When joining Amazon Prime (One Year Membership), there are five features that you will receive:
Upload and store photos into Amazon’s Cloud Drive. Photos can be accessed from a web browser, mobile device, or from an app installed on a desktop. Storage is unlimited.
Listen to ad-free playlists of songs and albums. You can install the Amazon App on your phone or tablet so that music is downloadable. If you don’t renew Prime, you’ll lose access to your library of songs.
Prime Instant Video
Watch streaming movies and TV shows using your computer, phone, or internet-connected device. We don’t have cable, so we’re using Amazon Instant Video and Netflix accounts. I want to point out that I was surprised to find that their selection isn’t entirely free once you join Prime. I had my fingers crossed that “The Walking Dead” would be available, but they charge $1.99 per episode. You’ll notice that some things that are available through a Netflix membership are not included in the free selection for Prime members.
When searching for free streaming movies and TV shows, select “Prime Eligible.”
Borrow one Kindle book per month and keep it as long as you need. Here is the direct link to the Amazon’s Lending Library.
If you don’t bookmark this link, here’s another way to locate the library. Go to the search bar at the top of Amazon, select All and then Books. (You may need to repeat this if it takes you to a screen with your recent browsing history.) On the left sidebar, scroll down until you see a check box for Prime Eligible. Narrow your search to Kindle Editions.
Amazon also offers another membership option called Kindle Unlimited. For $9.99/month, you can read or listen to unlimited titles.
Free Two-day Shipping
Almost everything fulfilled by Amazon will qualify for free two-day shipping. Amazon products that are regulated hazardous materials or very large (like furniture, fitness equipment, etc.) will qualify for free standard shipping. Shipping benefits do not apply for products that are sold by marketplace sellers.
Check the Amazon Promotions page to see if you’re eligible for a free year of Amazon Prime.
We’re one hour away from most popular stores and we don’t want to spend our time traveling. We used an Amazon Prime 30-day Trial for Christmas gifts. We decided that we’d like to take advantage of deals throughout the year, so we paid for a one year membership.
If you own a business, you may be eligible to share an account with co-workers.
Amazon Referral Program & Gift Cards
When you tell your friends about Amazon Prime through email or on Facebook, you can earn money. When your friend joins and makes a $5 purchase, you will receive a $5 credit.
Join Swagbucks to earn points that can be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards. You can get points for searching the web, watching videos, taking polls, and using printable coupons.