Amazon lover, but not yet an Amazon Prime member? It’s clear that Amazon is the retailer of all retailers, but beyond selling just about everything you can imagine, it offers lots of helpful services — all by way of Amazon Prime. Most people sign up for the free two-day shipping, but there’s SO MUCH more to get out of your membership! Here are 16 awesome perks of being an Amazon Prime member:
1. Get Only Two-Hour Delivery.
No seriously! It’s called Prime Now and only available in select locations. It might be the fastest way to grab last-minute essentials depending on the lines at your local grocery store. You could even have your items delivered in ONE hour for $7.99! Take advantage of this perk if you can!
2. Grocery Shop From Your Couch.
Prime Pantry is a fantastic service to try if you find yourself not having enough time to grocery shop. Oder food from the comfort of your own home and get it delivered straight to your door. Price of service cost $5.99 per 45-pound box, but you will have access to bonus items as a Prime member that the rest of the public doesn’t.
3. Get Whole Foods Delivered to Your Door.
If long lines at the grocery store after work isn’t your thing, Prime customers can now have certain Whole Foods groceries on Amazon delivered same-day or one-day shipping. Even better, select Whole Foods 365 products are now on Prime Now, a 2-hour delivery service available in select locations.
4. Get Cash Back at Whole Foods.
In a recent partnership with Chase Bank, Amazon announced that members with an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa will now receive 5% cash back on their grocery purchases at Whole Foods. Even sweeter, cardholders also get 5% cash back on all Amazon purchases, 2% cash back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% cash back on all other purchases. The best part: You can use your rewards to pay for Amazon purchases!
5. Get Reimbursed When Your Deliveries Are Late.
It’s no secret that the biggest attraction about Amazon is its two-day shipping, so it can be frustrating when your package doesn’t come on time. This is why Amazon introduced their late-delivery refund policy. You’ll receive a shipping refund and may even qualify for one free month of Amazon Prime if your package doesn’t arrive within the estimated time frame. Easily enough, just contact Amazon via email, phone, or live chat, and they’ll take care of the rest.
6. Get Rewards For Choosing No-Rush Shipping.
If you don’t need your package right away, there are some awesome perks for selecting free no-rush shipping at checkout. Amazon will give you a reward credit for giving them extra delivery time and have your package delivered within 6 business days. Your credit can be used towards eBooks, Amazon Instant Video movies, groceries on Prime Pantry, and more.
7. Shop Members-Only Discounts.
This is seriously an awesome perk of being a prime member! Get full access to exclusive products such as MyHabit, which is a website that offers discounts on designer clothing and home goods. And then there’s Amazon Elements, which is a line of highly rated items thanks to customer reviews. Even sweeter, Prime members get 30 minutes early access to Lightning Deals.
8. Watch Exclusive Binge-Worthy Shows.
Enjoy binge worthy shows on Prime Video, including Amazon originals like Transparent or The Grand Tour. Outside of watching exclusive television, subscribers can also watch movies and shows from other networks including HBO’s entire back catalog.
9. Read Unlimited Books For Free.
As a Prime member, you can read unlimited books, magazines, and comics using the Kindle app. You also have an array of free Kindle books to choose from and may even have early access to books before their release date.
10. Listen to Music Without Annoying Ads.
It’s no brainer that Amazon Prime beats out services like Spotify or Tidal when it comes to music. With a collection of 2 million songs and thousands of playlists, Music Prime gives you an endless selection. Even better, there’s no annoying ads you have to listen to. You can also sign up for Amazon Music Unlimited and stream over ten million songs on all your devices for just $7.99 ($9.99 for non-Prime users).
11. Get Deals on New Video Games.
For you obsessed gamers, you can get 20% off of new games if you order them when they’re still at the pre-order stage or within the first two weeks after they’re released. This is also a great gift idea.
12. Store Unlimited Photos.
Let’s be honest, your phone doesn’t have enough space for all the pics you want to keep. This is where Amazon’s cloud storage comes into place. Prime members can archive all of their photos on these servers for FREE! To top it off, there’s no limit. All you have to do is upload your pics through your web browser or your phone using their app.
13. Entertain Yourself From the Sky.
Frequent flyer? Prime members who fly JetBlue can watch their Amazon content during flights for free. Now that’s a sweet perk, especially on long flights.
14. Hire a Cleaning Service With Just a Click.
Need help deep cleaning your home? With just a click of a button, Amazon Home Services is on its way! Just select the service you need (handyman help, TV wall mounting, lawn mowing, you name it) and the best time for you, then an upfront price and appointment will appear. Purchase the service and you’re all set.
15. Try a Sample Before Purchasing a Full-Size Product.
Love trying out samples? Prime Samples allows you to purchase a sample for around $2 to $4, then if you like the item, the money you spent on the sample goes towards the full-size item. This is perfect if you’re not sure whether to take the risk or not!
16. Trade-In Items For a Gift Card or Discounts.
Want that Amazon item, but don’t have the money? In exchange for thousands of eligible items (video games, Kindle E-readers, books, cell phones, and more) Amazon will send you a gift card. Just go online to see if your item is eligible and what you’ll get in return. Even sweeter, you’ll get a free pre-paid shipping label to send in your item. The gift card can also be used as a gift!
Shall I say more!? Amazon Prime continues to outdo itself and it’s only going to get better!