Amazon Prime Benefits You’re Probably Not Using


Amazon Prime has a ton of benefits (more than just free two-day shipping), but are you using them all for your $139/year? Here is a list of what you might be missing out on.

Amazon Prime has a ton of benefits (more than just free two-day shipping), but are you using them all for your $139/year? Here is a list of what you might be missing out on.

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The Top 11 Amazon Prime Benefits You’re Not Using:

  1. The Amazon Prime Reading service offers thousands of eBooks, magazines, comics, and audiobooks.
  2. Unlimited Photo Storage via the Amazon Desktop, Mobile App, and Fire devices. You also get 5GB of space to store the home videos you record on your mobile device.
  3. Credit for No Rush Delivery. If you don’t use the 2-day shipping, you can get an immediate discount or credit towards a future purchase.
  4. Kindle Books: Choose one featured early-release book for free every month with Amazon First Reads.
  5. Share Your Membership: This has been around forever, but not many know of it. You can share your Prime membership with another adult and up to four teens or children in your household.
  6. Music — yes music. You can shuffle all the music and enjoy the largest catalog of top podcasts for free. If you purchase many CDs and vinyl albums, you get the digital copy as well through Amazon’s AutoRip. Finally, Amazon Music Unlimited offers more than 100 million on-demand songs and ad-free podcasts starting at just $9.99/month for Prime members.
  7. Prime members are eligible for exclusive savings on Physical Video Games starting in the Pre-Order phase until two weeks after release.
  8. Ultrafast Grocery Delivery — Get free two-hour delivery on over 10,000 grocery items.
  9. Free Grubhub+ Delivery Service for one year. Just be sure to cancel after the first year otherwise, it renews at $9.99/month.
  10. Prime Video: Amazon’s video library of TV programs and Movies continues to expand daily with both original content and licensed content from major studios, including Paramount and HBO. You can watch Prime Video from a web browser on your PC or Mac or download the free app on iPhone, Android, Apple TV, or Fire Stick.
  11. Free Release-Date Delivery: FREE Release-Date Delivery on eligible pre-order items delivered on their release date to ZIP codes within the U.S.
  12. Twitch Prime: Members receive exclusive promotions on eligible pre-order games. users who link their Amazon Prime account get a free Twitch channel subscription every month.

Even More Amazon Prime Benefits to Enjoy

Those are really just the tip of the iceberg. With Amazon Prime, you can enjoy a wealth of additional benefits both on and off the Amazon storefront. These range from Prime Member Deals at Whole Foods Market to a free year of Grubhub+ for $0 delivery fees on food and more.

Amazon has also expanded its free delivery in many areas to include same-day and one-day delivery options. You can also choose to have your packages delivered directly inside your garage using Amazon Key, or to a secure locker available at many convenient locations.

If you have children in the household, the Amazon Kids+ subscription gives your kids access to thousands of child-friendly books, movies, educational apps, and games on compatible devices. While this service does mean an extra subscription fee, Prime members get a 40% discount off the standard pricing.

For the health-minded, Amazon offers medical care and prescription benefits in many areas. This includes prescription delivery and savings and, in some U.S. states, an on-call healthcare team for everyday concerns, chronic conditions, mental health, and more.

For even more about Amazon and the Echo with Alexa, check out our archive of Amazon articles.

Did I miss any? Leave a comment below and let us know your favorite Amazon Prime benefits that people might not know about.



  1. Alex Leopold

    August 10, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Free shipping and Amazin Music is what I’m doing now… Cancelled Pandora.

  2. carmen

    December 26, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Question about the mp3/movie credits: Is there an easy way to check your credit balance and their expiration?

  3. venkat

    December 30, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    is it available in India

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