Friday, October 14, 2016

6 Amazon Prime Perks You Probably Don't Know About

Millions of people have an Amazon Prime Account, including myself. And if you don't, you're probably using a friend's account to make purchases. We've all been there and done that!

What surprises me the most about Amazon Prime Members is the lack of knowledge regarding the perks they get simply by having an account. Truth is, I didn't even understand all of the benefits until earlier this year, which is why I would like to share some of them with you.

6 Amazon Prime Perks You Probably Don't Know About

1. Free Same-Day Delivery: As an Amazon Prime member, you can choose to receive FREE Same-Day Delivery on qualifying orders that are $35 or more. Currently, Amazon does same-day delivery in select metro areas.

2. Amazing Prime Pantry Deals: According to Amazon, "Prime Pantry is a store where Prime members can shop for groceries and household products in everyday package sizes." Basically, you can buy everything you need from Prime Pantry: toothpaste, dog treats, soap, snacks, detergent, etc. Not only is it convenient, but also saves $$ by offering coupons and special deals exclusively for its members. Each box has a $5.99 delivery fee, but you can often get it waived via a special promotion. I was able to get a $5.99 Prime Pantry credit by simply waiting a few extra days to receive one of my Prime shipments. Make sure you look out for these special offers because they pop up frequently, and don't always stick around.

As of now, if you buy 5 select items, you will get FREE shipping on your Pantry box.

3. Amazon Family: Do you need some damn diapers? Currently, as a Prime member you can save 20% on diaper subscriptions, and other products in Amazon Family. You can order through Alexa without having to subscribe. But, that's only the beginning of the many Amazon Family perks. You also get: access to Amazon's huge children's music library, coupons, Amazon Household, Prime Video, Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Baby Registry Rewards, and much more!

4. Prime Music and Video: As an Amazon Prime member, you have access to thousands of Prime Video titles ranging from movies to television shows. What's better than unlimited streaming? NOTHING. Plus, Prime Music gives you access to AD-FREE music! We’re talking over a million songs (U.S. only).

5. Unlimited Photo Storage: I was paying over $4 a month to store my photos... until Prime Photos came along and saved the day! Yes, it's true, you can securely store photos for FREE as an Amazon Prime member to your Amazon Cloud Drive. Additionally, members also have easy access to saved content on multiple devices, and automatic photo backup.

6. Restaurant Delivery: First off, make sure you enter in your zip code in the Prime Now app to see if there are restaurants that deliver to your area. As a Prime member, you can place orders for one-hour or two-hour delivery in select areas. What's really cool about this perk is the ability to have more than food delivered; you can also have gifts and daily essentials deliveries to your doorstep as well.

So, those were 6 quick Amazon Prime Perks you probably didn't know about. Keep in mind: Amazon frequently updates their services and product features. So, if you're interested in a specific perk please make sure to get all of the details on Amazon's website.

Have more perks I didn't cover? Write them in the comments section!

A few bonus perks:

Twitch Prime: Prime members get "exclusive discounts on physical games, pre-orders, and new releases."
Amazon Dash Button: With the press of a button, get your favorite household item. In case you need help setting yours up, check out my video: How to Set Up Your Amazon Dash Button.