two-day shipping at checkout, delivered to qualifying zip codes within the continental U.S. Note that some carriers make deliveries to residential addresses as late as 7PM.
5.) Amazon Key In-Home Delivery
Now Amazon Prime members in select cities can get Amazon packages delivered securely inside your home with Amazon Key In-Home Delivery – even when you’re not home!
Amazon Key enables in-home delivery and lets customers allow trusted people (like their Amazon delivery person, house cleaner, dog walker or friends) into their home. Customers who purchase and install the Amazon Key In-Home Kit can take advantage of in-home delivery at no extra charge.
Note that in order to enable Amazon Key In-Home Delivery at your home, you’ll need to set up an Amazon Key In-Home Kit, which includes a compatible smart lock, a home monitoring camera, and the Amazon Key App to manage in-home delivery and guest access.
6.) Early Access to Deals
Snag deals before they sell out! Prime Early Access is a feature that gives Prime members 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com. Prime Early Access Lightning Deals will say “Prime Early Access” when advertised on pages other than the product detail page.
7.) Amazon Household
With Amazon Household, you can share digital content and many features of your Prime membership with another adult, teen or child in your home. Both adults share select Prime Benefits, digital content using Family Library, and can manage the profiles of teens and children in the Household. Teens in the household can share select Prime benefits too.
Amazon Household can contain up to TEN members:
- Two adults (ages 18 and over) , each with their own Amazon account.
- Up to four teen profiles (available for ages 13 through 17) , which allow teens to have their own Amazon login to shop or stream content while still keeping their parents informed.
- Up to four child profiles (suggested for ages 12 and under), which can be used on Amazon experiences geared towards children like Amazon FreeTime; child profiles are not enabled to shop on Amazon.
8.) Amazon Family
A godsend for parents, Amazon Family gives Prime members 20% off of diapers, baby food and more whenever you use Subscribe & Save (must subscribe to 5 or more products arriving on the same recurring delivery day to the same address), up to 15% off other Subscribe & Save eligible products, a 15% discount on Amazon Baby Registry completion, exclusive coupons and more!
9.) Baby Registry Perks
Speaking of the Amazon Baby Registry, did you know about all of these perks below?
If you’re expecting or know someone who is, head on over to Amazon to create a FREE Amazon Baby Registry. You’ll be able to easily add products to your registry, making it simple for friends and family members to shop for you.
- FREE welcome box filled with goodies for your little one! To receive your welcome box (valued at up to $35), create a baby registry and follow the steps required to receive the box. You’ll need to complete jumpstart (a list of categories you have to add), plus you will need to have $10 worth of items purchased from your registry.
- 15% off completion discount 60 days before Baby’s Arrival Date to help with remaining registry items (or a 10% completion discount if you’re not an Amazon Family Member).
- FREE 90-day returns on Baby Store purchases
- Ability to add products to the registry from any website
- Access to rotating limited-time offers (such as a FREE Parenting ebook, $10 off Prime Now, 15% off Amazon Prints, etc.)
10.) Prime Video and Add-On Subscriptions
You may be familiar with Amazon’s video-streaming service, which offers instant access to thousands of available movies and TV shows at no additional cost! Watch Amazon Original Series like Golden Globe-winning Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, and Goliath, Emmy-winning Man in the High Castle, or exciting and wildly popular The Grand Tour.
BUT did you know that for an extra fee you can add subscriptions to Showtime, Starz, and curated channels for more specific content, like History Channel’s Vault, Lifetime Movie Club, & Smithsonian Earth? Stream on select Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, tablets, and Android devices or you can even download selected titles on your compatible mobile devices to watch offline, which is a first for any major digital streaming service.
11.) Twitch Prime – Exclusive Savings on Video Games
Got gamers in the family? With Twitch Prime, Amazon Prime members get exclusive discounts on physical games pre-orders and new releases. Twitch users who link their Amazon Prime account get ad-free viewing on Twitch, a FREE Twitch channel subscription every month, exclusive access to FREE in-game content every month, plus surprises and exclusives.
Plus, teens can enjoy the benefits of Twitch like FREE game loot every month and ad-free viewing by setting up their own login and connecting to their parents’ account!
12.) No-Rush Shipping Credit
Patience is a virtue, and Amazon will reward you for it. If you don’t need your item quickly, choose “No-Rush Shipping” at checkout and you’ll receive a promotional credit toward a future purchase. There are specific limits on what you can use the credit for, depending on what you bought, but you can snag a credit for each order you give Amazon extra time to fulfill.
13.) Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage
Are you always maxing out the photo storage on your devices? Prime Photos offers FREE online photo storage to Prime members, who can save and share unlimited photos on desktop, mobile, and tablet. Share unlimited photo storage with up to 5 people, and collect photos together in the Prime Photos Family Vault.
With the Prime Photos mobile and web apps, you can 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 safely all in Prime Photos web app. Plus, you can access your content anywhere, across desktop, mobile, and tablet!
14.) Prime Music
Rocking out while you’re cleaning the house or going for a jog requires good ad-free music! Prime Music offers unlimited, ad-free access to thousands of songs, playlists, and even entire albums.
Plus, Prime members can get a discounted Amazon Music Unlimited monthly plan and there is an annual plan for $149/year available exclusively to Prime members. With Amazon Music Unlimited, you can listen to any song, anytime, anywhere, on all of your devices – smartphone, tablet, PC/Mac, Fire TV, and Alexa-enabled devices like Amazon Echo.
15.) FREE Kindle eBooks and Kindle First
Here are a few awesome features for the bookworms out there!
If you own a Kindle device, you’ll have access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library with hundreds of thousands of eBooks that you can borrow for FREE, with no return due dates or late fees. And with Kindle First, Prime members can download one FREE eBook per month and read it in advance of its release date from a selection of Editor’s Picks (no Kindle device necessary)!
- Audible Channels for Prime: Get access to Audible Channels, a $60/year value, for FREE. Audible Channels includes unlimited listening to original audio series and playlists handcrafted for every interest.
- Prime Reading: You can borrow books, magazines, and more from the Prime Reading catalog and read them on your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or the Kindle reading apps for iOS and Android. Plus, Prime Reading books include books with Audible narration!
16.) Prime Pantry
Want to make fewer trips to the grocery store? For a flat delivery fee of $5.99 per box, Prime Pantry will have grocery, household, and pet care items shipped anywhere in the contiguous United States. Save even more with exclusive coupons and weekly deals when you buy certain items!
Plus, Amazon Prime members are often offered $5.99 Prime Pantry shipping credits when they opt for no-rush shipping at checkout!
17.) AmazonFresh Grocery Delivery
AmazonFresh is a grocery delivery and pickup service available exclusively to Prime members in select cities for an additional monthly membership fee of $14.99. Prime members in select cities can shop for organic groceries, everyday essentials, favorites from local shops and restaurants (such as Whole Foods Market!), and more with AmazonFresh.
AmazonFresh offers attended delivery and unattended delivery, with pickup options in select cities (does not deliver to dorms).
18.) Dash Buttons
The Amazon Dash Button makes ordering easy. The Dash Button, exclusive to Prime Members, is a Wi-Fi connected device that reorders your favorite product (which you select during the set-up process) with the simple press of a button. When you’re running low, just press the Dash Button to trigger a new shipment – ensuring you never run out of your essentials again.
The Dash Button is FREE after your first press – buy it for $4.99 shipped & receive a $4.99 credit on your first order placed through the button. There are also occasional promos on the Dash Button.
Have a sweet tooth or like surprises? Check out how you can order a Surprise Sweets Dash Button to have a box, filled with small-batch treats made by artisans from across the country using only fresh ingredients, delivered straight to your door for around $13 shipped! Yum!
19.) Wedding Registry Perks
Getting married? A one-time 20% discount (or 10% for non-Prime members), compliments of Amazon Prime, is offered on select items from your registry 90 days after your event date.
Amazon Wedding Registry offers the world’s largest selection of unique items, from flatware to flat-screens, and you can even add items from other websites using their universal button. You’ll also have up to 180 days to return most items from you registry. Plus, whenever your guests purchase registry items from select brands, you’ll get a FREE gift!
20.) College Student Benefits
Did you know that college students can score a FREE 6-month Amazon Prime membership?! This FREE Membership will give you FREE 2-Day shipping on millions of items, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, FREE Kindle books to borrow, FREE unlimited photo storage & exclusive offers and discounts! After your free trial, you’ll get 50% off your membership fee!
Written by Mary for Hip2Save. Mary is a proud mom to 3 kids in Austin, TX, who thrives off Jesus, running long distance, bargain shopping, warm Texas weather, a yummy latte…and a little Candy Crush from time to time. She also loves quality time with family & friends and sharing great deals with others.