31 useful Amazon Prime benefits to know that go beyond free 2-day shipping

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  • Being an Amazon Prime member will cost you $119 a year (less if you’re a student or you have an EBT or Medicaid card). 
  • These 31 Amazon Prime benefits prove it’s an online membership worth having, whether you need to have products delivered quickly, enjoy streaming entertainment, or like saving with exclusive discounts. 
  • You can experience all the benefits with a free 30-day trial of Prime to see if it’s worth it for you. 
  • Getting ready for Amazon’s fifth annual Prime Day this July? You can find all of our Amazon Prime Day 2019 coverage here.

Ask anyone around you and they’ll most likely say they have an Amazon Prime membership. At less than $10 a month, it offers many convenient benefits, making it a great investment for its price. 

A regular Amazon Prime membership is $119 a year. Students not only get 50% off Prime memberships ($6.49/month), but also enjoy exclusive discounts. They can get a free six-month Prime trial here. Meanwhile, Prime is also discounted ($5.99/month) for qualifying customers with an EBT or Medicaid card. 

100 million subscribers worldwide evidently think it’s worth it, but if you’re still on the fence about buying a membership, we’ve rounded up its many benefits below.

You might even already have Prime but aren’t using it to its full advantage, in which case this list will be a nice refresher for all the benefits you should know about. 

You can experience all the benefits with a free 30-day trial of Prime to see if it’s worth it for you. 

Remember, if you want to shop on Amazon Prime Day this July, you need to be a Prime member. 

Here are the 31 Amazon Prime benefits you should know about.

Free two-day shipping on over 100 million items

The best-known perk, Amazon Prime’s fast delivery service is convenient and applies to just about anything you’ll need from the site. Just look for the Prime logo as you shop.

Free same-day and one-day shipping on over 3 million items in over 8,000 cities

Check your zip code here to see if same-day and one-day options are available near you

Same-day shipping: Order over $35 of eligible items before noon and get them by 9 p.m. same day. Orders placed in the afternoon arrive the next day. 

One-day shipping: Order over $35 of eligible items by the afternoon and get your items by 9 p.m. the next day. 

 

Amazon Day scheduled deliveries

Learn more about how Amazon Day works here

Amazon Day, available as a delivery option when you check out your shopping cart, allows you to choose any day of the week (except Sunday) to receive all of your orders at one time. Most items that are eligible for Prime’s free two-day shipping and are shipped by Amazon can be ordered with Amazon Day.

You’re not locked into Amazon Day for all your future orders. Whenever you check out, you can still choose whichever delivery option works best for your situation, whether that’s tomorrow or in a few days on your designated Amazon Day.

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