9 Amazon Prime Benefits You Probably Aren’t Using
We all know the company Amazon, it's almost a common household name. But, do you know about the benefits you can get if you have a Prime Membership? There are a lot of benefits you might not realize besides free shipping. Let’s take a look at some of the best features of Amazon Prime that you might not be aware of that can save you money.
Kindle Lending Library
Kindle Lending Library is available to Amazon Prime members. If you're a bookworm, this is an awesome perk. If you own a Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or a Fire phone, you can borrow one book a month from Amazon's Kindle Lending Library for free. Books borrowed from the Library have no due dates and can be downloaded from the Cloud using the same Prime membership account.
Same-Day or One-Day Deliveries
Depending on your area, you may be eligible for one-day delivery, or same-day delivery, which is pretty amazing. If you spend over $34.99, shipping is free, if you spend less than that, you only pay $5.99 in shipping and handling. Not bad, right?
Digital Credit System
If you’re using Prime, you probably purchased it to get ahead of the shipping curve, and you enjoy free two-day shipping. If you like money and freebies even more, select the no-rush option at checkout, and choose FREE No-Rush Shipping! You can either earn rewards on future purchases or discounts immediately. If you don't need your items quick, this is a great way to save money.
If you didn’t know it before, you sure do now—Amazon owns Twitch, one of the most popular live streaming platforms for gamers and YouTube Let’s Play stars all across the world. When you get your access to Amazon Prime, your Twitch Prime comes full with discounts and access to games.
Prime Photos offers free online photo storage to Prime members. What does that mean for you? Now you have a place to save and share unlimited photos with up to five people. Share your photos together in the Prime Photos Family Vault and never lose another precious picture.
Prime Video is one of the leading contenders in streaming services. They come out with original shows the same way that Netflix and YouTube Red do, and usually with great quality. However, there’s also a music service you might not be aware of. You get access to roughly two million songs for absolutely free, and most of them are also advertisement-free, to boot. If you’re already an Amazon Prime member, you can utilize this resource instead of a paid-for Spotify or Pandora membership. Yes, you can create your own stations, as well.
Access to Audible Channels
Amazon also owns Audible, but one thing that’s not widely advertised is the ability to use Audible Channels for free, monthly rotating podcasts that you can stream for the duration. These range from comedy shows, talk shows, and more. Why not check it out, who knows you just might find a great podcast.
Amazon Prime Card
Before you get too excited, it’s essentially a credit card used solely for Amazon.com. While it’s not recommended to rack up an insane bill, you can get up to 5% back on most eligible purchases. If you’re looking to get the maximum use out of Amazon Prime, combining the digital credit system with an Amazon Prime card could actually save you a bunch on every single purchase.
It’s not the same as Kindle Unlimited, but close enough. With Prime Reading, you’ll have the chance to utilize books as if they were a Netflix subscription, recurring and always accessible. You can get books, magazines, comics, and more, all with your Amazon Prime membership.
If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime membership, you’re missing out. Even if you simply use the two-day shipping, most people consider it worth it for their yearly price.
Until Next Time,