I’ve been talking about Amazon prime for a while but I’m going to cover the massive savings and benefits when you sign up for free with Amazon Prime in this article.
This article is just in the time for the Amazon Prime Day from July 10 – 11 (30 straight hours of epic deals)!
When Amazon Prime first came on the scene, I thought it was a bit excessive.
However, as they’ve expanded the program over the years, it has become a budget-friendly option for Amazon aficionados and newbies alike.
What is Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime is a paid membership program from Amazon, which provides a wide range of benefits for a yearly fee of $99 or $10.99/month).
If you buy hair, beauty, health, and other kinds of products from Amazon, this is a great deal for you.
15 Benefits of Amazon Prime Membership
1. Amazon Prime Offers a Free Trial
Amazon Prime offers a 30-day free trial during which you can cancel anytime before charges start.
Amazon will send you an email when your trial is about to expire so you can cancel in time. Learn more.
2. Free Two-Day Shipping
Amazon Prime offers free two-day shipping on all products. Sometimes, you may even get one-day shipping for some zip codes.
If you’re in a hurry to get that hair product you forgot to order on time, this is where you want to shop at.
3. Prime Pantry Benefits
The Prime Pantry offers a flat delivery fee of $5.99 to get all your household needs for the week or month up to 45 lbs per box!
Compared to the grocery store, that’s a huge cost saving in not just money but time as well. PJ heaven anyone? Learn more.
4. Share Prime Benefits With Your Household
You can share your Amazon Prime membership shipping benefits with up to 4 people at no extra cost as long as they live in the same location as you.
5. Unlimed Cloud Storage With Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime provides an unlimited cloud storage plan for photo files.
This is a great way to back up those precious personal and family pictures in case your device checks out on you without warning. Learn more.
6. Unlimed Video Streaming With Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime includes unlimited video streaming of most movies and TV shows for members in the US and Puerto Rico.
You can also subscribe to other streaming channels such as Showtime and Starz with Amazon Channels.
Subscription to these extra channels usually includes a 30-day free trial as well. Learn more.
7. Ad-Free Music Streaming With Amazon Prime
8. Early Access to Deals
You can get a jump on good deals with the lightning program. Product deals are offered to members up to 30 minutes before non-members.
9. Unlimited Access to Thousands of Books
If you love reading, Prime Reading is where it’s at. Unlimited access to thousands of books, magazines, comics, and other content.
This is a leg up on the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library, which you can use only if you have a Kindle. Learn more.
10. 6 Months Free for Students
Great news for students! Students get 6 months of free membership with limited benefits then full benefits after free membership expires.
They also get a 50% discount on membership fees as well as a $10 credit if they refer a fellow student. Learn more.
11. Alexa is Bae
Did you know Amazon has an intelligent virtual assistant known as Alexa? It allows you to make purchases via voice.
Alexa is capable of music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, and playing audiobooks.
She can also provide real-time information on weather, traffic, and news. Learn more about what Alexa can do.
12. Prime Store Card Rewards
With the Amazon Prime Store Card, you earn 5% cashback or 2% rewards on your spending.
13. Access to Amazon Outfit
Amazon Outfit offers free feedback on your outfit for the day.
The app prompts you to share a picture of yourself in two different outfits and you’ll get a response within a few minutes from an Amazon stylist.
14. Acces to Amazon Elements
Exclusive access to Amazon Elements, Amazon’s line of products ranging from household products to beauty products.
They also let you know where the product is from and what’s in it.
15. Free Gaming Content
If you’re into gaming, Twitch Prime provides free game content every month, exclusive discounts, pre-order games, and much more.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Prime Day was launched in 2015 and is an annual deals day exclusively for Prime members.
It’s one of the best days of the year to stock up on all your favorites and get free shipping and much more while you’re at it.
Amazon Prime day is usually for 24 hours but in 2017, they’ve tagged on an extra 6 hours giving members 30 hours to find and purchase the deals they want.
When is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day begins at 9 pm ET on Monday 10 July and ends at 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday 11 July.
When you sign up for Prime, you also get a free insider guide to get the most out of Prime Day and find special offers before Prime day.
Amazon Prime Cost
Amazon Prime memberships cost $99/year or $10.99/month. The first 30 days are free and you can cancel anytime from your memberships and subscriptions page in your account.
Students get the first 6 months free with limited access then unlimited access subsequently at a 50% discount annually.
You can also gift someone a Prime membership HERE.
How to Sign Up for Prime Membership
You need a free Amazon account to sign up for Prime.
If you don’t already have an account, it takes only a few minutes to create one. You can sign up and subscribe to Amazon Prime HERE.
If you don’t order much from Amazon, this might not be the best membership for you.
However, if you already spend less than $25 every time you order and order quite frequently, then Amazon Prime might be your best bet.