More than 200 million people subscribe to Amazon Prime worldwide which means a lot of people think it is worth the cost – $14.99 per month plus taxes or $139 per year plus taxes.
Here are some ways to get the most from a Prime membership:
GET THE STUFF YOU WANT ON THE SAME DAY
You can click this link to see if your zip code qualifies for same-day delivery on millions of items. This service is available without a Prime membership, but at a cost of $9.99 per order, the charges can add up quickly. It’s free for Prime members on qualifying orders over $25.00.
REDO YOUR WARDROBE WITHOUT ENTERING A BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORE
Prime Wardrobe allows you to pick a minimum of three, but not more than eight items (that have the Prime Wardrobe logo) and have them shipped for free and at no charge to you. Your choices come in a resealable box or bag with a prepaid return label. You have seven days to try them on. Keep what you want (you will be charged, of course) and return what you don’t.
SAVE BIG BUCKS ON PRIME DAY
A 48-hour retail holiday designed specifically for Prime members, with prices slashed on hundreds of items on the site. Traditionally, Prime Day takes place in July. The best strategy is to identify items you really want and be ready to act if it is one of the featured sale items.
HAVE FRESH FOOD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Amazon Fresh is now free to use with a Prime membership. It lets you avoid the lack of social distancing in many grocery store aisles and checkout lines. If your order total is more than $35.00, you just pick a delivery window within an hour. If your order is less than 35.00, your delivery window is 30 minutes.
LEVERAGE YOUR AMAZON AND WHOLE FOODS MARKET PURCHASES
The Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card gets you:
- 5% back on purchases at Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market (with Prime membership)
- 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores
- 1% back on all other purchases.
- You will get a $100.00 Amazon.com gift card instantly upon approval, and you can redeem your points on Amazon as well as for cash back, gift cards, and travel.
Prime Video enables you to stream a large catalog of movies and TV shows for free, including Amazon Originals content, and rent the latest releases for low prices. Prime Music lets you listen to 2 million songs ad-free and on-demand. That library expands to 90 million tunes if you subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited ($8.99 per month plus taxes for new subscribers). Prime Gaming offers in-game content for your favorite games, free games to download, and a free monthly channel subscription on Twitch.
SAVE AND SHARE YOUR SPECIAL MOMENTS
Amazon Prime members get unlimited, full resolution photo storage. Plus, you can add up to five other people to connect to your “family vault.” Photos are accessible from any device anywhere as long as you can tap into your Amazon Prime account.
You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of Amazon Smile. By simply signing up, you can access the same products, same prices, and same services with Amazon donating 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to a charity you select from more than one million local and national organizations. Half a percentage point may not sound like much, but Amazon has donated more than $334 million so far through this program.
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