Amazon Prime is known mainly for its “Free” 2-Day Shipping but that’s just a small portion of what Amazon Prime gives you with a membership. We listed eight other benefits that come with your Amazon Prime Membership that you may not be aware of or have forgotten about. You can also get Amazon Prime free with some credit cards if you’re not already a member. You can sign-up for Amazon Prime here free for 3 months as a student and 1 month trial for everyone else. Check these great benefits you can score out of a Prime membership and note that you can get 5% back on Amazon purchases with this card for the next few months.
1. Prime Music
We realize that Apple Music just made it’s big debut but Amazon has their own version that comes included with Prime. Why pay for Tidal, Spotify or Pandora when you can get unlimited, ad-free access to Amazon Prime Playlists and over a million songs. You can also download songs to play them offline.
2. Prime Instant Video
Amazon has a great alternative to Netflix and Hulu with their video streaming service. You can stream tons of free movies and TV shows as a Prime member. Amazon Prime can be streamed to your tablet, mobile device, browser, or video game console.
3. Prime Photos
With Amazon Prime Photos, you get unlimited storage for your photos via the Amazon Cloud Drive. In addition, you also get an extra 5GB of Cloud Storage for various files including videos, music, and things such as word documents.
4. Prime Pantry
With prime you are able to get all of your grocery, household, and pet care shopping done online and delivered to your doorstep. The delivery fee is a flat $5.99 for each order but you can purchase as much you can fit in a box.
5. Prime Early Access
Get deals ahead of everyone with Prime Early Access where you get to view Lightning Deals on Amazon.com and MyHabit.com a FULL 30 minutes before everyone else. These are offers that are limited on supplies so its great to get ahead of the line.
6. Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
For Kindle e-reader, Fire tablet, or Fire phone owners, you can borrow one book a month from the Lending Library. The available titles change every month so it’s best to keep an eye on the available titles. In addition, members are eligible for the Kindle First program, giving you a free “editors pick” book every month on top of your free book a month.
7. Amazon Mom
For parents and caretakers, Amazon Mom is a free program for Prime members. This program allows you to save on subscriptions like baby wipes and food. You also get a 20% discount on diaper subscriptions.
8. Membership Sharing
Amazon Prime Members are allowed to invite up to four people to share the Free 2-Day Shipping benefits for free. You can also share the other valuable prime benefits (Instant Video, Music) with one other person as long as they’re set as an “Adult” within your Amazon Household.
How do I Share My Amazon Prime Membership with Others?
Amazon Prime’s free 2-day shipping changes your life so much that you start feeling bad for your loved ones waiting out standard shipments. All you have to do is head over to Amazon account settings and give up to four “household members” free Prime shipping. Head to “Your Account” (after signed in) then “Manage Prime Membership.” There you’ll see your Prime membership status, but scroll down a bit towards the bottom of the benefits and look for “Invite a household member.”
All you then need to do is provide a name, email address, relation, and a birthday for each member. Make sure they know your birthday to sign up. The great thing about it is that there’s no real “household” requirement so invite your entire “family”. This Prime sharing only extends the free 2-day shipping and will not include the Prime video or Kindle book benefits and also not that Amazon Prime student accounts cannot share their shipping benefits.
Subscriptions to Amazon Prime only cost $99 per year and they offer tons of benefits as you can see above. Walmart is getting in the Free shipping game among other retailers trying to compete so look out for some great deals and hopefully more credit card offers or offers from AT&T cable with Prime included.