30 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 over 10,000 cities and towns, and for more than 10 million items.

  3. Free same-day delivery: Orders placed in the morning — usually by noon — arrive the same day, 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.

  7. Amazon Key In-Home: Have packages delivered securely inside your home. You can even watch the delivery happen live through the accompanying app.

  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 add-on. It's an extra $14.99 per month.

Prime Pantry

  1. Prime Pantry: Prime members can add this service for $4.99 per month and receive free shipping on orders of $10.

  2. Free shipping on $35: Alternatively, Prime members can receive free shipping on orders of $35 without joining Prime Pantry.

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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 $149, plus access to equal monthly payment options on select Amazon items.

  3. Prime Reload: Prime members earn 2% rewards when they reload an Amazon gift card with a designated debit card.


  1. Audible Channels: You'll have to download the Audible app, but then you can enjoy full-length audiobooks and Audible-produced podcasts as a Prime member. (Note that the existence of this perk is now in question, as it may have changed.)

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. Share the storage with up to five other people.

Twitch Prime

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

  2. Free year of Nintendo Switch Online: New and existing Twitch Prime customers can redeem this offer for up to 12 months.

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Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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