The popular online wisdom dictates that Amazon is evil and you should stop giving them your money. Yet some 76.6 million households in the United States use Amazon Premierso either the message just didn’t reach some of us or we rwe are committed to our destiny. And if you’re thinking of making a deal with the devil, you might as well make the most of it. That’s why it’s worth knowing about all the benefits of your Prime membership beyond the harmful to the environment, economically detrimental (but oh so practical) two days dispatch.
These services range from various perks for food delivery, a variety of forms of entertainment, and even storage space for your digital memories. Here are nine non-delivery benefits of a Prime membership you may be familiar with.
Grubhub+. From On July 6, 2022, all Amazon Prime members are now eligible for a free one-year subscription to Grubhub+ (and that also works for Seamless+). A Grubhub+ subscription includes $0 unlimited food delivery fees for orders over $12, plus perks and rewards like free food and order discounts. To activate this offer, go to amazon.com/grubhub and follow the instructions.
“No rush” delivery. Amazon Prime Members can choose to get a discount on many orders by choosing “No Rush” delivery at checkout. No Rush delivery helps Amazon prioritize its fastest deliveries for customers with more urgent needs (when you really need that hourglass by tomorrow). A little patience can net you a few bucks on future movie rentals or other perks.
Try before you buy. If you’ve ever bought clothes online, you know it’s an imperfect process. Until your package arrives, you have to hold your breath, praying that the item looks and fits the way you want it to. JAmazon’s “try before you buy” program simplifies the process. With this advantage, you can try the Clothes elements, shoes and accessories before having to pay for them. Amazon gives you seven days to try items at home, and only the fees for items you end up keeping.
Unlimited photo storage / 5GB video storage. Just because all your photos are now digital doesn’t mean you don’t need space to store them. Prime members are entitled to unlimited storage of full resolution photos, more 5 GB of video storage. This allows users to share and access all your photo files on computer, mobile and tablet. Additional video storage plans start at $1.99 per month and can be canceled at any time.
Amazon Music Prime. It’s not quite Spotify or Apple Music, but an Amazon Prime subscription comes with a free Amazon Music Prime subscription, including access to over two million songs, thousands of playlists, podcasts, and organized stations—and no advertising. You can also download songs to listen offline. (There’s also a paid tier, which gives you access to some 90 million songs, starting at $8.99/month, or $3.99 if you have an Alexa-enabled smart speaker.)
Amazon Pharmacy. When using Amazon Pharmacy, Prime members can potentially get lower prices on drugs. Prime members can save up to 80% on generic drugs and 40% on brand name prescription drugs when paying without insurance (the discounts cannot be combined with additional insurance). Also included with Amazon Pharmacy for Prime members is the possibility of picking up your prescription at one of the more than 60,000 pharmacies, if you need it that day.
Free books, magazines and audiobooks. An Amazon Prime subscription includes a program called Prime Reading, which allows members to access thousands of free books or magazines. The service allows you to download and read up to ten books at a time, and many Prime Reading books with the benefit of Sound narration. You can use a Kindle or Amazon Fire tablet to access the benefit, or download the Kindle app on your iOS or Android device.
First video. You know this one. Prime Video is Amazon’s streaming service. This is where you can watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Where The wheel of time Where this new the Lord of the Rings show or many other shows you’ve probably never heard of because Amazon is even worse at promoting its content than Netflix.
Share your Prime benefits. Yesou can access some the aforementioned benefits of an Amazon Prime membership without actually paying for an Amazon Prime membership, because Amazon is surprisingly relaxed, if not actively encouraging, when it comes to customers sharing their accounts. To share your account with someone, simply add them to your “household” by following this prompt. The only problem is that you have to agree to share payment methods. If you don’t want to go that far, you can at least only share free shipping advantage with another account.