26 Amazon Prime Benefits You Should Be Using

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While the price of Amazon Prime has increased over the years, so too have the perks that come with it. If you're on the fence about signing up for a Prime membership, check out this guide to all the Prime benefits you can get.

What Do You Get With Amazon Prime?

Prime Delivery

  1. Free shipping: Prime members receive free 2-day shipping on more than 100 million items.
  2. Free 1-day shipping: Orders placed by the afternoon arrive by the next day. This benefit is available in select cities coast to coast, and for more than 10 million items.
  3. Free same-day delivery: Orders placed in the morning — usually by noon — arrive the same day; in some cities, orders can be placed by 5 pm and will be delivered within 5 hours, but this service has limited availability.
  4. Prime Now: Available in select major U.S. cities, Prime Now orders receive free 2-hour delivery.
  5. Amazon Day: Prime members can choose one day of the week to have all their packages delivered, so they know exactly when to expect their items.
  6. Amazon Key In-Car: Packages can be delivered to your car in select cities and surrounding areas. The service is available on most 2015-or-newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and Volvo vehicles, as well as select 2017-or-newer Ford and 2018-or-newer Lincoln vehicles, and a 2019 or newer Acura RDX with an active AcuraLink Remote Package.
  7. Amazon Key In-Home: Have packages delivered securely inside your home. You can even watch the delivery happen live through the accompanying app. Not comfortable with the letting them into your living room? There are also options for delivering to your garage or inside your gate.
  8. Free release-date delivery: Receive eligible video games, books, music, movies, and more on their release date when you preorder.

SEE ALSO: Yikes! What to Do When Your Amazon Package Is Not Delivered

Prime Video

  1. Prime Video: Watch old and recent movies, TV shows, and award-winning original series at no added cost.
  2. Add-on channels: Add paid subscriptions to premium channels like HBO, Showtime, and Starz.
  3. Rent or buy movies and TV shows: You can rent or purchase content that's not included with Prime for as little as $1.99 per title or episode, or $2.99 per season.

Prime Music

  1. Prime Music: This service includes over 2 million songs that are curated by experts. Listen online or via Alexa devices at no additional cost.

SEE ALSO: Amazon Prime Music vs. Other Streaming Services: How Do They Compare?

Prime-Exclusive Offers

  1. Exclusive deals: Shop special deals for Prime members, including early access to Lightning Deals.
  2. Exclusive offers: Look for special offers just for Prime members, like up to 5% back for Prime cardholders, 20% off music, and 40% off your first pet food purchase.

Whole Foods Perks

  1. Save more on sales: Prime members save an extra 10% on weekly sale items in-store. Note that some items are excluded, like alcohol.
  2. Save more with Prime Rewards Visa: Get 5% back when you use the Prime Rewards Visa card at Whole Foods.


  1. AmazonFresh: Have groceries delivered with this Prime perk. It used to be an extra monthly charge, but it's now included with Prime memberships.

SEE ALSO: What Is Amazon Prime Now?

Prime Wardrobe

  1. Try before you buy: Search for clothing items branded with the Prime Wardrobe logo. Add between two and eight items to your order, and get a 7-day try-on period. Enjoy free returns on pieces you don't want; you're only charged for what you keep.

Prime Day

  1. Exclusively for Prime members: This annual event takes place in July and only Prime members have access.

Prime Rewards

  1. Prime Rewards Visa: Receive 5% back at Amazon and Whole Foods, along with 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores. Get 1% back on everything else.
  2. Prime Store Card: Receive 5% back at Amazon, access to special financing for Amazon purchases of $150, plus access to equal monthly payment options on select Amazon items.
  3. Prime Reloads: Prime members earn 2% rewards when they reload an Amazon gift card with a designated debit card.

Prime Reading

  1. Prime Reading: Choose from more than 1,000 books, audiobooks, magazines, and comics. Plus, read anywhere with the Kindle app.
  2. Amazon First Reads: Receive early access to editors' picks and one free Kindle book every month. Also shop select hardcovers for $9.99 or less.

SEE ALSO: What Is Amazon Prime Reading?

Amazon Photos

  1. Prime Photos: Prime members receive unlimited full-resolution online photo storage, and 5GB free video storage.

Prime Gaming

  1. Prime Gaming: Prime members receive a Prime-exclusive chat badge, free channel subscription, preorder price guarantee, and release-date delivery.

Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
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