Amazon Prime membership is primarily known for its free-shipping perk. For the cost of a $119 annual membership, you get to enjoy free two-day shipping on any Amazon purchase.
But there are number of other Amazon Prime benefits that can save you money. Here are some of the best little-known Prime perks that you’ll want to start using:
1. Digital Entertainment
Prime Video is Amazon’s streaming service that comes free with Prime membership. You can enjoy excellent original programming—which has received several Emmy nods—along with a full library of free television and movies.
Prime membership also entitles you to use Prime Music for free. This ad-free streaming music library has over 2 million songs that you can play through any device, including your Echo Dot. You also have the option to upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited which has a library of 50 million songs. The upgrade only costs $0.99 per month for the first four months, and then goes up to $7.99 per month thereafter. This is less than the $9.99 per month you might be paying for ad-free streaming elsewhere.
Finally, Prime Members also have access bonus games, exclusive in-game content, and a channel subscription every month with the video game streaming service Twitch.tv. Gamers with a Prime membership can also enjoy 20% off new-release video games if you pre-order or buy within two weeks of initial release.
2. Free Reading Material
Included with membership is Prime Reading, an entire library of books, magazines, and periodicals that you can access on a Kindle or through the Kindle app. In addition, many of the books include Audible narration for free, which means you can switch seamlessly between reading and listening on your device.
Your Prime membership also nets you six months of free access to The Washington Post, and your subscription only costs $3.99 per month after the free trial ends.
3. Photo Storage
Prime membership gives you access to unlimited photo storage via Prime Photos. Even better, you can add up to five family members to your account. When you download the Prime Photo app, any pictures you take will be immediately saved in the Prime Vault. Prime Photo also provides you with 5GB of Cloud storage for videos, music, and other files.
4. No-Rush Shipping Perks
As a Prime Member, you have the option of choosing no-rush shipping for orders that are not urgent, which earns you a credit of up to $5 to use for ebooks, digital entertainment, or Prime Pantry.
5. Earn Money When You Reload Gift Cards
Prime members earn 2% back whenever they reload a gift card of $100 or more. In addition, Amazon offers one-time bonuses of up to $10 back to Prime members who reload a gift card for the first time.
Know Your Prime Perks
Your Prime membership can save you money in so many ways. Make sure you’re taking full advantage of all the benefits offered to you.
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