1. Free Shipping
“The benefits start with free shipping for all merchandise, and you don’t have to meet a certain dollar amount to receive this benefit. You just have to be a member.” - Sara at the Holy Mess
2. Movies & TV Shows
As a member, you will be able to access thousands of free videos, movies, and TV shows. You will also have the option of buying movies, too. Need to relax with a good movie or binge-watch a good series?
In addition to movies and videos, you also gain access to free music downloads and streaming. Amazon offers a wide variety of free downloads plus streaming songs on Prime Music. So you always have access to your favorite artists. My husband would binge on TobyMac, if I let him. ;) Who doesn't want more worship music?
4. Special Credit Cards
“As an Amazon Prime member, you have access to both a Rewards Visa Signature and an Amazon Prime Store Card. These offer special savings that you won’t get with other credit cards. For example, you’ll get five percent back when you use these cards to buy from Amazon and there is no annual fee for either one.” - Sara at the Holy Mess
5. Amazon outlet & warehouse centers
As a member, “you can find a wide variety of overstocked or slightly used items at discounted prices when you shop at the Amazon outlet and warehouse centers. If you buy a used item and you’re not satisfied with it, Amazon has a great return policy.” - Sara at the Holy Mess
6. Cloud Storage
Instead of backing up your hard drive, you can access Amazon’s Cloud Drive. Not only does it come with 5GB of cloud storage for free, but you also get free unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos.
7. Coupon Site
You can save lots of money on tons of products when you use Amazon’s easy coupon site. Simply choose the coupons you're interested in and redeem them whenever you’re ready, automatically applying the discount to your order.
8. Sharing Program
This is one I hadn't even heard of. You can actually share your Amazon Prime benefits with two other adults in your household so that you don’t all have to pay for separate memberships.
9. Free Books
Amazon offers a variety of eBooks on Kindle for free only for Amazon Prime members, as well as some comics and magazines periodically. The free books and periodicals change often, so be sure to check in regularly to see what's available.
Bonus benefits for Amazon Prime members:
Anyone can get a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime membership with free two-day shipping. You can try it for 30 days and then cancel. This might be especially good to sign up for before Amazon Prime Day (July 16-17), Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), and Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving)!
College students get a free 6 month trial of Amazon Prime Student.
Buy groceries with Amazon Pantry. Learn how to get a free $5 credit by using no-rush shipping. Also, to save money try their $5.99 flat fee shipping for pantry items.
Use Amazon Family (formerly Amazon Mom) to get 20% off on diapers, shipped right to your door. Create a child profile to unlock even more savings.
Have trouble with a delivery? When you talk to customer service, request a month of free Prime membership in exchange for the 2-day delivery guarantee not being met.
Say goodbye to cable when you invest in the Amazon Fire Stick. Thousands of TV show options are available.
Prime Members get early access to deals. (Remember the Instant Pots that sold out in an hour on Black Friday and Amazon Prime day? Be sure you get the deals you want as a prime member.)
Baby on the way? Sign up for Amazon Baby Registry and receive a welcome box full of gifts.
With all these added bonuses, a yearly membership to Amazon Prime is extremely valuable, saving lots of money. Again, if you decide to sign up, even for the 30-day trial, please use one of my links in this post, so that I can receive a small referral fee to offset my costs. I only offer this, because it's so valuable, and I truly believe it could help you save money on things you're already paying for. If you sign up, feel free to let me know how you like it.