Amazon Prime Benefits and Why It’s Worth It

by Ann-Marie on December 27, 2013

Amazon Prime benefits

When I was shopping Amazon for Christmas presents, I was so glad I had invested in Amazon Prime earlier in the year. I use the word “invested” on purpose, because $79 is a chunk for us to shell out for (what initially seems like) an intangible, but I have found it totally worth it!

If you aren’t yet a member, here are the Amazon Prime benefits and why I think it’s worth it:

  • You’ll get a FREE 30-day trial. Trust me – take advantage of this!  Did you get an Amazon gift card for Christmas? Or have you racked up some Discover cash back dollars, because you can even pay for Amazon orders with it!
  • Amazon PrimeThere is no minimum order for the free 2-day shipping! This is a HUGE benefit to me, because even while I was 99% of the time using Amazon’s free Super Saver shipping I didn’t necessarily want to place a $25 (or now $35) minimum order. I just wanted what I wanted. With Amazon Prime, you don’t need to worry about that. Any order that qualifies for Prime shipping, will ship to you in 2 days, with no minimum order required.

This last point I wasn’t quite sure about. I may write a blog, but my husband and I aren’t up on the latest technology or A/V capabilities in our home. See even there I’m probably not using the right terms. Anyway, I wanted to try the Amazon Prime free streaming so when I was wrapping presents on our kitchen table, I started up a chick flick on my laptop, and it was SO easy and I could watch a free movie while I wrapped!

I’m sure more tech-savvy families can also stream to their TV – we’ll get there, one day.

Sign up for your FREE 30-day trial of Amazon Prime and see if you like it. You can always cancel before your 30 days is up if it’s not for you. If you want to keep it, you’ll pay $79/year – which is like $6.58/month for all the benefits above! The free 2-day shipping alone makes it worth it for my family, everything else is just perks!

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Jill Levenhagen December 27, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I keep wondering about doing this.
How does the Kindle “borrowing” work?
Is there a time limit?
Is it all classics or current titles?

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Ann-Marie December 27, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I have not yet tried the Kindle borrowing, but from what I understand you can borrow 1 book per month for free. There is no “due date” however you can’t borrow the next book (i.e. in the next month) until you “return” the first one. It is only good on Kindle devices, not on Kindle reader apps on other tablets etc. There’s a helpful video here. It is available even in the 30-day free trial period.

Hope that helps?

And p.s. I updated the post to include the lending library – thanks for that reminder!

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