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Are you aware of all the perks of your Amazon Prime subscription?

Lisa Iscrupe

Jul 6, 2020 — 7 min read

From music and TV streaming to books and magazines, the 23 perks that help you get the most out of your Amazon Prime membership

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“Alexa, order paper towels, borrow the latest James Patterson book, stream the latest season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and let me know the latest Whole Foods deals.”

As an Amazon Prime member, you’re probably aware you can get free two-day shipping on eligible items and even free same-day delivery in certain areas for your annual fee. But did you know there are also benefits related to video, music, gaming, books, clothing, photos and even Whole Foods? If you haven’t realized the full potential of your Amazon Prime subscription yet, here are over two dozen delivery, streaming, shopping and reading benefits you can start taking advantage of right now.

Check out the full list of benefits you can take advantage of as an Amazon Prime member:

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Amazon Prime delivery benefits

Free two-day shipping

Addresses in the contiguous U.S. can take advantage of free two-day shipping on eligible items.

Free one-day shipping

Why wait two days when you can have it in one? Free one-day shipping is available on select items.

Free same-day delivery

Select U.S. metro areas can get free same-day delivery on orders of at least $35 that contain items with the “Free Same-Day” logo on them. Order must be placed by a specified cutoff time.

Free Prime Now two-hour delivery

Visit the Prime Now website and enter your ZIP code to shop tens of thousands of items that are eligible for free two-hour delivery. Prime Now is only available in select U.S. cities.


Get your grocery order delivered with AmazonFresh

Don’t want to spend time roaming the aisles of the grocery store? With AmazonFresh, customers in select cities can purchase fresh vegetables, meats, organic produce and more and have it delivered to your door the same day.

Free release-date delivery

Been looking forward to that new book or video game for months? Pre-order your items with Prime to get them on the day they are released.

Free no-rush shipping

Earn rewards, such as money towards future digital purchases like music and Kindle downloads, by selecting no-rush shipping on select items. And you still get your items within six business days.

Amazon Prime digital and streaming benefits

Unlimited video streaming with Prime Video

Rent, buy or stream digital movies and TV shows using Prime Video on compatible devices, such as smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, Roku, TiVo, PlayStation, Xbox as well as Android, iOS and Fire devices.

Add on premium channels without a cable subscription

Catch the latest season of Westworld as well as other TV shows and movies you love on HBO®, SHOWTIME® and STARZ® without a cable subscription or having to download additional apps.

Unlimited music streaming with Prime Music

Build your perfect playlist from more than two million songs or follow a Prime Playlist from one of Amazon’s music experts and listen ad-free. The Prime Music catalog is constantly being updated with new songs and albums.

Discounted monthly Amazon Music Unlimited plans

As a Prime member, you can get a discount on the monthly Amazon Music Unlimited plans with access to more than 50 million songs.

FreeTime Unlimited 

Access tons of content — including games, videos and educational apps — for your kiddos. Free 30-day trial, then $2.99/mo.

Access free games, exclusive promotions and more with Twitch Prime

Twitch Prime, powered by Amazon Prime, gives members access to a range of perks, including free games, exclusive promotions, monthly new offers and in-game loot.

Store your photos, videos and documents with Amazon Photos

With Amazon Photos, you can take advantage of unlimited photo storage, 5 GB of video storage as well as document and file storage. Invite up to five friends or family members to also store their files or collect photos together in a Family Vault.


Amazon Prime shopping benefits 

Get in-store savings and deals at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime members can access exclusive deals and in-store savings at Whole Foods. Additionally, you can take advantage of weekly deals or use your Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card for 5% back every time you shop.

Keep your pantry stocked with Prime Pantry

Prime members in the contiguous U.S. can shop thousands of low-priced items in “everyday sizes,” such as a single box of cereal like you’d find in a grocery store. Prime Pantry orders over $35 ship free.

“Hey Alexa, save me money”

Shop with your Alexa to get discounts on select products.

Refresh your closet with new pieces from Prime Wardrobe

This Prime-exclusive program lets you shop women’s, men’s, kid’s and baby clothing and shoes and then try them on at home before you buy. There’s no fee to use the Prime Wardrobe service — only pay for what you keep and ship back the rest for free.

Feel good about your vitamins, protein powder and baby wipes

Amazon Elements, the company’s private label, offers its own branded baby wipes, vitamins, supplements and protein powder, available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. The brand touts its products as “premium” and “purity tested” with “transparent origins.”


Get special financing and cash back on select Amazon.com purchases

Apply for an Amazon.com store card (by Synchrony Bank) with no annual fee and you’ll be eligible for special financing on select purchases and 5% cash back on all orders.

Earn cash back with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card

The Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card (by Chase) gives eligible Prime members an Amazon.com Gift Card upon approval. With this credit card, you’ll earn percentages back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods, plus additional percentages back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores. There’s no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees, either.

Save 2% without a credit card

Credit cards not your thing? With Prime Reload, members can still earn 2% by reloading Amazon gift cards with a designated debit card. 

Save on baby supplies with Amazon Family

Visit the Amazon Family page to set up a subscription on diapers, baby food and more and save on your family items. Additionally, you can get a 15% discount when you complete a Baby Registry.

Get early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com

Select Lightning Deals tagged as “Prime Early Access” are available 30 minutes in advance to Prime members.

Share your Prime benefits with other household members

Other adults, teens and children in your household can take advantage of select Amazon Prime benefits, such as Prime Video, Prime Reading and Prime Photos, with Amazon Household for free. Visit the Amazon Household page to get started.

Get exclusive savings on select products 

Your Amazon Prime membership includes Prime Exclusives for special savings on a variety of products.

Save at Amazon retail stores nationwide

If you live near one of the Amazon retail locations, all Amazon.com prices are matched in store.

Amazon Prime reading benefits

Borrow books and magazines with Amazon Prime Reading

Browse a variety of books, magazines and more in the Prime Reading catalog and borrow up to 10 titles at a time from the Kindle store to read on your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader or Kindle iOS or Android app.

Get a new book for free each month with Amazon First Reads

Amazon Prime members in the U.S. get early access each month to download a new book for free from the Amazon First Reads picks. You’ll also benefit from exclusive pricing on select hardcover titles for purchase.

Get magazine subscriptions for under $1

Select four-month print magazine subscriptions are just $0.99. 

Inspire your kids to read even more

Get your kids psyched to read with their very own subscription box. Just pick your child’s age range and how often you want books delivered.

How much is an Amazon Prime subscription?

An Amazon Prime annual subscription costs $119/year. You can also choose to pay in monthly installments of $12.99, however purchasing your Amazon Prime membership by the year will save you over $36 annually.

Students can get a six-month trial courtesy of Sprint and sign up for a reduced fee. Individuals or families with EBT cards used for government assistance programs or a Medicaid card may qualify for an Amazon Prime membership at a reduced price as well.

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Lisa Iscrupe

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Lisa Iscrupe

Writer, Broadband & Data Content

Lisa uses years of experience in sales and customer service for internet-TV providers to inform her writing on broadband. Her work has been referenced by CNN and other national sources. … Read more