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Get the most out of your Amazon Prime membership!

When you think of Amazon Prime benefits, free 2-day shipping probably comes to mind — but a Prime membership is so much more than that! Read on for other incredible incentives and the best Amazon Prime member benefits that make the cost of membership so worth it!

NOTE – Due to the Coronavirus, Prime shipping may be slightly delayed on select items.


Save on shipping and delivery!

1. Get free same-day, 1-day, AND 2-day shipping.

woman holding out Amazon Prime Box

Prime members can receive their packages in as little as one day (rather than two)! One-Day Delivery is available on more than 10 million items with NO minimum purchase amount, and in more places than ever. And, in select cities, millions of items can even be delivered via Same-Day Delivery…talk about speedy delivery!

Check out all of Amazon’s shipping options here!


2. Score Amazon credit with “No Rush” shipping options.

two women reading books on kindle

Don’t need it that fast? Choose a lower shipping speed, and you’ll be rewarded with a credit for future orders. Depending on the offer, you can use your No-Rush rewards to shop for select digital products, including instant video downloads, Kindle eBooks, Digital Music, and Amazon Appstore apps, as well as on AmazonFresh and Prime Now.


3. Shop Prime Now for 2-hour local delivery.

PrimeNow Door is one of the best amazon prime member benefits

Whole Foods and other grocers make shopping even easier by delivering tens of thousands of products from your local grocery store in two hours or less in select markets using Prime Now.

The selection includes meat, seafood, produce, snacks, and household essentials, with options for fast one- and two-hour delivery windows. Plus, Prime members get deep discounts on select popular products at Whole Foods Market stores plus an additional 10% off hundreds of sale items.


4. Choose your own delivery day.

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Want to get your packages delivered on a certain day because you work from home that day? If you’d like to receive your packages on the same day each week, Amazon Day Delivery is for you! This service is offered exclusively to Prime members and it lets them choose a weekly delivery day for all of their orders purchased throughout the week.


5. Have packages delivered safely inside with Amazon Key.

Amazon Packages on a dining table

Not at home? Not a problem. If you are a Prime member in an eligible location, you can get your packages securely delivered inside your garage, home, gate, or even your vehicle with Amazon Key. A keyless lock, security camera, and the Key app are required before using this service.


6. Receive new releases by mail the day they come out.

black mailbox at street

Be among the first to get new video games, books, music, movies and more on their release day, without having to step foot in a store! Just choose “Release-Date Delivery” at checkout on qualifying items, and your package will be delivered by 7PM on its official release day. Pretty sweet!


Get loads of streaming benefits!

7. Stream movies & TV shows with Prime Video.

Woman holding iPad with free amazon family titles

Why pay for Netflix or Hulu when you have Prime Video!? As a Prime member, you can already watch thousands of popular movies and TV shows at no extra cost, including exclusives and award-winning Amazon Originals available in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

However, if you decide that you want access to more channels, Prime members can pay for Amazon Prime Video Channels and watch the channels they want—no cable required. Prime members can subscribe to 100+ premium channels like HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, CBS All Access, and Cinemax for as little as $4.99 per month.


8. Listen to your favorite music via Prime Music.

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Prime Music is a benefit included in your Prime membership at no extra charge. It features more than 2 million songs and more than 2,000 playlists and stations — all ad-free, with unlimited skips, and available for offline playback. Prime Music is available on all Alexa-enabled devices or you can also listen on your smartphone or computer.

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Want access to more songs? You can get unlimited access to tens of millions of songs, even more playlists and stations, the newest releases, and exclusive songs and albums with Amazon Music Unlimited. You can even try Amazon Music Unlimited for 30 days – completely free!

After the free trial ends, Prime Members pay just $7.99 a month, a $2 monthly discount, for an individual plan.


9. Save on video games & get exclusive content on Twitch.

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Your Prime membership scores you awesome incentives on Twitch, like exclusive in-game content, ad-free viewing, new release discounts, exclusive promotions on eligible pre-order games, and more. Plus, Twitch.tv users who link their Amazon Prime account get a free Twitch channel subscription every month, and exclusive access to free game content.


Save while you shop!

10. Skip the store and grocery shop through Prime Pantry.

Amazon subscribe & save grocery

Skip the trip to the store and shop online for household essentials in everyday sizes with Prime Pantry. Enjoy exclusive offers, coupons, and promotions, plus Prime members get FREE shipping on all Pantry orders over $35. It’s easy—skip the shopping trip and get your list delivered!


11. Get fresh groceries delivered with Amazon Fresh.

Order Whole Foods 365 groceries from AmazonFresh

With Amazon Fresh, Prime members in select cities can shop for perishable groceries, everyday essentials, and more and have them delivered to their door. FREE 2-hour grocery delivery is available to Prime members in select regions on Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market orders that meet the local free delivery threshold.

To check Amazon Fresh eligibility in your area, enter your zip code on this page.


12. Save an extra 10% at Whole Foods Market.

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Look for the bright yellow sale signage in-store at Whole Foods Market to score an extra 10% off select sale purchases when you scan your Prime code in the Whole Foods app at checkout. Plus, Prime members can save more on grocery favorites and everyday essentials at Whole Foods.


13. Get early access to Lightning Deals.

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Scope out all the latest deals and get early exclusive access to Amazon deals 30 minutes before they go live to non-Prime shoppers. Prime Early Access Lightning Deals will read “Prime Early Access” when advertised on pages other than the product detail page.


14. Try the latest fashion essentials before you buy.

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Try before you buy! With Prime Wardrobe, Prime members can choose up to eight pieces of clothing, shoes, and/or accessories to try at home completely free for seven days before having your account charged. Then send back whatever you don’t love and only pay for what you keep!

Take it to the next level with Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe! This service offers the added benefit of stylist-curated recommendations for just $4.99 per month, currently available for women’s fashion with men’s coming soon.

Hip Tip: For some of our favorite Amazon fashion deals, be sure to bookmark this page!


15. Shop Woot! deals and score free shipping.

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Woot! is a daily deals site that offers special daily deals and other limited-time offers. And because Woot! is owned by Amazon, Prime members can shop the daily deals on Woot! and score free standard shipping on Woot! orders and free express shipping on Shirt.Woot! orders.


16. Restock essentials with virtual Dash Buttons.

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Never run out of your favorite products with the virtual Amazon Dash Buttons, which are personalized shortcuts to re-order all of your favorite products. You can add new Dash Buttons from the product details page of any product available with Prime shipping.

Dash Buttons make it fast and easy to shop for all the products you buy most often, all from the Your Dash Buttons page – your personal clickable shopping list. You can access your buttons any time from Your Dash Buttons page on Amazon’s mobile app and web site.


17. Get 5% cash back when you use Amazon’s credit card.

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Shop with an Amazon Prime Rewards VISA Signature credit card to receive 5% cash back on Amazon.com & Whole Foods market when an eligible Prime membership is linked to the account. Members also earn 2% cash back on purchases at restaurants, gas stations, and drug stores, and 1% cash back on all other purchases.

Prime members can also get the following benefits if they choose to shop with the Amazon.com Store Card! Plus, a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card will instantly be loaded into your Amazon account upon approval of your application!


18. Score discounts on baby products with Amazon Family.

man holding baby products for amazon baby registry

Amazon Family gives Prime members 20% off of diapers, baby food, and more when you use Subscribe & Save for five or more products. You’ll also receive up to 15% off other Subscribe & Save eligible products, a 15% discount on Amazon Baby Registry completion, and exclusive coupons.


Having a baby or getting married? Look at these perks!

19. Create a baby registry for discounts & free stuff.

box filled with baby items

Create a FREE Baby Registry with Amazon and you’ll get a FREE Welcome Box filled with diapers, wipes, coupons, and more – valued at $35 or more! Plus, Prime members get an additional 15% off eligible items whenever you complete your registry, which is an extra 5% discount compared to the discount that non-members receive!


20. Create a wedding registry for a 20% discount.

couple getting married

Getting hitched? Score a 20% off discount (only 10% for non-Prime members) on select items from your Amazon Wedding Registry 90 days after your event date. You’ll also have up to 180 days to return most items from your registry. Plus, whenever your guests purchase registry items from select brands, you’ll get a FREE gift!


Like to read? There are benefits for you, too!

21. Access the Prime Reading Catalog.

Hand holding kindle

Bookworms can revel in the hundreds of thousands of Kindle Books that you can borrow for FREE, with no return due dates or late fees. In fact, you can borrow books, magazines, and more from the Prime Reading catalog and read them on your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or the Kindle reading apps for iOS and Android.


22. Download a free eBook every month.

Amazon Books on Kindle

With First Reads, Prime members can download a FREE eBook each month and read it in advance of its release date from a selection of Editor’s Picks (no Kindle device necessary)! Plus, you can purchase hardcover titles at exclusive prices – usually for $9.99 or less.

Like romance stories? Prefer Audible? Try Audible Escape free for one month!


23. Pay the same low online prices at retail bookstores.

AmazonBooks Outside

Amazon Prime members will pay the same low prices in-store at Amazon 4-Star or Amazon Books retail locations that they would pay online for all products that are shipped and sold by Amazon. That means you don’t have to worry about paying outrageous retail prices!

Every product in the store is rated 4 stars and above by customers, is a top seller, or is new and trending on Amazon.com. For more information go to Amazon 4-star or Amazon Books.


24. Listen to free Audible books.

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Audible offers a premium collection of content included with your Prime membership. It’s like the free rotating library of magazines in Prime Reading, but for your ears! Your benefit unlocks free full-length audiobooks exclusive to Prime members, along with the popular Audible-produced podcasts.

Have kids? FreeTime Unlimited is an all-in-one subscription that gives kids access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, Audible books, and games on compatible Fire, Fire TV, Android, iOS and Kindle devices. Prices start at just $2.99/month.


But wait – there’s more with these Amazon Prime benefits!

25. Share Prime benefits with Amazon Household.

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It’s easy and free to share your Prime benefits with the whole family with one Amazon Household membership. Adults share select Prime Benefits, digital content (using Family Library), and can manage the profiles of teens and children in the household. You can add another adult to your Household and up to 4 teen and 4 child profiles.


26. Store all your photos on the cloud for free.

woman holding and looking down at Amazon Photos on iPhone with purple flowers in the background

Amazon Photos offers unlimited full-resolution online photo storage and 5GB of FREE video storage to Prime members, who can save and share their photos on desktop, mobile, and tablet. Plus, you can even share unlimited photo storage with up to five people, whether they’re a Prime member or not. Awesome!


How to sign up for Amazon Prime:

Newcomers to Prime can get a FREE 30-Day trial to check out all the incredible benefits before committing to a paid plan. After the trial, membership plans are $12.99 a month or $119 for a year.

College students can score a FREE 6-month Amazon Prime Student membership when signing up with a valid college email address. Even sweeter, they can continue to save with 50% off the regular price memberships after their free trial ends.

EBT cardholders can score Amazon Prime for just $5.99/month! Qualifying customers in select U.S. government assistance programs such as holders of the EBT card can enjoy the benefits of Amazon Prime at almost 50% off the regular monthly price!


Check out all the latest Amazon deals here!

Join The Discussion

Comments 89

  1. Ms

    Just want to add, at Whole Foods, the main benefit for me is the Amazon Prime special price. In the past, during special price, beef stews are $3.99 /lb vs $7.99/lb with no prime. This is cheaper than Costco regular price of $5.49/lb. This is the reason I sign up for Amazon prime.

  2. AJ

    What am I doing wrong? When I click on the Amazon prime music link it says it’s $7.99 per month.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hmm, Are you signed in to your account? Your Prime Membership includes access to 2 Million songs. You can get unlimited access to 50 million songs for an additional cost of $7.99 per month. Hope this helps!

      • Kruiz528

        Can I share music unlimited with my husband or does he have to purchase his own

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Yes! Just be sure to sign in with the same account information.

    • Ivan

      $7.99 is for Amazon Music Unlimited…basically almost any song/cd/artist. Prime Music is the freebie, which is a limited library. I suggest trying the free version to see if it has what you need. If not, upgrade to unlimited. We have unlimited and love it.

  3. melissa

    You can have a family member on medicaid and get the discounted monthly rate too. My son is disabled and on a medicaid waiver for severe autism and we just had to submit proof of that and were granted a discount :)!

    • SusanAlyssaTurner

      How do you ask for that? Is there a name for that program?

      • VB Vee

        at the top right of the amazon page…next to the “cart”…just click on “Try Prime”. When the next window opens….look at the center color area of that page and locate the “Try Prime” button. Do not click on the button. Instead, look two line below try prime and click on “See More Plans”. Click on the see more plans and another window will pop up. On that window, locate the third box that says “Prime annual $119 Per Year. Directly under that box you will see a yellow area that says “try your 30-day free trial. And under that yellow box, you will see options for “Are you a student? | Do you have a valid EBT/Medicaid card? Click on the EBT/Medicaid option. Another window will pop up that shows 50% off …..also the $5.99 monthly cost……along with a yellow “Get Started” button to push to start the application process.

        • Jen

          Thank you so much! Our son is on medicaid as well. We’ve avoided prime due to cost but this is do-able.

        • VB Vee

          An even shorter shortcut to sign up for the $5.99 monthly option plan. At the top right of the amazon page…next to the “cart”…just click on “Try Prime”. When the next window opens….look at the center color area of that page and locate the “Try Prime” button. Do not click that. Instead, look at the first line under that “Try Prime” button. At the end of that line, look for what says: Do you have a valid EBT/Medicaid card? Click on that and it will take you to the $5.99 sign up page. Click on the “Get Started” button and it’ll walk you thru the process. You will have to sign in to your account. If no current Amazon account, you will have to set up one first.
          In addition for Medicaid recipients, this also works for persons who receive Food Stamps.

          • VB Vee

            And one final thing: EBT funds” can not” be used to pay the monthly fee. The EBT card info is what they use to verify qualifying. You will need a credit card set up. I am not sure if Amazon Gift Cards can be loaded onto the Amazon account for the monthly $5.99 fee. Customer service can verify if gift cards are allowed for this.

    • Tina

      What form of proof did you submit to them?

      • VB Vee

        My son has it. He either needed to submit the Card Number or else a picture of his card via file attachment. The application process will walk you thru what info is required and how to submit it.

    • ohjodi

      Also if you have food stamps/SNAP, you get Prime for $5.99/mo

  4. Gail

    I’m having a hard time finding the free audio books for prime members. Any ideas?

    • Kruiz528

      Same here

    • Melissaan

      Open your Audible app and scroll down until you see “January’s free titles are here”.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks so much for the helpful comment!

    • Staci

      For me they are in the Audible app under the originals tab. It says there the January selections are free until the end of the month and the options are below. There may be more or other ways, but that is all I am aware of.

    • shea

      Hello all, I didn’t know about the prime reading either till this post but this is how I found the prime reading and free audible books with prime…. go to your main menu of your account (click on three lines top left if on app)… scroll until you find programs and features… select “see all programs ” then select “prime”… scroll till end where it says “explore my prime”… select “reading”… then when prime reading opens… scroll until you see selection of books with audible narration in prime reading”. It does not appear to be part of the audible app, as says it says it is accessed thru the kindle app.. but there are hundreds of books!

    • je

      In the Kindle App, just scroll down on the main page to the First Reads section. That’s how I got to mine.

  5. Casey

    The Amazon Visa is so awesome. Best card I have had so far.

    • honeybee333

      I agree about the Visa, I earn about $200 every year using the amazon visa on my amazon purchases. I use it to splurge on something for myself. I’ve bought my silhouette and recliners in the past.

      • Casey

        I’m using it for pet supplies and other household items. I also bought the $100 GC with my rewards and got a bonus $10 on top of it. Such a sweet deal.

    • AshleyS

      I agree with the perks of having the Amazon Visa. My husband and I use it for all our purchases and make money every month BUT it has extremely high interest. If you don’t pay off your card every month it is a HIGH risk card. It’s over 20% interest. On the other hand if you’re careful it’s a sweet deal. I love getting paid to use a credit card. The rewards automatically show up in your Amazon account and you can use them for purchases or you can put it back on your card.

      • Quinna

        I’m not sure it’s the same rate for everyone because mine is only about 14% as far as I know. Still lousy if you don’t pay.

        • Ashley S

          That’s a great rate if it’s really that low. Lucky!! It does look like it can be from 15.74-26.99%. That’s a huge range. I just looked mine up at it’s actually 19.74%. I always thought it was 22%. Either way it’s too high to not pay it on time.

      • Casey

        I am not sure what the rate is, because I always pay it off to zero.

    • Simplegurl77

      I love that it has no foreign transaction fee! I used it for everything when my kids and I went to Germany over the summer. Then I made one payment when we got home

  6. Mary

    I will say that my experience in using Amazon to transfer photos from my phone to an external drive was SO much easier than trying to use Google Drive. I hope they don’t change it!

  7. Lupe

    Also, if you have have Metro PCS, you receive Prime for FREE… I switched from Sprint to Metro last year and haven’t looked back.

    • patricialavenz-goff

      Metro PCS doesn’t work at my house or at my job (in the state capitol of Arkansas LOL) and service is in and out anywhere in between otherwise I would have stayed with them. I am with Sprint now and have never had a problem yet……….. LOL

  8. Amy C

    Recently, like the last 2 weeks, I have not been offered No-Rush delivery option for digital credits (or for any credits – it’s just not available). I thought maybe that program ended, but not seeing anybody else post that. Wonder if I’ve earned too many or credit balance is too high (approx $25 digital credit balance)? Anybody know?

    • Ms

      I have seen in other blogs where people commented not receiving the option for no rush shipping credit. I haven’t bought anything recently so I can’t really tell.

      • Ms

        I just tried and I don’t see the no rush shipping credit anymore.

    • AshleyS

      Amy C, do you currently have a S&S set up? I’m wondering if this has anything to do with it. My no-rush shipments don’t come at the same time as my S&S so it might have nothing to do with it. I currently have had S&S set up every month in the fall. I’m offered the digital credit on every purchase now where in the past I rarely saw it.

      • QueenLeeLee

        I still get it too

    • JES

      I haven’t received the no – rush option in weeks. It’s a total bummer, I save them to buy movies for my girls as a treat for them.

      • David

        same thing for us. No longer have the “no rush” option with an incentive. Now, we just get slow prime delivery. Ordered something yesterday (Tuesday), and delivery is expected next Tuesday. So much for 2-day prime!

        • BBROWN

          From the website “Amazon’s operations continue but delivery times may be longer than usual.” They are shipping out essential items first. It’s also 2 days from the day your order ships, not 2 days from the day you order.

    • Michelle

      I just ordered this morning and had the no rush option. Maybe it is only available on certain items? Perhaps things offered from Amazon instead of a third party?

  9. jessicacit

    Be sure to check out the rental program for college textbooks— BIG money saver!

  10. Amy

    I recently ditched Prime after many years and have been very happy with my decision. Keeps me from just buying every good deal I see bc I had free shipping. I used to use a lot the perks but no longer did. Prime pantry was a big one for me and I completely stopped using it bc it became too expensive. They no longer offer promotions to get good deals like they had.

    • animity

      We just did the same and I haven’t been on Amazon since. Trying to find anything on that site anymore was extremely frustrating for me. The search parameters litearlly pulled up anything and everything. Try typing in 100% cotton sheets and see what you get. Waterproof shoes or boots, forget about it. Kid dress shoes..what a joke. Glad to cut the cord. Plus Amazon business practices lately have not been on the up and up. They don’t pay any taxes…what the what. The middle class is getting smothered with taxes and we have a billion dollar company not paying any taxes.

      • Mary

        Me, too. Gave up PRIME as New Years resolution. I’m definitely saving money not buying all their garbage and happy I’m not contributing to Bezos non-tax-paying butt anymore… not to mention how awful they treat their employees and environmental warfare. Target prices matches and I love their drive-up option.

      • Go Zags

        Not for or against Amazon but a lot of large corporations do not pay taxes or an extremely low amount of taxes. Amazon isn’t doing anything new or different from other companies.

        • ohjodi

          I agree. Companies never pay more taxes than they are REQUIRED to. And why should they, really? The problem isn’t the companies, it’s the laws and incentives that give them the huge tax breaks.

    • Amy

      Completely agree on the search issues! I noticed even you sort from low to high sometimes it goes from 20k items to 100 after sorting. No real way to find what you’re looking for. I also have recently had a ton of issues with packaging and shipping. I thought I’d miss it but I don’t! Most of what I buy now is through s&s. Trying to cut back and spend my money with better companies 😊

  11. Danielle

    If you add a pet under your account, you will receive $10 off your first purchase AND 40% certain subscribe and save items.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the tip, Danielle! That offer isn’t available for me now as I search through. DARN!

    • 26

      Thank you! I did this. It looks to me like it’s just good for your first pet. I was able to find a bag of pet food for $10.11 so after the $10 credit the bag cost me .11!

  12. April Rose

    Can I ship Prime groceries for free to my mother’s house? Its a different address than mine. I have Prime, but she doesn’t. She’s having cancer surgery and will not be able to drive herself for a while. If I can deliver groceries to her, that would be great!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I have a Prime account and can ship anything to another address for free. If it qualifies for Prime shipping, you can. There are some addresses that don’t count, so you might find one item and head to checkout with your mom’s address to make sure.

      • April Rose

        Thank you!!

    • ohjodi

      Yes, you can send to any US address (with some exceptions). I help my parents shop for things this way. I use my Amazon Prime account to send to their address. I can even use THEIR credit card to pay for the orders, too.

  13. Melissa

    Anyone else having issues sharing prime benefits on the medicaid account? I can’t seem to get the prime reads or to borrow two books. From what I gathered you get the price discount but less benefits.

    • Cindy

      You should be able to get everything. I get the price discount and get everything prime covers.

  14. Cindy

    For first reads, you only get 2 free books in January, the rest of the year it is 1 a month

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for pointing that out, Cindy! We just updated it!

  15. Maggie

    A while back, I got six months of free access to the Washington Post digital content with Prime. After the freebie expired, it’s been renewing at 5.99/mo. (which is still a deal, since it’s normally 9.99/mo.). I think the 6-months-free deal ended, but there’s still 1 month free.

  16. Greg Smith

    Also if a package is late, you can call or chat online and request a free month.

    • Lana

      They don’t do that anymore. Now they might give you a $5 credit with s really good son story about how much trouble it caused

  17. QueenLeeLee

    I’m thinking about joining Audible subscription while it’s discounted. Do digital credits go towards the purchase of Audible books too? I have only seen digital credits referenced to e-kindle books.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      They do not work on Audible, QueenLeeLee. They usually work on kindle books and digital movies or TV programs offered by Amazon.

  18. Tammy

    I can’t find the E book lending library. Any thoughts?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Tammy! Here is what we found on how to access the Lending Library – “To borrow a book, Open the Amazon Kindle Store on your eReader, Fire tablet or Fire Phone, and from the Settings menu select Lending Library.” Hope this helps!

  19. Gussiecat

    I know about most of these benefits, but had forgotten about the lending library! Thanks for reminding me, since I was hoping to read some magazines that I don’t subscribe to at the moment.

  20. D Dostie

    So amazon prime gives discounts for ebt but charges us , a disabled veteran, full price, sad……….

  21. Rachel Finkler

    I use the free Photo storage and the app is so great and easy to use!!! I pay extra to store my videos (bc I have like 700 on my phone). I am so happy to have all my photos in one place.

  22. PrincessMom

    Using Prime Video has been amazing! They have great children’s shows (Tumble Leaf, Wishenpoof, etc) and lots of favorites are also available. Plus, if it’s something not on Prime, you can buy movies and shows to watch on your account. I do wish they’d stop having things that aren’t available on Prime show up in searches, though. Hard to explain to a three year old, “OK, yes, you see the show you want there but I can’t play it because it’s not on Prime (and I’m not spending $20 on the season to buy it!)”

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I love Prime Video too! You can filter your search to only view those that are “free to me”. Hoping that might help!

    • ohjodi

      From the Prime Video page, click on “categories” and then “included with Prime”.

  23. Jennifer

    The Amazon Chase credit card is amazing! We are a big time amazon family. They make my life easier, they employ my students, they fund my researchers, they sponsor my events, etc… I literally buy almost everything from amazon and I get better prices than I would at any brick and mortar store. We buy everything from kids uniforms to pantry items to electronics and even got our turkeys delivered by Whole Foods for Thanksgiving. We’ve reached the point that the only non amazon shopping we do is the local grocery for the weekly fruits, veggies and dairy. We put everything we buy on the amazon credit card…literally everything from a $1 bagel to a 10K down payment on our last car and our monthly utility bills. We never pay a fee to use the credit card and always pay it in full each month so we’ve never paid interest. We average around 2 – 3k a year in cash back awards and every other year it buys us a free 8-10 cruise including airfare for our family of four.

    Another tip…keep an eye on https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=17934980011&chasewebview=false. You can get really nice cash back from the items they list here.

    Finally…and I think this is a lesser known tip or may only be something they do on a case by case basis. A few months ago I saw a friend from high school make a post on facebook that his family was in need of food and their cabinets were empty until they got a paycheck the next week. I have not been touch with this guy personally in like 20yrs but I felt so bad for him. Amazon customer service was able to find his account, confirm his address, and then they contacted him to let him know an anonymous person wanted to help feed his family. I gave amazon $100 for this man to spend on food items…I saw his post about what was delivered…it was WAY MORE than $100 worth of food…there is no doubt in my mind amazon easily sent $200 worth of food…and I was able to do this without giving out my personal info.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh wow! That’s awesome. Thanks a TON for taking the time to share your experience and tips with us, Jennifer! We truly appreciate it!

  24. Thia

    I think one of the best perks not listed here is being able to use points from other credit cards to stack with Amazon promotions:
    Amazon: Use One Discover Point/Cashback & Get $10/$20 Off $50 (Works On Giftcards)
    Amazon: Get 20% Off on Amazon when Using 1 Membership Rewards Point (Max $50 Discount)

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks, Thia! Good to know!

  25. Kay

    Is there service fee or tip for Prime Now? I used Aldi for first time last week. They charge a $3-4 service fee and recommend paying extra tip to driver.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      It’s been my experience that it depends on the time you want it delivered. If I go with a shorter time frame, I do incur a service fee.

  26. Milynn

    How is the amazon music free? It keeps saying it cost money. I’m logged in under my account and everything 😩

    • Stacy F (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Prime Music is the freebie which has a limited library of 2 million songs. Maybe you’re looking at songs/albums that are not included? You can access almost any album/artist with Amazon Music Unlimited which is the paid version.

    • ohjodi

      Just type “prime music” in the amazon search box. then scroll down a little and click “listen now”

  27. Lenardh

    Or….. shop local and support your local businesses. Ditch Amazon all together.

    • ohjodi

      I live in a very small town. Dollar General and Walmart do not sell everything you need.

      • Lenardh

        Then it doesn’t apply to you 🙂

  28. SJ

    I am not seeing any free Audio books. I tried the suggestions from the couple of posts in January, none worked. Can you please post step by step how to utilize this benefit?

    Thank you.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question, SJ! If you head to this link, (https://amzn.to/3aLEcC1) and scroll down past the header, you can click on the area that says “explore my prime” and then “reading” – the next page under the header you’ll see “Books with Audible narration in Prime Reading” on the top row. There’s an arrow to scroll and see more on the right.

  29. Jessica

    Having everything in one place might be convenient and all but I just don’t think its worth it. Everyone’s allegiance to Amazon is crushing small businesses and sending a large chunk of the wealth of the worlds economy to one man. Meanwhile you and your neighbors suffer in mutual poverty, unable to offer goods or services to each other at lower prices than Amazon does. Just because its cheaper in dollars doesn’t mean its cheaper, you sacrifice community resilience and when hard times come you’re going to realize that Amazon isn’t going to be there for you.

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